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 […]

Superchips 3705 Chart and Installation

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 […]

Service Record Spreadsheet

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

Dodge Cummins 12V Dowel Repair

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 […]

Cleaning Stickum Left From Vinyl

Just after the winter began winding down and the weather was beginning to warm up, I removed a large 30″ x 18″ vinyl sticker from the tailgate of my truck. No matter how much heat was applied, the back of the sticker refused to come loose. I tried everything, Goof-Off®, fingernail polish remover, paint thinner, […]

Stewart Warner B750 Mechanical Gauge Install Sheet

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]

NXD Stacker Nitrous System

SO you're on the fence about the whole Nitrous issue. Well what if there was a product out there that was mild enough for the daily driver, wouldn't break the bank to purchase and easy enough even the most novice shade tree mechanic could install it? Well here ya go – The guys at Nitrous […]

Installing a Throttle Body Spacer

That I take my vehicles to a mechanic, even for minor problems, makes me spoiled in some respects. Though I have disciplined myself to change wiper blades, fuses and light bulbs. Nonetheless, when I looked the throttle body spacer over, I took up the challenge to install the unit myself. This isn't a hard one. […]

CTD Dimensional Specification

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 […]

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 […]

BHAF – Big Honking Air Filter

BHAF = Big Honking Air Filter This is a very easy mod and the benefits are great … Cooler Egts … Better flow … More Whistle !!! First remove the air intake line running from your factory Air box to your Turbo Then remove your air box … just pull straight up This area it […]

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 […]

FASS Install

This link is the pdf file for the FASS Install guide. [Thanks Diesel Performance Products] FASS Install

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 […]

Clutch Replacement

Start inside the truck. With a Phillips remove the screws holding the shift boot and slide it up. Remove shifter with 3/4″ or 19mm wrench. Pop up transfer case shifter boot and remove bolt/s. Pull out rubber inserts in cupholders and remove bolt/s. Remove plastic shroud. Unbolt shifter boot. Unbolt shift tower carefully and tape […]