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Photo 1/5 | 004 Diesel Top Tech Rebuild Turbo Rebuild Gtp 38 Ford
Photo 2/5 | 001 Diesel Top Tech Blow By Breather | Blow-by (oil getting past the piston rings during an engine’s compression stroke) can create a lot of oil-leak concerns on older, high-mileage 5.9L Cummins engines, including blowing out the tappet gasket and letting an excessive amount of oil drip from the breather hose. A solution that averts a complete overhaul is installing a valve-cover breather from the Cummins I-4 engines that power tractors or other equipment.
Photo 3/5 | 002 Diesel Top Tech Gm Steering Wander | One of the best steering upgrades for ’01-to-’10 GM pickup trucks is to replace their pivot assembly with a heavy-duty version. This Super Steer kit from Cognito Motorsports includes a gusset that helps eliminate flex in the stock mounting bracket. That bending, along with worn steering components, is the main cause for wander and other steering ills.
Photo 4/5 | 003 Diesel Top Tech Glow Plug Connector 7 3l Arrows | To test glow plugs on 7.3L Ford Power Stroke engines, unplug the connector to the valve-cover-gasket harness and use a test light to touch the exposed outer two pins that feed power to each bank’s glow plugs. If the test light comes on, that plug is working.
Photo 5/5 | 004 Diesel Top Tech Rebuild Turbo Rebuild Gtp 38 Ford | Rebuilding Garrett GTP-38/38R turbochargers isn’t difficult. Basic refurbishing kits cost less than $75, and complete centersections sell for around $500. Time to rebuild is less than an hour, with no special tools required.