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Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by maulcruiser, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Well-Known Member

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    EGR valve is definitely still there on the intake based on the above pics, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been deleted. Can't see if it has head bolts or studs.

    I'm not a fan of the dual alt setup. Contrary to logic, the stock electronics pick at random an alternator to excite. If one dies, and the electronics pick to excite that dead alt, the other alt doesn't take over. Pretty easy to delete the outer alternator, did it on my 6.0. One less belt, like 3 less idler pulleys, one less alternator to fail.

    $13k truck sounds about right, depending if its been bulletproofed.
     
  2. a_kelley

    a_kelley mechanical fixer

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    uhmmm, I believe it's supposed to excite both fields at the same time in order to lessen the load on each alt and be able to produce more power on demand.. at least that's how all the duals I've seen that are factory operate.. wouldn't make much sense to randomly select either, except if it wasn't random and we're governed by heat or load - really, should the factory install two alts, to randomly select them? I doubt that highly - everything on a vehicle is by design, for better or worse.
     
  3. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Well-Known Member

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    This specific motor does not work that way from what I've read and understand. I agree it doesn't make sense, but it's easy to convert to single alt.
     
  4. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    IF *YOU* like the truck, that's all that matters!
     
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  5. maulcruiser

    maulcruiser Well-Known Member

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    Of course I like the truck, I just don't have a reliable source locally or there to validate or quell my concerns for it. I don't want to end up with another project, so I think it's best for me to be realistic, which is what I've gotten away from. I can simply tow what I need to tow with a 1/2 ton or a 3/4 ton gasser.
     
  6. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    Just to add I got a 06 F350 FX4 w 86K for 15K,all stock including the egr and cat.We've put 30K on it since Jan,so far so good,BUT I keep a close eye on the temps.
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  7. maulcruiser

    maulcruiser Well-Known Member

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    Just to update, I picked up this '13 Sierra 2500. I've only driven it home from Raleigh, but I love it so far. Pretty spartan inside as it's the WT model, but it at least has carpet and all power. [​IMG]

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