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  1. #81
    Put some more miles on the truck and haven't had another issue. I guess it was the EGR throttle plate after all (fingers crossed).

    Truck is a blast to drive (aside from parking, which isn't helped by the busted mirror) and I can't wait to see how it does with a rig behind it.

    Next Todo is to figure out where it's still leaking oil from.
    break, fix, repeat

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    That's great news! Congrats man!

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    That IS good news!

    Just keep smiling!
    (Well, I'm takin' my time) I'm just movin' along
    You'll forget about me after I've been gone
    (And I take what I find) I don't want no more It's just outside of your front door

  4. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    That's great news! Congrats man!
    Quote Originally Posted by Willie G View Post
    That IS good news!

    Just keep smiling!
    hahaha I'm sure I've been driving around with a dumbass grin on my face


    Still kind of dumb that it was the throttle plate (no jinx) but I don't regret looking through the EGR, Turbo, and Fuel system to make sure those were all in order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
    hahaha I'm sure I've been driving around with a dumbass grin on my face


    Still kind of dumb that it was the throttle plate (no jinx) but I don't regret looking through the EGR, Turbo, and Fuel system to make sure those were all in order.
    Sounds like you were due for a turbo anyways

  6. #86
    While the main culprit may have been the throttle plate, you found multiple other things that needed fixing.

    The REAL bonus was that you got them all at once....imagine having to go back, and go back, and go back....you would have been ready to burn it to the ground!

    Remember, because I didn't go ahead and do my STC fitting while I had the turbo off, I get to go back and take the turbo off again when I do fix it.

    You are WAY ahead of the game now.

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    Winner winner chicken dinner!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie G View Post
    While the main culprit may have been the throttle plate, you found multiple other things that needed fixing.

    The REAL bonus was that you got them all at once....imagine having to go back, and go back, and go back....you would have been ready to burn it to the ground!

    Remember, because I didn't go ahead and do my STC fitting while I had the turbo off, I get to go back and take the turbo off again when I do fix it.

    You are WAY ahead of the game now.
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  10. #90
    truck is still running great. I need to replace the glow plugs harnesses because they are leaking oil but they are only about $90 shipped from White Bear Lake Ford.

    After busting the degas nipple off of the radiator and unsuccessfully trying to keep it from leaking with JB Weld/Water weld/RTV I ordered an aluminum radiator off of eBay.

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    I know it's been a struggle at times, but I still think you got a good deal.

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  13. #93
    Quote Originally Posted by Willie G View Post
    I know it's been a struggle at times, but I still think you got a good deal.
    great deal is relative, but I am pretty content with what I have in the truck compared to what I could have paid for a """mint""" one. It's all relative. I've wanted a truck like this for a long time and anticipate keeping it for a long time as well


    I just ordered glow plug harnesses and a set of new mirrors as well.

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    Have you tried towing with this yet?

  15. #95
    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Have you tried towing with this yet?
    Nope, I wanted to shake out as many of the bugs as I could before I put a trailer behind it. I should be pretty close to being at that point, though. Last thing I really want to do is the front swaybar bushings.


    The truck has a brake controller that looks like a Tekonsha Voyager (label has peeled off) but I don't know if it's wired up correctly or functional.


    I've been driving it to work and running errands in it without having another issue yet

  16. #96
    Struggle and 6.0 PSD are nearly synonymous.

    On your brake controller, I believe I had the same one. If it was done right, there should have been a harness that plugged into the factory wiring. Should have been a plug and play operation. IIRC there should be two blue dots on the screen when no trailer is plugged in. Or if you modulate the gain, it should flash some numbers.
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  17. #97
    Quote Originally Posted by 74BuckinBronc View Post
    Struggle and 6.0 PSD are nearly synonymous.

    On your brake controller, I believe I had the same one. If it was done right, there should have been a harness that plugged into the factory wiring. Should have been a plug and play operation. IIRC there should be two blue dots on the screen when no trailer is plugged in. Or if you modulate the gain, it should flash some numbers.
    Yeah, 6.0s don't have the best reputation...but damn do they sound good and make good power... When they're running right ()

    I'll have to dig around and see how it's hooked up. I was playing with it and it didn't seem to do anything.

  18. #98
    Mine had two: the factory in-dash (in-op) and another below the dash - apparently just for the gooseneck.

  19. #99
    Got some more stuff done, aluminum radiator is in, rear diff fluid changed, and got 1/2 new mirrors on.




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    Woohoo! Progress!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Woohoo! Progress!
    He would have done even more had he not been interrupted for two hours....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie G View Post
    He would have done even more had he not been interrupted for two hours....
    I am sure he was very happy to see you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    I am sure he was very happy to see you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Willie G View Post
    He would have done even more had he not been interrupted for two hours....
    Always a welcome visitor

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  25. #105
    Got the other mirror on this evening and took the truck out to try and work the bubbles out of the cooling system. Oh and I ordered 2 keyless entry fobs on eBay for like $8 since I only had one so I programmed one for my spare key too.

    The glow plugs harnesses and tool came in the mail yesterday but I ran out of steam to keep working on things thus evening.


    Have I mentioned I love this damn thing? lmao

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  26. #106
    Now I can see what I'm backing into

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  27. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by wulf View Post
    now i can see what i'm backing over

    fify.

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    Plans for the old (passenger side) mirrors?
    95 ZJ, Lift, dents, and noise.

  29. #109
    Quote Originally Posted by K2 View Post
    Plans for the old (passenger side) mirrors?
    If you have any interest I'd be willing to let it go pretty cheap. They are heated and powered

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    I'll ask my buddy tonight, his is smashed.

  31. #111
    I changed both glow plugs harnesses without breaking any of the plug bodies off in the heads even though they were dated 2004

    truck is still leaking oil from somewhere in the valley, think I might have marred the o ring on the turbo drain but I'm really not sure

  32. #112
    I did the front shocks and sway bar bushings and it took a ton of the slop out of the front end. It also doesn't sound like there's a rubber mallet hitting the floor every time I go over a bump

  33. #113
    Truck has been starting rougher and rougher with each start over the last month so I figured I'd try sea foam. I have archoil but don't want to add it to the oil til I figure out my oil leak.

    warmed the truck up, filled the fuel bowl with sea foam, started it for 30 seconds, and then let it sit for 45 minutes. I took it out and drove it hard for about 30 minutes, came home filled the bowl again. I started it, drove around the block, then let it sit for 12 hours. This was the first start afterwards. 35 degrees F, 1 glow plug cycle. The truck is idling smoother than it was before, it used to misfire and blow gray smoke for the first 30 seconds or so.



  34. #114
    Also got some new tires 285/75R16 Ironman All Country A/T. First impressions are good

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  35. #115
    Found the source of the oil leak, the oil cooler failed and was pushing oil out into the engine valley.

    It looks like it was the original one, the
    updated OEM cooler does not have the small indentations on the top. Usually when the oil cooler fails it lets oil into the coolant or vice versa so I guess I'm lucky there.

    The shop also did a cylinder contribution test and the injectors were good when the engine was warm. Still have a bit of stiction and white smoke when at first start when it's cold so I'm going to put another bottle of archoil in.

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    More issues being solved, congrats man!

  37. #117
    You consistently running a good fuel treatment in each tank? I guess that is the fuel side, where stiction is on the oil side??

    When I ran Schaeffers years ago, there was an additive used before I changed the oil and made the switch. I wonder if that would help?

  38. #118
    Quote Originally Posted by 74BuckinBronc View Post
    You consistently running a good fuel treatment in each tank? I guess that is the fuel side, where stiction is on the oil side??

    When I ran Schaeffers years ago, there was an additive used before I changed the oil and made the switch. I wonder if that would help?
    Ideally you want the fuel side to have good lubrication as well

    I am running 2 stroke oil and diesel kleen in the fuel and it has made the injectors a bit quieter. My shop recommended Valvoline Diesel injector cleaner but it doesn't seem to be available anywhere retail. I have been meaning to try Stanadyne or since I've heard good things

    Interestingly the oil and coolant temps were about 48 this morning and it ran almost perfect at startup, no stumbles or white smoke

  39. #119
    While I was out and about this morning I stopped at an Orielly because I thought they had Stanadyne. They didn't but I picked up a quart of Hotshot Secret fuel additive and put 10oz in the tank.

    https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Shots-Sec.../dp/B0053PLFYM


    I'm tempted to see how the truck runs on fuel additives alone for a while before adding the archoil. I'm pretty sure the truck needs a thermostat too because it hangs out around 160 degrees unless I'm really romping on it or it's hot out but if I can get it up to temp and put some miles on it fuel additives may be all I need

  40. #120
    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    More issues being solved, congrats man!
    working on that patience thing


    When I'm done fixing all of the things that need to be done I may have a lot of time and money into parts but I'll know everything is up to speed...and no truck payment. My buddy paid more for a truck that he thought was in great shape (it appeared to be) then a week later it started having issues and he needs 3 or 4 injectors among other things.


    I was curious and did some fun calculations, even if I bought an older 6.7L PSD or a newer Duramax the payments are easily in the $600-800 range...for an 8-10 year old truck


    unless I really fawk up I should be able to maintain my truck for much less than that

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