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 […]

Exhaust Stack Gallery

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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 = […]

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 […]

Triple Turbos on a Powerstroke Diesel

THREE Turbos on a PSD!?! Well, it just had to be done. And it was a lot easier the second time around! Click HERE to see the build-up of the Twins. Much the same work and process was involved to create Stage 3, HT4B into HT3B into OEM Garrett. I really don’t know what to […]

12V Cummins Fuel System Diagram

Here is a diagram for the 12V Dodge Cummins Fuel System. [Click on image for larger version]

Stewart Warner B821 Quad Console Pod Install Sheet

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

Another 24V Lift Pump Replacement Procedure

This is how I replaced the lift pump on my ’99 QC, 4×4. Not sure what variations may or may not accure on other models. Parts list…………..New lift pump, lift pump wire pig tail, banjo bolts washers (8), dielectric grease and approx 1/2 gallon of clean diesel. Tools ………. 3/8″ drive ratchet, 3 or 4 […]

Another Pyrometer Installation

A. THERMOCOUPLE INSTALLATION – The R650 Thermocouple mounts into a 1/4″ pipe thread. If the exhaust manifold is already drilled and tapped, install the thermocouple at that location. If none is provided, make a 3/4″ hole in the exhaust pipe, not more than 6″ below the exhaust-manifold-to-exhaust-pipe connection and weld the R680 bushing into the […]

Turbo Troubleshooting Chart

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Dodge Cummins 24V Fuel Delivery

As you may know the 2nd Gen Vp44 Equip CTD has its share of fuel delivery problems. Here is a rough break down of actually what happening on a stock truck. The factory LP is working its self to death pulling the fuel all the way from the tank and it will stumble. When it […]

Stewart Warner B806 Exhaust Temp Gauge Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B806 Exhaust Temp Gauge Install Sheet Stewart Warner B806 Exhaust Temp Gauge Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Repair Under Hood Weatherstripping

Tired of always finding the weather strip laying on top of the turbocharger in the engine compartment? A bead of silicone rubber RTV in the weatherstrip groove will keep the strip attached and eliminate the fire danger. Red RTV or high strength gray RTV is my favorite for this type of work. Black RTV would […]

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 […]

Dodge Cummins Intercooler Boots and Upgrades

Are your intercooler boots & hoses blowing off? This is a common problem with the Ram Diesel especially for those who love high boost pressure. Stock intercooler boots & hoses have been blowing off at as little as 25 PSI which can ruin your day if you are racing at the track or pulling that […]

Cummins 12V Fuel PreFilter Cleaning

The maintenance schedule in the owners manual indicates the “strainer” should be cleaned at 12000 mile intervals at the same time the fuel filter is replaced. This is for both the “A” and “B” maintenance schedules. In the instructions in the service manual for replacing the fuel filter it states “Whenever the fuel filter is […]