Lets See a Pic of Your tow rig and trailer.

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by Treydu22, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    This.

    Couple things. The temp delta test is designed to monitor under set parameters:
    Unloaded, constant throttle, at 55-66 mph on the highway.
    When you add the trailer and towing load you start to change the parameters. Now the engine is working harder and warming the oil more because the oil is doing its job. Plus if you dont know the oil age, or type there could be a couple factors there.

    If it were mine I'd change the oil with some good Rotella T5 or T6 or Valvoline Blue. and I'd change the coolant. At that mileage I would NOT chem flush it. And dont belive the internet bS about 10,000 distilled water flushes either. Drain the shit, pull the block plug on the drivers side and the radiator petcock and refill with a decent Diesel ELC additive coolant.

    Then I'd re-do the temp delta test. I bet youll be happy.

    It doesnt have "factory head studs" because those are mutually exclusive. It either had factory head bolts or has been converted to head studs.

    Again..there is ZERO chance I'd ARP stud a head at 300k mils if there isnt an issue. Honestly I wouldnt if there was an issue. AT 300k you are too close to in frame service interval. If I went that far into a 300k mile engine it'd be a long block VT365.

    If you decide to delete EGR absolutely replace the oil cooler at the same time. Otherwise Id change the fluids, which are maintenance items anyway, before I tore into it.

    Scott does great work and has deleted two 6.0s for me. 1 word of caution. Pay the extra $100 for the "good" EGR bypass if you go that route. He put the "cheaper but just as good" one on my 07 and fought it for a while. He stood behind it and made it right but he had to tear into it 3 times to get it to seal.

    If it were mine...Itd get an oil change and a coolant drain and fill. And Id give it hell.
     
  2. rcalexander105

    rcalexander105 Well-Known Member

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    Great catch and agreed...fawked that up. Went back and edited OP.
     
  3. rcalexander105

    rcalexander105 Well-Known Member

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    Your point likely still holds true, but I'm the dumb ass and fat-fingered the mileage. The truck has 198k on the clock.
     
  4. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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    If you do mess with it and have head gaskets and studs put in there is no way I would put the heads back on without having a machine shop o-ring them.
    When I do a 6.0 that needs headgaskets it always gets studs, head machined and valves pulled and checked as well as the seats and guides and checked for cracks. And the o-ring job done. If the customer doesnt want to spend the money for one of those then I tell them to take the truck somewhere else.
     
  5. untchabl

    untchabl On the rocks

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    The current rig towing home the first piece of the Fummins build, a 24-valve Cummins.

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  6. Jman78CJ7

    Jman78CJ7 Well-Known Member

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    Picked up a new to me enclosed trailer today. 24ft, extra height, United brand with 5,200lb axles. Really need it for moving and storage. But it’s a plus that the Jeep will fit in it. Yes Hi-Lift jack was the original owner. 6” I beam main frame with 6” C channel cross members 16” OC. Weighed in empty at 4,440lbs 279C4D70-8424-4296-A67D-61A009A20FAD.jpeg AC5ACF65-981F-489B-8B83-F941AF8D2D34.jpeg FB0DA1CD-4316-4692-968E-5B79D7DD3894.jpeg A8EDB2A9-0F9B-4AC8-A707-6E8E525F50B8.jpeg
     
  7. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    That trailer looks jacked up.
     
  8. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
     
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  9. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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    That's a beautiful truck. Nice looking setup
     
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  10. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Well-Known Member

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    x2. I did that on my 6.0 a couple of years ago. No regrets, and no issues since, just make sure to keep spare fuel filters in the truck at all times.
     
  11. captain

    captain Well-Known Member

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    Used to tow with a Tahoe. Wasn't too bad. This does a little better.
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  12. captain

    captain Well-Known Member

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    Handy when towing something bigger, like the daughter's new project.
    She couldn't decide between a Jeep and a truck, so got both in one package.
    And in case anyone wants to know, a long bed J20 does fit on a Uhaul car hauler. Barely.
    (Don't tell Uhaul. Then thought I was hauling a 1996 Honda.)
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  13. CarolinaHD

    CarolinaHD Well-Known Member

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    Borrowed the old mans truck last weekend to move the mini x. 27,800lbs gross and this gas engine hates its life. Cant wait to get my duramax on the road again.
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    Repost, moved ~300,000lbs of dirt with the Tahoe

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  14. braxton357

    braxton357 Robot

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    Newest setup. 20191017_144815.jpg
     
  15. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Bought another gooseneck. Now I don’t know which one to mount my “new” pop up on...

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  16. Jman78CJ7

    Jman78CJ7 Well-Known Member

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    Tried my wife’s truck today for towing the Jeep. Was so much more comfortable than my 7.3 F350. Her 18 Silverado has a 6” BDS lift and 35” Cooper STT pros. Used a weight distribution hitch for the first time and I was very pleased. She even did most of the towing today. 92A6A3B2-3A91-445C-9F4D-CE865AEEE29B.jpeg

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  17. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Yeah, but the Ford looks better doing it.

    Also, we need @shawn and @UTfball68 to discuss this matter.
     
  18. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Is that a silver-Ray-doe...well got dang, any year of one of them thar bad boys can get the job done, 2000+ one ton diesel or not.
     

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