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Old 02-06-2014, 04:28 PM
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Hey all,
I'm looking at getting fuel return system, rebuilt injectors, new glow plugs and some other things to my baby soon. I tow, boats, cars, and a 35ft 5th wheel. I'm thinking riffraff for starters. most likely same AB injectors. I have looked at a few re builders and have seen only one that does new nozzles, hones plungers etc. I have 300K miles and would like a very mild HP gain but not at the expense of tranny and other drive train components. Any thoughts or experiences along these lines would be appreciated. I've been really good about fuild/oil changes. Motor seems healthy( no compression test yet) Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:35 AM
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My first question would be do you have it chipped? The regulated return fuel system solves problems in the fuel delivery to the back injectors and increases pressure.
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No, no chip. I'm kinda on the fence about that. I'm not looking for much of a power increase, what I do need is a very reliable, very efficient towing vehicle across the board. Spending a lot of $'s is a concern. I'm trying to find that balance keeping it mostly stock. Don't the AD injectors put out a bit more fuel? I was thinking maybe those and a regulated return, maybe a billet WW when the turbo needs to be rebuilt, a bit more flow? If anything most of any upgrades will be done to tranny to make it more bullet proof. I have a modded out VW TDI Golf for my go fast/ scare the sh*t out of myself ride. Not so much for the truck. I liked the swamps because of the new nozzles/barrel work. Just trying to go about this the right way. Truck tows well but another 40 hp or so couldn't hurt? Thanks for the reply
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A chip is one of the best mods you can do for your truck. Yes they are kinda expensive but we'll worth it They have tow tunes you can use. TS performance is a good brand, not too expensive around $300 but I think their tow tunes suck, that's just me. You can get custom tunes but more $. If you have a auto tranny a chip will alter the shift points to give you optimal power while towing. And also you will get a larger increase out of the AD's if you decide to do them.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:27 PM
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Are we talking an actual chip or a tune? The reason I ask is I got loader and a couple of different tunes for the diesel car. For a diesel it really flies. I don't know why I'm so leery of doing it on the truck, it is an auto, maybe because it has 300K miles on it and don't want to trash the tranny. I guess another is cost, if I start adding it all up it gets spendy fast. I do appreciate the info, I've been trying to do a bunch of searches and asking vendors questions, trying to separate hype/sales from truth. Trying to do this more intelligently than the car. Thanks for the input.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:17 PM
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You can have 6 different tunes on a chip. And if you drive conservatively you won't have to worry about trashing your tranny even in a high tune, that is of course that there is no weak links waiting to break in it.
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Yes, that weak link part is what has me nervous. I did burn the tranny fluid last summer. I changed it and the filter right away but think the damage may have been done. Time to start saving up. Thanks for the help
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