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 […]

Water Injection

Water Injection : Injecting water into the intake , Decreases the volume of each cylinder Sends the Pistons into Over Drive , add some alcohol to up the flash point of diesel and to be sure it all burns up and burns up fast and you have the complete package. Cooling Mist (www.coolingmist.com) Our Diesel […]

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 […]

Relocating Your Block Heater Cord

As you know the block heater plug on our trucks are located in the front bumper and this is where they stay for most people. Some have put a plug recessed into the bumper to make it look nicer then having a cord dangling there. In my case being a Firefighter the way I park […]

Clamp On Isspro Thermocoupler

Locate the pipe running from the exhaust manifold on the drivers side over to the turbo. About 2″ above where this pipe attaches to the exhaust manifold a hole can be drilled to accommodate the thermocouple. Start with a small drill bit and work up to 1/4″ one bit size at a time making sure […]

Fuel Filter Usage

Here’s a photo showing the condition of my original fuel filter after 24,000 miles – never been changed to this point since new: The photo is a bit misleading the overall condition of the old filter is actually not bad at all – lots whiter down in between the pleats than can be seen here, […]

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 […]

Turbo Comparisons

When in the process of bombing a CTD you will have to increase your fuel. With the increase of fuel comes an increase in heat. You can safely run 1200° once in a while but major failure can occur if your running at high heat conditions for a period of time. To keep things cooled […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stewart Warner B764 Programmable Speedometer Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B764 Programmable Speedometer Install Sheet Stewart Warner B764 Programmable Speedometer Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Tips & Tricks for Better Fuel Economy

1. Air up your tires.Keeping your tires aired up to manufacturers specs can help your fuel economy up. 2. Leave your tailgate up!The tailgate up creates a vortex behind the cab which pushes air up over the tailgate. The tailgate down allows the air to push down on the bed creating drag. 3. Be easy […]

Exhaust Stacks

I built this setup from scratch and ran it for only 1 month before removing and reinstalling my 4″ system. This system sounded very good but had some draw backs that I couldn’t live with including noise and smoke for passengers in the back and soot showers on startup after a rain or carwash (there […]

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 […]

Diesel Fault Finding Chart

Symptom Key # symptom 1 Engine Running Hot 2 Poor Transient Response 3 Smoke 4 Engine Lacks Power 5 Black Exhaust Smoke 6 Blue Exhaust Smoke 7 High Oil Consumption 8 Turbocharger Noisy 9 Cyclic Sound From the Turbocharger 10 Oil Leak from Compressor Seal 11 Oil Leak from Turbine Seal   Note: R = […]