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GreenDieselEngineering
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Joined: 10/07/2009 07:25:47
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Location: Southeast Michigan
Are there any ECO tune users that have the stock torque converter? If so, are you planning to install an aftermarket unit down the road?

Thanks for your input.
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kdlewis1975

Joined: 02/08/2009 00:51:33
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I don't necessarily plan to install one until I percieve a need. I don't have any shuddering with the stock unit and no-limit Eco tune combination, but I haven't really challenged it either. ...no point in breaking something when it doesn't need broken. A switch may come sooner if I do things that require the TC to handle more stress...like if I start towing a lot...may manifest some problems there. I have a timing belt change coming up in 10K miles, so that will be the focus in the near term.
widowmaker
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Same as kdlewis:
I went through a period of a couple of weeks this winter that I noticed some shudder. It went away and never came back, so I am inclined to wait and see at this point.

I'm close to 150,000 miles on the stock converter today.

2005 CRD Limited - Inferno Red - 142,000 miles
-GDE EcoTune -
-Gasser Airbox -
-Cummins Intank Lift Pump-
-Fumoto Drain Valve-
-Samco Red Hoses-
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I'm running the Stock TC, with no plans to change. Too much money to buy a new TC and pay for the labor, especially when the Eco tune causes zero shudder.
stoutdog

Joined: 19/07/2009 14:25:03
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I'm running the Stock TC, with no plans to change... Too much money to buy a new TC and pay for the labor, especially when the Eco tune causes zero shudder.

P.S. Sorry for the weird double post.
WolverineFW

Joined: 15/07/2009 13:53:26
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I have the Eco tune/Stock converter. I will most likely upgrade the TC in the future, but currently cannot afford to do so.
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I got the Eco tune a couple months ago. There's no noticeable shudder. I won't buy a new TC until a need develops.

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dgeist
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Joined: 21/07/2009 10:57:32
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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Eco tune with stock TC for over 6 months and no ill effects (haven't ever noticed any shudder).
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SVO Ryan
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Joined: 20/07/2009 01:07:28
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I will once mine craps the bed.
I do probably about 3-5k miles worth of towing and think its finally starting to wear on my converter.

Ryan
2005 Liberty CRD
GDE Tune//TransGo Shift Kit//PML Deep Pan//MBRP Exhaust//LoTek Dual Gauge Pod//ProSport Tranny Temp and Boost Gauges
1986 Mustang SVO
papaindigo

Joined: 22/09/2009 11:20:58
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Location: Tallahassee, Florida
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5,000 milles on stock TC with no issues. Do not plan to replace it until failure if and when. I need to same my money for better things on my CRD and stoutdog's.

2005 Silver KJ Limited
GDE Eco Tune
Amsoil air filter
Cleaned MAP sensor
Samco turbo hoses
F37 without TCM reset
azroadposer

Joined: 31/03/2010 11:29:13
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I will in a few months to prepare for the hot tune or turbo kit. Currently running the Eco tune and tcm tune. I don't want to run it until it fails. It does seem not to need any work at the moment.
zoom_camper

Joined: 30/06/2010 20:54:18
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New here. Have 2005 CRD with F37 recall and now have the TC shutter. I am looking to modifiy my ecm to replace the loss of torque and I came across GDE website. After reading forms here, looks like I need a new TC. Would like to get the ECO tune with unlimited torque. I have many questions. But not today.

I pull an 18' travel trailer that weight in close to 4400# loaded GVWR is 4800#, and 56 sq-ft frontal area. Now my libby works hard pulling our trailer (after F37 my libby didn't pull as well).

I just replaced my fuel filter housing tonight. Local dealer is less than an expert on the CRD as they haven't sold many. I bought my CRD from a dealer that was well versed in the CRD but now they are too far away for service.

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Liberty CRD
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GreenDieselEngineering
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Joined: 10/07/2009 07:25:47
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Location: Southeast Michigan
Zoom_camper,

There are a couple good options for aftermarket TCs...this should be first on your list. Once the driveline is in good order the full torque ECO tune will provide a good benefit to towing, even better with the trans tune. You can always get the tune first, but you will have to drive around the shudder from time to time. A few little fixes and the CRD will be around for a long time!
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CAG

Joined: 20/10/2009 16:23:10
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Yes I am about to do that any reason you are asking ?
CAG

Joined: 20/10/2009 16:23:10
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sorry about post it was about having eco tune and now going to after market t/c
 
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