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How To: Detail Your Truck
How To: Get Your Ride in Readers’ Diesels While we’ve made it past Memorial Day and spring technically is still a few weeks away from being officially over, we are now in a space where weather patterns—for the most part—are stable and void of the precipitation that is common during the winter season. And, as
K.J. JonesMay 29, 2020
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Should I Delete My 6.7L Cummins?
Ever since the first introduction of emissions control system on motor vehicles, people have been finding ways to remove them. The idea was that if these control systems were removed, power and economy would be increased. And in the 1970s this type of thinking wouldn’t have been wrong. Early catalytic converters and exhaust gas recirculation
Jason GondermanMay 29, 2020
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Top Turbo Questions and Terms
Learn More Here! What Is Diesel Blow-By? What Is Diesel Runaway? How To: Rebuild Your Own Turbo In most performance-diesel circles, turbochargers arguably are an oil-burner’s most important component. To many enthusiasts, size matters—a lot—as we often see trucks with incredibly large single-turbo setups, or rigs featuring multiple ’chargers, installed in an effort to achieve
K.J. JonesMay 27, 2020
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Hard-Core Race Parts, Tools and Man-Cave Amenities Highlight This Social Distance Shop Shelter
Check Out These Stories! A 1,000-hp Mustang, Cool Performance Parts, Tools, and Efficiency Highlight This Social Distance Shop Shelter Top-10 Tools for Your Toolbox There’s a Willys Pickup, Jeep CJ-6, and Dana 60 Axle in This Social Distance Shop Shelter While it appears many state governments are now starting to relax some of their shelter-at-home
K.J. JonesMay 26, 2020
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How To: Removing Pinstripe and Light Rust
More on This 1995 Ford F-350. How to Prep a Truck Bed for LINE-X Coating What Is LINE-X? Bringing newcomers to this series quickly up to speed, we’re currently in the process of bringing “new life,” appearance-wise, to a 1995 Ford F-350 crew-cab dualie (nicknamed “Big White”) that has been in Diesel Power’s fleet for
K.J. JonesMay 21, 2020
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New, Faster, Edge Insight CTS3 Monitor
Most Popular ECM Programmers for Diesel Trucks Today, aftermarket gauges (boost, transmission temperature, exhaust-gas temperature, voltage, etc.), or all-encompassing data monitors are major players in the diesel hobby. On everything from street trucks to full-on competition rigs, loaded A-pillar (or other style) gauge pods, or a monitor (LCD screen) mounted on a pickup’s windshield typically
K.J. JonesMay 19, 2020
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Diesel Power Challenge 2020: CANCELED
I realize that many of you—Diesel Power Challenge 2020 potential competitors, alumni (including 2019 Champion Richard Coker), sponsors and fans–have anxiously been waiting for information regarding the status of this year’s competition. At this time, and sadly, I hereby announce that DPC 2020 is officially canceled, due to the unprecedented events surrounding COVID-19 and MotorTrend
K.J. JonesMay 15, 2020
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A 1,000-hp Mustang, Cool Performance Parts, Tools, and Efficiency Highlight This Social Distance Shop Shelter
Check Out These Stories! There’s a Willys Pickup, Jeep CJ-6, and Dana 60 Axle in This Social Distance Shop Shelter Top 10 Tools for Your Toolbox At this point, it’s very clear that society as a whole is in “another place” when it comes to the way we operate on a daily basis. Here in
K.J. JonesMay 14, 2020
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GMC’s 2021 Yukon AT4 Won’t Be Available With a Diesel
Read More on GMC‘s Yukon and AT4 Package. 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL First Look: Breaking Away from Chevy? 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Duramax: 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Contender We’re now in the “season of change,” the short time frame in 2020 when final additions and deletions of individual components, packages,
K.J. JonesMay 12, 2020
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Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: Miami
Check Out These Other Craigslist Deals! Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: Charlotte Best Deals on Craigslist: Boston Best Deals on Craigslist: New York Buy It Now! 1994 Ford E-350 From a Past President’s Motorcade Is for Sale Thanks to all of you, our “Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist” series now has great momentum. In this
K.J. JonesMay 7, 2020
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Rewind: Top 10 Diesel Stories of April 2020
Let’s face it. Reminiscing over something memorable is one of the most universal components of our society’s DNA. Diesel enthusiasts typically recount memories through “Throwback Thursdays,” “Flashback Fridays,” and any other days on social media, and also by holding classic “bench racing” sessions with friends while enjoying a few cold ones in the shop or
K.J. JonesMay 4, 2020
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What Is Cummins Killer Dowel Pin?
More To Learn What Is Diesel Runaway? What Is Diesel Blow-By? What Is LINE-X? Cummins diesel engines. While it’s safe to say a majority of Clessie’s loyalists firmly believe that all of the brand’s I-6 powerplants truly are the greatest things that ever happened to diesel, the fact of the matter is, they’re not perfect.
K.J. JonesApr 29, 2020
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What Is Diesel Runaway?
More To Learn What Is Diesel Blow-By? What Is LINE-X? We continue satisfying curiosities—some simple, some not-so-simple—about diesels, with this quick look at what might be one of the most unnerving mechanical problems a truck owner ever wants to experience: a runaway engine. “Runaway” is another diesel term that is used quite often. But while
K.J. JonesApr 28, 2020
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What Is Diesel Blow-By?
“Blow-by” is a fairly common term across all types of engines—diesel, gas, etc. For diesels, it’s when compressed air and fuel in the cylinder bore is greater than pressure in the oil pan, and gas leaks past piston rings and down into the crankcase. When this pressure in the combustion chamber becomes too great—typically during
K.J. JonesApr 24, 2020
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GM’s 2.8L Duramax Diesel…Discontinued?!
More on GM’s 2.8L Duramax Diesel The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Loses Base Model, Gains Huge Price Increase Seven Interesting Facts on the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax Diesel Just when midsize-truck enthusiasts were really becoming “one” with GM’s 2.8L Duramax LWN I-4 engine, it appears the torquey turbodiesel may be going away, along with the optional 3.6L
K.J. JonesApr 23, 2020
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What Is LINE-X?
“Who was Jack the Ripper?” “Where is Jimmy Hoffa buried?” “Is there really a city of Atlantis?” These are just three of the thousands of questions with answers that are unknown, or not known by many, which historians and anybody keeping score call “the world’s greatest mysteries.” While the examples are random, when it comes
K.J. JonesApr 22, 2020
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How To: Get Your Ride in Readers’ Diesels
View Some Readers’ Diesels Here 1987 AM General Humvee, 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, and More 1992 Dodge Ram W350, 1993 Ford F-150, and More 2009 Western Star 4900 FA It’s hard to believe Diesel Power and several other enthusiasts’ brands owned by the MotorTrend Group, have been operating as “digital only” for nearly half a year already. The company’s
K.J. JonesApr 20, 2020
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Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: Charlotte
Check Out More Craigslist Deals Here! Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: Boston Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: New York Buy It Now! 1994 Ford E-350 From a Past President’s Motorcade Is For Sale As our passage across the U.S. via Craigslist continues, we’re making an abrupt about-face out of New England and making a beeline
K.J. JonesApr 17, 2020
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Diesel Power Challenge 2020: Status Check
More of Diesel Power Challenge! The Time Has Come for You to Select 9 Diesel Power Challenge 2020 Competitors Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Richard Coker With schedule changes for a majority of MotorTrend Group’s major events happening almost daily (for example, Four Wheeler magazine’s Overland Adventure is now being held from July 20 to
K.J. JonesApr 16, 2020
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How to Prep a Truck Bed for LINE-X Coating
More on Project Big White! Project Big White: Performance Improvements on a Budget 1995 2WD F-350 Dualie Gets Leveled and A Front-End Upgrade Installing the Last Automatic Transmission Your Hardworking Rig Will Ever Need Particulate Matters: Captain’s Log We admit it has been a very long time since we published an update on the status
K.J. JonesApr 16, 2020
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