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Forum: LB7 02-26-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By briencolgan
No havenít run those tests yet. I am planning to...

No havenít run those tests yet. I am planning to later when I get this truck home.

All the injectors are within spec except #4 which is at a -6 on the balance rates.


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Forum: LB7 02-26-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By briencolgan
Hard start when cold?

Good morning all. Iím using starting fluid to get this old thing going most mornings. Even at 30 deg and up. I was wondering if you could take a look at this graph and see what you think. It looks...
Forum: Fluids and Maintenance 05-24-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By briencolgan
Thanks 2004LB7. Thatís what I was looking for. I...

Thanks 2004LB7. Thatís what I was looking for. I appreciate it.


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Forum: Fluids and Maintenance 05-24-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By briencolgan
I figure the filter is doing its job. Thatís why....

I figure the filter is doing its job. Thatís why. Am I missing something? Can impurities get past the filter?


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Forum: Fluids and Maintenance 05-24-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By briencolgan
Home heating oil gaff

I did something brilliant with my 03 duramax. I came across 300 gallons of free diesel in a metal tank. And I put it all in the truck . And things were good until the last 40 gallon fill.

I...
Forum: LB7 11-10-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By briencolgan
Weird. Did not think to check. But They are all...

Weird. Did not think to check. But They are all .008, which is not a normal reading. Because at least 2 of the injectors are slightly out of spec normally. I usually see up to +/- 3.5 on the worst...
Forum: LB7 11-10-2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By briencolgan
No start at Dandi Mart

I am prepping for a trip from upstate New York to Boston. Took a test run early this morning after replacing the fuel pressure regulator or shimming the fuel pressure relief valve.

They werenít...
Forum: Smoke Signals 11-01-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By briencolgan
Roadside assistance

Does anyone know of a company that does commercial roadside assistance?

AAA used to tow this beast but now theyíve restructured and wonít do it. Actually left me stranded on the side of the road...
Forum: Chassis & Suspension 10-27-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By briencolgan
Oh ok! Makes sense. Thanks for the info. ...

Oh ok! Makes sense. Thanks for the info.


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Forum: Chassis & Suspension 10-26-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By briencolgan
Thanks for the information. Iíve heard that doing...

Thanks for the information. Iíve heard that doing only one side is a bad ideas. But why is it s bad practice? Does it cause pressure difference in the opposing calipers?




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Forum: Chassis & Suspension 10-25-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By briencolgan
Abnormal brake wear

Does anybody have experience with their rear brakes wearing out very quickly? I just put new rotors and pads on the right rear side about two months ago, and the inside pad has destroyed yet another...
Forum: LLY 10-09-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By briencolgan
So thatís fuel pressure reg? How bout the fuel...

So thatís fuel pressure reg? How bout the fuel pressure relief valve. Your symptoms are identical to mine. With turning over times getting longer and longer until a no start issue occurs.

Iíd add...
Forum: LB7 08-29-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,361
Posted By briencolgan
All good. Still starts and runs like a boss. ...

All good. Still starts and runs like a boss.


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Forum: Fluids and Maintenance 08-10-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By briencolgan
Power wash baaad

When I pulled the cover off the FICM, I did see that the unit is very well sealed with some sort of mastic that always stays wet. So it's kind a hard to imagine water getting in between the cover and...
Forum: Fluids and Maintenance 08-10-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By briencolgan
Yep. Little 1/4" dia. Rubber plug on the cover. ...

Yep. Little 1/4" dia. Rubber plug on the cover.


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Forum: Fluids and Maintenance 08-10-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By briencolgan
Just to further clarify. I knew where all the...

Just to further clarify. I knew where all the computers were and was very careful not to spray them. It was overspray. Indirect water was enough to fry it.


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Forum: Fluids and Maintenance 08-10-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By briencolgan
Well it was a day off work and $300 to advance...

Well it was a day off work and $300 to advance auto. They next dayed it to me. Easy fix. But yeah. Gonna live with the grease.

It might have turned out better if I had replaced the little rubber...
Forum: Fluids and Maintenance 08-10-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By briencolgan
Power wash baaad

I read somewhere on the forums some spirited debating about the pros and cons of power washing. Well I power washed my truck two weeks ago or so. The truck quit almost immediately. I knew it was FICM...
Forum: LMM 08-05-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,706
Posted By briencolgan
new to this life of LMM/diesel help wont start

If you're really going to be working on the truck mostly by yourself, get a better scanner.

I would've saved a lot of money if I had bought the scanner I knew I needed from beginning. I have a...
Forum: LB7 07-28-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,361
Posted By briencolgan
Also noticed that the turbine whine had slowly...

Also noticed that the turbine whine had slowly disappeared and that nice turbine sound is back with the fprv repair. Not really sure if the turbo is tied to good fuel rail pressure or not. So...
Forum: LB7 07-25-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,361
Posted By briencolgan
Sure. Hope that does it. Just take the extra...

Sure. Hope that does it. Just take the extra step of having a friend turn over the motor with the crank relay out.

Do this after u have removed the banjo bolt and pulled the line off the back of...
Forum: The Tool Crib 07-23-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By briencolgan
Auto ingenuity.

There's a lot of pids and tons of bi-directional capability.

If I had my choice I'd buy something like a Solus But I wanted to stay around $500. It just didn't make sense to spend $4000 to...
Forum: LB7 07-23-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,361
Posted By briencolgan
LB7 fuel pressure relief valve.

I was sort of shutting out the idea of a bad fprv. Because the standard wisdom in the forums is that the LB seven fuel pressure relief valve is not prone to failure. So I was calling around to...
Forum: LB7 07-23-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,361
Posted By briencolgan
Yes exactly. The fuel gets hot and gets thinner....

Yes exactly. The fuel gets hot and gets thinner. Once the fuel is nice and thin, it can slip through that needle valve easier.

So normally would fire right up in the morning, but lots of...
Forum: The Tool Crib 07-23-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By briencolgan
Here's some screenshots....

Here's some screenshots. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/86cec0686eac4f69d9d56b19b9bd3106.jpg


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