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Old 02-08-2018, 06:05 AM   #411
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I'm surprised- I didn't think you believed in vodoo?

Does it work- or is it like a "treat" for your motor?

Remember STP ???

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Using additives in Diesel engines isn't voodoo.
This isn't like stuff from an infomercial, like "prolong".



I've put this stuff into four old used buses and it definitely makes a difference. Sandi's bus was especially happy to have it.

The cetane booster is definitely not voodoo either. You can feel the difference.
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:59 AM   #412
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EC I put a whole bottle with fresh oil in my 444E, is that how you did Sandi bus?
I’m assuming I run a full oil change interval or should I change it sooner the first time?
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EC I put a whole bottle with fresh oil in my 444E, is that how you did Sandi bus?
Iím assuming I run a full oil change interval or should I change it sooner the first time?
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Hers got a whole bottle, yes.
run it for the whole interval. from their website-
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:08 AM   #414
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as for VooDoo.. I drive at night alot and listen to the 700WLW radio trucker network at night. and actual drivers call in and more than a few have said they like this stuff. so I figured i'd try it. I havent heard anyone say it hurt their engine so figured its OK to use.

biggest issue I have with my 444E is getting the oil filter to not leak a little without tightening it up real tight.. seems the 3/4. after contact doesnt work with this engine...

I have been using Diesel Kleen on both busses for awhile.. I do a 1/2 bottle(16 oz dose) every other tank full of diesel..

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as for VooDoo.. I drive at night alot and listen to the 700WLW radio trucker network at night. and actual drivers call in and more than a few have said they like this stuff. so I figured i'd try it. I havent heard anyone say it hurt their engine so figured its OK to use.

biggest issue I have with my 444E is getting the oil filter to not leak a little without tightening it up real tight.. seems the 3/4. after contact doesnt work with this engine...

I have been using Diesel Kleen on both busses for awhile.. I do a 1/2 bottle(16 oz dose) every other tank full of diesel..

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Sandi's bus sure sounded a little smoother to me. Any noticeable affects from the stuff yet?
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:22 AM   #416
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I havent driven it enough yet, I did the oil change and ran it long enough to reach 180 temp and then had to get to a meeting so i put it away.. then we had a snowstorm.. it will be out later today so i can load it up for a trip south
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Ok wow I got behind on this thread!!.. alas I **FINALLY** got the tools I needed to alter the Transmission setting on my ECM so as to not require that wierd OSS circuit.. no drilling holes in my drum and no special hardware.. I also upped the 'Juice' a little..






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OMG
I lurk here now and then. I just watched the video of your ECM tweaks.
I am hooked. I kept trying to justify buying a shorty bus but just could not sell myself on the camping idea along..
But being a lifelong geek with Pi, esp8266, modbus, 4-20ma stuff, and years of hobby programming, I think I just found my next hobby project quest.
You just sold me...
Now the likely long search to find a rust free shorty with the proper electronic infrastructure.
Zoom zoom
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:45 AM   #419
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OMG
I lurk here now and then. I just watched the video of your ECM tweaks.
I am hooked. I kept trying to justify buying a shorty bus but just could not sell myself on the camping idea along..
But being a lifelong geek with Pi, esp8266, modbus, 4-20ma stuff, and years of hobby programming, I think I just found my next hobby project quest.
You just sold me...
Now the likely long search to find a rust free shorty with the proper electronic infrastructure.
Zoom zoom



I been playin with vehicle electronics since back in the days of burining EPROMs for TBI and TPI stuff i used to build custom hotrods.. I love this stuff.. the RedByrd is the only bus I have with an electronic engine in it.. my other 2 are mechanical (one gasser and one DTA360).. but a Rest-O-Modder I am.. this one has had several revisions of upgrades from cooling fan, oil pump, lighting, custom mixed A/C refrigerant, to a complete AT545 to allison 1000 swap with J1939 integration.. now im into tweaking and tuning a bit with the ECM a bit deeper.. playing with power-adding which can be a dangerous proposition.. so im going pretty comnservative at first.. (OK says me who has a full set of brand new stage 2 injectors in a bix ready to install)..., and of course the dual tablet digital panels you saw in the vid. (one running EFIlive so i can tune the tranny on the fly).




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Old 10-28-2018, 10:50 AM   #420
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OMG
I lurk here now and then. I just watched the video of your ECM tweaks.
I am hooked. I kept trying to justify buying a shorty bus but just could not sell myself on the camping idea along..
But being a lifelong geek with Pi, esp8266, modbus, 4-20ma stuff, and years of hobby programming, I think I just found my next hobby project quest.
You just sold me...
Now the likely long search to find a rust free shorty with the proper electronic infrastructure.
Zoom zoom

I should also mentrion i dont camp.. (I road trip my bus across the country but it gets parked in hotel parking lots most nights..) i have 3 busses and they all still have most or all of their seats.. I do have one that has a nice electrical system in it and some space that i use as a Mobile CLoud-Voice Development Lab.. testing LTE, realtime voice, and cloud in a mobile environment.. as well as it being a War-room that i can build / run a down system from if I had to..



fellow Linux, Pi, Modbus, Zbasic(enhanced stamp), hobby programmers (and programmer in real adult life for $$).. Love the fact you know about some of the stuff i have been messing with too!! fun!!! parts of my Zoned (home brew) HVAC system use Modbus, custom Micro-controller boards, and the like..

bring it on, get you a bus and join the fun!!
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