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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 […]

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

Gear Ratio Spreadsheet

Click the link below for the excel version of Gear Ratio Spreadsheet Gear Ratio Spreadsheet

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 […]

Dodge 12V Cummins Throttle Cable Replacement

Throttle cable failure has been common on 1994 – 1998 12 valve diesel engines, usually after about 30,000 miles on the cable. I am now on my third cable, and am curious to see if the new design will be more reliable. Twice I have managed to replace my cable in the nick of time […]

Stewart Warner B764 Programmable Speedometer Install Sheet

Click the link below for the pdf version of Stewart Warner B764 Programmable Speedometer Install Sheet Stewart Warner B764 Programmable Speedometer Install Sheet [thanks to Stewart Warner used with permission]

Dodge 24V Cummins Lift Pump Replacement

Procedures for a 1999 Ram NOTE: You may be able to improve this but this is exactly what we did and changed two pumps in less that two hours) TOOLS: 17 mm wrench & socket, 10 mm wrench & socket, 7/16 socket, 1/2 inch socket. 1. Lay a non-conducting material over the battery posts (fender […]

Dodge Stock Horsepower Chart

Here’s the stock Horse Power Rating for Cummins / Ram Trucks Year Transmission Stock HP 1994 Auto 160 1994 Manual 175 1994 1 Ton 240 1995 Auto 160 1995 Manual 175 1996 Auto 180 1996 Manual 215 1996 California 180 1997 Auto 180 1997 Manual 215 1997 California 180 1998 12V Auto 180 1998 12V […]

Rim Fit

I used fellow TDR member JPittinger’s advice and did the following: Jack up the vehicle, take off rear tires/rims, install 2 lug nuts to hold the drum on. Start the truck, put it in 1st and low range of the transfer case – this makes the drums turn REAL SLOW. If you have an auto, […]

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 […]

Dodge 24V Diesel Dimensions & Specs

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 […]

12V Cummins Governor Lever Adjustment

Here is the ins and outs of the secret governor lever adjustment This is a cut away view of the governor of a P7100 pump. Notice how the lever hit the cam plate flush at the very bottom edge. To check your adjustment the throttle lever needs to be moved until the lever just touches […]

SCT Livewire

Since hands down the SCT is the tuner of choice I’ve noticed for hardcore diesel enthusiasts, there have been a lot of threads as of late on the LiveWire. Since it’s a fairly new product I figured I’d put something together to highlight some of its features and hopefully demystify it for everyone. My first […]

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 […]

1999 24V Lift Pump Replacement

Procedures for a 1999 Ram NOTE: You may be able to improve this but this is exactly what we did and changed two pumps in less that two hours) TOOLS: 17 mm wrench & socket, 10 mm wrench & socket, 7/16 socket, 1/2 inch socket. Lay a non-conducting material over the battery posts (fender cover, […]