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06-15-2003, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By HC

Re:Turbo not working?????

Proving once again that this site is worth the price of admission... <br><br>Oops, wait, we didn't have to pay a dime, did we? ;D
06-15-2003, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By HC

Re:what happens when you run it out of fuel?

Think of it like draining your battery by leaving on the lights. &quot;One time&quot; won't destroy your battery the very first time you do it, but it will reduce the life of your battery by some...
06-14-2003, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By HC

Re:The Choice

Figure out which owner took the best care of his; changed rear end fluid, and the other stuff. Get that one.<br><br>If both were equal, then add me to the list of 24V owners would would rather have...
06-14-2003, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,843
Posted By HC

Re:Alternative fluid for NV5600

Good point Gary. I've got &quot;A&quot; (15W-40) in the engine, and like it there, but it was not my intent to endorse it for the tranny - I was just mentioning it as something that some people do. At 134k...
06-14-2003, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,843
Posted By HC

Re:Alternative fluid for NV5600

Whoa, before dumping a motor oil in your transmission, realize that the additive chemistry is much different for a gear lube. I wouldn't recommend a motor oil in a transmission, even if big &quot;A&quot; says...
06-12-2003, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,843
Posted By HC

Re:Alternative fluid for NV5600

&quot;Good for the life of the truck&quot;. Easy for them to say; they replace it if it goes out in the first 100k (life of the truck drivetrain warranty), but after that it's you who'll pay the bill.

I'm...
06-12-2003, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By HC

Re:Which oil weight?

15W-40.<br><br>I've used both, I'm happier with the 15W-40. If there's an mpg difference, it's hard to measure; the 5W-30 had more blowby; oil analysis results show no significant difference, and I...
06-08-2003, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By HC

Re:Unsure about EGT guidelines

I assume most of you are assuming &quot;everybody&quot; has a pre-turbo EGT probe.<br><br>The original poster said he was hitting 1000 on a hill, not towing. With my 2001 HO, I could hit 1000, even 1050+, on...
06-07-2003, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,519
Posted By HC

Re:bypass oil filters

I've posted on this topic so many times in the past; I'm just going to give the short version of each point here:<br>1) Dual bypass DOES drop the oil pressure; it's not just the oil viscosity. This...
05-29-2003, 12:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,313
Posted By HC

Re:Temp before shut down

If you'll permit a wild guess, I'm thinking that it would be &quot;good&quot; to run a gasser down to 300 degrees before shut-off, same as a diesel, but maybe it's just not practical. The diesel idles pretty...
05-13-2003, 11:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,704
Posted By HC

Re:Can someone please explain synthetic oil to me?

<br>..one thing all you have neglected is to read the whole paragraph on oil change intervals. <br>Nope, sorry, not so. I read that paragraph, and many, many other things as well. Remember, the...
05-13-2003, 10:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,591
Posted By HC

Re:Interesting comment on diesel fuel and injection pumps...

I don't have proof or references at my fingertips, but I remember reading that there are &quot;secondary&quot; issues with using two-stroke oil. Unwanted deposits on injectors, if I recall correctly...<br>I...
05-09-2003, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,130
Posted By HC

Re:Airbag light on dash stays on

I once heard there is a Federal law that says &quot;safety devices&quot; have to be fixed; like seat belts for example. If true, it might be that the dealer would have to fix your airbag without charge. ...
05-07-2003, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By HC

Re:Shut down temp is 300*...Why?

Could be:<br>1) One number based on pre-turbo temp, the other based on post-turbo temp...<br>2) The gasser might have a water-cooled turbo <br>3) The gasser might have thinner parts due to less...
05-07-2003, 11:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,704
Posted By HC

Re:Can someone please explain synthetic oil to me?

<br>I guess what I specifically am asking is for a poll of what oil you run and do you feel it is worth the extra cost involved. <br><br><br>I run Amsoil 15W-40, Heavy Duty Marine and Diesel oil. ...
05-07-2003, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 680
Posted By HC

Re:RV 275 injector problems?

I've got 275's, and find them trouble free. I like the performance (slight increase, w/o smoke except under rare conditions). <br><br>I believe the breaking tips rumor comes from other,...
05-06-2003, 06:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,594
Posted By HC

Re:Disappointing Mileage

<br>so 20-22mpg with an empty 01 HO 2500 4wd at 70-75 with 3.54's would be exceptional? ....my current truck handles the loads fine, and will get 22mpg @ 75mph all day long empty....<br><br><br>YES....
05-02-2003, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By HC

Re:TURBO COOL DOWN

Usually, the engineers who write owner's manuals don't like to put in things that impose on the driver and make their design seem &quot;less robust&quot; than the competition's. If Chevy says 7500 mile oil...
05-02-2003, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By HC

Re:Heat Guage???

Short version:<br>Replace the thermostat.<br><br>Long version:<br><br>During initial warm-up, it's very normal for temp to overshoot your normal running point, then drop back maybe 50 degrees, then...
05-02-2003, 08:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,917
Posted By HC

Re:Batteries

<br>Doug: Thanks for your reply. I think that your post explains the problems very good, much better than my english would allow. AlpineRAM<br>If English is your second language, I'm IMPRESSED. I...
05-02-2003, 08:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,594
Posted By HC

Re:Disappointing Mileage

Jones0027,<br>I get better mileage than you! Now, &quot;the rest of the story&quot;:<br>You bought in June, so you weren't broken in during last summer's driving. This post is in April, you're in Illinois,...
05-02-2003, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By HC

Re:Headlight Aiming

I think those guides are going to be vehicle-specific; the number is going to be very different for a tall truck than for say a Honda Civic or other low-riding car. I once adjusted a car to the...
05-02-2003, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By HC

Re:oil wieght for harsh driving

My answer would be to choose synthetic. I agree with the comment that you will likely get tired of your truck before you wear it out, with any good diesel oil, but you did say, &quot;what's the best&quot;. I...
04-26-2003, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By HC

Re:TURBO COOL DOWN

Jamie,<br>Look at a map, it's COLD where you live! ;) <br><br>Seriously, my times in summer, temps of 85 F or above, can be several minutes unless I just coasted down a hill in gear.<br><br>In...
04-26-2003, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By HC

Re:diesel fuel additives

Yep, fuel sulphur requirements are getting lower, and diesel lubricity sometimes suffers as a result. So if you plan to keep your truck past the warranty period, your friend's advice is...
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