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Discussion in '04.5-05 LLY' started by Diesel Dually, May 4, 2008.

  1. Diesel Dually

    Diesel Dually awaiting your return...signed... your friends

    May 3, 2008
    Mile High
    Lets start a FAQ section here.

    Post up the questions, answers TSBs and I will consolidate them all into one FAQ Post...with credit due to the original poster.
  2. 05lly2500hd

    05lly2500hd Recruit

    May 5, 2008
    My truck's exhaust sound changes from a rumble to a hiss and back-----It's normal, it's your VVT turbo.
  3. BudTX

    BudTX Edjumacated Redneck

    Will my LLY overheat? It depends on load and temperature, but most of not all LLYs may overheat. A V2 or similar modification is the only fix.

    How do I know which Duramax engine I have? The 8th digit of the VIN will tell you. 1=LB7 2=LLY D=LBZ
  4. stacks04

    stacks04 McLovin

    May 9, 2008
    terryville ct
    the real lly is in the 04.5-05 model years. if yours is an 06 lly it is not the same, go up one more section to the lbz. your info is there.
  5. stacks04

    stacks04 McLovin

    May 9, 2008
    terryville ct
    the lly has 310 hp and 605 ftlbs torque
  6. stacks04

    stacks04 McLovin

    May 9, 2008
    terryville ct
    if you have a surge or truck runs real rough you may have to check your #2&7 injector connectors. they are plugged in but the harness came over stretched from the factory and will loosen the fitment of the terminals inside the connector.
  7. Reineke

    Reineke New Member

    May 13, 2008
    What does it mean to stick and block the EGR?
    The stick is made by a guy who goes by the name of "Fingers" who made a circuit to make the computer think that the EGR is working with proper flow when it is blocked. Blocked means that you have put a metal plate before the EGR to keep the gasses from recirculating. If you block it with out the fingerstick and have CA emissions on your truck, you will get a CEL. If you have federal emissions on your truck, you may set codes but no CEL.

    What is a boost stick?
    Boost stick was made by "Fingers" again who created a circuit to make the computer think the turbo was not putting out enough boost, so the vanes would actuate further to make more boost.
  8. Will

    Will Boobies make me happy

    Don't forget to check your injector harness on the alternator bracket. Make sure that it hasn't rubbed through.
  9. 04llygmc

    04llygmc Recruit

    May 9, 2008
    N. Indiana
    My truck won't rev over 2k rpms? Check codes if you can. You are in limp home mode. Try changing your fuel filter.
  10. stacks04

    stacks04 McLovin

    May 9, 2008
    terryville ct
    or shut the truck down and restart it will clear itself if it is a p1093 low rail pressure code.
  11. jc64

    jc64 ( . Y . )

    Feb 16, 2008
    Allison 1000 5 speed Automatic transmission equipped Duramax LLY trucks have a power rating of: 310hp / 605ftlbs

    ZF S6-650 6 speed Manual transmission equipped Duramax LLY trucks have a power rating of: 300hp / 520ftlbs

  12. Randy_the_Hack

    Randy_the_Hack New Member

    May 4, 2008
    How on earth do you reroute your PCV... and why would you do that?

    The PCV creates positive vacuum on the valve covers and literally pulls oil vapor from the valve covers, then pressurizes it and pumps it through the intercooler. In doing so, the oil vapor condenses and makes a huge mess in your IC and the IC tubes and boots. Under heavy acceleration, the mess can cause the boots to blow off, which in turn reduces your engine output drastically. By rerouting the PCV and capping off the turbo inlet with a barstool cap, the engine runs cleaner, the IC won't leak oil everywhere, and the resulting PCV reroute hoses quite often never leak a drop of oil. Some guys report a little oil residue coming from the hose, and some even put an oil capture filter system inline to prevent this from venting to the atmosphere.


    * 1 1” barstool leg cap
    * 3 5/8” pushon king nipples or barbed nipples
    * 1 5/8” T connector
    * 3 5/8” hose clamps
    * 1 6-7’ 5/8” heater hose
    * 2-4 zip ties
    * Teflon tape


    * Regular screwdriver
    * Pliers
    * Box knife

    Here's what to do:

    1. Remove the resonator (the 6.6L plastic thing) – one hose clamp to loosen, then remove it and set it aside.
    2. With the pliers, grab hold of the clamp on the large hose leading to the turbo, then lift the hose off the turbo inlet.
    3. With the box knife, cut the two PCV hoses that lead to the large hose you just pulled off of the turbo inlet. Be sure to cut the PCV hoses as close to the fittings as possible. Once you have it free, throw the fitting you’ve just cut and removed as far as you can.
    4. Wind some Teflon tape onto the threads of the barbs and mount into the T connector. Tighten to suit yourself. Take the barstool leg cap and shove it onto the turbo inlet. Since there’s a vacuum, there’s no need to clamp it in place; it’ll stay there.
    5. Slide two of the clamps onto the PCV hoses, and then shove the two barbs onto the PCV hoses. Finally tighten down the hose clamps. Take the third hose clamp and slip over one end of the new heater hose. Shove it onto the third barb of the T connector. Tighten the hose clamp. Here’s where I oriented my T assembly upright, so that any actual oil would remain in the hoses and hopefully wind back up in the engine rather than down the heater hose. Everyone does this different, but I don’t think it matters much.
    6. Routing the hose is up to you, but I ran it over to the back side of the driver side wheel well and then down along the frame. Make sure that you cut the end of the heater hose at an angle so it won’t become clogged with mud or ice (or anything else).
    7. Run the hose along your frame, using the zip ties to hold it in place against the wiring harness.

    Replace the resonator and you’re done. BTW, if you’ve not already done so, get a 2” plumber’s test plug, and block off the resonator. You can do this and still replace the resonator over it so it looks like stock.

    That's it. My thanks to LarryJewel and SweetDiesel for a couple of pics I didn't have; the rest are mine.
    Last edited: May 23, 2008
  13. LarryJewell

    LarryJewell Recruit

    May 7, 2008
    check the barstool cap fairly regularily, it will split.

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