Post Your Successful Diesel Mods At Dieseldatabase

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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 […]

Installing a Banks Technicooler

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Breathing is one of the basic elements of life. That’s the way God made our bodies and it is embodied in the DNA of the diesel engine. It is ironic that when diesel enthusiasts talk about mods, the first element that comes up is most always the chip. No chip, however, can develop its full […]

Exhaust Stacks

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I built this setup from scratch and ran it for only 1 month before removing and reinstalling my 4″ system. This system sounded very good but had some draw backs that I couldn’t live with including noise and smoke for passengers in the back and soot showers on startup after a rain or carwash (there […]

Dodge Stock Tire Pressure

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[click image to view larger] [thanks to klenger.net used with permission]

12V TPS Wiring Diagram

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For TPS adjustment, Joe G. suggested using a potentiometer in the ground circuit. I decided to try it and It really gives a much better range of adjustment than elongating holes in the TPS body. Here is a schematic drawing showing how to wire it. Using the above circuit, adjusting the potentiometer adds resistance to […]

Cummins Motor Parts and Prices

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Click the link below for the pdf version of Cummins Motor Parts and Prices Cummins Motor Parts and Prices

12V Cummins Governor Spring Kit

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CAUTION:If you intend to operate the engine over 3200 rpm, you should replace the engine valve springs with a heavy-duty type. If you do not have heavy-duty exhaust springs installed please call PDR for further instructions. Estimated completion time: (First time installer) 1.5 hours Things you will need to complete this project: 1. 7/16″ deep […]

Gauge Installation Prep

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This is a NEW USERS guide to gauge install preparation. I wish that I had something similar to this when I started this project. So I have assembled the information in this document with the goal of helping people to prepare for installing gauges. Some of This information has been obtained from Turbo Diesel Registry […]

Gear Ratio Spreadsheet

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Click the link below for the excel version of Gear Ratio Spreadsheet Gear Ratio Spreadsheet

Installing a Throttle Body Spacer

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That I take my vehicles to a mechanic, even for minor problems, makes me spoiled in some respects. Though I have disciplined myself to change wiper blades, fuses and light bulbs. Nonetheless, when I looked the throttle body spacer over, I took up the challenge to install the unit myself. This isn't a hard one. […]

Ford 6.0L Intercooler Swap for the 7.3L Powerstroke

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The swap is relatively inexpensive and not to time consuming. Used 6.0 intercoolers can be had on eBay for around $100-$125. The 6.0 IC is about 30% larger than the 7.3. The original 7.3 PSD intercooler measures 30x18x2 and the 6.0 PSD is 30x21x2.25. One thing you should be aware of before you stat taking […]

Dodge Diesel Injector Comparisons

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By popular demand our customers have asked us to show a comparison between the Bosch 275hp RV injector and the Diesel Dynamics True Torque II injector series. This graph shows typical gains with the 275hp RV injectors and DD stages 1,2, and 3. This is a graph of a 99 Cummins Ram with Std Transmission. […]

Ram Diesel Lift Pump Replacement

Tools needed: 7/16 or 11mm socket – for boost tube clamps 10mm socket – for lift pump bolts 14mm socket – for fuel filter canister 3/8 ratchet 6″ 3/8 extension 3/8 universal joint – makes filter nut easier 3/4″ open end wrench – for fuel inlet nut 14mm open end wrench – for fuel outlet […]

Dodge Cummins Fan Removal

The thread is left hand; from the front of the engine you turn the wrench to the right (toward the driver side). Do this when the engine is cool. Some people pull the entire fan/hub assembly out past the radiator shroud, others remove the fan first, then remove the hub. In many cases, a drift […]

Velvet Ride Shackles

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Velvet Ride Shackles, made by BF Goodrich Aerospace, are designed to replace the rear spring shackle, and create a more comfortable, less buck-board feel ride by absorbing some of the harsh bouncing of the stiff heavy duty springs. They basically use a rubber torsion device inside of the shackle.  I bought mine from 4 Wheel […]

APPS Repair

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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 […]