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Old 05-01-2013, 06:02 PM   #46
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If your cheep (like me) use two stroke oil each fill up. Keeps everything super happy. Winter time use additives. If you plan on pulling please invest in a turbo timer. Lots can be done to gain very respectable mpg with these trucks. I have had three diesels now. Love them. Enjoy.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #47
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I don't know how this got turned into an additive thread and I am part of the reason it did. I don't care if people put additives in their trucks I have never felt the need.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:56 PM   #48
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do you know how to turn down the fuel on the 7.3 IDI?
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:06 PM   #49
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #50
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do you know how to turn down the fuel on the 7.3 IDI?
I sure don't. the amount of fuel injected is what causes power there is not a butterfly like gas engines have.

I am not an expert I just know how to read the manual.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #51
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there is a little screw on the left side of the pump. its a an analog adjustment on how much fuel gets injected with the throttle opening.. its a meter screw..
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:27 PM   #52
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there is a little screw on the left side of the pump. its a an analog adjustment on how much fuel gets injected with the throttle opening.. its a meter screw..
you should have the pump so it fills a graduate in a specified time at full anything over that and your going to hurt the motor anything under and it doesn't make the power. My truck has a timing injector pump wifes' does not.

I don't know if that is what you are talking about.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #53
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Just bought my first diesel engine. Got a 2500 duramax and I've never owned a diesel before.

Anything I should know?

Difference in diesel fuels? Don't buy from discount gas stations etc. ?
Rudolph tried to run his engine on powdered coal. When that didn't work, his assistants begged him to try it with oil. At first, they used an electric motor to spin the thing. They recorded the amps the motor drew, then saw a decrease as they fed the oil in.

Note the engine wasn't able to actually run itself yet--that came later. Eventually a big diesel made about the same HP as a "modern" (I use the term loosely) Hardley. Years later, realizing what a horrible POS he had unleashed on the world, he did the honorable thing and stepped off a boat--at night in the middle of the English Channel. They found his body two weeks later.

So, enjoy your loud noisemaker as it belches all that black smoke, which it will as soon as you figure out how to make the fuel pump deliver more fuel than the engine can burn well, in the desperate attempt to find a few more ponies.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:49 PM   #54
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Rudolph tried to run his engine on powdered coal. When that didn't work, his assistants begged him to try it with oil. At first, they used an electric motor to spin the thing. They recorded the amps the motor drew, then saw a decrease as they fed the oil in.

Note the engine wasn't able to actually run itself yet--that came later. Eventually a big diesel made about the same HP as a "modern" (I use the term loosely) Hardley. Years later, realizing what a horrible POS he had unleashed on the world, he did the honorable thing and stepped off a boat--at night in the middle of the English Channel. They found his body two weeks later.

So, enjoy your loud noisemaker as it belches all that black smoke, which it will as soon as you figure out how to make the fuel pump deliver more fuel than the engine can burn well, in the desperate attempt to find a few more ponies.
It tows good and gets decent gas mileage while doing so
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:29 PM   #55
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It tows good and gets decent gas mileage while doing so
If you're putting gas in the damn thing, you're doing it wrong.

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:38 PM   #56
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It tows good and gets decent gas mileage while doing so

Ken, I wanted to post in the "murdered" thread, but didn't get around to it.

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:06 PM   #57
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Good choice. I have a 2004.5 Duramax and I like that Chevy has kept the same engine and refined it over time. I like diesel-place.com. A big deal is changing the fuel filter at the recommended interval. As for fuel additives, I don't use them. Shortly after ultra low sulfur diesel was required, everyone was hot to use additives. Just by chance I happened to take a short training class from a guy who certified Freightliner mechanics to work on the then new regeneration systems. When done with that, I asked about fuel additives and he said they were not necessary and recommended against using them. So I don't but I know lots of people who do and swear by them.

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:57 PM   #58
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If you have a filtered exhaust, running oil in your fuel is a no-no and will plug the filter up faster and require more frequent regents that use more fuel.
Newer fuel systems are okay with the low sulfur fuel, its the older ones that issues. Also a lot of issues were the new fuel freed up a lot of crap that built up from years running the old fuel.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:38 AM   #59
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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 05-02-2013, 04:54 AM   #60
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Damn
that is the wifes' mine has the odometer that turns over every 100k so it is sort of a new truck 3 or more times.
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