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 […]

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 […]

Custom Fuel System

Bigger injectors require more fuel. Lots more fuel than what the oem system can put out. And the OEM stuff has many faults, which just makes it that much more appealing to replace the whole darn system! I was planning on doing some work to the truck and I knew it would be laid up […]

Fast Idle Modification

This mod article will walk you through the steps of installing a Fast Idle Switch. Application: ’05 6.0 PSD with Torque Shift Transmission.   Tools Required: 10mm socket with extension and ratchet Wire striper, cutter, crimp tool At least 5 feet of wire (12-14 gauge, color is user defined) 2 sets of butt or spade […]

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. […]

Edge EZ Module Manual

[thanks to Edge] Click the link for the pdf version of the Edge EZ Module Manual for the 24V CTD motor. Edge EZ Module Manual

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

My wise old mechanic who has worked on Mercedes for years told me that if I put one gallon regular gas to a diesel tankfull after about every four tanks that it would perform essentially the same job as a fuel injector cleaner at a fraction of the cost. I would like to hear a […]

Installing a Banks Technicooler

Breathing is one of the basic elements of life. That’s the way God made our bodies and it is embodied in the DNA of the diesel engine. It is ironic that when diesel enthusiasts talk about mods, the first element that comes up is most always the chip. No chip, however, can develop its full […]

Superchips 3705 Chart and Installation

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 […]

Rim Fit

I used fellow TDR member JPittinger’s advice and did the following: Jack up the vehicle, take off rear tires/rims, install 2 lug nuts to hold the drum on. Start the truck, put it in 1st and low range of the transfer case – this makes the drums turn REAL SLOW. If you have an auto, […]

Turbo Troubleshooting Chart

Click on Image for a Larger View [thanks to Garrett used with permission]

Another 24V Lift Pump Replacement Procedure

This is how I replaced the lift pump on my ’99 QC, 4×4. Not sure what variations may or may not accure on other models. Parts list…………..New lift pump, lift pump wire pig tail, banjo bolts washers (8), dielectric grease and approx 1/2 gallon of clean diesel. Tools ………. 3/8″ drive ratchet, 3 or 4 […]

Cummins 12V Idle Adjustment

Adjusting the idle speed on the diesel engine is not difficult. The adjustment is located on the driver side of the injector pump near the rear of the pump. You will need a 10 mm wrench. Correct speed is: 1994-1998 with AT – in drive with AC on 750 -800 RPM 1994-1998 with manual in […]