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Old 10-21-2015, 07:52 AM
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I'm working on an 08 6 speed Mega Cab 3500 SRW for a friend. It has 101K mi. He's had it 8 months, and it's been to the repair center 4 times for grid heater issues. After 3 grid heater replacements and no fix, I replaced the solenoid/relay and it's fixed.

So he wants to 'hop it up a little'.. SO I'm thinking RaceMe Jr, EGR-ectemy, DPF-ectemy, and 5" exhaust. I've fixed 8 different code failures on it the past week, including the EB/VGT functionality.

The last thing I'm chasing is a slight fuel smell under the hood. Dealer told him rail and 4 lines were leaking, to the tune of a 2800$ repair. I degreased everything and let it all dry. Drove it 30+ miles, and find absolutely no fuel leaks anywhere. But I still smell a slight hint of fuel under the hood.

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Old 10-21-2015, 08:22 AM
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Sounds like your friend was taken for a ride. The fuel leak must be a real minor one, but if it is somewhere where there is some heat it will allow the smell to be noticed more. Aren't there some fuel lines at the back of the head? I have heard nothing but good from people using the Smarty Jr.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:36 AM
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Sounds like your friend was taken for a ride. The fuel leak must be a real minor one, but if it is somewhere where there is some heat it will allow the smell to be noticed more. Aren't there some fuel lines at the back of the head? I have heard nothing but good from people using the Smarty Jr.
Yeah, the Jr is supposed to reliably make 100-120hp and 200+lbft.

There's a return line w/banjo bolt on the back of the head. But it, too, is dry..
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SOLD: 97 3500 cc-drw, built 47re, 3 disk, 4" exh., #100, bhaf, gauges
SOLD: 02 QCSB 2500 4x4 5.9-auto
SOLD: 97 ECLB 2500 4x4 V10-auto.. junk..
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:59 AM
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So far I haven't had an issue with the fuel system. But a friend had a small issue of fuel smell in the engine compartment. We found where the drain valve attaches to the filter housing had a very slight leak and he changed out the drain, issue stopped.

I have the Smarty, I guess you call it the senior and very happy with it. But watch the setting you install. They say anything above a 5 setting can find the weak point in your trans if it isn't beefed up. I've had no knowledge of the RaceMe products except what I have seen on their websites. But you might consider looking into the Smarty series and save some bucks. And I have been wondering, with the EPA coming down on many of these products and having them update many programs for their products, are they as effective as they use to be. I haven't updated my Smarty since prior to the news release of the EPA acrewing with them. Trying to understand if it will make mine less effective.

When I bought my truck, I believed in the old saying, as much air in and nothing slowing the exhaust out. I went from the 4" to the 5" SS exhaust system. Been very happy with it, no regrets. But since then have read a lot on the 4" stock system can handle up to 700 hp. Someting to think of.
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:34 AM
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So i got a RaceMe Pro tuner and 5" dpf-deleted Flo-Pro TBE. Did the egr/dpf delete and got everything buttoned back up on this G56 102k mi rig. Test drove it, and immediately noticed the much quicker throttle reaponse. Sw:5 setting. Quuckly realized on the first test drive that 4-6 gear the power easily pulls through the clutch.. so now he wants to stick a clutch in it. He tows 15-17k # with it. Ive read a DD street clutch is for mild towing ? Is this accurate? Most power he'll probably ever make is 500-550hp.

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SOLD: 97 3500 cc-drw, built 47re, 3 disk, 4" exh., #100, bhaf, gauges
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SOLD: 97 ECLB 2500 4x4 V10-auto.. junk..
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:29 PM
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South Bend seems to have a decent clutch and so does Valair. South Bend also has an article on how to choose the best clutch to fit the needs of the truck http://www.southbendclutch.com/rightclutch.html. For the Valair choices you should call Tech Support at 940-468-3238.
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:56 PM
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Thanks Tom. Ill probably call valair in the morning. Ive heard several people say valair's customer support is far superior to SBCs. Ive had SBC clutches in the past but not so great CS..

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SOLD: 01 2500 qcsb 4x4 HO 6spd, 2" level, 5" exh., Edge Juice, bhaf, 16mpg
SOLD: 97 3500 cc-drw, built 47re, 3 disk, 4" exh., #100, bhaf, gauges
SOLD: 02 QCSB 2500 4x4 5.9-auto
SOLD: 97 ECLB 2500 4x4 V10-auto.. junk..
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:59 AM
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I have no experience with either one, but I can't say as I have heard anything bad about Valair, but I have also heard the Peter from SB was great to work with.
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:35 PM
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Ended up going with Valair DD3850 with ORG disks, single mass FW, and HD hydros. It's slated to go in this weekend, right after a 2011 2500 gets a DPFectomy, EGRectomy, 5" sewer pipes, and a RaceMe Jr.

I swear, working on these trucks all the time is like a diabetic working in a Snickers factory. (no disrespect to anyone here, btw.)

On the '08 truck, I do have a mild concern with the exhaust brake. That truck is a G56, and with the 5" unmuffled exhaust, the exhaust brake acts a bit odd.. When in use, like Sunday when we were slowing for a stop, hauling a dump trailer, it almost seems to close/partially-open/close/partially-open/.. etc. Almost as if it were oscillating each position every second or two...
It's kinda like ON..../OFF./ON..../OFF./ON.... but not completely off..
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SOLD: 96 2500 sclb 4x4, 5spd swap, cam, stack, #10, bhaf, 16.5*, 27mpg
SOLD: 01 2500 qcsb 4x4 HO 6spd, 2" level, 5" exh., Edge Juice, bhaf, 16mpg
SOLD: 97 3500 cc-drw, built 47re, 3 disk, 4" exh., #100, bhaf, gauges
SOLD: 02 QCSB 2500 4x4 5.9-auto
SOLD: 97 ECLB 2500 4x4 V10-auto.. junk..
CURRENT:'06 2500 ThunderRoad QCSB 5.9CTD 4x4, built Auto; '02 Silverado 2500HD 6.0L CrewCab LB 4x4; '14 vw cc r-line 2.0t 6 speed

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Old 11-10-2015, 08:06 PM
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So, what kind of electronics are used for the exhaust brake? Is it possible that the throttle pedal electronics (assuming that the EB is run by the ECM) are getting flakey?
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