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Ford F-250 Super Duty, Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Ford F-350 Super Duty, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Dodge Ram Pickup 3500, GMC Sierra 2500HD, GMC Sierra 3500, Fuel System, Performance Mods, Fuel System, Diesel, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
#399 of 448 Re: Cetane diesel additive [tluther]
Jan 09, 2010 (6:04 pm)
I've been using the cetane in my 7.3 for almost 4 years now. It has made an improvement on my performance. But the cetane is not for the 6.0 or the 6.4. What the Ford mechanic explained to me is that when diesel went to low sulfur it really screwed over older diesel owners. It adds a lubricant to your fuel that the sulfur was doing. I can get an extra 1-2 mpg on the highway and do feel it if I don't use it with every tank. You can get a better bottle of cetane at your local ford dealer for $9.
#400 of 448 2006 f250 diesel
Jan 18, 2010 (6:29 pm)
Just bought this truck for work, 109000 miles any problems that are typical with this truck with the eng., trans., other systems. I like to stay on top of problems before the get real big.
#401 of 448 Re: 2006 f250 diesel [buck96]
Jan 19, 2010 (1:36 pm)
If your truck is 6.0 ltr Diesel ....Only run 10w30 oil so the injectors don't go on you. i replaced 4 now due to running 5 w40 syn. the guys at ford say only 10w30 unless you are towing a lot in 80 to 100 f heat daily. Also use both of the ford fuel additives, it really does help with mileage, performance and cold starts, I have 138000 miles on mine. Other than that not too much else went wrong.
#402 of 448 Word of Warnig about Dodge Diesels and Chips!
Jan 20, 2010 (11:14 am)
I own a smarty which does a mild reprogram on the ecm and adds fuel mileage. I recently went to a Dodge Dealer in Albuquerque, NM with a brake noise. Before I dropped off the truck I off loaded the smarty program and reset the truck to stock.
While the truck was there and without my knowledge or permission, Dodge changed my ECM with one that is resistant to reprograming. I am a former tech and I do open the hood once in a while to check fluids I noticed a tag uder my hood saying they did replace my ECM.
This is a warning to anyone with a diesel truck specify that you do not want any other alterations to your truck without specificy written permission, even if you are taking it in for the new brake recall or even an oil change.
I am trying to find a group of folks willing to get together and try to get an attorney to sue Chrysler over this practice. Anyone interested?
#403 of 448 Programers?
Jan 20, 2010 (3:52 pm)
I just got a 07 Dodge 2500 with the 5.9L. Trying to decide what to put on it. I dont use it for a work truck, just a daily driver. But want to increase the power and mpg a little. What do yall think I should get. Does the programer from Smarty really not leave a footprint, so the dealership would never know???
#404 of 448 Re: Word of Warnig about Dodge Diesels and Chips! [mrbadexample3]
Jan 20, 2010 (3:58 pm)
Wow... I didnt know they were allowed to do that. Smarty says that the dealership can tell if youve had a smarty on there...is that true? I just got a 07 dodge with the 5.9l, and worried about vaiding the warranty. How was the smarty working for you?
Feb 04, 2010 (6:32 pm)
i just recently purchased a 2004 ford F250 with a 6.0 powerstroke its clean inside and out with 40417 miles on it what kind of mileage can i expect?
#406 of 448 Re: Word of Warnig about Dodge Diesels and Chips! [txfire1]
Feb 04, 2010 (6:55 pm)
It was working fine. I was up to 19 mpg and 11 pulling my 36' 5th wheel.
I suspect Dodge is about as dead as AMC. Time will tell. Wish I could do somthing about it, Smarty knows about it and I think they are working on a software patch to fix the problem.
#407 of 448 Re: Programers? [txfire1]
Feb 04, 2010 (7:01 pm)
My last truck was a 05 2500 with a 5.9, I did a Smarty, an intake, exhaust and a new inner cooler, for less than $1600 I had a hell of a lot more power and I was getting 25 mpg. Due to a run in with a bear in Florida and my desire for a 4x4 dually I bought my 2009.
This truck seems like it was made from cheap tin. I haven't had this shoddy of a dodge since my 1974 power wagon back in the old days. That Dodge forced me to buy a Ford, looks like this one may push to the Guys with the bowties on the grill. Too bad, I was enjoying having a Dodge after a 20 year hiatus.
#408 of 448 Should I "chip" my great 2000 7.3 diesel F250?
Feb 04, 2010 (7:13 pm)
Hello diesel people,
I'm an Alaskan who has my really nice, like new, F250 Ford in storage in Las Vegas.
I have a nice 3000 pound camper on it and the truck has only 38,000 miles. I don't drive it too much up here except on fishing trips etc..
On my trip from Alaska down to Vegas it performed wonderfully and delivered an average of 12 mpg at 60 mph with the camper on it.
I'd like to know if I should chip this and maybe change the exhaust system and maybe more for even better performance.
I'm a Senior and plan to keep this truck until I'm planted. I really like it and wonder if I would gain much for investing probably $3000 more in it?