Diesel engine.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Ken, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. ysr612

    ysr612 Long timer

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    my f350 and the wifes f250 will put out a solid black smoke screen if I stand on the pedal of either one before they have come up to a working RPM. However the 350 will get a good solid 18 mpg on the road while getting 14mpg pulling 5 tons from New Mexico to Wisconsin. the 250 will get over 24 so I can't feel bad about being able to put out a smoke screen if I try.
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  2. Ken

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    Here's the back. I don't have any of the interior but I'll get some pics next week.

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  3. ivel_86

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    What year? 7.3? Have anything done to them or all stock? Kinda thread jacking sorry
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  4. Ken

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    I'm getting about 19.5 on the hwy and 12.5 pulling 6k. I've got the 6.6 turbo . 24 is incredible!!
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  5. Big Bird 928

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    :D I just bought a 99 crew cab long bed for $10k with less than 62K miles on it. :clap
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  6. Ken

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    That is a steal.
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  7. Hayduke

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    My 7.3 will put out quite a bit of smoke if it's under a heavy load or lugging, too. It does it more at higher altitude. I think that's just how these older diesels are. :dunno I get around 20 mpg though (sometimes more), for a big E350 truck that will tow/haul anything, so I don't feel too bad. :D
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  8. Anorak

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    Not Gale Banks. He knows how to tune without smoke.

    There is tire smoke, though.
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  9. troidus

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    He must've lost a girl to a dude with a Cummins. Or the local asshats smoke him out when he's on his scoot.
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  10. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    Enough turbo to get air in there to burn all the fuel. You still couldn't pay me enough to run Banks crap.
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  11. Benesesso

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    Nope. But I did do a couple of failure analyses on some Cummins V-8 fire pump engines. One stuck the upper half of a piston in the bore, and the other had a piston pin push the retainer out and gouge the bore.

    So many diesel pickups, so much idling noise. Clack. Clack clack clack. Clack clack clack clack clack. About as annoying as a straight piped Hardley. Where's my damn earplugs?
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  12. ysr612

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    the old f350 is '91 the 250 is 2000 both manual the 350 stays about 5 under the speed limit when I drive because it just doesn't feel right up at a good speed.

    I guess the auto-trans are supposed to be better then the manual but at these age trucks the manual was good for about 2-4mpg better.

    the 250 was to replace a VW waterboxer and we could hardly believe how much our fuel costs dropped.
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  13. Gummee!

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    My 96 was geared to tow at 55mph. Any faster than 62-65mph and the fuel started getting SUCKED down the engine.

    It evidently would do 80mph, but that was the ex- with the lead foot driving it.

    I could get low 20s on road trips if I kept it to the speeds above. 14-17mpg around town driving like a gramma. 10-14mpg towing depending on whether I was going into or with the prevailing winds

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  14. ysr612

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    +1 on the wind and towing.

    edit I and wife are grandparents and drive like grandma. I have a CBR when I want to go fast and have cops chase me.
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  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I *really* wanted to put 3.73s and a locker in the rear end, but never got a chance. Lost the truck in the 'divorce.' :cry

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  16. Anorak

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    That's the way it's supposed to work.
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  17. ysr612

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    but if you have that much turbo then you will always have lag for real life driving.

    edit I am not the expert you are but that is what I have come to expect from driving things with enough turbo to do a full burn.

    edit 2 that sounded snarky and I meant it in a good way as it seems from many of your posts that you know more about engines then I do.
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  18. Anorak

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    I don't necessarily have real world experience on everything I comment on but I read a lot of theory. The rest I learned on the Internet and the post on Adv. as fact.

    I posted the dragster as an extreme example. The next version has a mechanical supercharger which reinforces your comment about throttle response. What's really impressive about Banks is his commitment to emissions legal performance.
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  19. dwayne

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    That's pretty much where I am on my mildly tuned 01 2WD Excursion. I have seen my mileage dip into the 9's but what can you expect towing a 10,000lb toy hauler at 80 mph (I did it once in northern Montana, but I don't think it's particularly safe). By mildly tuned I mean a +20 to 40 hp (I hate the big smoke), stock exhaust, stock air filter. I mostly use an edge tuner for transmission management...plus you can read the output of every sensor the engine has on it...EGT, Trans Temp, Boost, Coolant temp,etc.

    I also have a switch to lock the torque converter to keep heat down. It also slightly increases efficiency.
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  20. a1fa

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    Ken, can I come visit and go fishing sometimes... we can talk about "diesels" all day long.. :evil