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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Newbie sliding fuel plate and afc housing

Hello all,

New to the forum but have been doing a bunch of reading and trying to figure out what to do with my 97 2500. I think I will slide the plate forward and the afc housing forward. Then play with the afc adustment a bit.

I was just wondering how much of a difference this would actually make?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2007, 04:41 PM
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It will most definitely make a difference, although not as dramatic as changing out plates, injectors, etc.

If you could take a minute to fill out your signature so we know exactly what you have and what you have done will help us a lot in helping you.

Since it was not mentioned I will go through the usual. You really need gauges (Boost, EGT, and Tranny Temp if auto) before adding anymore fuel. Also I would start with a free flowing intake and exhaust. Also before you even start the truck again you need to read about the KDP if it has not been done.
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lister to Bouncer. sliding the plate and housing will give you a noticeable amount, not huge though, but definately a good start,
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I also agree with Bouncer, get yourself some gauges. It is cheap insurance. If you have any weak components in the driveline you will find them once you slide the afc housing and fuel plate ahead. So be careful after you first do it if you haven't drove one before so you don't hurt your truck.

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I was wondering the same thing. Just how much will just the sliding of the plate get me w/out actually grinding on it. I plan on getting a pretty decent curve on it [no #0 plates for me, id like to keep my driveline in one piece for now] eventually. But ive got the intake /exhaust covered and will do the KDP Tab when i do the plate. Ill also tighten the gov springa a little.
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I wouldn't be too concerned about it if you're not doing any towing or driving hard. My truck, before the trans swap had 370's, stock plate full fwd, and the pump plug on a stock trans with 50,000 on it (bought it this way) and it was just fine when I pulled it out. If you use your brain and drive half way sensible it will last a good while.
Or maybe I was just really lucky.
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I've got the 5 speed, so I dont have quite the worries the fellas running slushboxes do, but i dont wanna burn up my clutch if i go to pull something, i do tow often enough to need the diesel. And whats this about just grinding the nipple off of the fuel plate? just grind it like a #0 plate but only on the end? before you slide it and all..
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Curves in the plate control fueling, a bump out will defuel. Thats why the only shape you really want to grind is a #0 (flat face). The others are too intricate to do with a grinder and do right. If you grind that Nub,nipple what ever off the bottom and have a flat plate, the plate won't defuel at all.
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hell its a cummins you dont really need gauges if your ganna make it go fast its ganna get hot and your ganna break ****. it is a good idea to have them but i would spend money on the motor first it was me injectors will help alot and delivery valves cam plate and a biger turbo and the thing will rock on!!! i would get gauges before you reach that point tho. just messing with the afc you will be fine and a set of injectors anymore i would wanna know how hot the tran getting if its a 5 speed just leter eat your clutch will slip before anything eles gives!
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hell its a cummins you dont really need gauges if your ganna make it go fast its ganna get hot and your ganna break $#!**. it is a good idea to have them but i would spend money on the motor first it was me injectors will help alot and delivery valves cam plate and a biger turbo and the thing will rock on!!! i would get gauges before you reach that point tho. just messing with the afc you will be fine and a set of injectors anymore i would wanna know how hot the tran getting if its a 5 speed just leter eat your clutch will slip before anything eles gives!
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