Photo 2/5 | 001 Top Tech Alaska Boat Ramp | Diagnostic-trouble code P0045 and/or P003A can be caused by numerous issues related to turbocharger vanes, including a bad wire to the control solenoid or a sticking solenoid or turbo vanes. It could also be triggered because boost pressure is bleeding from a leak in intercooler boots or tubes.
Photo 3/5 | 003 Top Tech Dodge Ram Cummins 5 9 Rockers | Valves that are out of adjustment on a diesel engine—even if it’s only by a small amount—have a direct affect on fuel economy and power. According to the ’04 Dodge Ram owner’s manual (p. 394), the maintenance-service schedule for 5.9L Cummins engine calls for valve-lash adjustment to be performed at 135,000 miles under Schedule “B,” which applies to trucks used for frequent short trips or towing, or driven in city-type conditions.
Photo 4/5 | 002 Top Tech Ford Towing | Ford’s newest Super Duty has new tow ratings that no longer require the use of weight-distributing hitches to tow a trailer at the maximum capacity. However, using a weight-distributing hitch can improve the driving experience on any truck that’s approaching its maximum tow rating.
Photo 5/5 | 004 Top Tech Dmax Camaro Burnout | Duramax diesel-engine swaps are becoming increasingly popular now that there are many viable sources throughout the U.S. for the wiring harnesses that simplify the conversion process.