Links for Tech


Running a Ford 6.7L with DEF in the diesel tank
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27623232.cfm
One owner's experience after mistakenly adding some DEF to the diesel tank and driving until the water in fuel (WIF) light illuminates.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Ford F250 Engine: Ford 6.7L V8

My BDS 6" lift Install Thread - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1277323-my-bds-6-lift-install-thread.html
A write up of installing a BDS 6" lift.
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Type: HowTo Attributes: Upgrade/Aftermarket Tech Topic: Suspension
Year: 2012
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350DRW

Dodge TSBs 1989-2012
http://www.turbodieselregister.com/tdrarticles/TSB-2012.pdf
List of Dodge TSBs from 1989 - 2012, compiled by Turbo Diesel Regeister (TDR) magazine.
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Type: TSB
Year: 1989, 1990, 1991 ... 2010, 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Dodge 2500, 3500, 3500DRW

GM RPO codes: Decorde your GM build list
http://www.nastyz28.com/gm-rpo-codes/
A fair chunk of GM order codes, a little more car-focussed but contains plenty of truck ones as well. Ends with 2011.
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Type: Specs

Reverse flush a radiator
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24272597/gotomsg/24272676.cfm
How to reverse flush to remove all the coolant.
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Type: HowTo Tech Topic: Engine

2013 Ford SuperDuty Wiring Guide
https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas/non-html/2013/2013_Electrical_Wiring_v1-1.pdf
Body Builder layout guide from Ford, wiring section. Schematics and details for wiring.
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Type: Specs Tech Topic: Whole vehicle
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350CC, F350DRW, F450CC, F450PU, F550CC

Calculate Towing Capacity
http://www.popthetop.com/files/TowingCapacityWorksheet.xls
Detailed, methodical spreadsheet to calculate your tow vehicles towing capacity. The manufacturer numbers only tell one part of the story, almost always ignoring what the vehicle can carry. This spreadsheet helps you add the weights of your vehicle ...more
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Type: HowTo Tech Topic: Towing & hauling

Twist and Clout: Inside the Heavy-Duty-Truck Torque War - Feature - Car and Driver
http://www.caranddriver.com/features/twist-and-clout-inside-the-heavy-duty-truck-torque-war-feature
Car & Driver graphs the torque specs for HD pickups over the last 10 years, showing the rise of about 60%.
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Type: Specs Attributes: Numbers Tech Topic: Engine

Particle Emissions from Direct Injection Gasoline Engines
http://www.swri.org/3pubs/ttoday/Summer11/PDFs/ParticleEmissions.pdf
Direct-injected gasoline engines exhibit similar exhaust characteristics to diesels. The future emissions requirements may bring similar emissions devices, like particulate filters, to GDI engines. A team of SwRI engineers examines how emissions ...more
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine

Ford Motorcraft: 2005 Super Duty Major changes from 2004
http://www.motorcraftservice.com/vdirs/vehicles/F250/2005_P131_Differences_from_2004_1.pdf
Tech service info from Motorcraft detailing the changes to SuperDuty between 2004 and 2005. Includes new tools needed for the 2005+s.
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Type: Specs Tech Topic: Engine, Suspension, Towing & hauling, Transmission
Year: 2005
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350

super duty front coil springs swap - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1218894-super-duty-front-coil-springs-swap.html
Writeup on swapping front coils for heavier (or lighter) ones in a SuperDuty.
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Type: HowTo Tech Topic: Suspension
Year: 2007
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350

Gen V Family Welcomes Three More Engines, Including A V6 - EngineLabs
http://www.enginelabs.com/news/gen-v-family-welcomes-three-more-engines-including-a-v6/
Details on the new 'EcoTec' engine construction from an engine builder.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2015
Engine: GM 4.3L V6, 5.3L V8, 6.2L V8

GM dyno results for the 6.2L VVT (L9H)
http://archives.media.gm.com/us/powertrain/en/product_services/2010/gmna/HPT Library/Gen IV/Gen IV Truck/...
Offical GM results.
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Type: Specs Attributes: Dyno results Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2010
Engine: GM 6.2L V8

F450 Dana S135 diff noise
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/26593051/
Differential noise? Symptoms and discussion of a bad pinion bearing.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Axles & transfer case
Year: 2001
Make/Model: Ford F450CC, F550CC

2011+ Ford 6.7L Fuel Filter / Water Separator
http://www.dieselsite.com/dieselsite2011-20012ford67lfuelfilterwaterseparator.aspx
First aftermarket water separator for the 6.7L. An effort to address CP-4 HPFP failures with more effective filtering. More details in the link.
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Type: HowTo Attributes: Upgrade/Aftermarket Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2011, 2012
Engine: Ford 6.7L V8

Torque vs. Horsepower - Engine Power Delivery Explained - Hot Rod Magazine
http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/hrdp_0401_torque_horsepower_guide/viewall.html
A discussion with engine builders on the merits of horsepower, torque, and the area under the power curve.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Numbers, Upgrade/Aftermarket Tech Topic: Engine

Gas vs. emission diesels for the fleet owner - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1004109-gas-vs-emission-diesels-for-the-fleet-owner.html
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine

6.0 Powerstroke Common Issues and Problems
http://www.littlepowershop.com/60problems.html
Detailed rundown of the common problems with the 6.0L by a mechanic.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine Engine: Ford 6.0L V8

LLY Overheating Problems - Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums
http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=370357
Nice list of the major LLY overheating discussions and solutions.
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Type: HowTo Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2004, 2005, 2006
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: GM 6.6L V8

The Hot Sheet: 33 Off-Road Tires Tested - Jp Magazine
http://www.jpmagazine.com/techarticles/wheels/154_1203_the_hot_sheet_33_off_road_tires_tested/viewall.html
JP Magazine rates 33 off road tires.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Brakes, wheels & tires