Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Smithfield, RI
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When Is 'Ol Girl "Too 'Ol?"
I bought my PSD back in December when it had about 85,200 miles. It was inevitable that "Heavy" as I call it, was going to be modified. Around 92,000mi., modifying was under way & @ about 94,000, the installation of the Big Hoss bundle was complete. Today, my truck's 800 miles short of 100 large. But in it's 13,000 mile run with me, it shows no signs of failure. It's survived it's 1st winter without incident, spring, & she's still running like a top coming over the middle marker of summer. I've done oil changes, fuel filters, & have checked all other vital areas that may cause problems down the road on a regular basis. It doesn't blow any blue or white smoke, starts up every morning no problem, & still runs like it did when I took it for a test drive. Now, I've grown bored with the Big Hoss module & crave more power. I've been REAL interested in the Tony Wildman chip, but getting ready to roll over 100k has always bugged me about experimenting with other performance products. It handles the Banks pieces great...but what about something more extreme? I mean, it's not like you can just open your engine like you could open your air filter box or pull your dipstick out to check your piston rings & bearings or any other component that would require surgery to see if they're up to the task of supporting bigger & badder performance parts without sudden failure. Who here has a high-mileage rig that pushes it like it's still fresh out of the box? I've babied the crap out of my truck since the keys were handed to me; can I go beyond the 100k mile marker without worrying? Am I being paranoid? Can someone shine some light on the subject? I just want to know if there's a "too old" point in a PSD's life cycle to continue experimentation of better performance parts.
"HEAVY" 2001 F-250 XLT 4x4 EC SB
TW 6pos chip, S&B CAI, Monster 4" exhaust w/ Power Elbow, Big Head WGA, Technicooler, ITP boost fooler, Gen 1 Wicked Wheel, Six-Gun Tuner, Optima Yellow Tops, AutoMeter(Boost, Trans, EGT), CCV mod, MTS TC, MTS valve body, Trans Tech performance rebuild kit, TransGo shift kit, Hornblasters 242 Shocker Train Horns.
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