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  the GM 6.5TD 

6.5 PDC: Pump Driver Cooler

6.5 PMD / FSD Remote Harness

Gauges 

6.5 Dash Mounted Adjustable FUEL Control

Transmission Control 4L80E

All Hi-Flow Air Filters

6.5 TD Performance Cool Air Intake

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FOAM Air Filter WARNING

6.5 TD Turbo Downpipe

Performance EXHAUST Systems

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COOLING:
WATER
Mist Injection

Aftermarket
Fan Clutch
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6.5 TD Intercooler
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Dual Auxiliary Electric Cooling Fans

6.5 Hi-Flow Dual Thermostat Cooling Upgrade

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6.5 Oil Cooler Hoses/Lines
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Serious POWER:

PROPANE Injection

NITROUS OXIDE (N2O) Injection

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6.5 Gear-Drive
Timing Set
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6.5 Pistons, Low Compression, ADVICE

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Headlight Light Switch Saver and Light Intensifier 

Oil Pressure Switch Saver

 Ignition Switch Saver 

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6.5 Stock Airbox

6.5 Stock Exhaust 

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Water-Mist-Injection System for Turbocharged Engines

   Water injection has many benefits, the main reason for its use is to cool the IAT [ intake air temperatures ] to achieve better performance. This is similar to how your truck runs better on a cool day, with turbo and supercharged engines that compress the air to force feed the engine for additional power, that compression creates heat and with added heat then power gains start to drop off. The key is to stop the power drop off by keeping things cool at near ideal operational coolant temperature of 180 degrees F.

  One other way to reduce IATs is an intercooler, but the really nice thing about water injection as opposed to many intercooler kits is that you do not have an expensive part hanging in an area where it could be easily damaged.  On the GM trucks often the only location chosen for the intercooler is where GM installs an optional thick metal plate or 'skid plate' to protect the truck from damage, as pictured below,

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  So you can see an intercooler in that location is NOT a good idea for many drivers.  Water injection is a better option as it is easier to install and takes up much less room and has added benefits that intercoolers just do not have and no parts are in that area to get damaged. Intercooler tubing take up a lot of underhood room and can add labor costs when engine servicing is needed. To read more on why an intercooler is not the best choice click here.

  The hi-pressure industrial grade pump and special nozzles assures proper spray pattern. 

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  We have had NO need to install the 1997 Cooling Upgrades while using the water injection. We also found that the dual auxiliary cooling fans are no longer needed when using the water injection because everything stays nice and cool.  Under some extreme conditions it may be beneficial though to have both auxiliary electric fans and the Water injection.

Key Benefits

  • Reduces IAT [Intake Air Temperatures]
  • Improves power output of engine
  • Improves fuel economy
  • Reduces combustion chamber deposits
  • Helps keeps engine oil cleaner
  • Easy install using common tools
  • OEM [original equipment manufacturer] quality and compatible weather resistant connectors.
  • OEM style wire loom, looks like a factory setup.
  • Hi-pressure system uses a pump not turbo boost, this ensures proper 'spray pattern' which is easy on the turbo blades and mixes with air better.
  • Unlike boost pressure powered systems, water will not continue to inject in the case of a solenoid failure, in fact only the second stage of our 'dual stage' system uses a solenoid, but that is after the pump, so if the solenoid fails open you will only get full water injection at boost pressure when the engine is running only and maybe waste some water.
  • Industrial grade and quality hi-pressure pump
  • Long lasting pump, [not a cheap windshield washer pump]
  • Pump can run-dry, but not recommended.
  • Optional tank with low water level indicator
  • Optional tank for various applications
  • Optional tanks are not steel and will not rust
  • Optional filter to keep nozzles cleaner.
  • Dual-stage system avaialble for additional cooling.
  •   First stage for most benefits
  •   Second stage for added benefits at higher boost levels and loads, such as when towing or going up hills.
  • This kit designed is specifically for the GM 6.5L Turbo Diesel.
    Other kits available for other vehicle / engine applications.
  • MADE IN THE USA.
  • Single stage kits from Only $499.95, On SPECIAL for ONLY $449.95  without tank.
Our recommendations for cooling the GM 6.5 Turbo-Diesel What one website recommends as modifications for cooling the GM 6.5 Turbo-Diesel
Water-Mist-injection (WMI) $449.95, (plus tank avg. $75.00) 
Only basic hand tools and basic skills are usually required to install.
18:1 Low Compression Pistons $1000.00+ to supposedly reduce cylinder temperatures.
NOTE: Requires additional and very expensive engine disassembly, cleaning, machine work and reassembly. 
Read Note about low-comp pistons.

nothing else needed with WMI

Intercooler $1400.00+ to reduce intake are temperature (IAT) 
NOTE: requires a fair bit of mechanical skill and more than basic tools to install.
SEE chart on intercooler below
nothing else needed with WMI '97 cooling upgrades $325.00+ adds more flow to current system
NOTE: they recommend a gear-drive timing set at the same time. 
NOTE: requires a fair bit of mechanical skill and more than basic tools to install.
nothing else needed with WMI Gear drive timing set $310.00+ 
NOTE: requires a fair bit of mechanical skill and more than basic tools to install. 
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nothing else needed with WMI Earlier engaging fan clutch $250.00+ 
NOTE: READ WARNING ABOUT Earlier engaging FAN CLUTCH

WMI kit is only $449.95 and tanks average about $75.00 in most areas.

TOTAL $3,285.00+ PLUS the added cost for expensive engine work to install the pistons.

 So as you can see from the above chart the site pushing products for GM diesels recommends a large bill of goods to reduce the cylinder temperatures and keep the 6.5TD running cooler, and then when your being sold on that stuff and need the engine work for the pistons you'll be advised to get splayed main caps and other nonsense you don't need and that can even be detrimental to the engine.  All that nonsense is recommended by them when one simply needs to use a water-mist-injection system to keep the 6.5 running cooler. 

  Water-Mist-injection 6.5 "Big" Intercooler
Parts Industrial Grade pump and parts, can be run dry. Very expensive part, heat-exchanger (intercooler) mounts in harms way
Installation Requires only basic mechanical skills and basic hand tools. labor intensive installation requiring more than basic tools and skills.
Design Professional Design does not mount in proper location
Function Works when needed mounts at less than a 90 degree angle, so most air passes by.
Effectiveness Works just as well at slower speeds. when vehicle is going uphill and needs added cooling the effectiveness is less as there is less air passing through it due tot he slower vehicle speed.
Turbo lag NONE added Turbo-lag from added piping and heat-exchanger
Added strain on turbocharger NONE, actually extends life by keeping it cooler Turbo has to work harder to make boost through the added restriction of the heat-exchanger
Maintenance Required Fill with water, check or clean screens periodically. Add alcohol or turn unit off and run dry for winter. Plugs up with bugs and  road debris and loses effectiveness requiring regular cleaning. Pipes loosen up and can rattle and cause problems.
on/off ability has on/off switch always on, can be too cool for wintertime
Future Vehicle Servicing Very few parts to get in the way of vehicle servicing pipes and added parts will cause increased labor cost for future servicing and pipes can loosen up
Cost.  $449.95 + 
(tank avg. $75.00)
$1400.00+ 
Disclaimer: This is an aftermarket product, so its use could possibly void your warranty, due to these facts buyer accepts all responsibility for it's use, and his/her actions, there is no warranty either expressed or implied as to use of this product.   The Magnus-Moss Warranty Act  prohibits a dealer or manufacturer from voiding your warranty unless a product is directly responsible for a failure.  

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Pictures of the truck     Performance Data   
  Boost Control    Fuel Control  Transmission Control
  PMD / FSD Remote Harness   PDC: Pump Driver Cooler  
Performance Cool Air Intake  High-Performance EXHAUST System
 
Water Injection    PROPANE Injection    NITROUS OXIDE Injection
  Dual Auxiliary Electric Cooling Fans   Hi-Flow Dual Thermostat Cooling Upgrade
Oil Cooler Lines, Hose Upgrades    
Transmission Power Relay System   Headlight Relay and Light Intensifier  
  Fuel Lift Pump Relay System 

Downpipe   Converter Test-Pipe 
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