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Old 04-01-2010, 07:56 AM
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Hey guys - I just got a little cash for the b-day, so I though I would use it to pop the proverbial cherry on the truck.

I would like some opinions on what the first thing should be? I got enough to do either the edge insight with probe or the Dieselsite Coolant filter, not both right now. These are just the two I had in mind other ideas are welcome.
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EGR Block-off might be your first bet? Are you running tunes yet? Maybe an SCT? How much do you love your head gaskets? I personally have no love for mine and treat em like $#!+.

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EGR Block-off might be your first bet? Are you running tunes yet? Maybe an SCT? How much do you love your head gaskets? I personally have no love for mine and treat em like $#!+.

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I do want to get an SCT soon, but I think I would like the guages first. As for the EGR block, I am in California where diesels are smoged so I think I will just upgrade that to the bulletproof latter down the line.
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If it were me I would do what makes the truck more reliable right now. Is the truck in good condition... IE no tuner no puking and such? If so I would start with the coolant filter.
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If it were me I would do what makes the truck more reliable right now. Is the truck in good condition... IE no tuner no puking and such? If so I would start with the coolant filter.
Yeah the truck is running good, it's just under 40K and seems like all is well except for a chirping that I can't locate. Dealer said it was breaks and replaced them but the chirping is back now. I haven't been able to dial in what is causing it to chirp.
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Yeah the truck is running good, it's just under 40K and seems like all is well except for a chirping that I can't locate. Dealer said it was breaks and replaced them but the chirping is back now. I haven't been able to dial in what is causing it to chirp.
Let get into a bit more detail so you can understand where I am coming from. It all depends on what your long term goals are for the truck. If you have lots of cash and are looking for a toy that you can beat the hell out of until it quits then skip the filter. The engine will be blown long before you need the coolant changed. But if you want to keep the truck for a long time and get good longevity out of it I would start replacing the known weak links. The monitor will do NOTHING for performance and until you do performance mods there is no need for it. The coolant filter is a great idea/ investment in the truck. The bulletproof EGR cooler and oil cooler rebuild is another. Then you could get the gauges and tuner. Some stock trucks will eat the head gaskets and there are others out there that beat on them and they wont quit. The gasket stud thing will just have to be done whenever the truck decides it wants it or when you have the cash to do it as a preventive mod. JJ
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Let get into a bit more detail so you can understand where I am coming from. It all depends on what your long term goals are for the truck. If you have lots of cash and are looking for a toy that you can beat the hell out of until it quits then skip the filter. The engine will be blown long before you need the coolant changed. But if you want to keep the truck for a long time and get good longevity out of it I would start replacing the known weak links. The monitor will do NOTHING for performance and until you do performance mods there is no need for it. The coolant filter is a great idea/ investment in the truck. The bulletproof EGR cooler and oil cooler rebuild is another. Then you could get the gauges and tuner. Some stock trucks will eat the head gaskets and there are others out there that beat on them and they wont quit. The gasket stud thing will just have to be done whenever the truck decides it wants it or when you have the cash to do it as a preventive mod. JJ
Thanks for the info. I am looking for longevity. A daily driver with a bit of go power. I looked into the Bulletproof EGR/Oil combo but they are out of the price range at the moment. I am not even sure what it would cost to have someone do it for me. I'm thinking for now that the coolant filter will be the first. Is the dieselsite cooler on the top of the list (or close) for a quality product? The oil cooler rebuild is the kit for about $800 that just upgrades the OE cooler right? Would you recommend the turbo drain?

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Thanks for the info. I am looking for longevity. A daily driver with a bit of go power. I looked into the Bulletproof EGR/Oil combo but they are out of the price range at the moment. I am not even sure what it would cost to have someone do it for me. I'm thinking for now that the coolant filter will be the first. Is the dieselsite cooler on the top of the list (or close) for a quality product? BTW are you referring to the complete oil cooler/EGR kit or the kit with the EGR and the OE cooler upgrade?
Yes the dieselsite unit is top notch. JJ
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Yes the dieselsite unit is top notch. JJ
Great thanks for the info, I think this may be the route I take first. Is this sold at any shops or is it online order only?
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Only place I know of is directly. I would just give them a ring and order over the phone. I'm old fashioned. LOL JJ
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