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Alexio Auditore

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  1. Alexio Auditore

    Apps going bad? No codes

    Sounds good. So even if I am having some ac issues with throttle where its messing with the signal, the mechanical timbo will pretty much take care of that and it wont be an issue then?I mean that I wont have to keep re learning the throttle position for the ecm every couple weeks?
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    Apps going bad? No codes

    Another update and a question Update: after a week, the throttle issues came back. During this time, the mornings were cold enough to cause the grids to kick on. So I did a throttle reset by pulling battery cables and disconnected the grid heaters. Again, truck ran very smooth. About a week later, I started noticing some issues, but it didn't set on as quickly as before, probably because I disconnected the grids this time. It's been almost 3 weeks since I did a reset, and the throttle is back to being crappy. Question(s) If I'm having these issues now, is a timbo gonna do any good? It seems like an ac noise problem, but it test in the tolerable range If it is a ac noise issue, then does that mean .03 is to much for certain electronics on these trucks? My guess is the grids kicking on cause a much higher ac noise reading, and even though it's on for a short time, it could be enough over time to cause issues. Not just the grids, bit anytime I have a higher demand from the alternator (start up) it seems to be affecting the throttle in just a short time after a reset. This is all guessing, I'm not electrically inclined at all. Any help is appreciated. Thank you guys
  3. I have a glowshift egt gauge that has started acting weird. I hate these gauges and will never buy another, but I'm curious if it is fried or if something is interfeering with it. It works normally, but when under light acceleration or maintaining constant speed, it pegs out at max temps. Once I let off the throttle, goes to current temperature, or if I'm more aggressive in acceleration, it returns to normal temp also. I'm horrible with electronics, so I need your help to determine if its failing or not. I've had other glowshift gauges in the past, all have failed, this is my last remaining one. The last one the needle just bounced everywhere, there was no consistency to it, which leads me to think this one is done too. Isspro will be my next egt gauge
  4. Alexio Auditore

    Oil changes

    How long do the oil filters last? Oil changes can go for 10k plus, but were the oil filters designed to last that long?
  5. Alexio Auditore

    Apps going bad? No codes

    I thought I would give an update. Tuesday, my radiator cracked , on the plastic part on the side go figure, so I took it to a shop and they put a new one in, would have done it myself, but I work and needed it back asap, had to special order it from the auto parts store. I told the mechanic about my throttle issues, unfortunately, and of course, they couldn't get it to replicate itself. I got it back, and it ran perfect. Like it hasn't run so smooth in forever, I cant remember when. I asked if they did a re-learn on the apps, and the guy said he wasnt sure, didn't bother asking the mechanic what he did, but whatever. I'm confident the problem is the app sensor, but I'm gonna run it until it starts acting up. I want to say it may not start giving me problems until the grid heaters start being used again this fall. My ac noise is in the tolerable range, .03, but when The grids kick on, maybe it's a different story. I'll make sure to keep this updated as time progresses, either way, a timbo is going to be the best route in the end
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    Oil changes

    Schaeffers 5w-40 full synthetic It's a 9000 mile oil, but I always change 5 to 6k miles. Been running that for the last 60k miles. She is at 245k miles and counting.
  7. I remember hearing once that it goes out the quickest because its used the most. Both 3rd and 4th really. 4th only gives me a little grief when cold. On 3rd, I just shift a bit slower into it, let the rpms drop and put a little pressure on it, eventually it accepts it and slides in without grinding......usually. My grandfather in law takes off in third from a dead stop all the time in his cummins. I cringe everytime lol. It doesnt sound to good
  8. Same with mine, but 3rd is the one that give me the most grief, especially when cold, never seems to want to go in smoothly.i cant say what the history of oils or how the previous owners drove it, but redline seemed to help make it smoother, especially on 3rd. Just my experience
  9. Not to throw a wrench in this, but I've been using the red line synthetic gear oil for my nv5600. It's a gl4. I've got to change fluid in it this summer, probably 60k miles on it now, it works good, shifts well to, these transmissions are great but are shifting has always been a little difficult, red line helped but it's still picky. Anyone else have good luck with red line?
  10. Alexio Auditore

    Apps going bad? No codes

    I tried the ecm wire trick, it didn't work. If ac noise is the cause, then .035 is not acceptable level, that's where it's at. So how can I test the ecm to see if it's the problem then?
  11. Alexio Auditore

    Apps going bad? No codes

    If the absolute throttle drops along with engine load, then isn't that an issue with the throttle? The absolute throttle climbs and drops way slower than throttle, its inaccurate, but you can still see it drop. The picture below is an example. The load drops to zero during a shift and it takes seconds for it to register the throttle dropped. It's only happens on the log, it drops right away when I let off the pedal. (Hope that made sense) Everytime I experience the surge or deal spot problem, the engine load drops, BUT so does the absolute throttle, it just takes a second to register on the data log. I hope it's not the ecm, but if it is, then what can you do. I'm guna try what @dripley said with the wires and see what that does. I don't want to throw unnecessary money away, but I'd almost just throw a timbo on it to see what happens before dropping a lot more to rebuild a ecm unless its 100% the ecm that's the problem
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    Apps going bad? No codes

    Lol, I'm the same way, makes sense to me, but no one else. I'll give that a try, I'm electronically challenged myself, but I'll see what I can do. Thank you
  13. Alexio Auditore

    Apps going bad? No codes

    Yep, nv5600. I kinda figured that when I saw the throttle drop, but it makes me wonder if that means the apps is the problem
  14. Alexio Auditore

    Apps going bad? No codes

    So the first picture was the worst I felt it. I left work and was going up hill from the job in first, I could feel the truck surge, even tho my foot hadn't moved. The problem I see with this app is that the absolute position doesn't change as immediately as engine load. If I let off the pedal, the load drops immediately but it takes quite a bit longer for the absolute to register it has no throttle, not sure why. The other thing I have seen is when the truck is hesitating or surging or whatever it's doing, both load and absolute drop, even though my foot hasnt let off the pedal at all, if anything I'm pushing a little more into it. That's why I feel the apps is the issue, but it's just a guess. The second picture from the blue line forward is my crusing around 50, but you can audibly hear the load of the engine changing, and the same is seen with the absolute position, its fluctuating even though my foot is staying solid. I did put it in cruise at another point, (not in included in the graph) the absolute position drops off and the engine load stayed consistent, it wasn't giving me any problems then
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    Apps going bad? No codes

    Will do, I'll post it tomorrow morning
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