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 […]

Waste Gate Mods

The simple explanation: a waste gate limits the maximum boost generated by the turbocharger. How it works and what it does: The waste gate uses a pressure activated diaphragm and rod to operate an exhaust bypass around the turbocharger and thus limit the maximum boost that the turbocharger can produce. This permits an engine manufacturer […]

Truck Domains or Website – Dieseldatabase Can Help!

Are you looking to start a truck blog? or do you want a website to show off your truck? We can help you. Cougar Gulch Group, LLC (the Diesel Database people) have several domain names for lease or for sale. We have full-featured, CMS websites (WordPress/Thematic) available from $150 to $499 (or more) and it […]

Pyrometer Installation

See Universal Installation Guide for Installation on Turbo Down Pipe 1. Remove turbo from exhaust manifold. 2. Stuff a small shop towel or rag 4 to 5 inches into the rear exhaust manifold passage (see pic below) through the turbocharger mounting flange. This is to prevent chips from entering the manifold while drilling and tapping. […]

12V Cummins Thermostat Replacement

Symptom/Condition: The vehicle may not warm completely, especially in cold ambient temperatures. This condition may be due to a thermostat that is stuck in the partial open position by debris in the cooling system. NOTE: THE COOLING SYSTEM USED ON THE CUMMINS DIESEL ENGINE EQUIPPED VEHICLES PROVIDES THE CAPACITY AND PROTECTION OF THE HIGHER GVWR […]

Glossary of Diesel Abbreviations

2WD Two Wheel Drive 4WD Four Wheel Drive AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact – used by many on mail lists and message boards ABS Anti-lock Brake System: Modulates braking pressure to control wheel lockup ACM Airbag Controller Module: monitors sensors and deploys airbag(s) in the event of an accident ACT Air Charge Temperature ACV […]

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 […]

Exhaust Stack Gallery

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China can make things cheaper than the US – Here’s How!

Ever Wonder How China makes Stuff Cheaper than us? China needs “fair trade” instead of “free trade,” and maybe the greater profit margins will make room for OSHA, EPA, and some of the other trappings that make America great! The Construction Site Hard Hat The Dust and Particle Free Breathing Apparatus OSHA Approved Scaffolding And […]

Ford 7.3L Engine Removal – The REAL How To

After replacing my rear axle cover due to rust through, I noticed severe rust on the engine oil pan. I’ve had experiences with rusted oil pans in the past and knew this had to be taken care of soon, or I’d be doing it in the middle of an Ohio winter. Early October, 2001, I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Blue Chip Installation

Installation Directions for the Blue Chip Wizard Fuel Management System For the 1998-2002 Dodge For this installation you will need: a ratchet with extension, a 10mm socket, (17 and 19 mm wrenches for 2000 and up trucks only),a 13 mm wrench or socket, an 11mm or 7/16 deep socket or wrench, an electric drill with […]

24V Cummins Engine Diagram

24V Engine Diagram [click on image for larger version]

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. […]