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Old 03-17-2017, 06:09 PM   #61
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Just left the mechanics. Good fuel pressure, good oil pressure, all the readings were close to ideal and he sees no signs of impending doom.

I think I will offer 18,500 for it.
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:44 PM   #62
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Preventive maintenance, preventive maintenance and more preventive maintenance on these engines. Also don't cheap out on the oil, additives, coolant, etc...
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Preventive maintenance, preventive maintenance and more preventive maintenance on these engines. Also don't cheap out on the oil, additives, coolant, etc...
Rodger that. The mechanic told me exactly that.
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Good luck. Alternative finance is my middle name. I completely understand your reasons and situation.

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Only you can really know if it makes sense for your situation. I commend you for finding a way to make it happen that works for you. It is a sharp looking truck! Did he take your lower offer?

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Old 03-18-2017, 12:16 PM   #68
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I am meeting him at noon tomorrow to discuss particulars. I am no doubt going to pay more than someone with the ability to buy it conventionally. That being said I'm not about to hold my breath and wait for someone else to call me out of the blue wanting to do some labor swapping for a 500 horse, souped up super duty.

I'll update with the final price tomorrow. Me and my bride are about to go burn up half a tank of diesel 🏁
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There is nothing like "new truck love"... I don't if it is a brand spanking new one or a new to me truck, I love to drive a truck!

A&E, enjoy that beauty!
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I am meeting him at noon tomorrow to discuss particulars. I am no doubt going to pay more than someone with the ability to buy it conventionally. That being said I'm not about to hold my breath and wait for someone else to call me out of the blue wanting to do some labor swapping for a 500 horse, souped up super duty.

I'll update with the final price tomorrow. Me and my bride are about to go burn up half a tank of diesel 🏁
If it's tuned to 500 horse I assume it will last about half a tank of gas before it grenades.
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If it's tuned to 500 horse I assume it will last about half a tank of gas before it grenades.
There is no evidence of it being abused
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One other thing.

When I had my PowerStoke, I had a really good Ford mechanic, and he recommended Rev-X in every oil change. It was pretty pricey, but it certainly made the truck run better. I tried skipping it a few times, and really noticed a difference.


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When I had my PowerStoke, I had a really good Ford mechanic, and he recommended Rev-X in every oil change. It was pretty pricey, but it certainly made the truck run better. I tried skipping it a few times, and really noticed a difference.





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I use Arch oil. It's like Rev-x and like Delta I notice a difference also when I've skipped using it.
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There is no evidence of it being abused
I don't think he's necessarily talking about it being abused. He's talking about driving up rail pressure so high that a lift pump can't keep up and essentially is bombing the engine by blowing air through the injectors. If the tank isn't topped of their is a lot of air volume and the hpop is only meant to push fuel through but a lift pump doesn't send the fuel through the lines fast enough for a rail pressure of like 15k.

Maybe it means something else there than here, but if you run up the hp it's usually through higher rail pressure in the injectors which makes it plenty fast but everything else isn't meant to keep up. Remember, a diesel is meant for strength not speed. Low end torque is more friendly (and powerful) to a diesel than hp. The horses will make sure that sled move, but they'll also destroy that fancy injector system, which Navistar certainly made fancy... For capacity, not speed.

Glad to hear you got it. Just don't hotdog that thing or you WILL have problems. The fuel delivery is incredibly complex (and also incredibly slick) but if you just start jacking with fuel and not increasing air and watching egr than you run a real risk of cracking heads... Bye-bye motor then.

Awesome to hear you made it happen, enjoy it and sell the tuner to help offset the cost, you don't need it and it will get you a couple hundo back back on purchase price.
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I don't think he's necessarily talking about it being abused. He's talking about driving up rail pressure so high that a lift pump can't keep up and essentially is bombing the engine by blowing air through the injectors. If the tank isn't topped of their is a lot of air volume and the hpop is only meant to push fuel through but a lift pump doesn't send the fuel through the lines fast enough for a rail pressure of like 15k.

Maybe it means something else there than here, but if you run up the hp it's usually through higher rail pressure in the injectors which makes it plenty fast but everything else isn't meant to keep up. Remember, a diesel is meant for strength not speed. Low end torque is more friendly (and powerful) to a diesel than hp. The horses will make sure that sled move, but they'll also destroy that fancy injector system, which Navistar certainly made fancy... For capacity, not speed.

Glad to hear you got it. Just don't hotdog that thing or you WILL have problems. The fuel delivery is incredibly complex (and also incredibly slick) but if you just start jacking with fuel and not increasing air and watching egr than you run a real risk of cracking heads... Bye-bye motor then.

Awesome to hear you made it happen, enjoy it and sell the tuner to help offset the cost, you don't need it and it will get you a couple hundo back back on purchase price.
This thing is gonna be pampered
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I've also already considered tuning it down a notch. I'm gonna get it set up with racks and boxes first before I have anything adjusted.

Definatley way past my beating on vehicles stage. It's nice to know that the power is there if needed.....it usually isn't needed though.
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I've also already considered tuning it down a notch. I'm gonna get it set up with racks and boxes first before I have anything adjusted.

Definatley way past my beating on vehicles stage. It's nice to know that the power is there if needed.....it usually isn't needed though.
Speed is never needed in a diesel, low end torque is. If you want something fast but a tundra.
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I am off to the bargaining table...
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Well, I had to pay the full asking. He wants his finace money. Still worth it in my opinion. I will have this for a long time
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Well, I had to pay the full asking. He wants his finace money. Still worth it in my opinion. I will have this for a long time
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