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    The Future of Trucks

    I think this will be the future of Diesel for the foreseeable future. https://www.trucks.com/2017/10/03/cummins-achates-advanced-tech-military-diesel-engine/ A design that dates back to around 1890.

    Poor MPG

    The Fred Meyer has had to replace a few injection pumps due to their crappy fuel. The best fuel is in my back yard though. He he

    Poor MPG

    One thing that will help with fuel economy is where you fuel up. My truck gets 2mpg less at Sinclair ( I think is the name of it. the one with the green dinosaur) vs Philipps 66 non ethanol fuel. I know Fred Meyer uses Ethanol in their diesel.
  5. Can anyone share information on how to modify the valve body on a 47rh to achieve 1st gear lock up? I am kicking around the idea of putting together an Adrino and having it control lockup in each gear along with pulling on the TV cable to delay the shift before unlocking the converter, releasing the TV cable then locking back up. I currently have manual 2nd gear lock up and have been unlocking the torque converter just before the transmission shifts to 3rd. but I need to know how soon lockup can be engaged in first without lugging the engine, or having too much of a drop in RPMs. I want to see if I can get away with not going to an aftermarket torque converter just to have the tighter stator. I'll be building a spare 47rh transmission with a 48re Stator and pump gear for increased flow. Hopefully, the pump upgrade (along with higher line pressure in the valve body) will provide enough pressure for low rpm engagement of the lockup. So, a description and picture of what needs to be done for 1st gear lockup would be appreciated.

    1995 abs/brake light

    Glad you got it fixed.

    95 12 valve busted gear case

    In regards to what a couple of posters said about the alternator causing troubles with the transmission. I had thought that Alternator interference only affected the 47re, not the 47RH.

    Additional Fuel Tank

    Stupid idea, but going back to your original idea you could but another tank across from the truck tank, you just need to rout the exhaust under the frame and to the outboard side of the frame. Then you can have a stack going through the bed. That is what I did . I'm installing a 18gallon 1988-1997 ford 18gal fuel tank where the exhaust was. A custom fuel tank would net an even higher fuel capacity. Another option is to put a 30gal Ford Bronco fuel tank where the spare tire is. Or you could get a steel transfer tank and just take it out when you don't need it.
  9. Perhaps an air to water intercooler like the 6.7 Powerstroke has. Then, you could put the radiator for the intercooler under the truck

    1995 abs/brake light

    Just in case, make sure the wires going to the ABS sensor in the differential are hooked up and working. The ABS and brake lights being on also indicate a fault with the ABS sensor. Hope I'm not too far out of line.