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  1. Yea I removed the by-pass valve today and took it apart. Very simple device. It was clean, no debris and the plunger moves freely and springs back. It's electric. I have a needle valve inline to snub it down so it doesn't bounce erratically. I tweaked the needle valve a bit but made no difference. Anyway thanks for the feedback guys. Leaving early in the morning, taking road trip to Florida., towing my 20ft haulmark enclosed trailer with a 73 Buick Riviera inside.
  2. @dripley, right understandable but the issue im describing just started happening recently. Before that it was consistent Fuel pressure: approx 17psi at idle. Cruising at 65mph: approx 19psi. WOT fuel pressure 17-18 psi. Sometimes upon letting off the throttle, the fuel pressure would go above 20psi, just momentarily. So the issue I'm having now is kindof the opposite. It seems the pressure climbs up to 25+psi randomly. Does this make any sense? Thanks
  3. Fuel boss mechanical fuel pump . About 30k miles on it. Lately i'm noticing random odd fuel pressure fluctuations, mostly pressure is occasionally going higher than expected, like 25+ psi. The strange thing about it is it seems to be happening when it shouldn't be like when I'm towing and revving at near wide open throttle about 2500 rpm or above etc. I would think the pressure should be a little lower when the engine is demanding more fuel. Other than that I can't find any rhyme or reason why this is occurring. Any suggestions? Is this anything to worry about?
  4. @Towrigdually , yea I made sure it was clear when I put the new vent hose on. Blew air through it while the fill pug was off.
  5. Ok I'm back in NJ. Completed 2000 mile round trip to Florida. So I had a chance to cut open that clogged axle vent tube. It was full of mud wasp nest. About 1 foot of it, from the open end. I have no idea how long it was like this. I never checked it before. I'm guessing years. Check your axle vent tube guys! So Ironically my wheel seals were not leaking while the axle housing was under pressure but now my drivers side axle seal IS leaking! WTF? Ok so as I mentioned on may 27th I discovered the clogged vent shortly after I departed on my trip. There was NO sign of axle seal leaking
  6. @dripley , I'm running 235 / 85 R16's. Factory size for the 02 3500 from what I understand?
  7. @dripley , great info. How much lube are you running in your trans? Did you overfill it? I have my trans overfilled to the top bolt hole on the pto cover. While towing in 5th, my trans temps were consistent average at 200*. If I put it in 6th, the temps started creeping. Went as high as 219* at one point after about 20 min driving. Drop it back down to 5th and it would slowly cool back down to 200*. I had some higher EGT's on some of the longer uphill grades along i-81 and i-77 in Virginia. Hit 1290* at one point. Great info @Mopar1973Man . Is this the Moble SAE 50 t
  8. @Towrigdually , do the fast coolers help? What trans temps average do you see while towing in 5th at highway speeds? Were you able to compare trans temps before and after installing the fast coolers?
  9. Thanks @Mopar1973Man What are the average trans temps you typically see? I just arrived in Florida yesterday, my first of many trips to Florida this spring and summer. Towing my 20 ft haulmark enclosed trailer, loaded to the max. I got my rig weighed at a truck stop, about 18,500 lbs truck and trailer total. Made it safe, only issue I had was a clogged axle vent tube. Discovered it quite by accident. Soon after I embarked on my trip, I noticed the axle LSD clutches chattering on tight turns. Figured I needed another tube of LSD additive so I stopped and got some at an autoparts s
  10. Sounds " cool!" Has a write up been done for this mod? What is actually happening when you flip that switch on? Does it energize the clutch magnet and keep it on constantly 100% no cycling on or off? Thanks!
  11. Thanks @Dieselfuture . That's good to know. I guess I don't need to worry then, since I'm not going much above 1100f so far in most situations. Prolly because of my 4.10 axle ratio. Taking a highway trip soon, so I'll put that to the test! Were you in 6th gear while while driving 65mph? Loving your low RPMS! Do you tow much with that truck? Do you tow in 6th gear? Edit: forgot to ask, what is that AC toggle switch for? Sometimes in my truck I notice the AC compressor coming on while it's set in vent mode, just wanting some fresh air on a cool day without AC. Is tha
  12. Hey Guys, Forgot to ask about EGT's. I recently installed boot/egt & fuel/trans temp gauges. How high can I go on the EGT's? At what point do I back off the throttle? Just wonderin what the good operating range is. About where do you like to see the EGT's while cruising at highway speeds? Thanks!
  13. @dripley That's amazing! Especially considering you have the quad cab. When I replaced all of my Ujoints in 2016, it was that same Ujoint that went bad, the one that sits right under the opening between the cab and pickup body. The inside of the Ujoint was bone dry and rusted. (I decided to replace all of them and the center bearing while I had the shaft out). Are there grease/zerk fittings on your factory Ujoints? My original Ujoints did not have zerks, but my replacement Spicer/dana Ujoints do. They are the small flat zerks that require a needle tip nozzle grease
  14. Thanks @Towrigdually , I've got jugs of oil, coolant and drinking water all ready to go! Thanks @Cronus577 , I didnt think of the valves, not sure if Ill have time to do it but I'll try. Good idea regarding the diff fluid. I checked it yesterday and it's looking dirty, thinking it's been in there for 15k and I've been getting some chattering around tight corners lately, so yea time for diff fluid change and LSD (like wow man) additive. Gonna change it today! Thanks @dripley , I just changed the fuel filter, and I have a spare 'ill throw in the the truck. & I
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