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 […]

Turning up the Injector Pump on a 7.3L or 6.9L IDI

This article will hopefully give you some insight on how to adjust your fuel injection pump on 88-93  7.3L Non-Powerstroke, IDI. This will probably work the same way on a 6.9L Navistar(Ford) engine as well. To start off, I would recommend putting in a pyrometer gauge before doing any kind of performance upgrades. I would […]

The Infamous Cummins 53 Block

Special Thanks to Stamey’s Website for this FAQ about the 53 Block What is the “53” block? The “53” comes from a casting number on the side of the block and is used to identify the problem blocks. Supposedly it affects about 100,000 blocks, but not only in Dodge Rams. Here is information regarding the […]

Heated Tow Mirror Swap

You need to have the bases from an 2nd gen. tow mirror equipped truck. Then purchase a set of Power/heated tow mirrors from a 3rd gen truck, you can get them in a kit (which is both mirrors, you will still need to buy a switch, knob and nut) Once you have all four mirrors, […]

Clutch Replacement

Start inside the truck. With a Phillips remove the screws holding the shift boot and slide it up. Remove shifter with 3/4″ or 19mm wrench. Pop up transfer case shifter boot and remove bolt/s. Pull out rubber inserts in cupholders and remove bolt/s. Remove plastic shroud. Unbolt shifter boot. Unbolt shift tower carefully and tape […]

The Dodge Diesel Mystery Switch

These instructions for the mystery switch are for the 47RH not the 47RE. The later transmission control has a relay that has to be removed and the load pins jumped. The ’96 and later also have more than one orange with black tracer wires on the PCM. There are 2 (two) options you have between […]

Bosch P7100 Fuel Pump Diagrams

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Propane Kit Comparison

When Propane is added to the air intake usually the horn it ensures that all the Diesel is turned into Power. When propane is used properly, it will keep your engine cleaner with less carbon buildup and cleaner oil. Propane is a high-octane fuel and burns slower and longer therefore, propane will help diesel burn […]

Bosch VP44 Fuel Injection Pump Replacement

This documentation is intended to be used as a visual overview only and is not meant to be used as a replacement for a service manual. Please consult your Dodge service manual for complete instructions on the removal and re-installation of an injection pump The truck in this project is a 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 […]

Port and Polishing

First, you will need cutters. In the next photo you will see some of the cutters I use for this. On the right are metal cutters. These cost $20 to $75 each, so choose wisely. In the middle are sanding cones. I use #80-100-220-240 grit. I use a long mandrel and a (not shown) short […]

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 […]

Stewart Warner B758 Ultra Alert Light Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B758 Ultra Alert Light Install Sheet Stewart Warner B758 Ultra Alert Light Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

APPS Repair

This guide addresses the construction, possible disassembly, and possible repair of erratic or failed APPS units. These throttle control units, APPS (Accellerator Pedal Position Sensor), most frequently seem to fail or become erratic in operation due to deteriorating contact between internal rotating fingers and the resistance track they ride on inside the APPS unit, causing […]

Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement

[A] Gently pry up on the little tap this will release a small piece of metal that just slides under the gear. After clip is released you will have to pry the WSW bottom off the gear this is the bad part — took longer to get the WSW off the gear then it did […]

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

Homemade Traction Bars

With the addition of the 33″ BFG’s and the Detroit Locker, I could feel some wheel hop, with the only real mod being the addition of the 70 hp chip.  Anticipating the increased horsepower my PSD will be putting out, I decided to add traction bars to the rear axle.  Trying to save money for […]