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  1. Ben

    Only 16 PSI?

    Just the plain old CTS2 monitor.
  2. That’s awesome! I really won’t be able to test my ac voltage for a while until things warm up. I hope that pans out better than start up on the volt gauge
  3. I just reconnected everything from stock back up
  4. I’m in. I noticed zero difference in battery drain from start up. Meaning my experience wasn’t same as @KATOOM ‘s. Trucks been in heated shop for 2 weeks. ill keep you posted.
  5. Ben

    New Clutch

    I had the valair dual ceramic ceramic in my built little truck for nv4500 it was an absolute peach to drive. Shifting was great. Eta: I had dragonfire , stock lines , 6x13s, and large twins.
  6. Ben

    Only 16 PSI?

    Interesting. The wastegate is stuck on my hx 35. On my initial test run after injector install I hit 30lbs on the boost gauge and the edge CTS. Injectors are 7x.085’s. Not exactly sure why or how as I figured the ECM would of limited boost with no fooler. But it doesn’t. That’s a Texas sized 10/4 good buddy. Ive don’t flat foot the throttle unless 5/6 gear when easing off at full boogy then back in it. Ive never played under 10lbs. It’s just a mess. Thats the magic # where things get and go.
  7. Hauled wood up from pile to roll off container by stove. 333g John Deere skid steer.
  8. My old truck with DFI 100's did also. Not so much with DDP 150's or the currect one with the DAP's.
  9. Ben


    Clint my dog and King Julian the shop cat. Very very good awesome affectionate pets. Both are rescue animals. King julian is a hunting machine. Main reason why we have him was because of mice. Very good natured and personable. An utter purr machine. Clint is a blue heeler / walker coonhound mix. Beyond protective and openly affectionate. He gives hugs. Couldnt ask for 2 better pets.
  10. Ben

    Cummins vs Powerstroke Diesels

    I had a 95 Powerstroke 3/4 ton straight cab 5 speed that I liked. Had a Banks stage 2 in it and it wasn't bad. I also had a 4" exhaust that was done piece by piece as there really were not any kits then. My friend who did all of the work on the truck tig welded the entire exhaust system because he wasn't that good at mig. lol Truck ate glow plug relays like candy and had cam position sensor issues. The truck just ate both of them. Oil was changed dead nuts 3000 miles. Not because of breakdown but aeration, bubbles. Messed with the injection. I even used an International anti-aeration oil additive. 2001-2002 I learned that 6 in a row was the way to go and got my 2001.5. Grid heater is a huge improvement over glow plugs. The ease of working on the truck was a huge improvement. And I have been a fan ever since. That being said the pre CR diesel days were very fun because hp was fought and scratched for. I remember seeing 400 hp before at a dyno event and I was like oh....my....god. I was awesome. CR's came along and all of that went out the window. My neighbor and his brother in law have 6.7 Fords. Very nice trucks and I wouldn't mind owning one. Lots of power, ride well and the built in exhaust brake. But......as soon as you pop the hood.....good God. I was trying to figure out how to change the fuel filter.....yeah. One thing I do miss about the Powerstoke is that sloppy ZF5. You could throw the shifter in the general direction and it went in.
  11. Lol....I am the same way with needing/wanting the one off/oddball item. Always have been. I sold the truck to a friend 1.5 years ago who has been treating it like what it was meant for. Hence, the initial reason for the post of the carnage. I never weighed the truck.
  12. That’s great!! eta- knowing how small a rcsb is in person makes yours even crazier. A picture of of our trucks together would have been awesome!
  13. Holy crap! Yours and mine are like the movie “Twins.” Thats crazy. Pretty cool. How does your your suspension handle getting on it? Truck get squirrely? How bad is wheel hop when launching it?
  14. Here is the installed test port. Eta- just installed new spring and ball. I’ll be damned, it worked. 18lbs.
  15. My experience with that was like pulling teeth. I had had to jump through so many hoops with them just for a new spring and ball. My pumps 9 months old with maybe 3000 miles on it. I highly recommend adding a test port in the line to vp and pick up the manual test gauge from Vulcan. You can can get the -an fittings and Schrader port from Vulcan as well. Good guys to deal with. The gauge will also allow you to test the pump itself to verify the pressure. The first picture is test port fitting to splice in. Second is comparing fp at test port port to gauge. Last picture shows the test test port on the pump it self.