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 […]

Waste Gate Mods

The simple explanation: a waste gate limits the maximum boost generated by the turbocharger. How it works and what it does: The waste gate uses a pressure activated diaphragm and rod to operate an exhaust bypass around the turbocharger and thus limit the maximum boost that the turbocharger can produce. This permits an engine manufacturer […]

Ford 7.3L Engine Removal – The REAL How To

After replacing my rear axle cover due to rust through, I noticed severe rust on the engine oil pan. I’ve had experiences with rusted oil pans in the past and knew this had to be taken care of soon, or I’d be doing it in the middle of an Ohio winter. Early October, 2001, I […]

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 […]

Stewart Warner B774 In-Dash Mount Bracket Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B774 In-Dash Mount Bracket Install Sheet Stewart Warner B774 In-Dash Mount Bracket Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Repair Under Hood Weatherstripping

Tired of always finding the weather strip laying on top of the turbocharger in the engine compartment? A bead of silicone rubber RTV in the weatherstrip groove will keep the strip attached and eliminate the fire danger. Red RTV or high strength gray RTV is my favorite for this type of work. Black RTV would […]

Transmission Pan Installation Guide

DODGE #727-D TRANSMISSION PAN Please read these instructions and parts list completely before installing this new transmission pan. Consult your owner’s or shop manual for transmission fluid requirements. TOOLS REQUIRED 1/2 socket wrench and driver (for removing the old cover) 1/4 allen bit with a 3/8 ratchet drive (1/4 allen key is furnished) 3/16 allen […]

Upgrading to 16cm Exhaust Housing

With this guide we have a donor charger so Removal of the charger is not included Refer to the Charger Swap Guide for further information Completion time: Less than 2 Hours Here’s a 16cm Holset Exhaust Housing Here’s the Exhaust Gasket Here’s the Oil Return Line Gasket Here’s the donor charger This set up is […]

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 […]

Pyrometer Installation

See Universal Installation Guide for Installation on Turbo Down Pipe 1. Remove turbo from exhaust manifold. 2. Stuff a small shop towel or rag 4 to 5 inches into the rear exhaust manifold passage (see pic below) through the turbocharger mounting flange. This is to prevent chips from entering the manifold while drilling and tapping. […]

Detailed Dodge Diesel Oil Change

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 […]

Dodge 12V Cummins Throttle Cable Replacement

Throttle cable failure has been common on 1994 – 1998 12 valve diesel engines, usually after about 30,000 miles on the cable. I am now on my third cable, and am curious to see if the new design will be more reliable. Twice I have managed to replace my cable in the nick of time […]

Why the Big Change?

It has been two years – sorry for the long delay in getting the site back up. We changed our minds several times on how we were going to rebuild – the rest of the time, we were just too darn busy. The old DieselDatabase.com sites revolved around aliased URLs (cumminsdatabase.com, powerstrokedatabase.com, duramaxdatabase.com, peterbiltdatabase.com, and […]

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]

Stewart Warner B751 Air Fuel Ratio Gauge Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B752 Air Fuel Ratio Gauge Install Sheet Stewart Warner B752 Air Fuel Ratio Gauge Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Dodge Towing Specifications

When Equipped with Cummins Turbo Diesel Dodge RAM 2500 RAM 2500 Reg Cab 4×2 Long Bed Quad Cab 4×2 Short Bed Quad Cab 4×2 Long Bed Trans/Axle GCWR Payload Curb Wt Tow Wt Payload Curb Wt Tow Wt Payload Curb Wt Tow Wt A4/3.55 16,000 3,120 5,679 10,150 2,820 5,981 9,850 2,700 6,096 9,750 A4/4.10 […]