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Old 05-01-2013, 09:32 AM   #31
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I plan on towing 9,000lbs worth of large windage boat on long distances. I think what I bought is perfect.
from what I have seen the diesel will get close to twice the mpg of a gas for that use.

edit I would have gotten an old f250 for that

edit 2 of course a new truck and new boat are great for pickin' up chicks
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:34 AM   #32
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I plan on towing 9,000lbs worth of large windage boat on long distances. I think what I bought is perfect.
Crap you mean someone bought a diesel truck and is actually gonna work it, but honestly thats perfect and will keep the aftertreatment clean.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:18 AM   #33
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I dont do the additives or any of that stuff. I just drive it
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:36 AM   #34
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edit 2 of course a new truck and new boat are great for pickin' up chicks

If they would only look at the truck and boat and not at the 53 y/o dude driving them I'd be set
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:34 AM   #35
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What, no pic? (the truck, not Ken)
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:49 AM   #36
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What, no pic? (the truck, not Ken)
I've taken the Z71 4x4 stickers of and added rain guards for the windows. I like to keep the interior cool!

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:08 PM   #37
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Bought a 07 Duramax 4x4 new in August of 07. I follow the maintenance manual, use the specified fuel, no additives for fuel.

I'm at 87K with no issues. Use brand name filters, oil you will be ok.

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Old 05-01-2013, 01:15 PM   #38
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I have a 2011 Duramax.


I filled the DEF tank when I first had it and had to add more at 9,500 miles. If you tow a lot your DEF tank range will probably be less. Don't worry about getting your DEF from the dealer. Walmart and auto parts stores carry 2.5 gallon jugs for like 12 bucks.

I average a DPF regeneration about once per tank of fuel. Don't worry about stopping the truck in the middle of a regen cycle. You truck is smart and will finish the cycle the next time you drive.

If you only drive very short distances and never get above 30 mph ( Think city driving in New york city traffic) you may run into problems with your DPF regens not being able to be complete. Other that that just drive it like normal.



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http://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:23 PM   #39
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I've taken the Z71 4x4 stickers of and added rain guards for the windows. I like to keep the interior cool!

Friggin sweet.....



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Old 05-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #40
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I dont do the additives or any of that stuff. I just drive it
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Bought a 07 Duramax 4x4 new in August of 07. I follow the maintenance manual, use the specified fuel, no additives for fuel.

I'm at 87K with no issues. Use brand name filters, oil you will be ok.

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With injectors costing about $500 each (plus installation) and the high pressure fuel pumps not being too cheap either, combined with the lack of lubricity (sulphur) of today's diesel, additives are pretty cheap insurance at keeping the fuel systems moving parts moving. What? "They design today's engine for today's fuels" you say? Hmmm... That must be why ethanol doesn't cause any problems with today's engines either

Get back to me when you've got another 100K on your truck.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:54 PM   #41
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With injectors costing about $500 each (plus installation) and the high pressure fuel pumps not being too cheap either, combined with the lack of lubricity (sulphur) of today's diesel, additives are pretty cheap insurance at keeping the fuel systems moving parts moving. What? "They design today's engine for today's fuels" you say? Hmmm... That must be why ethanol doesn't cause any problems with today's engines either

Get back to me when you've got another 100K on your truck.
one of our trucks has over 400k on it is that enough???

edit just ran down and shot this picture

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Old 05-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #42
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Ultra low sulfer= ultra low lubrication
The old school diesel guys taught me to put 1 ounce of two stroke oil in for every ten Gallons of fuel.
Less is more in this case. So don't overdo it and don't worry if you miss a dose here or there.
I was changing injectors so often after the new fuel I would keep extras in the truck! After doing the two stroke thing I never changed another. 500k no problems. I put it in a sta-bil bottle to dispense it measured. Cheapo 13$per gallon walmart boat oil. Add the oil then fill up so it mixes nice. EVERYONE who has done this cant believe it.
honestly turns a rattlecan diesel into a sewingmachine. Less is more!
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:13 PM   #43
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With injectors costing about $500 each (plus installation) and the high pressure fuel pumps not being too cheap either, combined with the lack of lubricity (sulphur) of today's diesel, additives are pretty cheap insurance at keeping the fuel systems moving parts moving. What? "They design today's engine for today's fuels" you say? Hmmm... That must be why ethanol doesn't cause any problems with today's engines either

Get back to me when you've got another 100K on your truck.
I have a total of 17 light and medium duty in my fleet right now, I will bow to your omnipotence.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:36 PM   #44
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Friggin sweet.....



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Old 05-01-2013, 05:53 PM   #45
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Ultra low sulfer= ultra low lubrication
The old school diesel guys taught me to put 1 ounce of two stroke oil in for every ten Gallons of fuel.
Less is more in this case. So don't overdo it and don't worry if you miss a dose here or there.
I was changing injectors so often after the new fuel I would keep extras in the truck! After doing the two stroke thing I never changed another. 500k no problems. I put it in a sta-bil bottle to dispense it measured. Cheapo 13$per gallon walmart boat oil. Add the oil then fill up so it mixes nice. EVERYONE who has done this cant believe it.
honestly turns a rattlecan diesel into a sewingmachine. Less is more!
what kind of engine. I don't want to get one I need to put additives in just to run it as it was intended.
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