Detroit 60 series from hell

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  1. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    Sounds like it's starving for fuel under some circumstances. How are the fuel screens, fuel lines, filters and pumps?
     
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  3. taxihacker66

    taxihacker66 Road Train Member

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    TPS:dontknow: - throttle position sensor???
     
  4. Maximiliano

    Maximiliano Bobtail Member

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    I found a place out of Florida that for 700 bucks they send you a refurbished DDEC III with "top of the line parts" and "detroits latest programs" and it's life time warranty. I think I'm going to try that. I've thrown about 10k at it. What's another $700?! :mad::(o_O
     
  5. Maximiliano

    Maximiliano Bobtail Member

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    Everything checks out good. I even changed the check valve to the "updated" one.
     
  6. Maximiliano

    Maximiliano Bobtail Member

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    Hey yes! Someone before on this forum has suggested it. I did buy a new sensor with new harness. However, I have not had the time to change it yet. As soon as I do I will post to update on any changes.
     
  7. heavyhaulerss

    heavyhaulerss Road Train Member

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    watch with the latest detroit programs, you don't want the low nox codes put in, though I doubt any aftermarket e.c.m. tuner would go that route. just say'in.
     
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  8. wilco379

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    I have a 98 pete 379 with a 12.7 Detroit in it, been having this problem for months now. the problem is intermittent some days its great some days it acts up, right as you start rolling in the the throttle at lower speed and low rpm "1500 to 1600" it will start to pop and stumble and blow whiter grey smoke out the stacks it smells of raw fuel. does not do it at high way speeds. so far i have replaced the suction lines, filter head, new filter, new fuel pump, new map sensor, check check valve on return line and 0.80 restricted 90 on return. currently pulled all injectors out and re oringing them and putting new cups in, injectors have about 50,000 on them along with the entire motor, any help would be appreciated.
     
  9. Trcknwolf

    Trcknwolf Light Load Member

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    I've got a 99 379 w/a Detroit too. What you are experiencing is nothing new to us longtime Detroit guys. What's happening is the engine randomly loses partial prime, stumbles, farts, pops, jumps, jerks, shakes, tosses white/blue/grayish smoke out the stacks, regains full prime & run on like nothing even happened. There isn't anything you can fix to cure this Detroit "quirk". It's just one of those strange things a Detroit will do whenever it feels like it.
     
  10. wilco379

    wilco379 Bobtail Member

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    Really? i mean i get what your saying, but surly there is something that is causing this issue. @Trcknwolf
     
  11. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

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    what boost sensor do you have the 3 or 4 they read different
     
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