Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: South NM
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For future readers:
My actuator started failing, I really did not notice much. I would get "check engine" light, read the codes and clear em.
I then hauled my dump trailer at ~#12,000 or so over 100 miles. Thats when I noticed the issue. The truck just did not have the gunt it usually does. It felt like I was hauling #24,000 pounds.
The actuator at this point was hardly moving, the EB ( Exhaust Brake for the remainder of this post) stopped working.
So, yea you "can" tow, but it won't be as good. I would NOT tow for long, maybe enough to get home or something.
Cost me just under $10,000 to fix. I upgraded instead of going OEM.
I went with BD Iron Horn kit, BD exhaust brake, GDP Tuning, EZlynk tuner, deleted exhaust emissions (new exhaust system), EGR delete, emissions delete, and performance transmission. The 68RFE can only handle 379.999999 HP MAX. And with a tune, I figured I better get a built transmission. Even if it can only handle 380.999999HP, that little extra head room should hold for at least 24 to 30 months before I need to replace it again.
2014 RAM HD. Cummins 6.7 364.5SXE Turbo. EZLynk Tuned. Straight piped. Air-Ride.