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Hi guys. This is my second post and I am getting straight to the important stuff! LOL
The truck I just bought has EGT, Boost, and Tranny temp guages. It also has a 3K spring kit. My BHAF just came in today and will be on at lunch. I know the pump has been 'turned up', because it black smokes as soon as I go WOT. My question is this....should I just leave the injection pump where it is? Turn it back down to stock, or have it professionally set? Heck, IS THERE a proffessional way to set it, or do you just spin the star till it stops? I dont want to risk blowing this truck up. I need it for work and moving(1700mile trip pulling a car).
I work at a diesel company and everyone here says that the only time you have issues with a Cummins is when people turn up the pump.
Please help me out here...
Well turning up the pump wont hurt much as long as you watch your EGT's. When those get high thats when the damage starts. It will give you some more pulling power too. If the EGT's are high you might want to look into a new turbo (though i doubt you need one now). It would be nice to take a pump to get it calibrated for the best power but usually guys running high HP do this due to cost. I would have to say the pumps fine were its at. Also turning up the pump with an auto will kill it sooner or later. The AT's on the 12v are very weak and much over stock will kill'em. If your towing a lot you might want to look into an aftermarket trans. that will keep everything together when towing and will be able to handle the power if you plan to BOMB the truck.
What you could look into next would be a good set of injectors. I prefer the 370's. They are very good and can support and produce a good amount of HP. The list goes on and is only stoped by your pockets. Good luck with the truck and feel free to ask any questions you have!
2008 Ford FX4 F350 6.4 Powerstroke.....I dont really belong here anymore
Hey thanks man! Honestly, Im not really planning to hotrod the truck( I have an LS1 TA for that). I dont mind making more power, just like anyone else, but I just dont want to do it at the expense of longivity. I drove it pretty hard yesterday and the EGT's never got past 1000, so I guess Im ok to leave it as it is.
By the way, how high should my boost be going?
1996 12valve, Auto, single cab, 2in pucks in front, rollin on 305's. BHAF, straight piped. EGT, Boost, and Tranny temp guages.
HELL NO IT AINT GOT A HEMI!
If you like the power, don't mind the smoke, and can keep the egt's under control, then leave it. However, if your trans is stock, you may want to consider being a bit more gentle on it when towing. I don't know if i'd call the tranny "weak", just the cummins is too powerful. My truck has had most of the mods all its life, work truck, towing, plowing, etc. Original trannny, with aftermarket torque converter and a shift kit. 360 000 km's and it's holding.
1996 2500 4X4 Auto CC LB Banks Power Pack, Boost, Pyro & Oil Temp, 3k GSK, BHAF, #0 Plate Full Forward, Low Stall Triple Disc TC, TST Valve Body, Mystery Switch, Rancho RS9000's, MTX MZS1204'2/Alpine MRD M501, Viper Alarm & Remote Start, Dual 5" Grand Rock Turnouts, Rickson 19.5"s
Yea I said the same thing about the power on my truck I just have to tell you it will be addictive once you start it's hard to stop! I bought mine for towing my race car when I finish it one day but have been spending money on the truck instead!!
This site tells you how to turn up, and therefore down, a pump. CumminsDatabase.com :: Turning Up A P7100 Pump
Where is your pyro probe located? I'm betting it's after the turbo, and that means you have to add about 300* to your reading.
You can clean up the off idle smoke by turning back the starwheel, and to clean up the WOT smoke slide the plate back.
'96 2500, CTD, 4X4 flatbed, Isspro gauges, Skyjacker D-25's, ThurenFab track bar, DSS, HD steering.
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