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Old 04-18-2011, 09:55 PM
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Default Importance of good maintenance.....

For those of you guys who own and run a Dodge Common Rail (CR) Cummins with the CP3.... I cant stress enough how important it is to run a good oil filter, good air filter, and a good fuel filter.

Ive rebuilt over a dozen of these engines since the first of the year and all due to one or more of the previous mentioned neglects. It isnt making a difference if they are stock trucks or modified. Please maintain them regular.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:58 PM
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hmm... this wouldn't have anything to do with the status on your facebook, would it?:nya:
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:05 PM
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Not at all...lol

I don't mind the extra money but jeeze its an epidemic like the failure of Bosch VP44 pumps we got hit hard with back in early 2002 thru 2006. For 3 years, I averaged around 2 of those a week for sales and 1 a week for install according to the shop spreadsheet. Now looking at it, I only average around 4 per month for sale(mostly upgrades to hotrod) and one per month for install.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:25 AM
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Most of all the failed CR engines out here are from failed injectors that wash out the rings till the blowby is bad... I've seen it so bad that the owner could barely start the truck and then when it was running unscrew the oil cap and have the cap shot out of your hand...

Fuel filters is a big topic here... :sarcasm:
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:35 PM
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Yea it is amazing what some good preventive maintenance will do!
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Yea it is amazing what some good preventive maintenance will do!
Like I just update pics on my coolant page... Goes to show how changing your coolant at the proper time and flushing the system will extend the life of all the cooling system.

5 Years / 100K miles


9 Years / 180K miles


5 Years / 100K miles


9 years / 180K miles
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