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LML Duramax build Part 5
« Reply #500 on: May 20, 2018, 04:31:33 PM »
Still waiting for that WFO kit to be installed on that truck to make it perfect!

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« Reply #501 on: May 20, 2018, 05:56:46 PM »
Still waiting for that WFO kit to be installed on that truck to make it perfect!

http://www.wfoconcepts.com/pr/WFO-DMAX-HD-3-SAS-Kit-using-Ford-Superduty-Axle-(Radius-Arm)/19141

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Yea, would have loved to do that
But
That works for a 2010 and earlier but not for the 11 and later (180mm bolt circle/ABS incompatibility)
Beau at WFO and I tried everything to try to work out a combo to get a D60 SFA under C-Max
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« Reply #502 on: May 20, 2018, 06:03:06 PM »
They are doing swaps on the brand new 2018, when was the last one you looked into it?


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« Reply #503 on: May 20, 2018, 06:11:43 PM »
They are doing swaps on the brand new 2018, when was the last one you looked into it?


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It's been a couple years since I looked into it...

Aside from the poor turning radius, the truck pulls strong and is reliable and handles really well with the IFS it has. I think I'll keep this one in the current configuration and just drive it for the next decade or two.
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« Reply #504 on: May 20, 2018, 06:34:42 PM »
Until the next oil change lol


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« Reply #505 on: May 20, 2018, 06:37:49 PM »
Until the next oil change lol


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« Reply #506 on: May 30, 2018, 11:02:47 AM »
The mileage continues to show me better numbers than with the stock turbo and injection pump. After a recent round trip to/from the farm with some 70 mph highway (Which hurts mileage) I ended averaging 19.3 for over 100 miles. I think that is impressive, and that was with the AC running!
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« Reply #507 on: May 30, 2018, 12:31:18 PM »
That is good. Does it still sound more like a PS?
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Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« Reply #508 on: May 30, 2018, 03:13:23 PM »
That is good. Does it still sound more like a PS?
Yes it sounds like a PS

However, the other day a LBZ truck passed me on the highway and had the same sound as mine did. I wonder if that is the sound of that generation turbo or perhaps he had upgraded his as well

And to add another note, I just realized this, but that 19.3 was compiled while in tune position #3 which I believe is a light tow mode. Had i been in the normal mode, #1 the truck very well may have produced an even better number.
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« Reply #509 on: June 01, 2018, 11:59:27 AM »
I'm doing something about the sound

Just ordered a much larger muffler from Summit. Ordered yesterday, out for delivery today!

Let's see what effect that has on the situation...
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« Reply #510 on: June 01, 2018, 02:46:53 PM »
Folgers brand?
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« Reply #511 on: June 01, 2018, 11:06:26 PM »
Just do a hood stack and call it a day.


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« Reply #512 on: June 02, 2018, 07:19:45 AM »
wish you would have asked Don,  I'm super happy with Hushpower, which is now the Pro Series from Flowmaster.  Have a 4 inch on the dually and a 5 inch on the LB7
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« Reply #513 on: June 07, 2018, 05:19:29 PM »
I have some mileage loops to report

Recent country driving greater than 100 miles: 20.7mpg

Reverse of above route: 21.5mpg

Towing light, highway/country roads: 18.5mpg

Towing 4000 lbs country roads and stop and go in town: 15.6mpg

I think these numbers are outstanding, and all a substantial improvement over the pre turbo/CP3 install with newer tunes.

The truck definitely likes the S-362 and associated tunes over the stock turbo/CP4 combo.
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« Reply #514 on: June 07, 2018, 05:28:06 PM »
And...

The new Muffler installation

I purchased a MBRP 30" quiet tone full size muffler

The fit was perfect and the entire swap took only maybe 20 minutes.

I am much happier with the sound of the truck now. It is much quieter and some (Most) of the raspy note is gone. I can now stand on the throttle some without listening to that drone and loud report of what approximated a straight exhaust.
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« Reply #515 on: June 07, 2018, 05:36:44 PM »
Purdy and less PS sound!

Did the dog wakeup?
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« Reply #516 on: June 07, 2018, 05:43:43 PM »
Purdy and less PS sound!

Did the dog wakeup?
He sleeps alot
Yesterday while I was bush hogging all day long, that dog just followed me around and around the fields
When he got hot, he would strut over to a nearby pond and take a loop in it, then come right back.
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« Reply #517 on: June 11, 2018, 03:12:55 PM »
My other Dmax that was tuned by PPEI sounded like a Powerstroke... timing was wayyy too advanced.

Have you taken a look at your Main Injection Timing numbers? It's a PID you can monitor on your CTS.

Kory never did figure that out on my LMM. Rob's tuning did not have the same problem.
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« Reply #518 on: June 11, 2018, 04:30:22 PM »
So who is this Dawg guy? Haven't seen any posts from him in ages.

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« Reply #519 on: June 11, 2018, 05:45:57 PM »
So who is this Dawg guy? Haven't seen any posts from him in ages.

I'm around... just not able to spend much time on the interwebs anymore.
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Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« Reply #520 on: June 11, 2018, 06:00:46 PM »
My other Dmax that was tuned by PPEI sounded like a Powerstroke... timing was wayyy too advanced.

Have you taken a look at your Main Injection Timing numbers? It's a PID you can monitor on your CTS.

Kory never did figure that out on my LMM. Rob's tuning did not have the same problem.

I talked to both of them and kory was a jackass self absorbed piece of garbage, and rob was very willing to explain to folks what he was doing and why.

I think TRN has kory's tunes on his dually?
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« Reply #521 on: June 12, 2018, 01:45:54 PM »
Yeah on both trucks. Dually sounds good. LB7 sounds like a PS but it run like a beast.


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« Reply #522 on: June 15, 2018, 09:54:28 PM »
Was away for a couple more days. Towed my daughters Lexus 300 (or 350???) SUV thing on top a brand new 14K Big Tex trailer I purchased Wednesday. I make the trailer and vehicle, and a load of fresh sawn lumber stacked beneath the Lexy at say 10K.

I towed it on country roads, 40-60 MPH in tow/haul mode in tune position #2 which is heavy towing, and ended the trip showing 15.4 MPG. That's friggin outstanding! 37" tires, and 4.56 gears and running in a lower gear all the time and still over 15 mpg!

I'm pretty happy so far with the CP3 net turbo and the tunes...
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« Reply #523 on: June 16, 2018, 02:18:17 PM »
Yep. sounds the investment was great. 15mpg with a heavy tow!
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« Reply #524 on: June 17, 2018, 10:16:19 PM »
Just backed up that number, sorta...

Pulled the tractor on the new trailer, same route. The truck got 14.7 for the pull. Difference was air temp as far as i can figure. It was super hot the day of the 14.7 mpg pull, cooler (like maybe 80F) on the 15+ mpg pull
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« Reply #525 on: June 17, 2018, 10:32:42 PM »
just for reference.  Towing 16000 full profile fifth wheel at 65, I was getting 12.7 in the duallly.
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« Reply #526 on: June 17, 2018, 10:37:46 PM »
just for reference.  Towing 16000 full profile fifth wheel at 65, I was getting 12.7 in the duallly.
...Which is about what I expected from my setup.

My average speed was lower which would have affected my numbers positively. And you pulled a heavier load. However I did pull up down hills the whole way, so i'm leaning toward the possibility of this combo yielding improved economy while pulling
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« Reply #527 on: June 17, 2018, 10:42:22 PM »
the bigger variable is the wind load from the big profile.  Without that you should be miles (per gallon) ahead.

No leaks or anything so far?
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« Reply #528 on: June 18, 2018, 08:23:50 AM »
the bigger variable is the wind load from the big profile.  Without that you should be miles (per gallon) ahead.

No leaks or anything so far?
Parasitic drag: Yes
At that speed, once you subtract out the drag sq ft of my load it is a factor...but I don't believe it would be the dominant factor
No leaks
Just one solid performance add
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« Reply #529 on: June 18, 2018, 09:07:38 AM »
I?d like to see some actual performance numbers on the new turbo add,   Remind me.  Did you add a second charger or just changed out the stock charger for the fixed vain? 


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« Reply #530 on: June 18, 2018, 11:25:26 AM »
I?d like to see some actual performance numbers on the new turbo add,   Remind me.  Did you add a second charger or just changed out the stock charger for the fixed vain? 


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« Reply #531 on: July 10, 2018, 10:29:41 AM »
Another update a bit further down the road so as to speak (Mikie would like that one!)

The mileage is continuing to be really good. Country road driving has been as high so far as 21.3 for a 50 mile loop. Towing 5,000 give or take came in at 15.3 for a hilly pull of about 50 miles. Trans temp on that pull hit a high of 195 and the highest EGT I have seen, post installation of the bigger single turbo was 1136.

The thing starts every time, and is reliable. No leaks so far and with the larger mo-quiterer muffla' is OK to live with.

I am coming up on a repaint of the bumpers and tire rack though, which has me thinking of going a bit further...???
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« Reply #532 on: July 10, 2018, 10:33:19 AM »
No. Finish the green one.

I know it's a sore subject, but that's the one you will have the most "fun" with. I'm sure of it.
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« Reply #533 on: July 10, 2018, 07:39:56 PM »
 :popcorn:
 
Ken, let it go he's not gunna finish it.....
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« Reply #534 on: July 10, 2018, 08:48:45 PM »
He will if I fly out there and poke him with a cattle prod!...urr I mean,  help him!

Between all of us, we should be able to put a decent crew together. .... just need to be sure and bring some young'ins for the heavy lifting!

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« Reply #535 on: July 10, 2018, 09:57:50 PM »
I?d like to come and make sure the cooler stays full of ice and drinks.  Otherwise I will bring a lawn chair and watch the new and improved red and camo show


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« Reply #536 on: July 11, 2018, 10:13:16 AM »
This is a D-Max thread...Not a "Ah, come on Don and fix the green thing already," Thread

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« Reply #537 on: July 11, 2018, 12:22:42 PM »
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« Reply #538 on: July 11, 2018, 01:30:56 PM »
 :popcorn:

I kinda liked it.    :beercheers:
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #539 on: July 11, 2018, 01:44:37 PM »
I just thought with as warm and fuzzy and rose colored as things are looking with the big black truck, you would want some old new challenges to complain about.


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« Reply #540 on: July 11, 2018, 08:22:50 PM »
Don what is the year make and model of the SQD?
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« Reply #541 on: July 12, 2018, 10:27:26 AM »
Don what is the year make and model of the SQD?
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« Reply #542 on: July 13, 2018, 09:20:49 AM »
LoL.... TX is going to make a "memorial"

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« Reply #543 on: September 30, 2018, 01:11:33 PM »
Well, Houston, we have a problem

I discovered a bunch of coolant on the garage floor, and the reservoir is down to about 50%

There is some sort of leak on the right side vicinity the reservoir or possibly in the engine valley

Tearing into it to see what happened

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« Reply #544 on: September 30, 2018, 04:53:51 PM »
bummer Don.
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« Reply #545 on: October 05, 2018, 12:51:53 PM »
OK, problem solved

After a brief investigation, I found a loose clamp on a stubby hose I used to block off an unused coolant port

We's is back in business!

And on a trip to/from the farm I just averaged 19.3 MPG

Oh, and I noticed I somehow cracked the dog snot out of the S&B air filter lid
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« Reply #546 on: October 05, 2018, 01:51:02 PM »
My screws keep coming out. Figured with rubber base they would be sound, but no. Sure seems to do the job though when you see the pre filter. 
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« Reply #547 on: November 05, 2018, 09:48:18 PM »
Maintenance today. Changed the oil at 15% life remaining. Mileage is now 97,600. The oil looked good. It was filtered by two Wix filters fitted to the Amsoil bypass filter setup. The bypass filter I'm using is the stock filter for a Cummins 6BT 12 valve, and the large (Half quart??) on the other mount. 3 gallons of Delvac 1300 15W-40 and the motor sounds so smooth with this stuff.

With all this hype over super synthetics with 4,5 or 6 times the wear resistance, I have to throw the BS flag. Manufacturers specify the parameters an oil must meet to allow for a breakdown free ownership experience over the projected life. That lifespan is somewhere around 300K on the Duramax with the reality often being even greater. So what does 4X, 5X or 6X get you anyway? Does that increase the lifespan of said engine by that multiplier. So can Amsoil get you 6X the engine life?? That's 1,800,000 miles. Anyone buying that? Didn't think so.

The scar rating of 1X would be good enough. CF4 or something like that (SG-4??) will get you the whole bananna. If you read the fleet test reports on the Delvac product, that particular oil is achieving some amazing results in heavy duty diesel engines. I read recently where one trucking company was pulling down their engines at 1,000,000 to 1.25 million miles for routine rebuilds and finding very little wear. Delvac dino oil is some really good stuff, and at full retail, like $17 a gallon. I got mine on sale for $13.50 a gallon with rebates making it just $6.50 a gallon. I did the whole three gallon dual filter oil change  for a bit over $47.

One gallon of that synthetic stuff is in the high thirties, so my full synthetic oil change would have cost around $150 not using amsoil filters. And what exactly more would that have gotten me? In all likelihood, nothing at all. It's just hype really in the everyday world we operate in.

I now operate everything I own (7 diesel engines) on the Delvac and I have had zero lubrication problems although some of those engines have been overheated multiple times and almost all of them are turbocharged.

I lubed the suspension and chassis, and adjusted the tire pressure to 50 psi all around. Then I got it washed. First time since summer. THe boys at the truck stop washed and waxed it for free. They said it had been too long since the last visit so they gave me that one to encourage me to stop by more often. They like me and my truck. They are good people!

So it is doing well, really well actually. And those BFG mud terrains are really holding up well. I'm trying to figure out when I put them on, because they are still well north of 1/2 tread remaining and have not let me down or gotten stuck once. I thought I'd switch out to something like the generals, but, heck, these things are doing so well, I might as well just stay with them. I run a system of replacing the two worse ones, then repeat 5,000 miles later at the next tire rotation.

Projects upcoming are a complete repaint of the front and rear bumpers and some undercarriage, the back of the topper, its roof and I'll flatten out part of the hood to reduce nighttime glare.

This is really one great truck, one that I am completely happy with and can love driving for years yet to come.
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« Reply #548 on: November 05, 2018, 11:13:18 PM »
The love of a duramax, unbeatable really


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Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« Reply #549 on: November 06, 2018, 04:56:01 AM »
Almost 160 on mine and time for all the goodies too.

Don, do you get it by the barrel? Might save a lot!
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