Originally Posted by rms8
You’re probably 100% right on your assumption of their technique. Technically speaking though, that rod shouldn’t have to be adjusted if the QC on these parts was better. Of course, that’s why the rod has an adjustment…LOL
You're right about the QC, but like you said, the rod does have adjustment, so I would assume that this *should* be set up every time the MC is replaced.
Just judging by the fact that ozcar has not been able to locate a procedure to adjust the rod, I'm thinking that this is one of the cases where Ford has preset the adjustment well on the conservative side, keeping it the same for all trucks, so that production times are cut down and all are within the "safe" range. Unfortunately, this "conservative" setting hurts performance because the setting is not optimal for each particular truck. If Ford took the time to adjust every rod for every truck, the cost goes up, truck prices go up, comparative shoppers buy a Yota...
It's the same with Ford's conservative tuning on the engine and transmission. They want to stay well within the "safe" range.
Oh, and I'd just like to offer my congrats to you, rms8 for keeping on this so much and keeping it from getting buried under all of the "post your green with pink racing stripe truck pics"... We went through all of that months ago, and while its cool to look at to get ideas, it does get old. This is a good technical thread that offers a solution to a problem. I, being a Electro-mechanical engineer by profession, really like solving problems, so... *rambling done*