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Old 07-24-2016, 08:06 AM   #21
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I never use cruise when towing, but that's just me. I like having control. As far as your problem, I think it's all just a coincidence. It was just it's time to fail. Nothing to do with what you were doing.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:23 AM   #22
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Expensive mistake to make

I always use cruise control.
(Save for up and down big hills)

It's bad enough, we usually are going slower than traffic is. No need to make matters worse, by always going up and down a few clicks.

I hate following people that don't use cruise.
Faster... Slower... Nope faster..
The vehicle can do a better job at holding your speed, than you can. ( most cases)

As for the turbo? It was its time.


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Old 07-24-2016, 08:29 AM   #23
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I'm curious why those who don't use cruise, think it's a bad idea????

I use mine on flat stuff, wherever the drive is 'boring'...........if it ain't boring, I take it off. Just a preference. I don't like the sudden slamming of shifting, but again, a preference.
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:00 AM   #24
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IMHO the fact that your turbo blew under load was just coincidence. and the main question i have is if the truck caught fire why did you even try to put it out.
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:03 AM   #25
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A good working fire extinguisher and the ability/confidence to use it deserve honorable mention here.
Good job by the OP!

As for cruise control, I do not care for it. I can work the motor a lot smother with the gas pedal. I'm sure the use of cruise has a lot to do with your rigs weight and TV (gas or diesel). Just for me,rather not use it.

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IMHO the fact that your turbo blew under load was just coincidence. and the main question i have is if the truck caught fire why did you even try to put it out.

Let it burn!!


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Old 07-24-2016, 09:10 AM   #27
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I agree. Maybe if time allows, unhook from trailer and get truck away from it. Unless you want a new one of those too of course.
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Quote by W5CI "and the main question i have is if the truck caught fire why did you even try to put it out".

Why not?. If you have a chance to catch a fire on your rig (or anywhere) when it is small and you have the ability to extinguish that fire, then do it. I mean, yes I can stand back and watch my equipment burn and dial the insurance company before the fire is out or make an attempt to stop the damage and destruction. Sure it's a judgment call. If your'e worried about the truck "blowing up" like cars do in Hollywood, don't. It just does not happen. Sometimes no action is the best action, but not in this case.
Again, good job by the OP.
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I not going to comment as to whether the 6.0L Powerstroke is a fair engine or not. I would like to know if you have Gauges on your truck?


If so what was the Boost pressure and EGT's readings?

I have driven over several mountain ranges that have had 6% to 8% slopes using cruise control with no issues. But I do watch my Boost pressure and EGT's on my truck and will down shift to 5th gear when the EGT's start to rise above 1200F, but I will keep my Boost pressure under 30 PSI.
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Google Bullet Proof Diesel, or 6.0 problems. Once those problems are fixed, the engine should be good for 300,000 miles or so. I haven't done that yet, but I plan to.
I did just that to mine at 125,000 miles and that damn 6.0 pulls like a locomotive. One of the best things is no common rail fuel injection and no DEF.
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