Links for Discussion


Towing the Line: understanding towing equipment ratings
http://www.offroadadventures.com/articles/view/id/251
A walk thru of hitches, weight distribution, and tow vehicle GVWR. Serves as a warning to those who exceed legal limits and wreck.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Towing & hauling

Turbo Diesel Register Tech: 68RFE Transmission - Ask the Engineer
http://www.turbodieselregister.com/tdrarticles/tdrarticle_68RFEtransmission.html
Detailed discussion on the 68RFE heavy duty automatic transmission offered with the 2007.5+ Dodge Ram pickups.
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Type: Discussion
Year: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Dodge 2500, 3500, 3500DRW

Ford Answers the NHTSA HPFP investigation
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25850681.cfm
Ford's reply to the ongoing NHTSA Bosch high pressure fuel pump failure investigation
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350DRW Engine: Ford 6.7L V8

Towing strategy for pulling hills; Ford automatics' lockup ability
http://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/f32/best-uphill-towing-strategy-291236/
"Here is how I tow, and when I ran cooling tests as a Transmission Cooling Engineer. Put your right foot all the way to the floor. That's it. The trans will go to the right gear and the torque converter stays locked when your right foot is all the ...more
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Type: Discussion, Tow report Tech Topic: Transmission

Ford HPFP failure and warranty denial
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1126155-help-glow-plug-water-bs.html
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350 Engine: Ford 6.7L V8

Caterpillar's Truck Spec Training Guide: how to understand sizing engines for load
http://www.cat.com/cda/files/2221872/7/Truck_Spec_Training_Booklet.pdf
Thinking about torque vs. horsepower? Curious how the heavy trucks size engines based on application, grades, and weights? Get some thoughts from Caterpillar on it.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Dyno results Tech Topic: Engine, Towing & hauling

Warming up my LMM (or any diesel)
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25653264.cfm
Discussion on warming up a diesel before driving it. Give it enough time to circulate the oil, then drive gently.
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Type: Discussion

Chevron's Diesel Fuel Tech Review
http://www.chevron.com/products/prodserv/fuels/documents/Diesel_Fuel_Tech_Review.pdf
Contains numerous details on diesel composition, written for the general audience.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine

HPFP failures - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1106161-hpfp-failures.html
Detailed, informative thread on the fuel system on the 6.7L, focussing on the HPFP. Includes video animations on how the HPFP and injectors work, plus a PDF from Bosch showing the HPFP details.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Video Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350CC, F350DRW, F450CC, F450PU, F550CC Engine: Ford 6.7L V8

2011 F250SD CC... Add-A-Leaf Installed! No More Sag! - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1098124-2011-f250sd-cc-add-a-leaf-installed-no-more-sag.html
Sagging rear suspension? A discussion of add-a-leafs
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Suspension
Year: 2011
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350

Failed Ford 6.7L HPFP, and warranty problems related to two dealers
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1099978-painful-an-update.html
Long thread detailing the original poster's died-on-road 6.7L, the cause, and the interplay of two dealers who examined it, along with Ford's corporate warranty approach. He's fighting to get his claim covered with the aid of the 2nd dealer. This is ...more
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2011
Engine: Ford 6.7L V8

Warranty Repair on 2008 F-350 Diesel. WOW !!!
https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25427105/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1
Chronicles some major fuel system repairs on the 6.4L Ford diesel. "My truck is currently in the shop due to a major fuel system malfunction. Current odometer reading is about 92,000 kms (about 57,000 miles) I had to jump through a few hoops, but I ...more
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350DRW Engine: Ford 6.4L V8

The 2012 F150 Ecoboost is very intriguing - new HD payload option on SuperCrews
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25412401/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1
The HD payload option on the crew cab brings the payload within the range of F-250s. "So from what I've heard, the 2012 F150 Ecoboost is going to have a tow rating of over 11,000lbs and an available HD payload rating of over 2,300lbs in the ...more
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Type: Discussion
Year: 2011
Make/Model: Ford F150 Engine: Ford 3.5L V6 TT

6.0 Powerstroke towing turbo failures
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25340200.cfm
Thoughts on over- and under-boosted 6.0Ls, including the importance of addressing any oil-cooler related problems quickly. The first sign is the oil temperature exceeding the coolant temperature by 15F.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350DRW Engine: Ford 6.0L V8

GVWR & 3/4 ton pickups: easy to exceed, but does it matter? "Guess my truck is not enough. A Cat Scale tale"
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25301844.cfm
A nice discussion on the overloaded state of many 2500 series pickups, and the differences between them on the 3500s.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Numbers Tech Topic: Towing & hauling Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD; Dodge 2500; Ford F250

GM 6spd vs 4spd Tranny Chart
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25292086/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm
GM owners discuss towing with the 4L80e 4 speed automatic versus the new 6 speed. Some comments deal with towing with older GM automatics (TH400) that have a very high first gear (2.48:1). Includes a comparison spreadsheet showing the differences.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Numbers Tech Topic: Towing & hauling
Year: 1991, 1992, 1993 ... 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500, 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: GM 5.3L V8, 6.0L V8

SVT boss goes on record about Ford Raptor frame damage claims [w/video]
http://www.autoblog.com/2011/07/21/svt-boss-goes-on-record-about-ford-raptor-frame-damage-claims-w/
Ford SVT boss responds to Raptor frame damage cases.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Video Tech Topic: Suspension
Year: 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Ford F150-SVT

LLY mouth piece???? - Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum
http://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/04-5-05-lly-performance-parts-discussion/8288-lly-mouth-piece.html
Overheating LLY Duramax engine on a 2004-2005 pickup? This modification to the intake appears to fix it. Lots of discussion from users who have done it, or sent the mouthpiece to a vendor to do.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2004, 2005
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: GM 6.6L V8

Chevy 6.0L: get the 4.10 or not?
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25183267.cfm
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Type: Discussion, Tow report Tech Topic: Towing & hauling
Year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: GM 6.0L V8

Axle ratios: 2011 Chevy 6.0L with 4.10 or 3.73?
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23930744.cfm
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Type: Discussion, Tow report Tech Topic: Towing & hauling
Year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: GM 6.0L V8