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 […]

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 […]

Stewart Warner B764 Programmable Speedometer Install Sheet

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Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B764 Programmable Speedometer Install Sheet Stewart Warner B764 Programmable Speedometer Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

China can make things cheaper than the US – Here’s How!

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Ever Wonder How China makes Stuff Cheaper than us? China needs “fair trade” instead of “free trade,” and maybe the greater profit margins will make room for OSHA, EPA, and some of the other trappings that make America great! The Construction Site Hard Hat The Dust and Particle Free Breathing Apparatus OSHA Approved Scaffolding And […]

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 […]

CTD Dimensional Specification

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2002 CTD/RAM Descriptions Specification Engine Type In-Line 6 Cyl. Turbo Diesel Bore & Stroke 102.0 X 120.0 mm 4.02 X 4.27 In. Displacement 5.9 L 359 Cu. In. Compression Ratio 245 HP 2002 CTD 235 HP 2002 CTD   17.0:1 16.3:1 Horsepower A/T M/T   235 @ 2700 RPM 245 @ 2700 RPM Torque Rating […]

A Good Chain Can Make All The Difference

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I cannot describe the feeling but I know you’ve felt it before. The feeling you get when you know something is enormously wrong but just before the full impact hits you. It was only five fifteen but it was dark outside. I stepped outside my truck and was looking back at the trailer. From where […]

RV Summer Driving Tips

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Summer is here and we all like to get away. But just getting in the RV and driving off can sometimes have its problems. Here are a couple suggestions to give your machine just a little bit more pickup and help remedy your overheating problems.   If you don't have one of those quarter million […]

Ford 7.3L Diesel Fuel Tank Vent Mod

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About one month after I completed the extraction and re-installation of the PSD from my truck, necessitated to replace a rusted out oil pan, I noticed diesel fuel on the floor of my garage under the rear of my truck.  Sure enough the steel rear fuel tank had also rusted through.  Why in the world […]

P7100 Injection Pump Timing

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THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TSB. 18-10-94 DATED JUL.. 22, 1994. THE PART NUMBER FOR THE ENGINE TIMING TOOL PACKAGE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SPX MILLER #6860. Models: 1994 (BR) Ram Truck Symptoms: Excessive white exhaust sake or lack of power. Diagnosis: Using the Mopar Diagnostic System (MDS) or the Scan Tool (DRB II or III) with […]

Glossary of Diesel Abbreviations

2WD Two Wheel Drive 4WD Four Wheel Drive AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact – used by many on mail lists and message boards ABS Anti-lock Brake System: Modulates braking pressure to control wheel lockup ACM Airbag Controller Module: monitors sensors and deploys airbag(s) in the event of an accident ACT Air Charge Temperature ACV […]

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 […]

Clutch Replacement

TOOLS: Tranny jack 2 or 3 ratchet straps porta power (this will make removing the cross member MUCH eaiser) A bottle jack and a piece of 4×4 will work in a pinch. Drill a hole in the end of the 4×4 to allow the bottle jack shaft to go in the 4×4 a couple of […]

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. […]

Inspecting the Water Pump Weep Hole on Dodge Diesel Trucks

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Use a pipe cleaner or a piece of wire to knock scale and dirt from the water pump weep hole. 1st and 2nd generation (every 12000 miles): 1: From above and just in front of the alternator pulley, look down to the water pump. 2: The weep hole is at about the 7:00 position, below […]

Dodge Cummins 12V Dowel Repair

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Several people on the TDR website showed interest in learning more about the work involved in replacing a broken timing gear housing from damage caused by the upper dowel pin working its way loose. You first remove the bumper, fan, radiator and loosen the A/C condenser. It is possible to remove the intercooler without breaking […]