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Is the EGR on your LML (2011-2016 Duramax) ruining your truck?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Emissions, EGR Delete, EGR ON, LML, How to program my LML, More Power for my LML?, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, EGR, LML Power, LML Performance, Emissions Equipped

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5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The 2011-2016 Duramax EGR

Some of you reading this are probably screaming at the computer already.  Mentioning EGR, or any emissions equipment tends to prompt that reaction.  Take a moment to read about how the EGR equipped on the 2011 - 2016 Duramax is NOT going to ruin your engine.  Afterwards, if you still want to send a letter about how terrible emissions equipment is, please address it to your local Congressman. 

Below you will find 5 things you probably didn't know about the EGR (exhaust gas re-circulation).  Including  how it is different than previous models, why it works well, and a few other note worthy facts.  

A few things you've heard people say about the EGR that are NOT true about the LML EGR system:

  • "They dump dirty exhaust back into your engine."
  • "The EGR will gum up and fail constantly"
  • "Deleting it will get you better fuel mileage."
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3 Reasons Farmers Love Combine Tuning

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2016 3:13:17 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Mods, What should i do first, Emissions, What can I do to get better fuel mileage?, john deere, Power, Emisssions Intact Tuning, case, new holland, case ih, tractor tuner, combine tuner, tractor tuning, combine tuning, Making horse power with, Tuner for Versatile, Harvest, tractor, versatile, Combine, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for Case

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Harvest is one of the busiest times of year for farmers.  One thing no farmer should have to deal with during this time is an under powered combine.  Lugging up hills, slowing down the system, and in general costing the operation money can be enough to drive you nuts!  

Each year, just after harvest, we take an influx of calls inquiring about adding horsepower to combines.  Farmers tend to be detail orientated, and have a lot of questions before tuning any equipment.  Which is totally understandable, combines are not exactly cheap and they are one of the most crucial components of a successful harvest. 

 

If you think tuning a combine is crazy, take a look at the 3 most common reasons we find farmers love combine tuning.  


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#DTCLEANSWEEP - Parts List of how to make power!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2016 11:53:08 AM / by Danny Voss posted in Duramax, Emissions, Duramax Power, LML, Emisssions Intact Tuning, How to program my LML, More Power for my LML?, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, LML Power

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 My name is Danny Voss, I have been working with the tuning department at Duramax Tuner on our emissions equipped truck to get the most out of our LML (2011-2016)  Duramax

"The Clean Sweep" is Calibrated Power Solution's Emissions intact pull truck designed to kick butt on the pull track and drive home like nothing happened.  This truck is the true definition of a sleeper.  When I get on the throttle, the responsiveness is unbelieveable.  

Here are the TOP 3 Reasons why Duramax Tuner choose to do this project:

  • The EPA frowns on removing emissions equipment.
  • The future of our industry is going in the direction of CLEAN POWER.
  • To show the world we can make CLEAN, RELIABLE and LEGAL power.
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What causes the LML Dead Pedal?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2016 1:39:08 PM / by Chris Ehmke posted in Emissions, EGR Delete, 2013, 2014, 2016, DPF Intact, EGR ON, DPF ON, 2011, 2015, LML, How to program my LML, More Power for my LML?, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, 2012, DPF Delete, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, LML Power, DEF fluid, NOX, 2017, regen

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INTRODUCTION:

Many customers have upgraded from their old pre-emissions Duramax to a new LML Duramax and found there are a few changes besides just the looks. 

The new LML made and astonishing 395 RWHP and 731 ft/lbs of torque on our dyno when tested stock. Which is impressive by itself but you will probably notice your old Duramax feels quicker. In fact we hear many stories of guys trying to merge into traffic or gun it to get in front of someone and the pedal does not seem to respond. This phenomena is often called the LML "Dead Pedal". The "Dead Pedal" is a delay the driver feels between pressing on the throttle pedal and the truck reacting as desired. 

 

But what causes the LML Dead Pedal? And more importantly, What is the fix for the LML Dead Pedal?

These are exactly the questions we hope to answer for you. Below you will see what we have put together on the topic. 

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New Custom Tuning Product for '98.5-'16 Cummins

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2016 10:58:35 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Emissions, Cummins, Best tuning for Cummins, DPF Intact, DPF ON, Tuning for new Cummins, 2013 Cummins, Cummins Turbo, Cummins Diesel, Emisssions Intact Tuning, 2011 Cummins, 2015 Cummins, New Cummins, 2012 Cummins, 2014 Cummins, Emissions Intact, Smarty, Smarty MM3

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Calibrated Power is excited to beta test a new tuning product for the 1998.5 - 2016 Cummins.

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Shift Up, Throttle Back Review

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2016 2:39:06 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Emissions, john deere, Add blue, DPF Intact, DPF ON, New Diesel, Power, case, new holland, Tuner for Combine, Tuner for Sprayer, case ih, tractor tuner, combine tuner, Tuner for Versatile, Urea, Harvest, tractor, versatile, Combine, Tuner for tractor, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for Case

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Shift Up, Throttle Back, What is it?

Many farmers run their large 4WD tractors while performing tillage work. Generally they find a gear that lets them achieve a desired ground speed and run at WOT. This practice will get the job done, no question. However, operators may see the Gallons Per Hour go up while this work is performed. This is a result of the tractor running more RPM than neccessary for the drawbar requirement. The amount of power needed for most drabar activities is probably not the peak power output of the tractor. This excessive RPM operation is the root cause of wasted fuel.  Good news though: Iowa State University, University Extension studied the "Shift Up, Throttle Back" strategy and have given suggestions on how to save fuel.  In fact, during testing some tractors measured up to a 20% reduction in fuel useage.

 

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How does REGEN work in an LML Duramax?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2016 10:30:43 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Insider, DuramaxTuner.com, Duramax, Emissions, EGR Delete, 2013, 2014, 2016, Add blue, DPF Intact, EGR ON, DPF ON, 2011, 2015, New Diesel, LML, Diesel Tuning, More Power for my LML?, Urea, 2012, Delete, DPF Delete, Urea Delete, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, EGR

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REGEN is the burning of soot built up in a DPF. 

 The Emissions Equipment for diesel trucks has changed quite a bit through out the years. In 2004.5 all heavy duty diesel pickups had to install EGR's which is the exhaust gas recirculation system. Basically it turns exhaust into inert gas and directs the gas back into the combustion process. Then in 2007.5 the EPA required pickups to use a DPF. The DPF, or Diesel Particulate Filter, is a filter that catches soot, or unburnt fuel from the exhaust. Once the soot builds up, the exhaust heats up to burn the soot off. Starting in 2011 Diesel Exhaust Fluid is used to treat NOx emissions, in addition to the EGR and DPF treating the carbon emissions. 

The DPF is a crucile part of treating diesel emissions and each OEM utilizes and operates their DPF a little differently. Below, the DPF in the 2011-2016 LML Duramax is explained.

 CHECK OUT THESE OTHER LINKS ABOUT REGEN AND DPF's

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5 Reasons to tune your combine before harvest

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Mods, What should i do first, Emissions, What can I do to get better fuel mileage?, john deere, Power, Emisssions Intact Tuning, case, new holland, case ih, tractor tuner, combine tuner, tractor tuning, combine tuning, Making horse power with, Tuner for Versatile, Harvest, tractor, versatile, Combine, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for Case

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Harvest is one of the busiest times of year for farmers. Trying to get the crop in before the weather turns, managing employees and rushing to get a myriad of tasks done can be daunting. One thing no farmer should have to deal with during this busy time is an under performing combine. Lugging up hills, slowing down the system, and in general costing the operation money.  This does not have to be the situation for you this fall!

Each year, just after harvest, we take an influx of calls inquiring about adding horsepower to combines. Farmers tend to be detail orientated, and have a lot of questions before tuning any equipment. Which is totally understandable, combines are not exactly cheap and they are one of the most crucial components of a successful harvest. 

A few questions come up in every conversation about tuning a combine. Below, I hope to provide answers to the most common questions about combine tuning. 

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6 Questions about Tuning your LML Duramax

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 22, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Insider, Duramax Performance, Mods, DuramaxTuner.com, EFILive, efi live, Modifications, Duramax, Emissions, EGR Delete, Duramax Power, What can I do to get better fuel mileage?, 2013, 2014, 2016, Add blue, DPF Intact, EGR ON, DPF ON, 2011, 2015, New Diesel, LML, Emisssions Intact Tuning, Diesel Tuning, how to get more power from my duamax, How to get more power from my Duramax, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, Urea, 2012, Delete, DPF Delete, Urea Delete, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, EGR, LML Power

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Did you know there is no reason to delete the emissions from your 2011-2016 Duramax? 

DuramaxTuner.com's SPADE is capable of adding up to 135HP to your EMISSIONS INTACT LML

Actually, more and more people are tuning their 2011 + Duramax (LML) with the emissions equipment intact.  This is a great option for Duramax owners that would like a nice, quiet, reliable, efficient truck that performs well every time. However, many LML Owners have some basic questions prior to pursining emissions intact tuning. 

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How to Keep Your LML Duramax Reliable

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Duramax Performance, DuramaxTuner.com, duramaxtuner, Duramax, Emissions, Duramax Power, 2013, 2014, 2016, Add blue, DPF Intact, EGR ON, DPF ON, 2011, 2015, LML, Urea, 2012, DPF Delete, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, EGR, LML Power

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3 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP KEEP YOUR LML DURAMAX RELIABLE:

Your truck is generally one of the largest investments you will make, so keeping it on the road is priority number 1!

 

The LML Duramax is one of the best trucks GM has ever produced. With 397 Horse Power and 796 ft/lbs of torque from the factory, the truck has the power plant necessary to do just about any job you can throw at it. However, despite the massive improvements the LML has brought to the table, there are some all too common pitfalls that can make this beast a burden. 

Here are some other places you can read more about the LML Duramax:

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