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03-06-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Diesel Dan

I'd remove the sender and hook up a mechanical...

I'd remove the sender and hook up a mechanical gauge and see what that reads.
Highly doubt you were building crank case pressure as it would require blocking off the fresh air inlet and would have...
03-04-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By Diesel Dan

5.9L Cummins would be more fun than a V10 gasser....

5.9L Cummins would be more fun than a V10 gasser.
Gasser would be cheaper up front and would pull the weight you are looking at.
Either will work, personal preference and budget at this point.
02-26-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By Diesel Dan

Personally I wouldn't want to hazard a guess...

Personally I wouldn't want to hazard a guess without seeing a wiring diagram first.
Then I'd check the power and ground circuits.
02-26-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By Diesel Dan

IF you install a CAI and take the truck in for...

IF you install a CAI and take the truck in for ANY kind of engine/emission warranty issue expect to take some flack for that CAI. The reusable gauze filter debate has been on going for YEARS.

What...
02-26-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Diesel Dan

I was still working in the dealer scene in that...

I was still working in the dealer scene in that era.
Even with that I can't recall exactly what models did/did not have the "E" series transmission. IIRC the 4.3L CPI motors had the E-version but...
02-25-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Diesel Dan

195* F is the OEM temp for the T-stat. 1500 and...

195* F is the OEM temp for the T-stat.
1500 and LD2500 had 4L60E while HD2500 and up had the 4L80E, however if it was a 1500 with 6.5L TD it had the 4L80E. 1993 was a transition year for the...
02-23-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,871
Posted By Diesel Dan

Good luck and keep us posted! I recommend he...

Good luck and keep us posted!
I recommend he gets a EGT gauge minimum, it is a gauge that even the big rigs and dump trucks run. When pulling long grades with my 6.5TD there are times I have to back...
02-19-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,410
Posted By Diesel Dan

Yes they will. We had a brand new Tahoe in the...

Yes they will.
We had a brand new Tahoe in the shop for no power steering assist.
It was the the ball joints causing the issue.

Same with u-joints.
A front axle shaft u-joint can seize up...
02-18-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,871
Posted By Diesel Dan

As Glenn pointed out I HIGHLY recommend getting...

As Glenn pointed out I HIGHLY recommend getting the three main gauges.
-EGT, Exhaust Gas Temperature gauge(pyrometer or pyro)
-Turbo boost gauge, only need 0-30psi as a 6.5 runs less than 10psi of...
02-18-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,417
Posted By Diesel Dan

Good to hear it was relatively painless!:) Was...

Good to hear it was relatively painless!:)
Was it by chance in the dash?
Like a bad blend door motor?
02-18-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,532
Posted By Diesel Dan

When doing as low as 6" spring lifts on SFA GM...

When doing as low as 6" spring lifts on SFA GM trucks certain front driveshaft CV joints(double cardan) joints have binding issues. This requires clearancing of the limiting pads so you can exceed...
02-18-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,035
Posted By Diesel Dan

U-joints. The O/P hasn't posted for almost a...

U-joints.

The O/P hasn't posted for almost a year now so I'm assuming he fixed the problem by now.
02-18-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,532
Posted By Diesel Dan

If you want it noticeable then by all means get...

If you want it noticeable then by all means get the 6" kit.
Advantage of an IFS lift is it retains a ride very similar to stock, especially if you use the stock torsion bars. Aftermarket shocks can...
02-18-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,410
Posted By Diesel Dan

Not the same, I had to cut the belts off in the...

Not the same, I had to cut the belts off in the past as well.
The manual gear boxes have a higher reduction rate than the p/s boxes. On a full sized truck I'd never go back to manual steering by...
Forum: Off Topic
02-15-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Diesel Dan

Written from the view of an environmentalist. ...

Written from the view of an environmentalist.
When cold out a block heater doesn't do a thing in only an hour.
Reason I let my trucks warm up is for thermal expansion of the pistons. Plus on my...
02-12-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,288
Posted By Diesel Dan

Buy a Diesel Cruze. Seriously if you have to...

Buy a Diesel Cruze.
Seriously if you have to drive THAT far that often a 6.0L powered truck isn't a good choice.
02-12-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,288
Posted By Diesel Dan

1500HD did not get good fuel economy when new....

1500HD did not get good fuel economy when new. They are basically a light duty 3/4ton truck with 1/2 badges.

Things that can help,
-keep ride height as low as possible
-tall and narrow tires for...
02-12-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,424
Posted By Diesel Dan

Need more vehicle and location details to make an...

Need more vehicle and location details to make an informed decision.
Will you be towing through death valley in the summer, sitting outside in northern Canada in the winter, does it have a holley...
02-12-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By Diesel Dan

Does it make a grinding kind of noise? If so...

Does it make a grinding kind of noise?
If so you most likely lost OD as well.
Assuming it is an automatic the reaction sun shell probably stripped out.
Common failure on the 4L60E.
02-07-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Diesel Dan

Try a semi truck repair shop. They make lots of...

Try a semi truck repair shop.
They make lots of different cables for different applications.
02-07-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By Diesel Dan

Those transmission are sensitive to having the...

Those transmission are sensitive to having the proper quality fluid in them.
I'd recommend draining and filling it now if you don't know the maintenance history.
02-07-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By Diesel Dan

That truck looks like a 1983-87 Chevrolet. ...

That truck looks like a 1983-87 Chevrolet.
1981-82 had signal lamps in the front bumper.
However that body style was built from 1973-1987, powertrain and front clip were the big changes over the...
02-05-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By Diesel Dan

Do not believe there is a bolt in upgrade. Also I...

Do not believe there is a bolt in upgrade. Also I don't recall if the NV3500 has a higher torque capacity than your current trans. The NV4500 can handle much more but has a separate bell housing and...
02-05-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,432
Posted By Diesel Dan

The 6.7L is a 4 valve per cylinder design with...

The 6.7L is a 4 valve per cylinder design with cam in block.
In Ram trucks the 5.9L had a 2 valve head(12 valve) from 1989-1998. From 1998.5-2007 it had a 4V head(24 valve).
02-05-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Diesel Dan

For MY2013 I do believe the Ram 1500 has air...

For MY2013 I do believe the Ram 1500 has air suspension front and rear.
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