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 […]

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 […]

Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement

(1) you need to disconnect both negative battery cables at both batteries. I used a 1/2 inch deep socket to remove the cables from the battery terminals. (2) Remove starter motor to get to CKP. The sensor is located on the driver’s side of the engine with the starter motor placed in front of it. […]

Cummins Diesel Fan Belt Replacement

1. Remove the belt by inserting the drive nose of a 3/8″ ratchet into the square hole in the idler pulley. Use the ratchet to unload the idler tension from the belt by rotating the ratchet counterclockwise as viewed from the front of the engine. The best position for the ratchet is almost straight up […]

On Board Air Tank

It’s always handy to have compressed air with you for filling your flat tires, other people’s flat tires, air horns, blowing mulch or straw out of your bed, the list can go on and on.  I use compressed air mainly for my air horns. I’ve had a 9 gallon air tank in my aluminum bed […]

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 […]

Dodge Truck Front Disc 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 […]

Replacing Front Spring Bushings on a Ford Pickup

The factory Ford rubber spring bushings just didn’t last on my F-350, due in part to the heavy Power Stroke engine. The best replacement for these are urethane bushings. They last much longer and can come embedded with graphite for lubrication to eliminate squeaking. The best manufacturer of these urethane bushings is Energy Suspensions.  I […]

1999 24V Lift Pump Replacement

Procedures for a 1999 Ram NOTE: You may be able to improve this but this is exactly what we did and changed two pumps in less that two hours) TOOLS: 17 mm wrench & socket, 10 mm wrench & socket, 7/16 socket, 1/2 inch socket. Lay a non-conducting material over the battery posts (fender cover, […]

Stewart Warner B833 Gauge Ultra Shift Light Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B833 Gauge Ultra Shift Light Install Sheet Stewart Warner B833 Gauge Ultra Shift Light Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Dodge Cummins Fan Removal

The thread is left hand; from the front of the engine you turn the wrench to the right (toward the driver side). Do this when the engine is cool. Some people pull the entire fan/hub assembly out past the radiator shroud, others remove the fan first, then remove the hub. In many cases, a drift […]

Bronco Fuel Tank Mod

When I upgraded my Fuel System pick-ups and returns, and try to plumb a balance line between the front and rear tanks. I found out that the Broncos used a single 33 gallon rear mounted tank. With the combined capacity of about 38 gallons using the OEM F-series tanks, I figured I could loose the […]

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 […]

Superchips 3705 Chart and Installation

Cleaning Stickum – Part 2

This is a followup article to Cleaning Stickum Left From Vinyl After the last article regarding removing the stickum leftover from vinyl lettering and signs, several people got hold of me to let me know of their remedies. DM left a comment on the article site about peanut butter removing residue left behind by decals. […]

Dodge Pickup VIN Decoding

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plate is located on the dash by the windshield near the left A-pillar. Position Interpretation Code Description 1 Country Of Orgin 3 Mexico 2 Make 8 Dodge 3 Vehicle type 6 Incomplete 7 Truck 4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating K 8,001 – 9,000 M 10,001 – 14,000 5 Vehicle line […]