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 […]

Dodge 24V IAT Sensor Cleaning

This is an article for cleaning the IAT sensor on the 1998-2002 24V diesel engine. The IAT sensor measures the temperature of the intake manifold. The ECM uses this sensor reading to set injection timing and adjust the air-fuel ratio. If the fuel mileage and power output of you engine seem low, some owners have […]

Cummins Governor Spring Replacement Aid

Here’s the dust cover that needs to be removed to access the governor springs Once the dust cover is removed you’ll need to turn the motor over till a set of springs is lined up perfectly in the opening … there are 2 sets of springs they are mounted opposite of each other Here’s how […]

The Dodge Diesel Mystery Switch

These instructions for the mystery switch are for the 47RH not the 47RE. The later transmission control has a relay that has to be removed and the load pins jumped. The ’96 and later also have more than one orange with black tracer wires on the PCM. There are 2 (two) options you have between […]

Stewart Warner B821 Quad Console Pod Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner Quad Console Pod Install Sheet Stewart Warner Quad Console Pod Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Dodge Stock Tire Pressure

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Twin Turbos on a Powerstroke Diesel

A big thanks goes to John Anderson for being the Pioneer on this type of project and sharing his project with all of us. In that same spirit, I threw some pics into a collage to be able to share what I can now, until I can do a formal write up for this site. […]

24V Transmission Band Adjustment

One of the most frequent questions I get on the Cummins powered Dodge trucks is transmission related. The Dodge automatic tranny is very robust and does what it was intended to do very well. But given the reputation for massive torque that the Cummins engine provides, many times the transmission is asked to do far […]

Glossary of Diesel Terms

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 Pickup VIN Decoding

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate is located on the dash by the windshield near the left A-pillar. Position Interpretation Code Description 1 Country Of Orgin 3 Mexico 2 Make 8 Dodge 3 Vehicle type 6 Incomplete 7 Truck 4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating K 8,001 – 9,000 M 10,001 – 14,000 5 Vehicle line […]

Stewart Warner B833 Gauge Ultra Shift Light Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B833 Gauge Ultra Shift Light Install Sheet Stewart Warner B833 Gauge Ultra Shift Light Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Ford 7.3L Diesel Fuel Tank Vent Mod

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 […]

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. […]

Universal Joint Replacement

Work Performed on an ’03 CTD The ujoint pictured below is the factory joint that I just took out. My rear drive shaft was replaced the 1st time to the dealer under warranty. Then they replaced the ujoints again after that, making a total of 3 sets of factory joints within 75,000. When I first […]

Rotary Axis Supply Pump Installation 24V CTD

[thanks to K-O Engineering] Click the link for the pdf version of the RASP installation manual for the 24V CTD motor. RASP installation manual

Dodge Diesel Injector Comparisons

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. […]