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Old 04-28-2012, 06:35 PM
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Smile Doolitl from Montana

This is my truck story. I have a 1994 Dodge 12v stock that would not pull my 27 ft. fifthwheel
up these MT pases. I had a machanic? say he could bring the HP up to 300. Nice, but the first
time out I blew a head gasket. Machanic #2 replaced the headgasket,but would not give a
warranty, the way the trk was setup. The trk did have more power, but I don't think he went
at it the right way. I'm not sure what he did, but it would not start very well, ( 70 above ),
and blew alot of white smoke. Not very happy. I found he put in bigger injectors, disconnected
the wastegate, and did some work on the fuel plate. What I did was put 40HP over injectors in.
That fixed the starting problem. It still seemed to have a little white smoke after a 10 mile run.
I then ajusted the fuel plate a couple of times, first all the way towards the cab.not good at all.
then all the way forward. now it seams to be running clean. I've added S&B intake, daul exhast
in the 4" stainless steel, added a boost elbow set at 31 and reconnected the wastegate. I've
bought a set of 3k springs, but there not installed yet. I allso have a set of gauges comming :
boost, pyrometer, and fuel presure. when installed I will give my trl a ride to see how well it pulls.
I am running a manual trans. I've been looking at thing I might do. your diesel truck site seems
to be full of answers. If you do your own work, you know what to exspect. Plus it is fun.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:56 PM
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I can't think of why the injectors did the starting thing unless they were really worn out. You got me thinking now though.

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1997-12V-NV4500-Dana 80/3.54/2wd-350k---21-27mpg
Removed AFC--No Plate--13.5* timing--BHAF--5" Exhaust--Valair Clutch
1994-Jeep Cherokee-5spd-3.07-4wd-202k---16-19mpg
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:09 PM
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First of all, WELCOME Mr. Doolitl!! THANK YOU for joining! Been a long time since I have been in your area of the world! I really do miss seeing the bigger hills....... Anyhow, the only way that I know injectors can cause hard starting is like ISX said. Did "mechanic #1" do anything with the timing? I wonder why he would up the power by about 100 hp. and not insist on at least a pyrometer. Anyhow, with stock injectors, timing at 16.5*, and the fuel plate adjusted that should get you to almost 300 hp. Keep the waste gate in operation. Anything over about 35 psi boost is not going to do anything to help power wise. All that winds up happening above 35 psi is you raise the EGTs. Again, WELCOME!!
1996 RAM "Custom Ground" 100 plate 3/4 forward, 300 injectors, 16.5 timing, Goerends Auto = 365HP, 833TQ Third Gen Rims, Aluminum Headache Rack
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:50 AM
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:41 PM
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Welcome Doolitl. I dont know squat about a 12v. Shoot I am still tryin to earn my 24v.
2002 qclb 6 speed banks ottomind banks e brake rv 275's 4"ex turbo back BHAF
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:44 PM
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Welcome to the site...

I would listen to those 2 boys... (ISX and MnTom) these are you 2 best 12V guys around.

I would tend to agree with them and check the timing first off.
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500, 5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel, 5 Speed NV4500 transmission, 4x4, 3.55 Gears, AirDog 150 fuel pump with 1/2" Big Line Kit, Stock Bosch VP44 Injection Pump, Bosch RV275 Injectors +40HP, Edge Comp Performance Box, BHAF (Big Honkin' Air Filter), Stock Holset HX35W Turbo, Straight 3" Pipe Exhaust, Crankcase Vent Mod, High Idle Mod, MPG / IAT fooler Mod, ScanGauge II, 25% Tinted Windows, DiPricol Gauges (Fuel pressure, Boost, Pyrometer), 235/85 R16 tires mounted on 16x7 Aluminum mags (weighing 62#), Custom Fog Lights, Custom Backup lights, Silverstar Headlights, 23-24 MPG

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Old 06-12-2012, 07:35 PM
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Doolitl Welcome. I was in that part of thw country in May. Moved my daughter & her horse to Big sky MT. I'm from CO. So the return to some real Mts was refreshing.
98 3500 4X CC with a flatbed, A work in progress, BHAF, Banks Big horn, 4" MBRP, 4GSK, AFC, #10, Draw straw I with 1/2 supply to LP, 3/8 return, 16* time. Soon $$ Injectors & Turbo.
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