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Old 08-12-2012, 09:16 PM
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New to Diesels

Just bought a 07 crd. only has 48000 miles, it has some upgraded drilled and slotted brakes but that is about it. is there anything i should keep an eye or ear out for? never owned a diesel let alone worked on one but i would like to do most of the work on it. So if you have any info that a new diesel owner should know, post away. Thanks
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Same here. Taking delivery this week. This'll be my first diesel and I'm looking forward to learning the new motor. As original poster said, any insight from the guys that've been around the block would be appreciated.
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Re: New to Diesels

See my reply in your other post on some needed mods. Great engine that will last forever if maintained properly and a few simple mods are performed. Elephant mod and swirl motor 4.7K resistor mod.
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Well attempted the elephant hose mod today. Didn't work out well. I guess most auot parts stores don't carry 1" id oil rated hose. Plus it is expensive as hell. Well I found out that you only need 1 in for the very first connector off the crank case valve. But I could only find 3/4" so I will have to see what I can find at work.

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Re: New to Diesels

I used 1" goodyear heater hose I got off ebay. It was ten foot section for 15 or so. Really 3/4" should work fine. The stock is about 1/2" so anything larger than that should do. I run 3/4" hose on my Ford Superduty 6.0 CCV delete system so it should work on a 3.0 engine.
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Re: New to Diesels

Well I finished my elphant hose mod. Got to say not that impressed with the setup. i nstalled it off of the cap for the crankcase vent. It is functional and doesn't look bad but i think it can be better. When I get some time I am going to remove the crank case vent cap and extend the maf sensor wires so I can install the mod right off the vent hole. just need to find a fitting to go into the hole. Has anyone done it this way?
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Re: New to Diesels

I'm working on getting aluminum plugs machined for the hole in the intake tube. The electrical connection on the CCV hose from the factory is not necessary to reinstall as it is just a heater element.

I'm also working on getting a nice swirl motor resistor plug made in order to electronically delete the swirl motor to prevent a future failure.
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Re: New to Diesels

I thought that the elctrical connection was the mass airflow sensor....what does the heater element do? Also i was talking about the ccv hole off of the crank case that is under the big black cap the the stock ccv hose connects to. I want to run the mod directly from there rather than the plastic cap. I currently have a expand it plug in the intake tube hole. doesn't look very nice but is functional. An aluminum plug would definately look a lot better. hope I explained better.

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I'm working on getting aluminum plugs machined for the hole in the intake tube. The electrical connection on the CCV hose from the factory is not necessary to reinstall as it is just a heater element.

I'm also working on getting a nice swirl motor resistor plug made in order to electronically delete the swirl motor to prevent a future failure.
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The mass airflow sensor is right after the intake filter. The heater on the ccv is to keep the ccv gases from freezing in the winter. I have never had a problem with freezing and my ehm is probably the longest and we get pretty cold here.
I have some machined plugs in stock ready to if you want one. I have an EHM write up in the other forum that I will move to this one to show how I routed mine.
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Re: New to Diesels

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Just bought a 07 crd. only has 48000 miles, it has some upgraded drilled and slotted brakes but that is about it. is there anything i should keep an eye or ear out for? never owned a diesel let alone worked on one but i would like to do most of the work on it. So if you have any info that a new diesel owner should know, post away. Thanks
Just make sure you have the black turbo/inlet tube seal and not the orange one. The orange one is a sieve and will lead to swirl motor failure. I had mine changed at 24000 miles and it has been bone dry since. I told my buddy about the problem as he had the same model jeep as mine. He didn't heed the advice and his motor blew up at 61,400 miles and cost him 5 G to repair.
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Same as you...
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Re: New to Diesels

Crd guys/girls - I need to take care of this elephant hose mod but I neither have a clue how to do it nor do I have the confidence in messing around with this type of thing on my wk. is anyone near the Albany, NY, area who could help me get this done? I'm not looking for charity, just someone capable of doing it who's done it before and wouldn't mind being compensated for their help. I'd really appreciate it!!
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