|11-25-2013, 07:01 AM||eBay Motors #11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: South Whitley, IN
2004.5 LLY ECSB 4X4
Built Front End
Need more Air and Fuel
|11-25-2013, 07:54 AM||eBay Motors #12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Avery County NC
OP really the biggest thing is let it warm up and cool down!
05 LLY Extended Cab, white.
15%Tint. - 5in magnaflow.
- 20in monster XDs- 33in Toyo MTs-
Recon tail lights & 3rd brake light.
EFI Live by kory! (DSP5)
Thanks to Jared King
@ King's Diesel Performance!
|11-25-2013, 08:27 AM||eBay Motors #13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Near St. Louis
People get the idea that because they own a diesel truck, that they can abuse the hell out of it and it will last forever, and that usually mean's abusing routine maintenance like oil changes, fuel filter changes, air filter changes and so forth. Just make sure that you have a strict maintenance schedule with a good oil and filter, fuel filter, air filter, transmission filter and so on. Some people also rev it sky high in the morning to warm it up, and treat it like a gas engine by driving it 5 minutes then shutting it off. That can lead to premature wear on the engine and turbo. I'd invest in an autostart and in the morning start it up and let it idle for awhile then when you get to x let it idle for 5 minutes before shutting it down. Get in it and under it once and awhile and check for problem's like leaks, lose drive shafts, abnormal tire wear, worn suspension part's like tie rod's and pitman arms. Some also get the idea since it's a diesel engine that they can throw a programmer or tuning at it and never worry about it breaking, then 100 mile's later they have a limped transmission. If you're looking for some tuning software look into EFI live; hundred's of page's of info on this site about it. I know a guy with a 6.0 PSD who does all of bad thing's i've mentioned combined, and I am just waiting for it to mess up and have him say "you were right." With that being said don't be afraid to drive you're truck hard, it deserve's it once in and a while.
- 00 GMC sleeper jimmy. Few goodies Hehe
|11-25-2013, 10:44 AM||eBay Motors #14 (permalink)|
Duramax Lifetime Supporter
Join Date: Apr 2009
It takes a little more attention & a little more maintenance - but, it's a lot more fun.
2007 LBZ 4x4 regular cab
S & B Intake - Diablo Predator
285/70/17 Michelin AT's on H2's - 8' Bedslide
Amp Steps - short KYB's - Fumoto
The Arizona Diesel Club
|11-25-2013, 11:03 AM||eBay Motors #15 (permalink)|
Duramax Forum Supporter
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indy OR 7S5
The best investment you can make is to get an EGT gauge to monitor exhaust gas temperature. I keep EGTs below 1150 when towing heavy up steep grades by downshifting and idle down to <350 before shutoff. A short 1 minute warmup should be enough, just don't push it until it warms up. Also, I don't drive mine unless I'm going to be putting at least 15 miles on it, worst thing you can do to any vehicle is start it up, drive a short distance and shut it off.
2004.5 GMC SLT 4X4 CCLB LLY Ally, EFI Live V2 & DSP5 by Rob, trans by Mike L, Magnaflow DP, Ride Rites, LBZ turbo inlet mod, AD II 165, po' man CAI, HIDs, stock height, Cognito tie rods, Bilstein 5100s, Isspros, H2 wheels with Toyo OC 285-70-17s, B&W turnover & Companion, Prodigy P3, dog snot on windows......
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|11-25-2013, 03:23 PM||eBay Motors #16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
As for rolling on the gas, That has more to do with using the trucks powerband. In a gas truck, if you want to pass a car you mash the gas pedal, let it kick down a gear and let the RPMs pulling you around the car. With a diesel you roll on the throttle, build boost, and let the turbo pull you around the car.
2005 Black Duramax Crew Cab Short Box
Edge Juice w/Attitude - 4" straight pipe (shaved the muff and killed the kitty) with 5" tip - Blocked EGR - triple guage pod (Aux Fuel, Air Bags, Boost) - air bags w/compressor and 2 gallon air tank - train horn - tint (5 back/15 front) - custom grill - pace roll-top cover - 28 gallon aux fuel tank (gravity feed) - Pioneer AVIC-D3 in dash DVD/GPS/Bluetooth unit with XM Nav Traffic - metra on-star adaptor - PAC SWI-PS steering wheel remote interface - 2 10" MTX subs with Rockford amp - head rest monitors - passenger visor monitor - viper remote start - 07 mirrors (w/ DIY leveling) - DIY pre-OEM Cat fuel filter - boost stick - AEM Brute Force CAI - 20" black spoke KMC wheels mounted with 305x50x20's
|11-25-2013, 06:29 PM||eBay Motors #18 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Saint Johnsville, NY
Buy your fuel from busy stations that sell alot of Diesel. And keep your fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles.
-if you ever get a no-start... the odds are it's from air in the fuel system. There is a bleeder and primer button on top of the fuel filter. Prime it up till the bulb is hard to restart the truck.
I mention this becase (many people dont know) these Duramax's don't have a fuel pump that pushes fuel from he tank. It has a fuel pump in the motor that sucks fuel from the tank. Any air leak can cause a no-start.
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD, CC,SB
EFI Live V2 w/dsp5 MAX EFFORT by Idaho Rob,
EGT's Never higher than 1150*
Cognito Braces, and ATP Sleeves, BD Manifold, ARP H.Studs, M.P. mod, MA Aluminum Bleeder, PPE Boost Valve, Banks Ram Air- Intercooler, FASS 150, LBZ FPR, Shimmed FPRV, 4" MBRP turbo back exhaust w/6"tip, Corsa Muffler
@180,000-New injectors from Lincoln Diesel, CAT Adapter/filter/spacer
Air Lift, Bilstein Shocks, Leveling Kit, Recon LED tail lights & over cab lights, 20" Forged Aluminum WELD Racing Rims, 295/55/20 Nitto Trail Grappler Tires