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HELP! no power towing
This weekend was the first time in over a year I towed with my PSD. I have a small 22 foot camping trailer that has a dry weight of 3900 lbs. The tanks were empty so lets be generous and say my wife packed over 1,000 lbs of stuff in it, I am towing 5,000 lbs.
On the freeway it felt like I didnt have much power but when I hit the canyon it really sucked. Going up the canyon I had to drop all the way into 2nd gear and could barely maintain 35mph. My EGT's, tranny temp, engine temp, oil pressure all looked fine. My turbo was making a chirping or squeeling noise but It has done that before. I was told that was the turbo surge that makes that noise. I have heard that noise before but had plenty of power in the past. No engine light or any signs of trouble, just no power.
My bro-inlaw has a 3/4 ton Chev w/ a 6.0 gasser and he blew past me pulling his 30 foot fith wheel like I was standing still. Usually I have to wait for him but not today.
Fresh motor oil, new fluids all the way around, diff, tranny, transfer etc. 200 miles ago. New fuel filter 1,500 miles ago.
Anyone have any ideas what I can start looking for ????
2001 Crew Cab Short Bed
315/75 Terra Grapplers
Magnaflow Stainless exhaust
AFE stage 1 intake
Juice Attitude with monitor Pillar mount
Autometer Trans. Temp.