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Re: New Truck

Postby JMJ Farms » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:54 pm

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Just put a $4300 turbo on mine. Like I said they are the gifts that keep on giving.


What happened to your turbo?


I can’t answer that with certainty. But here’s my educated guess. The various exhaust components, namely the DPF, restricts enough airflow that you end up with carbon buildup on/in the actuator and then the turbo. They told me that it possibly would only need the wastegate cleaned. Knew I wouldn’t be the lucky. I do know that it’s a result of exhaust system components. DEF also not working at the moment. My original post was a little misleading. The part supplier that the diesel shop is taking their sweet time. They are actually putting the turbo on next week. Power is way off when towing. Took it to RAM dealership and they quoted $8k for a turbo. I told them their breath stank. That’s highway robbery. $4300 made my head hurt. But what do you do? $4300 or $60k. I’m gonna fix it and delete it. 140k miles and I should have already deleted it. I honestly believe that if I had deleted it at the end of warranty that the turbo would have never failed.
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Re: New Truck

Postby BobbyLummus1 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:47 pm

on my 3rd 6.7 powerstroke , 40-50k a year most years pulling . Ford got it this time , anybody not bias thats knows modern diesel trucks knows this
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Re: New Truck

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:16 pm

Looking at a Z71 has 11000 to 12500 lbs towing capacity depending on power plant.
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Re: New Truck

Postby JMJ Farms » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:38 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:Looking at a Z71 has 11000 to 12500 lbs towing capacity depending on power plant.


These were always my favorites. Drove them for years. Biggest problem for me was moving hay. I’ve got a 10 bale in-line hay trailer. Gooseneck. Had several Z71s with 5.7s. And then bought one with the 6.2. Plenty of engine. But the suspension couldn’t “tote” the weight and would try to run it hot very quickly. That’s the only reason I ever went to a 3/4 ton.
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Re: New Truck

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:16 pm

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Caustic Burno wrote:Looking at a Z71 has 11000 to 12500 lbs towing capacity depending on power plant.


These were always my favorites. Drove them for years. Biggest problem for me was moving hay. I’ve got a 10 bale in-line hay trailer. Gooseneck. Had several Z71s with 5.7s. And then bought one with the 6.2. Plenty of engine. But the suspension couldn’t “tote” the weight and would try to run it hot very quickly. That’s the only reason I ever went to a 3/4 ton.



I am not getting rid of my 7.3.
Was just wanting something if I got in a bind and had to pull a load of calves to the salebarn.
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Re: New Truck

Postby JMJ Farms » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:36 pm

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Caustic Burno wrote:Looking at a Z71 has 11000 to 12500 lbs towing capacity depending on power plant.


These were always my favorites. Drove them for years. Biggest problem for me was moving hay. I’ve got a 10 bale in-line hay trailer. Gooseneck. Had several Z71s with 5.7s. And then bought one with the 6.2. Plenty of engine. But the suspension couldn’t “tote” the weight and would try to run it hot very quickly. That’s the only reason I ever went to a 3/4 ton.


I am not getting rid of my 7.3.
Was just wanting something if I got in a bind and had to pull a load of calves to the salebarn.


Seriously thinking about doing this with my Cummins. Make it my work truck and buy a half ton for everyday. Gonna probably wait another year or so. Hard to be those Z71s. I’ve had a dozen or so. Never had to walk. I do like the FX4s better as far as looks. I need to sell all the cows, farm, equipment, dogs, and everything else that doesn’t involve hunting and fishing and find me an old worn out Toyota and get my priorities back in order. Raise cows and be broke or hunt/fish and be broke? :?:
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Re: New Truck

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:22 pm

I like the hunt and fish option better of the two. I just want enough cows today to keep my Ag exemption and pay their way along with the taxes.
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Re: New Truck

Postby kenny thomas » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:55 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:Looking at a Z71 has 11000 to 12500 lbs towing capacity depending on power plant.


These were always my favorites. Drove them for years. Biggest problem for me was moving hay. I’ve got a 10 bale in-line hay trailer. Gooseneck. Had several Z71s with 5.7s. And then bought one with the 6.2. Plenty of engine. But the suspension couldn’t “tote” the weight and would try to run it hot very quickly. That’s the only reason I ever went to a 3/4 ton.



I am not getting rid of my 7.3.
Was just wanting something if I got in a bind and had to pull a load of calves to the salebarn.

Save your money for hunting and fishing things and if you get in a bind hire someone to haul a load.
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Re: New Truck

Postby Atimm693 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:26 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
cfpinz wrote:
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Just put a $4300 turbo on mine. Like I said they are the gifts that keep on giving.


What happened to your turbo?


I can’t answer that with certainty. But here’s my educated guess. The various exhaust components, namely the DPF, restricts enough airflow that you end up with carbon buildup on/in the actuator and then the turbo. They told me that it possibly would only need the wastegate cleaned. Knew I wouldn’t be the lucky. I do know that it’s a result of exhaust system components. DEF also not working at the moment. My original post was a little misleading. The part supplier that the diesel shop is taking their sweet time. They are actually putting the turbo on next week. Power is way off when towing. Took it to RAM dealership and they quoted $8k for a turbo. I told them their breath stank. That’s highway robbery. $4300 made my head hurt. But what do you do? $4300 or $60k. I’m gonna fix it and delete it. 140k miles and I should have already deleted it. I honestly believe that if I had deleted it at the end of warranty that the turbo would have never failed.


Regen puts the turbo and engine through severe heat cycles as well.
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Re: New Truck

Postby Brute 23 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:33 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:Looking at a Z71 has 11000 to 12500 lbs towing capacity depending on power plant.


Im not a fan of the 1/2 tons. They ride really good but are very light duty for any kind of pulling.

The 3/4 ton with the 6.0L are solid trucks all the way around IMO.

The diesels cost more but really hold their value.
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Re: New Truck

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:21 pm

I am not crazy about the new diesels and DEF fluid. We are going through the EPA whoas on diesels like we did gassers in the seventies. Took twenty years to get that mess lined out, I don’t have the time for the diesels.
If the government would leave the car makers alone they would pump out diesels that would last forever again. My 95 7.3 is still running the roads and had 400k on it when I sold it.
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Re: New Truck

Postby cfpinz » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:29 am

JMJ Farms wrote:
I can’t answer that with certainty. But here’s my educated guess. The various exhaust components, namely the DPF, restricts enough airflow that you end up with carbon buildup on/in the actuator and then the turbo. They told me that it possibly would only need the wastegate cleaned. Knew I wouldn’t be the lucky. I do know that it’s a result of exhaust system components. DEF also not working at the moment. My original post was a little misleading. The part supplier that the diesel shop is taking their sweet time. They are actually putting the turbo on next week. Power is way off when towing. Took it to RAM dealership and they quoted $8k for a turbo. I told them their breath stank. That’s highway robbery. $4300 made my head hurt. But what do you do? $4300 or $60k. I’m gonna fix it and delete it. 140k miles and I should have already deleted it. I honestly believe that if I had deleted it at the end of warranty that the turbo would have never failed.


The actuator was sticking and making the exhaust brake flutter on my '07 6.7, I pulled the steel tube running from the exhaust manifold up to the sensor on front pass side of engine and blew it out with compressed air. Acting relatively normal now.

I highly suggest removing the emissions as soon as the warranty runs out, if not sooner, on the Cummins. We've picked up a couple miles per gallon on each of them, and the power difference is an eye-opener. Plus the engine oil is so much cleaner at 5k intervals, makes you wonder how much damage the EGR system is doing to your engine internally. Your crankcase vent is plumbed into your air intake tube just before your turbo, which in turn coats your turbo fins and attracts contaminants. I removed ours and vented them to the atmosphere just below the frame.
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Re: New Truck

Postby cfpinz » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:31 am

BobbyLummus1 wrote:on my 3rd 6.7 powerstroke , 40-50k a year most years pulling . Ford got it this time , anybody not bias thats knows modern diesel trucks knows this


That's encouraging, I just ordered one a couple weeks ago.

How many miles have you put on each one total? And what are you using them for?
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Re: New Truck

Postby Caustic Burno » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:19 am

cfpinz wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:
I can’t answer that with certainty. But here’s my educated guess. The various exhaust components, namely the DPF, restricts enough airflow that you end up with carbon buildup on/in the actuator and then the turbo. They told me that it possibly would only need the wastegate cleaned. Knew I wouldn’t be the lucky. I do know that it’s a result of exhaust system components. DEF also not working at the moment. My original post was a little misleading. The part supplier that the diesel shop is taking their sweet time. They are actually putting the turbo on next week. Power is way off when towing. Took it to RAM dealership and they quoted $8k for a turbo. I told them their breath stank. That’s highway robbery. $4300 made my head hurt. But what do you do? $4300 or $60k. I’m gonna fix it and delete it. 140k miles and I should have already deleted it. I honestly believe that if I had deleted it at the end of warranty that the turbo would have never failed.


The actuator was sticking and making the exhaust brake flutter on my '07 6.7, I pulled the steel tube running from the exhaust manifold up to the sensor on front pass side of engine and blew it out with compressed air. Acting relatively normal now.

I highly suggest removing the emissions as soon as the warranty runs out, if not sooner, on the Cummins. We've picked up a couple miles per gallon on each of them, and the power difference is an eye-opener. Plus the engine oil is so much cleaner at 5k intervals, makes you wonder how much damage the EGR system is doing to your engine internally. Your crankcase vent is plumbed into your air intake tube just before your turbo, which in turn coats your turbo fins and attracts contaminants. I removed ours and vented them to the atmosphere just below the frame.


Removing the emissions system doesn’t work if you live in attainment counties in Texas. Can’t pass inspection so no plates.
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Re: New Truck

Postby cfpinz » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:03 am

Caustic Burno wrote:
Removing the emissions system doesn’t work if you live in attainment counties in Texas. Can’t pass inspection so no plates.


I've read that there are ways to remove/disable emissions systems that will appear stock, but haven't done it that way myself.
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