Another Satisfied GDE Tune Review
This is a discussion on Another Satisfied GDE Tune Review within the RAM 1500 Diesel Tuning forums, part of the RAM 1500 Diesel Garage - RAM 1500 Diesel Mechanics Corner category; Originally Posted by Inq
Overall , I want to say I am very pleased with my new GDE Tune. I purchased the GDE Ram 1500 ...
Sounds like either 28 from Stechoa or US-74 to Murphy? Absolute beautiful there...my dad retired to Stecoah and has a 15' ED.
Originally Posted by Inq
Your engine is still breaking in and will continue to do so. My GDE gets that or less up there and the hills cause a 8/7 downshift w/ 3.55 so you have the correct gears for there. The 'lie-O-meter' (EVIC) is close in flat Florida but can be way off there vs the hand.
MY MPG tanks over 70 and typically run 75-85 depending on flow here in FL. 70mph on I-95 or I-75 will get you steam rolled here, even by tractor trailers.
Yes, US-74, nearer Sylva.
Originally Posted by shawclan5
Steam rolled - Know what you mean... State 400 North out of Atlanta was justifiably called the Georgia Autobahn. Seen 100 mph and still getting passed by 10% of the traffic.
Just looked at your Fuelly... 184K+ and as least some is towing a good size boat. Good to know.
RAM Bronze Member
Inq , I see you wrote more than once how you got 700 miles to a tank ,
wondering if you let it go to empty before fueling ???
there are threads about the lift pump in the fuel tank , that mention the fact the lift pump is cooled
by the fuel itself , after the high pressure fuel pump , under the hood , pressurises the fuel to 29'000 Psi , the unused
fuel is sent back to the tank , the pressurisation gets the fuel warm , and when running the tank
lower than 1/4 , the cooling of the lift pump is not optimal , the $ 575 lift pump failed on some trucks already ,
even more important , if the lift pump starves the Bosch CP4 HPFP , this one will fail ,
that is a $12K to $15K fix , replacing all fuel tubing , 6 injectors , HPFP , fuel rails , a big mess .
recommandations were to not let fuel tank go lower than 1/4 if possible .
just a heads-up .
RAM Diamond Member
Sylva and that area is where I spend near a month each Summer. I stay in Maggie Valley and ride motorcycle all over your area. Sure know that one redlight on the steep 441 downhill near Dillsboro. Nice to have turbo braking from GDE all around there.
Now mostly, if the weather is decent, I am not using my truck but on motorcycle. When it is miserable I run around, even up and into the Cataloochee Valley for the elk, I get my best fuel mileage into the 30's. Sure know of the steep mountains but that turbo brake lets me coast downhill to make up for it. One of my favorite roads that I road a few weeks ago is that 1001 through Ellijay. The northern part is sure fun, like the "Dragon". You have great roads to ride there. Lucky man - until it is Winter then I am glad to be outta there.
Enjoy your GDE and the ride. Next time you pass the Visitors' Center - say "Hi" to the groundhogs there for me.
If you wrestle with a pig you'll both get dirty and the pig loves it. .
Thank you for the information. I've gotten it under when it goes to "Fuel low" messages instead of ~24 miles to go.
Originally Posted by Kazimodo
With the big 3 testing their trucks in heat and cold abuse, I wouldn't have even thought something like this was an issue. But I will definitely take your advice now!
Maybe run into you some day at my watering hole - Innovations (the original one). That is... if you do/can partake when you're riding.
Stunning sunrises there heading East into Waynesville! Have seen the 'flashing lights' several times on Thomas Divide slightly into the Blue Ridge PKWY...are you aware of them and what it is? The Cherokee Elders we met were surprised we were able to see them until they learned my Great Grandfather was full blood from Oklahoma.
Originally Posted by Inq
Truck has 194,000 now...fuelly doesn't count missed fill ups. My X is the main mule but this power-train is very stout.
The Thomas Divide | Western Carolinian
I haven't heard of the lights at the Thomas Divide. Asked the wife. She's born and raised here... she knows of it, but then she also knows the Chief.
She hasn't seen them. We'll head over there some night this week and give a look-see. According to your article... she'll see them, but I'm not holding out much hope that I will.
Between being an all-white, Heinz 57 of just about every western European country and an retired science/engineering type, I think I'm SOL.