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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 […]

Ford 6.0L Powerstroke 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 […]

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 […]

Anti-Freeze Replacement

From Steve St.Laurent : Here’s how I did mine and I got approximately 5.5 gallons into the system, first I opened the petcock on the radiator (turn it, then pull on it a little, turn, pull, turn, pull – until it starts draining), that will drain the fluid out of the overflow bottle, once the […]

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 […]

P7100 Plunger Lift Timing

Bosch P7100 Lift Specs (mm) P7100 Pumps Only Tolerance for Plunger Lift Timing is +/- 0.1mm ( Use CPL number from engine data plate ) Engine Model B5.9160hpExcept CPL 1968 B5.9160hpCPL 1968 Only B5.9180hp B5.9215hp B5.9California CPL Numbers 1549, 15501551, 15521553, 18151816, 19591839 1968 2022, 2174 2023, 2175 1863 Static InjectionTimingdegrees BTDC Lift in mm […]

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       […]

Ram Injector Specs

Fuel Injector ” Pop Off ” Pressure: 31,026 kPa (310 bars) or (4500 psi +/- 250 psi) Fuel Injector Leak Down Pressure: App 20 bars (291 psi) lower than pop pressure Fuel Injector Firing Order: 1-5-3-6-2-4

Dodge Cummins Cooling Capacity

5.9 L CTD 22.7 L or 24 Quarts Includes 1 quart for reservoir

Automotive Formulas

How To Calculate CFM: Engine size (CID) x maximum RPM / 3456 = CFM CFM @ 100% volumetric efficiency Cylinder volume (displacement): 3.1416 x bore x bore x stroke Compression ratio: Vi ñ V2(Where Vi is total volume of one cylinder and V2 is volume of space above piston at top of stroke) Brake Horsepower […]

Diesel Filter Water Sediment Drain

Drain the water and sediment from the separator each time the fuel tank is filled. Shut off the engine. Manually open the drain valve until clear fuel is visible. Top Load Filter Type (1) Pull up on the drain valve lever until fluid drains out of the drain tube. If nothing comes out of the […]

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 […]

Superchips Installation Guide 3705

Click the link below for the pdf version of the Superchips Installation Guide for the 3705 Superchips Installation Guide for the 3705

Stewart Warner B752 Full Pillar Pod Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B752 Full Pillar Pod Install Sheet Stewart Warner B752 Full Pillar Pod Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Rotary Axis Supply Pump Installation 24V CTD

[thanks to K-O Engineering] Click the link for the pdf version of the RASP installation manual for the 24V CTD motor. RASP installation manual

12V Cummins TPS Adjustment

Caution: Before testing the TPS, verify that the engine is set at correct low idle speed. 1- After Confirming the correct linkage adjustment and idle speed , proceed to the following. 2- Attach a Paper Clip into the center terminal of the TPS electrical connector. Do not remove the connector from the TPS for this […]