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Old 03-24-2011, 07:35 AM   #15
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from what ive read the newer "Variable vane turbos" need to be ran hard once in a while to keep americas crappy diesel fuel from gumming them up.
Cummins recommends using the integrated exhaust brake function even when not towing as this moves the turbo's variable nozzle ring to a full-closed position when decelerating. By moving the variable nozzle ring through its full range of travel (assuming some aggressive acceleration every now and then to get it to the wide open position ), soot buildup is prevented. A side benefit is extended life of the service brakes. Cummins' current ECM programming will initiate and maintain a DPF regeneration cycle even at idle, but allowing the DPF to regen more quickly under higher load/speed conditions is still preferable.

I don't know if the exhaust brake usage is an option with the new Powerstrokes and Duramaxes, but it's worth checking into.

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I BOUGHT A 2009 DODGE MEGA CAB CUMMINS 6.7 WITH 98,000.

It's in chaps cause Im happy!

No powerstroke here.
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I BOUGHT A 2009 DODGE MEGA CAB CUMMINS 6.7 WITH 98,000.

It's in chaps cause Im happy!

No powerstroke here.
You have my sympathy. But if the Dodge is such a great truck, why do many of their owners refer to them as "Cummins"?

That would be something like referring to my Ford F-250 crew cab as an "International".
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You have my sympathy. But if the Dodge is such a great truck, why do many of their owners refer to them as "Cummins"?

That would be something like referring to my Ford F-250 crew cab as an "International".
Ummmm joke?
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