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Old 09-28-2014, 04:37 PM   #81
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2007 GMC w/LBZ. Banks air, air bags, 4 inch exhaust, Hypertech tuner at middle (67 hp) setting. 11-12 towing and 20-21 unloaded.
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Old 10-11-2014, 03:19 PM   #82
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2000 Ford Lariat F350 7.3 Diesel 160k km (under 100k miles)
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Edge with Attitude programmer usually set @ #2
4 inch SS turbo back (no cat) Magnaflow
AFE Cold Air intake
Tru-Cool Max (low pressure drop) Transmission Cooler
TCS HD Torque Converter
Full Synthetic engine oil
Semi-Synthetic Tranny oil
HiJacker 16k 5th wheel hitch

By no means am I a young man , but I do like my truck to run well and tow well.
The engine is bullet proof...but the tranny was known to be a weak point, so I had it rebuilt prior to any break down....now with new up dated parts and HD torque converter.
Getting the cold air in and hot air out is very important to a diesel engine and it doesn't have to be loud.
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Old 10-11-2014, 03:35 PM   #83
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2000 Ford Lariat F350 7.3 Diesel 160k km (under 100k miles)
-almost broken in-
Edge with Attitude programmer usually set @ #2
4 inch SS turbo back (no cat) Magnaflow
AFE Cold Air intake
Tru-Cool Max (low pressure drop) Transmission Cooler
TCS HD Torque Converter
Full Synthetic engine oil
Semi-Synthetic Tranny oil
HiJacker 16k 5th wheel hitch

By no means I am a young man , but I do like my truck to run well and tow well.
The engine is bullet proof...but the tranny was know to be a weak point, so I had it rebuilt prior to any break down....now with new up dated parts and HD torque converter.
Getting the cold air in and hot air out is very important to a diesel engine, and it doesn't have to be loud.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:03 AM   #84
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2000 Ford Lariat F350 7.3 Diesel 160k km (under 100k miles)
-almost broken in-
Edge with Attitude programmer usually set @ #2
4 inch SS turbo back (no cat) Magnaflow
AFE Cold Air intake
Tru-Cool Max (low pressure drop) Transmission Cooler
TCS HD Torque Converter
Full Synthetic engine oil
Semi-Synthetic Tranny oil
HiJacker 16k 5th wheel hitch

By no means am I a young man , but I do like my truck to run well and tow well.
The engine is bullet proof...but the tranny was known to be a weak point, so I had it rebuilt prior to any break down....now with new up dated parts and HD torque converter.
Getting the cold air in and hot air out is very important to a diesel engine and it doesn't have to be loud.
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I would suggest getting one of these 12v meters. It will tell you a lot.

1)Plug it in the cig port and it will tell you the status of your batteries.

2) Turn the key to 'wait to start' and the voltage should go down to around 11.5v as the glow plug relay kicks in (if the voltage does not go down from power usage from glow plugs, check the relay for working)

3) When you hit the starter the voltage should drop to 11v. If the voltage drops farther than that and hits 10.5 or lower, you have a battery problem (Or starter dragging down the voltage). The truck must have at least 10.5v to start, anything lower and you are wasting your time of cranking as the systems will not let the truck start.

4) Once the truck is started and looking at the meter, the voltage will remain close to 11.5v while the glow plug relay is working and the glow plugs are still on. When the glows plug relay shuts off, the voltage on the meter will rise very slowly until it hits the output of the Alternator. This should be around 14.3v. If the meter 'stops' rising below 13.5v, then you need to get your Alternator checked.

This little meter has saved me and a lot of other 7.3 owners to diagnos part of your electric system quickly, easily, and accurately. Get one and see how your system is working.

Amazon.com: INNOVA 3721 Battery and Charging System Monitor: Automotive
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:17 AM   #85
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The DPF and cat fell off of my 08 along with EGR. Has a 4inch exhaust like the factory one and 24 inch muffler so its not much louder and drone free. With EFI Live tuning my Fuel milage has gone up and the exhaust brake becomes available for me when tow/haul button is engauged and i really like that. Slight bump in power via 5 different tunes on a change on the fly rotary knob from 30 to 120hp in 30 hp increments. Most factory intakes provide plenty of air for up to around 500hp and IMO are a waste of money. My tunes are very clean and I am very happy with the way the truck currently is set up.
Have you put on a new down pipe yet?
Did you do the pcv reroute?

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Old 10-15-2014, 11:56 AM   #86
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06 Duramax. The only additions I've made are Rancho RS 9000 adjustable shocks and an Edge Insight monitor, backup camera and EGT probe. The previous owner installed a Banks exhaust and aftermarket air intake system (which I don't like)
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:01 PM   #87
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06 dodge cummins. Air bags, helwig big wig sway bar, leveled on 35's, efi live tuning, compound turbos, head studs, south bend dual disc clutch and amp power steps.


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