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running tuners on high mile trucks

i was wondering if any one runs a big tuner on a truck with high miles ... what is breaking in on a diesel and whats high miles/ life expt.on a diesel/ duramax :chevy
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I run a PPE Hot+2 on mine. I'm at 128,000 miles. I do not run the big tune all the time, though.
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I ran mine up hot most of the time till 154K when the motor went and I still run it hot some with the newer motor.

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motor went huh not what i want for sure lol what went and did you figure out why if you dont mind me asking
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Apparently I cracked the block in 5 places .I blew a coolant line and overheated it first off. I also had it tuned with EFI and was pushing around 450-500rwhp and towed up to 32K LBS for about 15K-20K miles before relizing I shouldn't :sofa .

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11 2500 Duramax/Ally 4x4 H&S tuned and deleted {GF's truck}
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OOPs how hot is to hot on a diesel ? kinda feel stupid askin but what the hell im new lol :shrug:
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OOPs how hot is to hot on a diesel ? kinda feel stupid askin but what the hell im new lol :shrug:
I always try to keep my egt's under 1200, I've seen 1400 once after racing a duck 695 for about 7 miles. As far as engine temp goes around town it struggles to stay above 185, on the hiway @ 80 mph it sits right around 205. All of this is with the ppe big tune empty. If I haul anything I go to level 3.

I have 88k on the clock and have had my upgrades for about 20k, most of the time running level 10. Only issues so far are the water pump and the transfer case. And the a/c, gotta fix that.
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I saw ~1700* at the end of the track when I was racing last year. Yes, I about crapped my pants.

Running high EGTs for a couple seconds shouldn't hurt anything, but as a general rule of thumb, you shouldn't stay above ~1300 or so.
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I have yet to see higher than 800 on my truck, and that was with towing a flatbed trailer and F350 SRW CC/LB PSD on top of that with quad. Nasty Girl knows all about that day.

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any one have pics of a lift pump install i want to run ppe but have no idea how to do this pump install pic or info would help alot do i have to run a return line off the tank ?
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