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Old 02-12-2008, 11:02 AM
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Unhappy Threw a connecting rod!!!

Here's a good one for you guys. Has anyone heard of a 2001 7.3 Powerstroke throwing a rod at only 108,000 miles with absolutely no sign of an issue? I've religously maintained it and never beat on it. I have only a Bullydog 6 bank and cold air intake on it. The heaviest load I've ever put on it was my 6x12 enclosed trailer with a few bikes in it. That's nothing for this truck... It basicly grenaded while doing about 75mph. Any thoughts?....Or has anyone heard of this. I have friends with 300,000miles who beat the hell out of their trucks with the same motor and major mods. They run perfect!!!.... Could it just be bad luck?
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:26 AM
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Mmm just sounds like bad luck to me... Do ya know if the rod broke, or if it was a failure with on either end of the rod i.e. bearings?
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:27 AM
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Bully dog= Poor HIGH Cylinder pressure tuning= Broken PMR rod's... See it...
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:33 AM
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Hmm never heard of that before CSI.... What does the bullydog do to cause high pressure that any other tuner wouldn't? Just a combination of poor timing w/ fuel delivery?
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:35 AM
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Similar to the old TS Fuel 7 tunes, just really advanced timing...
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:37 AM
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I've never heard it either.A very well know known Diesel tuning company in my hometown as well as others rave about it....
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:38 AM
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Ahhhhh....That makes sense!!...But to cause that at 108,000miles?
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:40 AM
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Bet they sell it too...


Not trying to beat on you or anything, I feel your pain, just had to drop a new motor in mine...

Check out this link...

Short Block, no core, Forged Rods, $3500
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:43 AM
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Bully dog= Poor HIGH Cylinder pressure tuning= Broken PMR rod's... See it...
any other tuners have this problem?
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:48 AM
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Most have learned, some have not changed there stuff, Edge will kill a 6.0 in no time, bully dog is the 7.3 IMHO... But I have seen stock trucks chuck PMR's too...
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