Here we go... I am building a "new" engine for my truck. Theres nothing wrong with the old one I just figure I will start working on another one and when it gets done I will swap'em and build the first one. Here's what I am going for... Mileage...I would like to try for a legitimate 21+ MPG. I am at 18MPG now so it shouldn't be all that difficult. The factory 235hp 500tq, plus whatever all the crap I have done, is plenty of power for what I do with it so power is not my main concern although I will gladly take any extra I can come up with. I am also going to throw some "beef it up" parts in there also just for fun. I would like to hear everyones opinion and parts lists but lets try to be original here guys. In searching this forum I have found 7 posts where a person new to the diesel world is asking what to do for more power other than the obvious, intake, exhaust, blah blah blah, and 7 times people have said 238cc hybrids, big oil and a GT38R with a 1.00A/R. There is not a doubt in my mind that is a great power combo but thats not what everyone needs. I want everyones opinion as stated earlier but please also give reasons as to why you are suggesting a particular part. Anyone can make a list of parts, I want to know the why behind the list
Single shot injectors (Swamps probably) not sure of the sizing yet - research shows better efficiency out of single shots
Adrenaline HPOP - plenty of oil to work injectors
Turbo. Not sure yet - move a bit more air if/when needed
Regulated return - keep fuel in head where it belongs
Twin factory pick-up pumps and bigger fuel line - plenty of fuel if/when needed. Plus I like the "fail safe" of having 2 pumps
Custom tunes on 6 pos. chip - because they are needed to run single shots. Plus I can have a highway, tow and actafool setting.
Balanced rotating assembly - cut down torsional vibration = smoother running = lees power lost to vibration
Polished heads and exh. manifolds - smoother air flow
Head studs - stronger than bolts
Aftermarket head gaskets - so there are no worries about blowing one when goofing around
Block girdle - stiffen block, cut down on block twist
I think thats it. lol. Its probably not but I will add to it if I forgot anything. Sorry for the long post but just wanted to make sure all the info was out there.