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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 […]

Detailed Dodge Diesel Oil Change

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Supplies: 3 Gallons Oil; Mobil Delvac Super 1300 is what I use, I should probably be using the Synthetic stuff. But I don’t. Oil Filter; My Fleet Guard Filter supply was tapped out so I had to run to advanced auto and get a Purolator… $15 !! The Fleet Guard Filters can be had for […]

My Glowplug Relay Bypass System

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There have been many threads on the glow plug relay bypass idea discussing how and when to turn off the relay, and even whether or not it is a good idea at all. I have come up with a combination of ideas that I feel is the best scenario. How the glow plugs work depends […]

Glossary of Diesel Terms

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2WD – Only one pair of wheels are driven by engine power 4WD – One or both pairs of wheels are driven by engine power. 454 CUBIC INCH – Large gasoline engine option available in full size Chevy/GMC Trucks and Motorhomes. 460 CUBIC INCH – Large gasoline engine option available in full size Ford Trucks […]

Dodge Cummins Cooling Capacity

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5.9 L CTD 22.7 L or 24 Quarts Includes 1 quart for reservoir

Stewart Warner B750 Mechanical Gauge Install Sheet

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Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B750 Mechanical Gauge Install Sheet Stewart Warner B750 Mechanical Gauge Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

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 […]

Two Wheel Drive Low

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The important thing is the 2 port vacuum switch…you need to get one that is ‘open’ when it’s in the off position so vacuum can flow through normally. I used a Nippondenso EGR vacuum switch for a Honda Civic. They never break! The rest of the parts list is simple and small: Rocker switch (I […]

Port and Polishing

First, you will need cutters. In the next photo you will see some of the cutters I use for this. On the right are metal cutters. These cost $20 to $75 each, so choose wisely. In the middle are sanding cones. I use #80-100-220-240 grit. I use a long mandrel and a (not shown) short […]

Fuel Filter Usage

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Here’s a photo showing the condition of my original fuel filter after 24,000 miles – never been changed to this point since new: The photo is a bit misleading the overall condition of the old filter is actually not bad at all – lots whiter down in between the pleats than can be seen here, […]

Dodge Truck Front Disk Brake Replacement

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Work Performed On: 2002 CTD Estimated time of Completion: 2 Hrs Parts Required: Brake Shoes, Brake Cleaner, Brake Fluid, Little Helper Tools Required: 1/2 Inch Drive Ratchet, Cheater Pipe, 2 Extensions, 15/16 6 pt Socket, 7/32 Allen Wrench, 16 MM 12 pt Socket, Big Strait Screw Driver, Floor Jack, Penetrating Oil, 3/8 inch wrench Product […]

Dodge Cummins Ebrake ECM Hookup

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Using the ECM to Control Non-Jacobs Exhaust Brakes You will need this pigtail to connect the brake wiring to the ECM. Cummins Part Number: 3824810 Connect the pigtail show above to pin 20 of the ECM Schematic for the Dodge/Jacobs e-brake system connected to the ECM You will need to adapt your e-brake installation to […]

12V Cummins TPS Adjustment

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Caution: Before testing the TPS, verify that the engine is set at correct low idle speed. 1- After Confirming the correct linkage adjustment and idle speed , proceed to the following. 2- Attach a Paper Clip into the center terminal of the TPS electrical connector. Do not remove the connector from the TPS for this […]

Hunting For Horsepower by Alligator Performance

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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 […]

12V Engine Diagram

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

Tips & Tricks for Better Fuel Economy

1. Air up your tires.Keeping your tires aired up to manufacturers specs can help your fuel economy up. 2. Leave your tailgate up!The tailgate up creates a vortex behind the cab which pushes air up over the tailgate. The tailgate down allows the air to push down on the bed creating drag. 3. Be easy […]