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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Installing 3k gsk

I just bought the 3k gsk and the boost elbow from pdr a couple days ago, I was just on bd's site and under the gsk kits it says "not a home install". I thought it was somthing I could do myself, is it really that hard to where I should find someone to do it? If so does anyone live or know someone who can do it in sothern california?

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It really depends on your mechanical ability and experience, but IMO they aren't that difficult. I don't remember the specific tools off the top of my head, but it is standard hand tools, and doesn't take more than about an hour or so. Anyways, if you are confident with mechanical work, I wouldn't worry about it at all.
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Pretty much what he just said. basic hand tools, and a caliper. It doesent even have to be a good one as long as you can make out something on it to tell you where to set the new ones back to. It definately is a must do mod!

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I believe that here is what you are looking for. I did mine for the first time in about an hour. The only trouble I ran into was re-installing the nut(plug style) back on the pump, it just didnt want to thread in there. I set mine loose with just a few clicks even on each side.

I agree with CUMMINS DRIVER , it is definately a must-do, and best mod to do IMO.

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i personally dont have one... i drove a truck with them .. and there FUN. there like BLAH..! im not going to mine i know a shop that will do it for me.. as goes fors my timimng too..

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Should I return my 3k and get a 4k??? Ill eventually be getting turbo/ injectors and hopfully be around 450hp.
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Should I return my 3k and get a 4k??? Ill eventually be getting turbo/ injectors and hopfully be around 450hp.
If ya can stand it I hear: THE Jeff Garmon has some new 5K spring's. Ahh, but what do I know?:bow: :bow: :bow:
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Should I return my 3k and get a 4k??? Ill eventually be getting turbo/ injectors and hopfully be around 450hp.
Actually I think you can get an "upgrade" 4k kit(seen it somewhere cant remember where though) Because the 3k kit is 4k springs without the little inner spring, in other words, you just use your 3k springs with the 4k inner spring to get the 4k. I think this is right, I would give http://www.piersdiesel.com/ a call and verify this.

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yes, you can just buy the 2 small inner springs to make your 3k a 4k kit. It is only $15 from piers and I would reccomend doing it no matter what the setup. Dont ask me why, but even in the lower rpm's mine fuel harder with the 4k than it did with the 3k. I guess it is just making the governor throw a little more fuel to it.

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Don't forget you need to change out your valve springs to heavy duty 60lb spring when going to 4k gov springs to keep the valves from floating at higher RPM.
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