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Old 05-01-2016, 12:45 PM   #11
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Thinking about DP Tuner

I guess it depends on where you live and where you plan to drive. I use the 60 mountain the most. Ray, give the mountain tune another try next time you're out this way, downshifts and gear holds are useful. I agree that it throws the mpg off, no way the numbers are correct, but I'm wondering if it has to do with reprogramming or resetting the scan gauge. I could see using a 40 daily, just enough to wake it up a bit, 80 seems a bit jumpy for city traffic.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:59 PM   #12
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Rick - will give the 60 mountain another shot. You made me realize why I have not used it much and that is because I am going uphill with no EGT and would just back off to stock to be safe. I then only use the 60 mountain in easier hills where it does not show its full potential. Good point! I have to get the EGT and Boost gauges!!
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Great info 1der and Rick. I am pretty sure I will order soon.

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I know it's apples and oranges, but I just got my van back from the shop and one item was to install a DP tuner on my 6.0 PSD. I had been running an SCT tuner with a 50HP tow tune. The SCT tune was doing fine but I wanted to read fuel pressure plus a few other parameters and found the DP tuner reads more than most. I was running the 80-eco tune on the DP and found the temps were up about 10* and the spread between the EOT & EOT was over 10* at times which bothered me. It also belches black smoke, something the SCT tuner didn't due when set to the 50 tow tune. I'm wondering if Jody is actually tuning for a van??? Other than that I really like the tuner itself. Unreal what it can read/monitor. I plan to set the engine back to stock and reinstall the SCT tune and see if things go back to how it ran prior to going into the shop. I also had a full aluminum radiator installed and a bullet proof water pump so I need to find out if the new system naturally runs warmer...I hope not.
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I I'm wondering if Jody is actually tuning for a van??? Other than that I really like the tuner itself. Unreal what it can read/monitor. I plan to set the engine back to stock and reinstall the SCT tune and see if things go back to how it ran prior to going into the shop.
By tuner you mean the INFINITY programmer/logger/scantool? Unless you specified differently then it probably has a canned tune that was written for the trucks. The vans use different fueling tables and is one reason even the canned tunes on an SCT tuner don't work very well. And probably why the 50HP tow tune is smokeless and isn't running hot.

After years of running an IDP tune for my 6.0 I'm trying the SPD (aka "Super Panty Dropper"!) from Chris and TSD. I'm hoping that will spool up my new KCturbo a bit faster.
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I need to talk with Jody. He claimed that he did take into consideration what was installed in my motor and that it was a van. The tuner is very cool.
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So placed order. Went with 1100 rpm high idle, 60hp daily, decel and 80hp daily/moutain

We will see how it goes. Install next week.

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Waymon, I'm sure you'll like it. That being said, I'm sure you talked things over with them and not to get you in a panic or second guess, but keep in mind things are already working harder on mountain passes resulting in higher trans, EGT and oil temps as is. Be careful with that 80 daily/mountain tune when driving the passes not to run too hot, certainly add gauges. You might want to reconsider going with the 60 daily/mountain tune, I use my 60 mountain the most, even when driving around town, it has a nice balance of power for daily driving and with the added weight of our rigs, the gear hold and quicker downshifts are welcome. Like I said, the 80 is a little jumpy on throttle tip in for my tastes, especially driving around town and it tends to blow smoke if you step on it....my 80 daily is nice on long highway flats, takes very little throttle input to maintain speed and for overtaking semi's....
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Rick,

The thought was 60 daily most of the time, but to have 80 as an option. I do have all the gauges to monitor temps. I will try this and if needed, can send back to adjust. I am not in the mountains as much. With that said, you have me thinking about changing.

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Waymon, yep, I agree with REF. If you can call Jody and can change, I would recommend the 40 mountain and either a 40 or 60 daily. The 80 is too much. I have a few thousand miles on my tuner and will likely send it back to change to above. Costly changes.
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