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  1. Suprmn

    98 12V Torque converter questions

    o.k. When the converter locks in this situation it is dropping 700 rpm. Went from 2100 to 1400. I was kind of surprised to see that much drop.
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    12V EGT/smoke Problem

    I have desperately tried to find information about the last owner. The dealer I bought this from was unable to provide previous owner information and the DMV will not turn the information over to me. At least that is what I was told.
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    12V EGT/smoke Problem

    So, I went out to look at turbos and was blown away. You can get a brand new stock HX35 turbo for $200. So my question is this. For what I am going for, is there any benefit to buying turbo for the manual truck instead of the automatic as it should be set for a bit more boost/horsepower?
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    98 12V Torque converter questions

    I will take the truck out and verify. But I can say its a pretty big drop.,
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    12V EGT/smoke Problem

    So, at the end of the day I would like to have more horsepower than stock, say 250hp give or take. Does anyone have a turbo recommendation? It would seem that I should just go back to a stock turbo. It is my intent to run this truck through Plateau Diesel as well to have them verify timing, injectors, etc. Its always a hard call. Take what you got and spend money until its where you want it, or sell it and try again. This is close enough to what I want I am leaning towards spending the money, but if you look at my transmission thread, the dollars are gonna add up quick.
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    12V EGT/smoke Problem

    This sounds like EXACTLY what I am experiencing. I will verify the housing size, but it sounds like I need to switch turbo's... Anyone interested in a Super B?
  7. I am trying to understand my new truck and figure out if I have problems of if someone might have built it this way. The entire truck seems built for speed. Mash the pedal and things happen quick. Try to drive it civilized and it doesn't make me too happy. My questions here are based on transmission. I was unable to get any history on the truck so I don't know what I have here. Get in the truck and drive it empty and things kind of seem fine. However, I was towing about 8K today and this thing seems like you put it in drive and not much happens until you get above 2K+ RPM and even then, the movement seems sluggish. I have had stick shift diesels for so long I cant remember if that is the way it is supposed to happen. The trans was just serviced and got a clean bill of health from the shop. Trans doesn't seem to be heating up quickly or anything. When the torque converter locks and I lay into it, no signs of slipping transmission. So my question is this. Do they design torque converters to act like this for someone that wants a high horsepower truck? Maybe someone put something like that in. Or, based on the 40 LBS+ boost I am seeing, would the trans start to act this way if the vanes in the torque converter start to flatten out? Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
  8. O.k. I have been trying to get acquainted with my 98 12V automatic and I am running across a couple issues that may or may not be related. First, when I start this thing up, it looks like I am getting blue smoke. I know if I let it idle for a long time and take off, it looks to be burning oil off of the pistons (old Detroit terms). That part goes away when fully warmed up. Blowby is on the high side for my likes pretty much all of the time. I need to do an oil change. It was pretty clean when I picked it up from the dealer, but it could be 3 years old based on the history I got with the truck. So, then this thing runs what I would call rich. Seems smoky at idle pretty much most of the time. Plus, this thing builds EGT's like right now. In regular stop light to slow traffic, it will get to 800 EGT pretty darn quick and with very little pedal. Climbing a hill, the truck will make the big shift to overdrive and the EGT will go to 1100/1200 within a few seconds if I don't back out of the throttle and downshift. I am trying to figure out the setup on this. Its running a BD Super B turbo, but the turbo really seams like its set for higher RPM. I can hit 40lbs of boost laying into it on the highway. But this thing doesn't seem to like low RPM much. When it shifts into overdrive kind of lazily pulling a hill, it wants to quit pulling, belch black smoke and run EGT's through the roof. Hit the hill like a bat out of hell and everything sings and sets you back in your seat. Quite frankly I hate that. I like to loaf and hang on the torque powering on up the hill. I know this is a mish mash of stuff but any thoughts on this as far as where to look first would be appreciated. I have not pulled the fuel plate to see what it is running as of today. Thanks for your thoughts.
  9. Suprmn

    Slide out cover

    Looks great. I lived in an RV for several years. I enjoyed it.
  10. Suprmn

    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    Dang, my favorite color combination. The first guy that comes by and knows what he is looking at will buy that truck!!
  11. This is exactly the kind of thing that has kept me away from the new trucks. I want the thing to work without going through all of these hassles.
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    Sure seems like a truck with that list of mods would pull more money.....
  13. Suprmn

    What tires do you like?

    i have purchased 26 cooper tires in the past 4 years. i run the AT3's on most rigs but have had great luck and performance with several of their designs.
  14. Suprmn

    New to me Toy Hauler.

    Nice Trailer!
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    want to buy a 8000 lbs Warn winch

    I am fully synthetic rope and hawse fairlead.