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 […]

Diesel Troubleshooting Chart

Complaint ————-> Probable Cause WillNotStart HardToStart StartsAndStalls DiesOnDeceleration RunsRough LackOfPower BlackSmoke WhiteSmoke Low Cranking Speed X X             Incorrect StartingProcedure X X             Some or All Glow Plugs Bad X X     X     X No Fuel to Cylinders X       […]

24V Cummins Fueling System Diagram

1998 CTD No Description 1 Fuel Transfer (Lift) Pump 2 Fuel Return Line (to Fuel Tank) 3 Fuel Supply Line (Low Pressure, to Engine) 4 Fuel Heater 5 Water-in-Fuel (WIF) Sensor 6 Fuel Filter / Water Separator 7 IAT Sensor 8 Map (Boost) Sensor 9 Fuel Drain Manifold 10 CKP Sensor 11 CMP Sensor 12 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Charger HP

The horsepower is calculated as a rough estimate using approx. 0.7*CFM=Race HP and 0.55*CFM=Daily HP. Turbo CFM Racing HP Daily HP HX35 600 420 330 HX40 800 560 440 T66 800 560 440 B1 900 630 495 H2E 1000 700 550 HX50 1000 700 550 HX55 1050 735 578 HT3B 1100 770 605 T76 1350 […]

B Series Valve Clearance Adjustment

Tools needed: 14mm wrench 15mm wrench 19mm wrench Large Flat blade screwdriver soft mallet or wood block Engine Barring Tool Long 1/2″ drive wrench Torque Wrench feeler gauge NOTE: The Cummins Midrange Performance Tool Kit (P/N 3399869) contains all of the tools required for an oil and oil filter change, a fuel filter change, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Recommendation for Trailer Pullers

I pull a 27 foot fifth-wheel RV trailer. I’ve had it all over the West. As you know, there is a hill or two out here. In fact just south of my town, Bend, Oregon, there is a grade that slowed my previous truck with this trailer to 45 mph top speed. I’ve always hated […]

Air Horns for 24V Dodge Cummins

I know of two companies who manufacture these BANKS Banks High Ram An intercooler increases the air density, which allows your engine to produce more power. So it stands to reason that you wouldn’t want to restrict the flow of air exiting the intercooler, right? Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the stock piece does. Look at […]

Stewart Warner B793 LED Light Kit Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B793 LED Light Kit Install Sheet Stewart Warner B793 LED Light Kit Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Diesel Thunder 2006

Lem stayed up late the night before and was working into the morning installing the Snow Performance water/methane injection system on his 2002 Cummins. As a result, we were late to the Dyno Drags for this year’s Diesel Thunder hosted by Northwest Bombers (local division of TDR). I and our friend Thom, who was working […]

Hunting For Horsepower by Alligator Performance

It was a busy Saturday. Trucks were lined up in the vacant lots behind Alligator Performance waiting to get dyno’d. This was Alligator Performance’s first event – and for a small, relatively new company, this was a big event. Alligator Diesel Performance opened their doors in Las Vegas in 2005. In 2009, they moved to […]

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 […]

Stabilizer Kit

Complete stabilizer kit. (Patent Pending) ’94 to ’02 4wd model shown. This product will greatly reduce steering “wander” on your late model Dodge pickup. This unit will serve to eliminate sector shaft play in the steering box which is a large contributor to wandering and poor road feel. It also serves to minimize frame flex […]