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  1. Your AN hose installation looks to be high quality but expensive. I spent about 3 months considering how to do it the cheapest way. I remember when shop hourly rate was $6.00. On the road charge for diesel repair was $12.00. We were raking in the cash.
  2. Try a Mojave Green TC. Billet tripple disc, gored stator. 1150 lock up. They are in Littlerock CA. It is now a one man shop but he has 1/2 million in equipment in that shop. He also built my trans with a shift kit and mod for 2nd gear lockup. I used this shop when I was a fleet manager for 1200 vehicles including Allisons at LA County. NEVER had a come back. Shop name is Valco Transmission. They build TC and ship to your specs.
  3. I am an old farmer and want things cheap and simple. I don't watch the pressure guage constantly and don't need to. So this is what I did. Got an oil filled 0 to 60 heavy duty gauge from a hydraulic supply. ($30.00) gage has 1/8 in back fitting. Drilled a hole in the floor to the right of the fuel pedal by the heater outlet. Went under neath put a 90 degree to 1/4 in tubing compression. Ran 1/4 in truck air brake tubing directly to the pump inlet. Installation done. Always carry a flashlight in center console. That is my lighting. I look down occasionally when using the truck. I always ck my pressure before starting a heavy haul. What more do you need.
  4. Ok where would you buy a VP44? Is Vulcan selling a good rebuilt product? Mine has 190k on it and I want to be prepared to buy one if it goes out.
  5. Near stock.RV275 injectors, no tuner
  6. I am cheap and do not spend more than needed. I installed a raptor 100 on the frame with a push on 3/8 screen (P550749) Vulcan. NO new drop tube. Bought a tapped (tab) banjo for the pressure gauge which is manual and 3 push lok banjos (B1206) from Vulcan. I drilled all banjos out to size of the tapped banjo. Ran 3/8 hose clamp line all the way to the pump. The pressure gauge is a 30 psi oil filled mounted through the floor on the transmission hump fed by 1/4 in nylon tubing. This set up is a 294% improvement from stock. I set my pump to 18psi at idle. I have 13psi at full throttle on a 6% grade pulling 18,000 gvwc. I change my fuel filter at 20,000. Spend more if you like, but this worked for me. PS , Stay away from QD fittings. QD's are not made for suction.
  7. oldbeek

    RV275 Injectors

    No tuner. The are a hassle when smog ck time here in CA.
  8. I asked many times what I could do to increase my performance on my 2001, auto. Being in California I can not run a tunner without headaches at smog time. WELL, truck got to 200K and I decided I wanted to change injectors as I am keeping the truck the rest of my life. Eric at Vulcan performance sold me a set of new RV275s. WOW! What an improvement. More power and milage. They improved my milage by 1.5mpg, from 12.5 to 13.9 or 14. Pulling combined load of 19,500 lbs. First thought this was favorable winds but after several trips with real hard 6% grades I am convinced that they are really great.
  9. oldbeek

    Injectors

    I bought new RV275s from Vulcan.I beleive he said they were Bosch. 5,000 miles on them and I am very happy with them. 1mpg bump in mileage loaded or empty. Nice boost in power also.
  10. oldbeek

    Fuel return line

    On a CAT site recently there was a CAT service topic that stated that all hard start problems with low fuel in the tank was always air getting into the return line. Air in the return line will allow the complete fuel system to drain back to the tank. Just passing it on. It made sense to me.
  11. After the engine was changed, it was found that the turbo seal was sucked in. The owner did not mention that after the oil change he loaned it to his 22yr old nephew to haul a big power boat back from Lake Mead. The kid mentioned, when questioned that it did smoke a lot but he thought it was just making power. It was the next day that the old man was driving to his farm when the engine seized. Oil light? The old guy just gets in and drives. Mystery solved!
  12. Did my old 3rd gen after 4 yrs of oil leaks. It was much easier than i though it would be. May be harder on later models. Just jump in and do it.
  13. oldbeek

    Airdog 150 issue

    E-bay ------ 12 volt relay. 80 amp relay with socket $5.00 shipping paid from new jersy
  14. oldbeek

    MPG questions

    Just returned from 2000 mile trip. Lots of wind, lots of grades in the eastern sierras, GCW 20,150 with loaded 27ft 5r and a quad trailer on back of that. Speed 65 mph. NO tuner. New rv275s from Vulcan performance. 13.5 mpg on paper. My around town went up 1 mpg to 18.5 over stock injectors. My past mpg was 12.5 with a 18,500 gcw over 12000 miles to AK. All of Canada and most of AK is 55mph. I would recommend rv275s for a nice stocker upgrade.
  15. I think i am getting senile. I drew a schematic that had a chassis ground. When another grounding source presented itself i just drew a blank. Thanks for the help.
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