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Old 10-03-2016, 03:38 PM   #21
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Every shop I know of pulls the cab.. It's easier. Not me however. Beyond my capabilities.

What I find amazing (with the cab off and I've seen more than one), is how corroded the engines are...

That is a non issue with my OBS. When I got the truck new, I lined the openings in the wheel wells with rubber sheet. Keeps the stuff off the engine.

I have no emissions hardware on mine at all. I even eliminated the crankcase breather back into the turbo inlet, added a road draft tube. Replaced the turbo pedestal with a delete pedestal as well. Along the way I added lockers front and rear and roller bearings in all the suspension pivots.

Finally, I stripped the horrible clear coat off the aluminum wheels and polished them.

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Old 10-03-2016, 03:41 PM   #22
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The original design of the Super Duty chassis was to pull the engine out of the front. Diesel techs sooned learned that raising the cab up gave easier access to the engine without disconnecting the transmission.

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Old 10-03-2016, 09:14 PM   #23
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My 12 Silverado 3500 SRW has 89,000 miles. Warranty runs out in April next year

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Old 10-03-2016, 10:18 PM   #24
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:30 PM   #25
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:48 PM   #26
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:32 AM   #27
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not mine, but a truck at the farm equipment dealer I work at that does plenty of towing is pushing 600,000. 5.9 Cummins. Looks rough, but just keeps going.
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:17 PM   #28
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:31 PM   #29
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:42 PM   #30
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My 2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax has 241,000 miles and runs like a champ.

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