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 […]

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 […]

Inspecting the Water Pump Weep Hole on Dodge Diesel Trucks

Use a pipe cleaner or a piece of wire to knock scale and dirt from the water pump weep hole. 1st and 2nd generation (every 12000 miles): 1: From above and just in front of the alternator pulley, look down to the water pump. 2: The weep hole is at about the 7:00 position, below […]

Silencer Ring

A silencer ring is a metal baffle placed into the turbocharger inlet to reduce whistle from the turbocharger. It is installed in Ram truck engines at the request of Chrysler. The silencer ring has no effect on engine output, EGT, or boost levels. Removal: Remove the flex hose from the front of the turbo that […]

Dodge Truck Front Disk 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 […]

Serpentine Belt Replacement

Work performed on a 2002 Time Of Completion : 30 Mins Here’s my belt @ 48,000 miles may want to check yours out Tools Required : 1/2 Inch Drive Ratchet & an 1/2 to 3/8 reducer Parts Required : Here’s the Gatorback belt $33.50 at AutoZone; this part Number is for Models with A/C This […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Stewart Warner B754 Gauge Pods Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B754 Gauge Pods Install Sheet Stewart Warner B754 Gauge Pods Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner sw-performance.com used with permission]

CTD Dimensional Specification

2002 CTD/RAM Descriptions Specification Engine Type In-Line 6 Cyl. Turbo Diesel Bore & Stroke 102.0 X 120.0 mm 4.02 X 4.27 In. Displacement 5.9 L 359 Cu. In. Compression Ratio 245 HP 2002 CTD 235 HP 2002 CTD   17.0:1 16.3:1 Horsepower A/T M/T   235 @ 2700 RPM 245 @ 2700 RPM Torque Rating […]

Dodge 12V Cummins Fuel Shutdown Solenoid

To check the fuel solenoid adjustment: 1. Turn the key on but do not bump the starter 2. Get under hood and pull up the solenoid by hand (it will stay up when you let go). 3. Measure from the bottom of the solenoid mounting bracket to the top of the lever pin as shown […]

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 […]

Dodge Diesel Truck Buyers Guide

Every Vehicle, Every Model On earth has its fair share of issues, And our CTD/RAMS are no exception This article is not meant to point out problems you’re going to have its just a heads up to some common known issues. To Learn Even More Join www.TDR1.com These Problems Affect all Years: Steering wander, 5th […]

Cleaning Stickum Left From Vinyl

Just after the winter began winding down and the weather was beginning to warm up, I removed a large 30″ x 18″ vinyl sticker from the tailgate of my truck. No matter how much heat was applied, the back of the sticker refused to come loose. I tried everything, Goof-Off®, fingernail polish remover, paint thinner, […]

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 […]