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Posted By john40

I have a 4" X 51" Straight through Nelson 86131M...

I have a 4" X 51" Straight through Nelson 86131M catback muffler with no baffles. A little louder than stock with no drone. It also is offered in a 5" version, 86130M.
John.
10-06-2018, 01:16 PM
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Posted By john40

My son in law was having problems with his...

My son in law was having problems with his 225/75/15 tires on his 30' fifth wheel. He replaced these tires with 225/75/16 load range E tires and has not had any problems since. He bought the 16" rims...
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Posted By john40

Many aftermarket mufflers create drone in the cab...

Many aftermarket mufflers create drone in the cab which is annoying, especially when towing. On my '06, which I just sold, I ran a Nelson 86131M, which is a 52" long straight through muffler with no...
08-22-2018, 12:03 PM
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Posted By john40

My F/W separator is a Wix 33439 rated at 14...

My F/W separator is a Wix 33439 rated at 14 micron and is mounted before my 2 micron filter. I use it for dual filtration. This may be overkill, but it works for me. Also, one of the filters in your...
08-16-2018, 05:34 PM
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Posted By john40

If just an auxiliary fuel filter would fill you...

If just an auxiliary fuel filter would fill you needs, here's an inexpensive alternative. Fuel filter base 24770-- $22.30, fleetfiler.com. Fuel filter 2 micron, Donaldson P551313-- $7.16,...
08-09-2018, 01:11 AM
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Posted By john40

Sorry about your problem, but it seems to be a...

Sorry about your problem, but it seems to be a chronic condition with the NV4500 when towing heavy.
John
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Posted By john40

For the money, the Smarty Jr is hard to bet. It...

For the money, the Smarty Jr is hard to bet. It can easily be returned to stock to pass Calif. smog tests. New it cannot be purchased in Calif., but if you are creative you should be able to obtain...
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Posted By john40

The fuel filters I mentioned don't have drain...

The fuel filters I mentioned don't have drain valves, but I appreciate your replies.
John
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Posted By john40

Fuel Filter Position

Can an auxiliary fuel filter (Donaldson P551313 or Cat 1R-0750) be mounted in a horizontal position and still be effective. This may be done to increase ground clearance.
Thanks John
05-25-2018, 10:54 AM
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Posted By john40

I also saw this video and have an opinion. The...

I also saw this video and have an opinion. The truck appeared to have after market wheels, which were probably the cast aluminum type. I don't know about Ford trucks, but my '06 Dodge came with...
05-12-2018, 12:13 PM
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Posted By john40

I've always towed at 65 mph, which seems to be a...

I've always towed at 65 mph, which seems to be a "sweet spot" for a Cummins engine, taching about 1800 rpm. Also, we all know that over 2000 rpm the mileage takes a hit. Just my two cents.
John
03-20-2018, 01:08 PM
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Posted By john40

When they replaced the 5th gear nut (two times),...

When they replaced the 5th gear nut (two times), once they used a clamp on type and the other time the nut had a set screw. Neither one of these held. A fully splined shaft may be the answer. Just...
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Posted By john40

If you have a friend or relative in another...

If you have a friend or relative in another state, order a Smarty or Smarty Jr. They will not ship to Calif. It is my understanding, no personal experience, that it can be returned to stock and...
12-03-2017, 01:31 AM
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Posted By john40

I would highly recommend replacing the stock belt...

I would highly recommend replacing the stock belt with a Goodyear Gatorback belt. I had one on my '98 12v for over 180,000 miles and it was still in good condition when I sold the truck. It also...
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Posted By john40

A pyro is a must for your application. When my...

A pyro is a must for your application. When my truck was stock, my pyro could easily reach 1450 on a warm grade pulling 10,000 plus #. My Smarty Jr reduced these about 200-250 degrees.
John
10-11-2017, 12:55 AM
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Posted By john40

When I had my '98 12v, 2 wd, NV4500, 3.54, I had...

When I had my '98 12v, 2 wd, NV4500, 3.54, I had the 5th gear slide off three times, while towing 10,000#. The last time, in frustration, I had the trans shop spot weld the gear on. I hope the...
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Posted By john40

There are undoubtedly better tuners out there,...

There are undoubtedly better tuners out there, but for the money a Smarty Jr is hard to beat. I have had mine for several years and it is set on the lowest setting (40 HP). It has reduced my EGT's...
09-21-2017, 11:15 AM
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Posted By john40

This happened to me when I bought my '98 12v in...

This happened to me when I bought my '98 12v in late '97. I didn't notice it on my registration until I got informed that a smog test was due. Calif. wasn't doing diesel smog tests a that time. I had...
08-20-2017, 01:47 AM
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Posted By john40

When I had my '98 12v with a NV4500, I towed our...

When I had my '98 12v with a NV4500, I towed our 10,000# 5th whl all over the U.S. using 5th gear on near flat roads. The only problem I had, twice, was that the nut that holds the 5th gear came...
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Posted By john40

When my truck was stock the EGT's could reach...

When my truck was stock the EGT's could reach 1450 on a hot grade pulling a 10,000# 5th whl. A Smarty Jr lowered these 200-250 degrees.
John
08-07-2017, 11:09 AM
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Posted By john40

Years ago, when I installed my Maxbrake, I did a...

Years ago, when I installed my Maxbrake, I did a little research. The transducer they use is Honeywell # MLH01KPSB21A, which is still available.
John
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Posted By john40

I bought my truck used and it had a Edge Juice...

I bought my truck used and it had a Edge Juice With Attitude installed. It ran fine, but the EGTs were too hot when towing our 10,000# 5th whl. I removed it and installed a Smarty Jr, which reduced...
07-10-2017, 03:14 PM
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Posted By john40

I have been doing this for years, for the same...

I have been doing this for years, for the same reasons you mentioned.
John
07-10-2017, 12:25 PM
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Posted By john40

I forgot to mention that I let the oil drain...

I forgot to mention that I let the oil drain overnight.
John
06-24-2017, 01:37 PM
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Posted By john40

If you have the option and time, let the truck...

If you have the option and time, let the truck sit over night. The filter is not hot and it allows the filter to drain slightly. It is not messy when removing from below.
John
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