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#2236551 - 04/19/11 05:55 AM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: dnewton3]
Bambam Offline


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Now that dino oil can go the distance,what kind of technology is out there to keep my itchy "change the oil finger" at bay? blush
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#2236829 - 04/19/11 11:30 AM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: Meathead]
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Ah - there's the rub. Most of us BITOGers like to wrench; it's in our blood.

I prefer to tinker with "improvements". On my Dmax: added p/s cooler, upgraded the xfer case (before the infamous pump rub got to it), added a pyro gage, improved skid plate protection by adding bracing, made a home-made diff cover to improve cooling, etc. Next up? A rear diff temp sensor (thanks to Jim Allen for getting me hooked on gage-fever ...)
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Conventionals vs. Synthetics isn't about which is "better"; it's about which lasts longer, while assuring safe operation, in relation to cost. Any product can be over or under utilized. The same applies to filters.
Make an informed decision; first consider your operating conditions, next determine your maintenance plan, and then pick your lube and filter. Don't do it the other way around ...

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#2237596 - 04/20/11 07:20 AM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: dnewton3]
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I find that gaugewatching fills that deep seated need (perhaps "compulsion is a better word). That carries me through one, two and three year intervals on my various equipment. Besides, I have plenty of work to do.
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#2418094 - 10/27/11 05:02 PM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: Meathead]
Meathead Offline


Registered: 04/11/11
Posts: 25
Loc: Upstate SC
I finally got to the next OCI. I sent another sample to the local CAT folks and, as noted previously, also sent one to Blackstone this time.

[img:left]http://meathead.smugmug.com/Trucks/Williebago-Upgrades/2480091_FvBM56#1553194827_MkHPt37[/img]

[img:left]http://meathead.smugmug.com/Trucks/Williebago-Upgrades/2480091_FvBM56#1553194833_wkswd7f[/img]


Y'all feel free to comment.

I've been cutting filters open lately, too, and that PH9100 from the last OCI had some fairly significant wrinkles in the pleats. I'm curious if this is an indication of filter saturation, and if perhaps I should start changing the oil filter mid-interval. Any input on that idea is welcome, as well.


edit: I'm not sure why those pictures only show as links - not particularly familiar with this forum. The links do work, though, from what I can tell.



Edited by Meathead (10/27/11 05:04 PM)

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#2418146 - 10/27/11 06:07 PM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: Meathead]
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Registered: 10/09/04
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I would try a better filter such as a Fleetguard Stratapore, Donaldson High Endurance, Mobil 1 or Bosch Distance Plus and kick the OCOD to the curb!
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#2418375 - 10/27/11 10:33 PM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: bullwinkle]
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I have 13 guages grin
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#2418786 - 10/28/11 01:29 PM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: Meathead]
Ponch Offline


Registered: 01/12/08
Posts: 263
Loc: Bay City Michigan
Ahh yes....this is the kind of info I needed to better help me sleep at night! I have the same truck/same engine,and running same oil... and have recentely been playing around with a 120+ horse tune on my bullydog programmer...and was hoping that I wasnt doing much damage to her... "meathead" how high of EGT do you get when running hard??

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#2418865 - 10/28/11 02:36 PM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: Ponch]
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Be very careful with the bullydog. The allison is not a big fan of it and will go into LIMP mode pretty quickly. High EGT's are okay for short burst, it sustained high EGT that is the killer.
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#2419188 - 10/28/11 08:15 PM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: Ponch]
Meathead Offline


Registered: 04/11/11
Posts: 25
Loc: Upstate SC
Originally Posted By: Ponch
Ahh yes....this is the kind of info I needed to better help me sleep at night! I have the same truck/same engine,and running same oil... and have recentely been playing around with a 120+ horse tune on my bullydog programmer...and was hoping that I wasnt doing much damage to her... "meathead" how high of EGT do you get when running hard??


I'm a bit embarrassed to say I actually have no idea. I purchased gauges and an A-pillar mount for 'em a bit over a year ago, but got taken out on my motorcycle before I got a chance to do the install. I'm planning to install those (along with several other mods) during the holidays this year, so I could tell you then.

I do carry a code scanner with me, and have ever since the tuner went into service, and I can tell you the only "limp" my truck's ever gone into was the result of a 'low fuel rail pressure' code, NOT a tranny limp. I believe the '07 Allison can handle what the LBZ can give it in stock trim - mine certainly has, and the Allison spin-on magnet is crystal-clean at every 25k change. I don't worry about the Allison at this hp level. As with anything else, YRMV.

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#2419587 - 10/29/11 11:16 AM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: Meathead]
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0087 is pretty much common with the Bullydog and PPE programmers as they are pretty aggressive on fueling. PPE has a shim kit that will help with the issue that works well, and it's only 9.00. Simple to install. The allison in the LBZ is a bit better but don't go thinking it's bulletproof and won't limp.
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#2424204 - 11/03/11 03:27 PM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: Smokefan1977]
Meathead Offline


Registered: 04/11/11
Posts: 25
Loc: Upstate SC
Originally Posted By: Smokefan1977
0087 is pretty much common with the Bullydog and PPE programmers as they are pretty aggressive on fueling. PPE has a shim kit that will help with the issue that works well, and it's only 9.00. Simple to install.


EFI Live is next on the mod list, so that problem will be resolved.


Originally Posted By: smokefan
The allison in the LBZ is a bit better but don't go thinking it's bulletproof and won't limp.


I suffer no such delusion. I've got funds earmarked for a Suncoast build already. Truth is, I'm kinda hopin' it'll blow up soon. If it doesn't, I'll just have it done when I get around to the EFI, 'cause that won't be any fun without a built tranny, anyway.

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#2425821 - 11/05/11 10:38 AM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: Meathead]
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Registered: 07/05/11
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Loc: Gilbert, AZ
You may speak with Mike at Ingelwood Transmissions. He is the best Allison builder and the cost is actually less then suncoast is. He uses a propiatary SC converter and many suncoast parts but does some of his own machining aswell. I have built many high HP Dmax's and my expierence with mike trannys have been 100% perfect. never a failure
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#2428760 - 11/08/11 11:11 AM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: Smokefan1977]
Ponch Offline


Registered: 01/12/08
Posts: 263
Loc: Bay City Michigan
I knew this duramax investment was gonna be expensive!! NO I just cant leave it stock either...

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#2428976 - 11/08/11 02:58 PM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: Meathead]
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Registered: 06/08/09
Posts: 1127
Loc: Alaska
I find that a good Fluke laser-pointed IR thermometer makes a good substitute for gauge-fever.

Charlie
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#2429523 - 11/09/11 04:57 AM Re: '07 LBZ UOA @ 175,000 [Re: m37charlie]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 5590
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Originally Posted By: m37charlie
I find that a good Fluke laser-pointed IR thermometer makes a good substitute for gauge-fever.

Charlie


Yeah - but it's hard to drive the rig at 60mph and take EGTs with your head under the hood ... grin2



Edited by dnewton3 (11/09/11 04:57 AM)
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Conventionals vs. Synthetics isn't about which is "better"; it's about which lasts longer, while assuring safe operation, in relation to cost. Any product can be over or under utilized. The same applies to filters.
Make an informed decision; first consider your operating conditions, next determine your maintenance plan, and then pick your lube and filter. Don't do it the other way around ...

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