I have found that the new rubber mounts make it much quieter in operation as well. I always re-fill the tank. How did it work out? Now, the standard is 0. It is best stored out of direct sunlight between 12oF and 86oF. I'm happy to get the work.
That doesn't mean I am not going poke around. If it has 2 wires an ohmeter across the 2 should show a reading that would indicate if it was good assuming you knew what that should be or had a new one to compare it to. It's hardly noticeable from the exhaust, but when looking in the engine bay you can clearly see it. It's gonna happen Ben-don't kid yourself!! If you thought your current truck handles loads well, think again. What it does is on a cold engine start is, while the engine is running rich because its cold the emissions are terrible, so air is pumped into the exhaust ports in the cylinder heads. If you want to do that, think seriously about a half-ton or, at least, a pre-2011 Duramax.
I opened up my engine bay and it looks like it is coming from the passenger side exhaust manifold, maybe a worn exhaust gasket? Naturally, the stiffer the springs, the more of that force is applied to the chassis and eventually to the passengers, contributing to a rougher ride. In fact, you need to adjust your expectations before you test-drive one of these new trucks in order to properly appreciate the changes. Some good cut aways and pictures to help you in general as well. And the base brakes are not the only thing providing stopping power. Why am I so excited then? Not so good but I don't blame Nick I blame Baby Boy for the sell out but who cares. The tank has heaters in it and the lines and pump have heaters to enable operation within minutes of a cold-start. I work up north, not always a service center near by, more likely a tank or slip tank.
I drove down to Denver and replaced it that week. For the loads that this truck is meant to carry, 400 horsepower and 765 lb-ft of torque will do the job beautifully. The new brakes give you the feel that the force you are exerting on the brake pedal is translated proportionally to the brake rotors. So how do we change the chemical composition of the exhaust? It is a separately controlled fuel injector that places fuel directly in the exhaust stream for regeneration events. If you ever experience this issue with your truck, by all means go in and get the current calibration updates installed, but be prepared to wait a while to get your truck back.
So, today I sprayed some plain water and then some ammonia solution on a sooty exhaust pipe. Spartan has already figured it out on the Fords. The heat of the exhaust system transforms the urea into ammonia which reacts with the nitrogen oxides in a catalytic converter, converting them into harmless nitrogen gas and water vapour. There is a relationship, it requires a little thinking to figure it out. Went with The Seat Shop option on Amazon.
This condition happened quite often around here and caused considerable grief. To get a diesel engine down to that level requires considerable engineering gymnastics. We stopped running 01's in 02. A major complaint of the older trucks was the fact that the power steering was just barely powerful enough at times to turn the wheels on dry pavement. The ammonia mixes with the exhaust, allowing a catalytic convertor with another group of precious metals to take the ammonia and oxides of nitrogen and chemically convert them to water vapor and free nitrogen. It adds up to increased safety and ease of use when dealing with large payloads.
These upgrades handle the higher gross vehicle weights of which these trucks are capable. However, I've driven quite a few configurations of these trucks unloaded, gas or diesel and they all manifest a degree of chassis 'beaming'. The guy down the road has about 5 big wreckers with one service truck. Therefore, the ball joints that support the steering knuckles need to be very stout to resist premature wear. Im from a small town 100km away not on the island and we have the worst polluting old heap piles you can imagine on the road.
Does momma know you're on the forums and not doing your home work? That would kill the warranty and go into customer pay. I told him to bring it in and he said the labor rate was to high. Just an assumption is all I'm saying. Plenty of guys in oil fields have been beating the crap out of their 2011's off road and in the woods and much to their surprise, have yet to even put a scratch on the tanks. I actually custom-aligned my old truck to take some of that away and make it feel tighter and more responsive. There is no reason to get rid of it.
All whining aside though, with a simple software-based modification, we now have a very effective exhaust brake with no more moving parts than the truck had previously. My Opinion If you are looking for a new heavy-duty truck to tow or haul massive payloads, give these trucks serious consideration. If nothing else, to see how they tic. When I got my truck home from the dealer it had that stuff all around the fill area, on the motor, etc. See now you know why I said you can't help him. Plenty of guys in oil fields have been beating the crap out of their 2011's off road and in the woods and much to their surprise, have yet to even put a scratch on the tanks.
You probably don't shut the Fords off for fear they wont restart. It has ruined two vacations when the kids were on summer break and we loaded up the travel trailer. Cartridges last for a complete oil change interval. I am almost embarrassed that it took so long for them to introduce this feature when they had the capacity for it that many years. It's not a lot of smoke, but it smokes on startup and smells like something is burning and then a few seconds later it'll stop. It goes back to the expectations discussed in the introduction — set them in the right place and you will be more than happy with the sum of the improvements with these trucks. The sound of starting the engine cold gives me a bit of an eerie feeling - it tends to clatter a bit like an older diesel, only with a sharper tone.