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 […]

Upgrading to 16cm Exhaust Housing

With this guide we have a donor charger so Removal of the charger is not included Refer to the Charger Swap Guide for further information Completion time: Less than 2 Hours Here’s a 16cm Holset Exhaust Housing Here’s the Exhaust Gasket Here’s the Oil Return Line Gasket Here’s the donor charger This set up is […]

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]

Air Horns for 24V Dodge Cummins

I know of two companies who manufacture these BANKS Banks High Ram An intercooler increases the air density, which allows your engine to produce more power. So it stands to reason that you wouldn’t want to restrict the flow of air exiting the intercooler, right? Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the stock piece does. Look at […]

Cummins Valve Cover Replacement

Here’s the Stocker And here’s the Bombed Valve cover Available Here at the Database: check the marketplace :: Bob Wagner The only tools you’ll need is a 1/4 inch drive ratchet and a 10 MM socket Really clean up the stock valve cover you do not want anything to fall down in to the valves […]

Mixing Gasoline with Diesel

My wise old mechanic who has worked on Mercedes for years told me that if I put one gallon regular gas to a diesel tankfull after about every four tanks that it would perform essentially the same job as a fuel injector cleaner at a fraction of the cost. I would like to hear a […]

Dodge 24V IAT Sensor Cleaning

This is an article for cleaning the IAT sensor on the 1998-2002 24V diesel engine. The IAT sensor measures the temperature of the intake manifold. The ECM uses this sensor reading to set injection timing and adjust the air-fuel ratio. If the fuel mileage and power output of you engine seem low, some owners have […]

How to adjust the idle speed on a Dodge Diesel

How do I adjust the idle speed on my Ram diesel? The idle speed seems too high. First, trace the accelerator linkage to the connection on the fuel pump. With the ENGINE OFF have someone floor the accelerator and watch the fuel arm move. The best position I can describe is that it is under […]

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

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 […]

Cummins Diesel Fan Belt Replacement

1. Remove the belt by inserting the drive nose of a 3/8″ ratchet into the square hole in the idler pulley. Use the ratchet to unload the idler tension from the belt by rotating the ratchet counterclockwise as viewed from the front of the engine. The best position for the ratchet is almost straight up […]

12V TPS Wiring Diagram

For TPS adjustment, Joe G. suggested using a potentiometer in the ground circuit. I decided to try it and It really gives a much better range of adjustment than elongating holes in the TPS body. Here is a schematic drawing showing how to wire it. Using the above circuit, adjusting the potentiometer adds resistance to […]

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 = […]

Top 3 Floor Mats for your Diesel Truck

It doesn’t take long to figure out that not all floor mats and liners are the same. Some offer great protection from the elements such as mud, snow, grime and dust, while others offer almost none. If you work in construction or any kind of industry that leavers your boots a little muddy at the […]

Dodge Stock Tire Pressure

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