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    Dismal MPG

    New head 50k ago, replaced because someone broke off the glow plugs. New Belt, water pump, cam timing dead on, injection timing slightly advanced, but I have not logged it under acceleration. no compression check, but smooth idle, injectors balance looks good. Tires at 35psi, all running gear in...
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    Dismal MPG

    I'll be commuting to Maine a lot, also got some trips planned this summer so I need this to be reliable, don't mind spending money. Was suggest that I might have failing pump (low pressure side) so maybe time to upgrade to 11mm? Or just install lift pump?
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    Dismal MPG

    I get light boost at idle, maybe 1/2 psi, checked the actuator with vacuum pump, it's in spec, still made an adjustment 1 turn to lengthen the rod, then went back to stock after few tanks, no change
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    Dismal MPG

    PP520 installed by Kraftwereke, tried various IQ adjustment settings from 3 to 8
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    Dismal MPG

    Switched to stock wheels (from 18" BBS) and got up to 42.7mpg on last trip, 500 mile slow drive to Maine... still nowhere near 50 I'm aiming for. Black smoke on heavy acceleration comes and goes... can't figure out why, probably related to MPG problem
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    If not a diesel, then what would you daily drive...

    S60R with 6 speed can be had for reasonable money but wagons are just bringing all kinds of wacky prices.
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    If not a diesel, then what would you daily drive...

    What a story... I have a friend with V70R who is currently doing the motor because it's his favorite car in 30+ years of driving and money not an object when it comes to getting this car exactly the way he wants it, which in this case is reliable 400+ hp... Stock they are 300 at the crank, goal...
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    If not a diesel, then what would you daily drive...

    R and 6 speed make it worth all the money. I have a friend selling low mileage R for $16k Just so you know that R-Design is purely badge engineering, it has Sport suspension, but so does my Version 2, it has low ground effect body kit, and so does mine. R does have blue gauges and some other...
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    If not a diesel, then what would you daily drive...

    They are getting long in a tooth, last one rolled off assembly line 8 years ago. Timing belt needs to be done at 100k or 10 years, water pump, probably motor mount, also PCV system if it's not done yet, because when PCV blows it pressurizes crankcase and blows out cam seals, then you have to do...
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    If not a diesel, then what would you daily drive...

    My first time I ran it just to say I've done it, didn't like it and spent the whole week just discovering the area, riding solo abut 300 miles a day, but I kept coming back and after few years started to memorize some of the sections, that made it more fun and now 10 years later it has become my...
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    LB7 Duramax diagnostic

    Thanks! I suspect the "specialist" may have switched up the vacuum lines because they had to take it apart for 3 hours to perform diagnostic... and then reluctantly put it back together after I told them that I'm taking the truck out of there. I would have taken it as is, but he told me if he...
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    If not a diesel, then what would you daily drive...

    Yeah, Deals Gap, usually I ride the bike down or trailer it with a truck, but I left my bike in Maryville last year and finally was able to bring fun car... Never expected it to be so fast, I can chase down sport bikes with C30 (and some sticky RE71's) I'm no slouch on a bike but I definitely go...
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    If not a diesel, then what would you daily drive...

    I went to look at the 6 speed C30 in ME, it's probably still there LOL, dude was smoking some serious crack. They are out there, just cost 2X more than automatics, but Auto isn't that bad, it's AW55, so actually one of the best sloshboxes I've had
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    LB7 Duramax diagnostic

    2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD LB7 Durmax with Allison transmission, 180k P1404 *something EGR (possibly something "specialist" did with vacuum hose routing to solenoids) P2227 Baro sensor performance
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    If not a diesel, then what would you daily drive...

    This is my favorite car out of 40 or 50 that I have owned... Lightly modded, about 300hp (I also have a Ridgeline which will be for sale soon)
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