BD Screamer HE351VE - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums



3rd Gen High Performance and Accessories (6.7L Only) Talk about Dodge/Cummins aftermarket products for third generation trucks here. Can include high-performance mods, or general accessories. THIS IS FOR THE 6.7L ONLY!

BD Screamer HE351VE

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-08-2017, 02:21 PM   #1
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
toyotasaurus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 18
BD Screamer HE351VE

So after a long time lurking on this and other diesel forums, I finally decided I should be a contributor. I had been eyeballing the Fleece Cheetah VGT for some time now as a good mild upgrade to the factory setup when I stumbled across an ad for the BD Diesel Screamer turbo that was recently released. Specs being similar, I decided to look into it a little more. The Screamer, although a bit more expensive, does have slightly larger wheels at 64.5/70 vs a 63/?? for the Cheetah, and comes with a brand spanking new VGT actuator rather than a reman unit. This was the biggest kicker for me as I've had nothing but problems with reman actuators in the past. Better flow, new actuator, quality company....how could I go wrong?

Now I know, the "popular" thing to do is to do a 2nd Gen swap and do away with the whole VGT thing. Being that I already had all the deletes, CAI, and tuning, I honestly just wanted a drop in turbo that would at least be a mild upgrade to the stocker and retain my factory exhaust brake as I tow through the mountains of the PNW most of the summer and let's face it....it's **** handy. As we all know, one big downside to the factory turbo is the drive pressure, which BD claims is reduced with their Screamer turbo. Looking at all the options, I decided to bite the bullet and to make a long story short, I ordered one of these up around the 1st of the year and had it in hand shortly thereafter. During my research and lurking, I found very little information on any upgraded HE351VE, so for all you people out there in my same shoes, it's your lucky day! Here's how it arrived, very impressed with the molded foam packaging and that it came complete with all seals and gaskets for installation.]

Name:  20170113_123621_zpszd0o6zlj.jpg
Views: 267
Size:  274.7 KB


Installation......
Removal and installation is fairly straightforward really, and I really didn't need anything in the way of special tools as I've read elsewhere. Some tips though, remove the battery, battery box, and inner fender. It's just way easier and you'll end up cussing a lot less. The oil drain on the bottom of the turbo can be accessed from underneath if you bend the little heatshield out of the way. I couldn't get the drain out of the block, but was able to get the turbo out and back in regardless.

Name:  20170121_101214_zpsr9v3on8o.jpg
Views: 291
Size:  428.7 KB


Now for the all important pictures that everyone wants to see.......

Name:  20170121_113135_zpstj1u9rji.jpg
Views: 335
Size:  342.1 KB

Name:  20170121_113141_zpstzdepdzr.jpg
Views: 271
Size:  372.6 KB

Name:  20170121_113147_zpsgyqujiol.jpg
Views: 249
Size:  351.0 KB

Name:  20170121_113159_zpsfbjdsjgl.jpg
Views: 250
Size:  308.3 KB

Name:  20170121_113227_zpselira6ha.jpg
Views: 324
Size:  318.7 KB

Name:  20170121_113239_zpss74qzfnq.jpg
Views: 246
Size:  325.8 KB

Name:  20170121_113243_zpskonhn5lr.jpg
Views: 247
Size:  311.8 KB


Installation was simply reversing the removal. I had to have a buddy give me a hand with all the heavy lifting as I recently broke a rib and couldn't really do much!

Name:  20170121_143209_zpst6lvjzml.jpg
Views: 253
Size:  272.4 KB


INITIAL RESULTS.....
This thing rocks! It spools like stock, and exhaust brake seems to work better than it ever has. I haven't had much time to ring the thing out, but did run it up to the low 30psi range and the back pressure was still in the 30s as well. Roads are pretty sketchy around here lately with patchy ice so more thorough testing will come as soon as I can. A quick trip across the pass to Seattle last weekend yielded good street/highway manners on all the box Mini Maxx tunes and mileage seems to be the same as the stocker. EGTs appear to be down about 100 degrees across the board I'd say as well. So far, I'm giving this thing a big thumbs up. I'll be updating this thread as time goes on with some videos if anyone wants to see them showing boost and DP numbers.
toyotasaurus is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to toyotasaurus For This Useful Post:
mega-engr (02-08-2017)
Old 02-28-2017, 05:33 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1
This is great!!! Any more info or feedback? I am currently trying to make a decision on turbo replacement. I have seen these and the fleece drop in units. Was wondering if what the performance gain would be. How much boost did you pick up over stock turbo? Where did you order the Screamer? Thanks and sorry for all the questions.
emeraldlx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2017, 01:26 PM   #3
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
toyotasaurus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by emeraldlx View Post
This is great!!! Any more info or feedback? I am currently trying to make a decision on turbo replacement. I have seen these and the fleece drop in units. Was wondering if what the performance gain would be. How much boost did you pick up over stock turbo? Where did you order the Screamer? Thanks and sorry for all the questions.
Somehow I missed seeing your reply to this thread! Sorry!!

It doesn't seem like I really picked up any additional boost versus the stocker, but what I did gain was lower EGTs and drive pressure. I can now run in the low to mid 30psi range and the drive pressure never gets over 40psi. It's a noticeable difference from the stock turbo in according to my seat of the pants dyno. I ordered straight from BD. Below is a link to a short video I took.

toyotasaurus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2017, 01:36 PM   #4
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
toyotasaurus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 18
Here's another short video of what this thing sounds like at idle.

toyotasaurus is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got the HE351VE on c12h26 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 98 01-13-2011 04:00 AM
he351ve rebuild info??? evil06sti 3rd Gen Engine and Drivetrain -> 2007 and up 19 01-07-2011 12:07 PM
He351ve? JW's3Dodges 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 14 06-29-2009 10:44 PM
HE351VE on a first gen? oly_fab 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 12 04-13-2009 09:44 AM
Altec Screamer Running Board LEDS pet05 3rd Gen High Performance and Accessories (5.9L Only) 0 06-18-2006 11:20 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:26 AM.


Copyright 2017, DieselTruckResource.com We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.