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Modifying Diesel Fuel Injectors
Check Out These Other Stories! Dynomite Diesel Products LB7 Duramax Fuel Injectors The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 108: History of the Performance Diesel Fuel Injector Diesel Fuel Injection—How It Works Intake air and fueling are the primary components of the diesel performance formula. And, in theory, the more there is of each, the better a
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Ford Ranger “Barn Find” Project Update
More On this 1999 Ford Ranger Project! 1999 Ford Ranger XLT—Project 4x4Link 1999 Ford Ranger 4×4—Project 4x4Link 1999 Ford Ranger—Project 4x4Link: Part III 1999 Ford Ranger Roll Cage—Project 4x4Link Part 4 It seems that “barn finds” are still all the rage these days. Trouble is, not every part of the country has barns. That’s OK,
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How to Install a Bigger Intercooler
Check Out These Other Diesel Stories! Cummins Injection System Spotter’s Guide Compound Turbos Bring New Life to a 5.9L Cummins Engine More than a few automotive hobbyists share the urge to tinker with and modify their vehicles. For some, the projects are centered on second or third cars or trucks, which allows for prolonged downtime
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How to Bulletproof a 6.0L Ford Power Stroke Engine
Learn how to rid a Power Stroke of its bad reputation
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What Is CP4 Injection-Pump Failure?
More Diesel Stories! Inside the Bosch CP3 Injection Pump Understanding and Modifying High-Pressure Fuel Pumps for Cummins, Duramax, and Power Stroke Engines It’s very common knowledge that engines rely on fluids to operate. While the various oils, water, and fuels are referred to as a powerplant’s “life bloods,” the latter liquid—diesel, for our purposes—ranks highest
K.J. JonesJun 29, 2020
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Clean and Dry Diesel Fuel for Our 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax
A steady supply of clean and dry fuel is essential to the long and happy life of a diesel engine. From its introduction in 2001 and through the 2010 model year, GM’s 6.6L Duramax diesel engines were not equipped with an external diesel fuel lift pump. Instead, they relied only on the scavenging ability of
Jason GondermanJun 22, 2020
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How to Start a Diesel When It’s Out of Fuel
There really isn’t “a lot” of detail to give you in this report. For the most part, the long-existing information and procedures on handling a fuel-starved diesel engine are still plenty viable. And thanks to advancements in diesel technology from roughly 2000 to present, many of the physical procedures that were in place for restarting
K.J. JonesJun 15, 2020
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What Is an Alternate-Firing Duramax Cam?
Dodge Cummins Diesel Engine Camshaft Swap The pursuit of higher performance (greater than stock) is one of the many things that make the diesel scene as awesome as it is. Although experimenting with new parts concepts and technical theories definitely helps advance the hobby, diesel performance also thrives on tried-and-true hot-rodding tactics that are successful
K.J. JonesJun 10, 2020
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7.3L vs 6.0L Ford Power Stroke Engines
In this “modern” time of a factory-stock Ford diesel engine producing nearly 500 hp and more than 1,000 lb-ft of torque—the 2020 6.7L Power Stroke spits 450 and 1,050 at the crankshaft—we find it interesting that a pair of the Blue Oval’s earlier oil-burners are still a hot topic when engines’ pound-for-pound greatness—and flaws—are being
K.J. JonesJun 9, 2020
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How to Tune Up a Small-Block Chevy, Part Two
More on This 1964 “GMC” How to Tune Up a Small-Block Chevy, Part One Installing Cragars and Skinny Whitewalls on our 1964 “GMC” Installing a Custom Glory Grille in Our 1964 “GMC” Way back in the day, we took our ’64 “GMC” out to an open house at Edelbrock headquarters and parked it with all
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How to Tune-Up a Small-Block Chevy, Part One
Read More on This 1964 “GMC” Installing a Custom Glory Grille in Our 1964 “GMC” Installing Cragars and Skinny Whitewalls on our 1964 “GMC” If you’ve been following along, you’ve seen that during our recent “downtime” we’ve taken the opportunity to get our 1964 “GMC” back on the road. To be fair, it has quite
Jeremy CookJun 4, 2020
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Cummins 3.9L 4BT
Catch Up on These Diesel Stories! 2011 Ford Ranger Diesel Swap 4BT Cummins 1984 GMC Jimmy: Mechanical Engineering The Cummins 5.9L 6BT engine is legendary at this point. Hands down, no argument. As Michael Jordan is considered the NBA’s G.O.A.T by hoop fans worldwide, the “12-valve Cummins” is held in equally high regard by diesel
K.J. JonesJun 3, 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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How to Improve Engine Performance on a First-Generation F-150 Raptor
When we set out in search of the perfect first-generation Ford F-150 Raptor, we knew that with a budget of about $35,000 we’d be looking at a higher-mileage unit. What we ended up with was a very solid 2013 model. However, just as we thought, it came with almost 90,000 miles on the odometer. According
Jason GondermanMay 27, 2020
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Sinister Diesel CAT Duramax Fuel Filter
The fuel filter and filter head on 2001 to 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks, along with 2001 to 2010 GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD, equipped with the Duramax diesel V-8 engine becomes a point of frustration for all owners at some point. Because the trucks aren’t fitted with any sort of lift pump
Jason GondermanMay 18, 2020
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How to Run a 1991–2002 Gen V/VI Big-Block Chevy Without an Oil Cooler
The 1991–2001 Chevrolet Gen V and Gen VI big-block V-8 engines have a reconfigured oil system compared to earlier Chevy Mark IV big-blocks. One big change is that an oil cooler is now standard equipment on production Gen V/VI installations. To support this feature, Gen V/VI blocks include oil cooler feed line inlet/outlet provisions near
Marlan DavisMay 13, 2020
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Degree of Difficulty…How to Degree a Cam with a Few Simple Tools
There are certain processes when building an engine that are considered as “the right thing to do.” Some are not required, and many amateur assemblers skip the process. But whether you’re staring into the cavernous cylinders of a 540ci Rat or refreshing your Jeep’s AMC 360, then you should take a little extra effort to
Jeff SmithApr 30, 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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Hemi Engine Pros and Cons
In a sea of LS swaps, the name “hemi” carries a lot of emotional baggage for those retro-minded enthusiasts among us. If you’ve got a hemi, your chest might well puff up with pride, and if you don’t, you might see red when the four-letter word is uttered. As powerful as the word “hemi” is,
Johnny HunkinsApr 28, 2020
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