TDG Mafia # 81
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
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When I get a truck, it is ran hard from the very first turn of the key by me. I dont go full throttle all the time, but I get on it some. As stated before, change the oil at a 1/3 of recomended interval, then run it like you stole it.
And the setting of the rings, I read that when rebuilding a diesel. Run it down the road for the first time, punch it to 30MPH then let off, then punch it 40MPH let off, then punch it to 50MPH and let off. Has anyone else heard of this, it was in a old Chilton, and I do mean really old! Early 80's I think? (old for a diesel manual, dont get offended you old timers!)
2001 GMC 2500HD EC/LB, 4X4. A few go fast goodies. 540hp/1107tq Danville Dyno 11/09, Kennedy 40% injectors.
05 IH 9400i with Cummins ISX pulling a lumber bunk trailer, stuck in a swamp somewhere in Indiana.
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