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 […]

Turning up the Injector Pump on a 7.3L or 6.9L IDI

This article will hopefully give you some insight on how to adjust your fuel injection pump on 88-93  7.3L Non-Powerstroke, IDI. This will probably work the same way on a 6.9L Navistar(Ford) engine as well. To start off, I would recommend putting in a pyrometer gauge before doing any kind of performance upgrades. I would […]

Mixing Gasoline with Diesel Caution

At one time information was released suggesting that a small amount of gasoline mixed with diesel fuel for use in cold weather was an acceptable practice. This information was eventually retracted due to conditions that may result from such a mixture. First and foremost is a safety factor. The gasoline fumes from gasoline are very […]

Stewart Warner B779 Add-On Shift Light Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner Add-On Shift Light Install Sheet Stewart Warner Add-On Shift Light Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Dodge 24v Cummins Injector Replacement

Here is a sheet for replacing the injectors on a Dodge 24v Cummins [thanks to Diesel Dynamics] DD-Injector-Install-Instructions

Turbo Charger Swap Guide

Completion time : 1 Hour HX35 12 CM HX35-21CM The following guide details the swap out between a modified HX35 with a 21CM Housing to a HX35 With a 12 CM Housing. The work is being done on a 2002 CTD. After Removing the Air Filter and hose…. Step 1 : Disconnect the Inter Cooler […]

Dodge Diesel Truck Buyers Guide

Every Vehicle, Every Model On earth has its fair share of issues, And our CTD/RAMS are no exception This article is not meant to point out problems you’re going to have its just a heads up to some common known issues. To Learn Even More Join www.TDR1.com These Problems Affect all Years: Steering wander, 5th […]

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 […]

Top 3 Floor Mats for your Diesel Truck

It doesn’t take long to figure out that not all floor mats and liners are the same. Some offer great protection from the elements such as mud, snow, grime and dust, while others offer almost none. If you work in construction or any kind of industry that leavers your boots a little muddy at the […]

Dodge Truck Front Disk Brake Replacement

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 […]

24V CTD Valve Lash Limits

Spec Intake Exhaust Minimum 0.152 mm (0.006 inch) 0.381 mm (0.015 inch) Standard 0.254 mm (0.010 inch) 0.508 mm (0.020 inch) Maximum 0.381 mm (0.015 inch) 0.762 mm (0.030 inch) Adjustments should only be performed when the engine coolant temperature is less than 60°C (140°F).

Service Record Spreadsheet

Click the link below for the Excel version of Service Record Spreadsheet Service Record Spreadsheet [thanks to WBUSA used with permission]

The Infamous Cummins 53 Block

Special Thanks to Stamey’s Website for this FAQ about the 53 Block What is the “53” block? The “53” comes from a casting number on the side of the block and is used to identify the problem blocks. Supposedly it affects about 100,000 blocks, but not only in Dodge Rams. Here is information regarding the […]

A Good Chain Can Make All The Difference

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 […]

Adjusting Rear Drum Brakes

For trucks equipped with drum brakes there are a multiple of ways to adjust them. You should be able to get them to adjust automatically by using one of the procedures below. None of them work on my truck and I have to adjust mine manually. I even put all new hardware kits on and […]

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 […]