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Question Use the warm-up valve as exhaust brake?

Do the kits that use your warm-up valve as an exhaust brake work? Any reliability problems with them? How good are they compared to traditional exhaust brakes? If they work, which is best?
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I did the EBPV mod on mine, never run an "off the shelf" type unit so i can't tell you how it compares but I can tell you it does work. running empty it's not really doing anything but throw a 10k trailer behind it and take an off ramp on the big road and you can REALLY feel it. If you can keep the RPM's above 2000 it works best. been running it for awhile now without any porblems

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I ran mine on my 2000 all the time. I used it more than I did the breaks because I could just use the gears (6spd) to slow the truck down. Never had a problem with it. Worked great all the time. It was one of the after market units. Basicly just the wires.

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Do these units, that use the warm-up plate, also lock up the torque converter when engaged? If there is one that does that, and would unlock when rpm's dropped to near stall speed, I'd be very interested in it. OR, has anyone designed a circuit (and switches) that we could copy that would do the same?
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I have a home made one on mine and it works great, bought Swt & 2 Dioeds from radio shack. put he swt on the dash (looks nice) I have about 3 hrs of labor and 5 bucks invested and it works great.... i have a stick shift so i dont deal with T/C....... Bill

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I'd need to figure out where to tap this in to the wiring. Of course, I just noticed that I "wandered" into the wrong section for my truck (2002). Absent-mindedness I guess, my last PSD was a 1997 F250. I don't know whether or not the point to tap in would be the same on my truck as it is on yours.
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Im not sure where you are at to wire it in, mine is actuated from the break lites.. this procdure is discribed in Mods section of this foarm..... i used a OFF/ON switch so i elimated the on off on toggle part. Bill

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Ok, thanks. I'll check out the Mods section.
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Look at www.spdiesel.com for the best TC/Exhaust controler on the market...

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OK its in the 7.3 mods section under home made exhaust break, think i have about 2.5 /3 hrs and 5 bucks invested and it works great... Bill the olny difference i did i cut he dioeds in by the plug instead of up by the unit on top of the engine.. that was 4 convience olny.... Bill........... looked it up on here 250$+12 shipping vs 5 $$ n a few hrs or time btw the 250 one comes with a T/C lock up. i think the instructions on the DIY one has that also... I have a Stick so didnt pay attention 2 the tranney part


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