Post Your Successful Diesel Mods At Dieseldatabase

Have you completed a successful mod on your diesel truck? and did you take pictures and discovered tips that might help others? Your post is welcome here. All you have to do is register on this site. Then contact us via the the contact form on the ABOUT page (see menu), letting us know you […]

Mixing Gasoline with Diesel

My wise old mechanic who has worked on Mercedes for years told me that if I put one gallon regular gas to a diesel tankfull after about every four tanks that it would perform essentially the same job as a fuel injector cleaner at a fraction of the cost. I would like to hear a […]

APPS Repair

This guide addresses the construction, possible disassembly, and possible repair of erratic or failed APPS units. These throttle control units, APPS (Accellerator Pedal Position Sensor), most frequently seem to fail or become erratic in operation due to deteriorating contact between internal rotating fingers and the resistance track they ride on inside the APPS unit, causing […]

Old 12v Cummins Boost Guage Installation

1. A hole must be drilled and tapped into the intake crossover pipe for a boost source. 2. Remove the hose from the intake crossover pipe and push a rag well into the pipe past the point to be drilled and tapped. This will prevent chips from entering the engine. 3. Drill through the back […]

Twin Electrical Fans

It’s been said that the factory fan consumes horsepower, and I’ve heard conflicting results as to what the power increase would be if you were to eliminate the fan and go electric. Me, I just don’t like the idea of that big thing swinging around on the end of the water pump, putting all that […]

Stewart Warner B758 Ultra Alert Light Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B758 Ultra Alert Light Install Sheet Stewart Warner B758 Ultra Alert Light Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Serpentine Belt Replacement

Work performed on a 2002 Time Of Completion : 30 Mins Here’s my belt @ 48,000 miles may want to check yours out Tools Required : 1/2 Inch Drive Ratchet & an 1/2 to 3/8 reducer Parts Required : Here’s the Gatorback belt $33.50 at AutoZone; this part Number is for Models with A/C This […]

Fast Idle Modification

This mod article will walk you through the steps of installing a Fast Idle Switch. Application: ’05 6.0 PSD with Torque Shift Transmission.   Tools Required: 10mm socket with extension and ratchet Wire striper, cutter, crimp tool At least 5 feet of wire (12-14 gauge, color is user defined) 2 sets of butt or spade […]

Dodge Diesel Frantz Oil Filter

Significant interest, and LOTS of misconception surrounds bypass oil filters in general – and the Frantz TP filters especially, tho’ the same general construction is also used for the several paper towel bypass filters as well. Bypass oil filtration differs from the stock full-flow filters used on all modern engines, including our Cummins, in that […]

Hunting For Horsepower by Alligator Performance

It was a busy Saturday. Trucks were lined up in the vacant lots behind Alligator Performance waiting to get dyno’d. This was Alligator Performance’s first event – and for a small, relatively new company, this was a big event. Alligator Diesel Performance opened their doors in Las Vegas in 2005. In 2009, they moved to […]

Dodge Cummins Under Hood Mods

Click picture for a full size view. Click on the product titles below for a link to a dealer OuterWears FAQs (Questions About Prefilters) Why do I need a Pre-Filter? How does a Pre-Filter work? Will adding a Pre-filter reduce my airflow or horsepower? Will the Pre-Filters work on paper filters? How much dirt will […]

12V Engine Diagram

Here is a Dodge 12V Cummins Engine Diagram Click on the image for a larger version.

Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement

[A] Gently pry up on the little tap this will release a small piece of metal that just slides under the gear. After clip is released you will have to pry the WSW bottom off the gear this is the bad part — took longer to get the WSW off the gear then it did […]

Mixing Gasoline with Diesel Caution

At one time information was released suggesting that a small amount of gasoline mixed with diesel fuel for use in cold weather was an acceptable practice. This information was eventually retracted due to conditions that may result from such a mixture. First and foremost is a safety factor. The gasoline fumes from gasoline are very […]

Exhaust Stack Gallery

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Stewart Warner B757 Ultra Shift Light Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B757 Ultra Shift Light Install Sheet Stewart Warner B757 Ultra Shift Light Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]