Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Lexington, KY
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And so it begins
Long, long time reader first post. After 6 years of searching I finally found the rig of my dreams...2005 Excursion w quad captains chairs, low miles (83k), and in excellent stock condition.
Now persuing the dream of actually making this beast reliable. Currently if I push her hard (Cruise at 80, 94 degrees ambient, crossing Jellico mountain Tn, and full load of people and gear from vaca) I can get ECT 196 & EOT 235. Keeping it as easy as I can, it stays around ECT 192 & EOT 212. Running Rotella syn 5w40 with FP Diesel Extreme and Hot Shot Secrete at most fill-ups to sooth things until I can get all this stuff installed. No leaks, no drips, no puking, no smoke so hoping head gasket/studs are still good. Budget is tapped so no go the ARP's just yet.
This hauler will be making fairly routine 2400 mile road trips pulling around 8000# of people, boat and gear.
I will have in my hands, sometime in the next couple of days, the following items to install.
River City EGR Delete Kit
IPR external oil cooler with high flow coolant filter
PHP Atlas 40 FICM tune
Upgraded Dummy plugs & Standpipes
Upgraded STC fitting
Upgraded HPOP Filter
Is there anything else easy to do/easy on the wallet I can do while the hood is up?
Next round of mods will be a SCT Tuner (for the CEL delete and maybe a little bump in performance, not looking for a smoke roller) and a exhaust. Are there any real world benefits to going bigger than a 4" turbo back exhaust? Mainly looking for better MPG.
Thanks in advance!! This Forum rocks!
Last edited by The_X; 07-28-2014 at 03:13 PM.
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