Richie O wrote:I know your excited and all that to have a diesel but you will not get much help with your question from 98% of the forum readers. Most guys here have trucks that smoke, but was not there goal. Make some power and smoke will come with it. Most of the diesel world is getting worried about EPA and there rules. Every time we blow smoke its just asking for more laws restricting our trucks.
chrislib wrote:starwheel all the way at the bottom and deep part of the pin facing forward`ll get ya all the smoke it`ll make if thats what ya want. that said, I just swapped injectors to lessen the amount smoke, the side benefit is the truck makes more power and is a TON more fun to drive. I don`t know what part of the country your from but here on Long Island it seems the nanny stater environuts outnumber the sane folk.
Remps wrote:Whats wrong with the tranny? Slipping bad when it upshifts or something? The stock autos just feel sloppy due to the very loose converter. Set the valves if you haven't, and back out the high idle screw flush. Make sure the throttle opens all the way. The tranny will put more power to the ground with more rpms.
dunes450r wrote:the only real way to get more power to the ground it to get a tighter torque converter, or switch to a later model trans with a lock up TC. the 518 is just a 727, with an added O/D, it won't put any more power to the ground then a 727. your friends 47rh is a lock up and therefore puts most of the power it makes to the wheels, and doesn't just lose power heating up ATF.
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