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post #1 of 59 Old 02-12-2008, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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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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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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Bully dog= Poor HIGH Cylinder pressure tuning= Broken PMR rod's... See it...

01 F-250 SC PSD,320k,16 Isspro Gauges, AFE-2,CCV Mod,IAH delete,map reg,Modded H2e, 6.0 IC, 230/100 from P.I.S, Studs, 910 springs, Forged rods, Water injection,Hydra chip-No Limit/Gearhead tuning, Swamps HVHF IDM, MBRP 4" dual's, Aero, 6" tip's, 4" Revtek lift, 37/12.5/16.5 MT's
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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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Similar to the old TS Fuel 7 tunes, just really advanced timing...

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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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Ahhhhh....That makes sense!!...But to cause that at 108,000miles?
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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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Bully dog= Poor HIGH Cylinder pressure tuning= Broken PMR rod's... See it...
any other tuners have this problem?

-2003 7.3L Powerstrke, 4x4, Crew Cab, 170K Miles
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-4 into 5 in. Turbo Back Exhaust. 6 in. Tip
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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...

01 F-250 SC PSD,320k,16 Isspro Gauges, AFE-2,CCV Mod,IAH delete,map reg,Modded H2e, 6.0 IC, 230/100 from P.I.S, Studs, 910 springs, Forged rods, Water injection,Hydra chip-No Limit/Gearhead tuning, Swamps HVHF IDM, MBRP 4" dual's, Aero, 6" tip's, 4" Revtek lift, 37/12.5/16.5 MT's
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