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Old 04-27-2016, 09:08 AM   #71
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Awesome, thanks mine are paid for by Dealer.


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Old 04-27-2016, 09:10 AM   #72
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I don't have a Ford, I have a Silverado and I shut my truck down whenever I stop. Sometimes I shut it down in a traffic jam, I don't idle my truck much. My son drives for Walmart and as soon as he stops he shuts the engine off.


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Old 04-27-2016, 03:42 PM   #73
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I prefer after starting to ease into the warm up by driving slower until the coolant temperature is in the normal range. Shutdowns are always with a cool down depending on how hard the engine has been worked - anywhere from just under a minute to three minutes It is spelled out that way in the Ram owners manual. As far as the tow/haul on flat ground and if the transmission is not constantly down shifting I do not use it. The engine brake I use all of the time except in winter driving conditions.
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:39 PM   #74
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I bought an OBDII wifi adapter (bluetooth is available as well) and using a $5 app called FORSCAN.

You can monitor hundreds of PIDS and access every computer the truck has.

This is a little more then half of the computers you can choose and then within each one you can see anywhere from 12 to 100s of options to look at.



The only down side is you can only monitor 1 computer at a time but just about everything I monitor is in the PCM.

I do check my tire pressure occasionally to make sure everything is ok. It uses the factory sensors that you can't pull up on the dash so it is nice to bring the tablet outside with me while filling up each tire and seeing it immediately increase/decrease.



Also has your CEL codes.. here is one from my wife's Explorer and it goes into great detail.



For under $25 (adapter and app) you can do much more then any monitor on the market.

The other nice thing is you can data log so when you are actually monitoring things, it is recording it and you can save it as a file for those pesky "can't duplicate" dealer visits.

Lastly, I bought a cup holder mount for my tablet. I'd highly recommend a tablet over a cell phone. Having an 8" screen is much easier to see then a 4-5" screen. Plus you can fit a lot more on a tablet (25 PIDS)

Well, I finally got a chance to try it out and it works great! Taking your advice to use a tablet, I got out my wife's discarded Microsoft Surface RT and proceeded to download the free program for Windows. Nope. Not compatible with the Surface. Oh well. My wife currently uses an Apple IPad, but she wouldn't give that up unless I bought her a new one! I'll have to see if I can find one that uses regular Windows operating system. I assume yours does.
Anyway, thanks so much for getting me started. I can use my IPhone until I find a tablet.
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:08 PM   #75
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It is probably android based.

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Old 04-28-2016, 07:37 PM   #76
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Well, I finally got a chance to try it out and it works great! Taking your advice to use a tablet, I got out my wife's discarded Microsoft Surface RT and proceeded to download the free program for Windows. Nope. Not compatible with the Surface. Oh well. My wife currently uses an Apple IPad, but she wouldn't give that up unless I bought her a new one! I'll have to see if I can find one that uses regular Windows operating system. I assume yours does.

Anyway, thanks so much for getting me started. I can use my IPhone until I find a tablet.

Apple has cheap iPads in the refurbished section of the store they are just as good as new and come with a full warranty, get an iPad Mini for yourself cheaper.

Has anyone tried the Banks Monitoring system? Does it just not display the amount of data? Or is because it is nearly $500.00 that no one bought one?


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Well, I finally got a chance to try it out and it works great! Taking your advice to use a tablet, I got out my wife's discarded Microsoft Surface RT and proceeded to download the free program for Windows. Nope. Not compatible with the Surface. Oh well. My wife currently uses an Apple IPad, but she wouldn't give that up unless I bought her a new one! I'll have to see if I can find one that uses regular Windows operating system. I assume yours does.
Anyway, thanks so much for getting me started. I can use my IPhone until I find a tablet.
Android and iOS only.. I do not believe it will run on a Windows platform.

Worst case, go to Bestbuy.com, they have several generic $99 tablets that are in the 7-8" screen size.
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Android and iOS only.. I do not believe it will run on a Windows platform.

Worst case, go to Bestbuy.com, they have several generic $99 tablets that are in the 7-8" screen size.
Maybe it is new, but I found this on their WEB site. It was the beta version that I tried.
Thought I'd look for a used tablet, but refurbished wouldn't be a bad idea.

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Read this thread, lot's of interesting point's. Our Duramax we have a separate exhaust brake and tow haul. To clarify, the exhaust brake will work when not in T/H mode, but only from a speed when the torque converter is locked, so above 45 mph range, it will stay engaged down to 20 mph, it is very aggressive, almost can't use it too much when empty. When in T/H, the Allison will lock the torque converter in second gear, so the exhaust brake will function any time above 20 mph. As stated before, the T/H mode changes the line pressure and increases the shift point's, more rpm at shift point's, in T/H mode this alone decelerates the truck very well, include the exhaust brake and brakes are not really needed if you pay attention to your stopping distance.

As far as my feeling's on warm up and cool down, in warmer weather I let it run about a minute and cruise at low rpm until warm, we aren't hard on our truck anyway so just cruising into town we don't see over 1,800-2,000 rpm any way. As far as cool down while towing, usually by the time we exit the highway, sit at a few light's and make our way to the pump the oil will be cooled down, I let it idle a minute and shut it down, exhaust gases, oil temp. and coolant temp. will drop fairly quick on a mechanically sound engine.
As far as oil temp. while working your truck, I am thinking, IIRC, that the Duramax, and even the gas GM's will automatically put the oil life to 0% if the oil temp. goes over the 250F mark, at that temp, the oil is done, replace it.
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Read this thread, lot's of interesting point's. Our Duramax we have a separate exhaust brake and tow haul. To clarify, the exhaust brake will work when not in T/H mode, but only from a speed when the torque converter is locked, so above 45 mph range, it will stay engaged down to 20 mph, it is very aggressive, almost can't use it too much when empty. When in T/H, the Allison will lock the torque converter in second gear, so the exhaust brake will function any time above 20 mph. As stated before, the T/H mode changes the line pressure and increases the shift point's, more rpm at shift point's, in T/H mode this alone decelerates the truck very well, include the exhaust brake and brakes are not really needed if you pay attention to your stopping distance.



As far as my feeling's on warm up and cool down, in warmer weather I let it run about a minute and cruise at low rpm until warm, we aren't hard on our truck anyway so just cruising into town we don't see over 1,800-2,000 rpm any way. As far as cool down while towing, usually by the time we exit the highway, sit at a few light's and make our way to the pump the oil will be cooled down, I let it idle a minute and shut it down, exhaust gases, oil temp. and coolant temp. will drop fairly quick on a mechanically sound engine.

As far as oil temp. while working your truck, I am thinking, IIRC, that the Duramax, and even the gas GM's will automatically put the oil life to 0% if the oil temp. goes over the 250F mark, at that temp, the oil is done, replace it.

Seems like good information


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