There’s no disputing that if you own a diesel and have modified it or tow heavy loads, you need a good set of aftermarket gauges to keep track of EGTs—at the very least, let alone trans temps and even boost levels. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘strictly diesel’
Driven Diesel’s New Regulated Return for the ’94-’97 Power Stroke
Among Ford purists, the last great Ford diesel truck ever produced with any styling character was the old body-style (OBS) Power Stroke.
These round-nosed beauties were the predecessors of the Super Duty and are fitted with a similar version of the 7.3L Power Stroke that eventually ended up between the fenders of the Super Duty. (more…)
Souping Up a Super Duty
There’s no question that the economy has put the brakes on new diesel sales—unless you’re Donald Trump and can afford a $50,000 to $60,000 pickup.
That leaves the used market wide open for the pickin’. Diesel enthusiasts are flocking toward used trucks for a variety of reasons, including a lower purchase price and the fact that with the money you save from NOT buying a new one, you can customized your rig to fit your needs and tastes. (more…)
One of the worst nightmares any diesel owner can have is finding his or her pride and joy missing from the driveway.
According to statistics, a car or truck is stolen every 30 seconds in the United States. And if you live in southern border areas, where smugglers target trucks to run drugs and smuggle illegal aliens, the chances of your truck disappearing are pretty good. (more…)
For those of you who just tuned in, Project 2nd Gen is our 1999 Dodge 2500 with a 24-valve Cummins. The object of the build is to put together a reliable daily driver we can still have fun with at the dragstrip and will offer sold towing performance without breaking the bank. (more…)
One of the easiest and best upgrades that can be made to a truck is to replace the stock differential cover and transmission pan with an aftermarket unit. The stock units are usually made from pressed/formed sheet metal, so they don’t really absorb damage well; and they are suited to meet the specs layed down by the OEM engineers––which means they only hold the bare minimum of fluid deemed necessary to do the job. (more…)
Glow & Go
Installing New Glow Plugs Will Fix Cold Start Woes
Since diesels are compression-ignition engines, meaning there are no spark plugs to start the combustion process, nearly every diesel is equipped with some sort of glow plug system to get the fire started in cold weather. The little “Wait to Start” light that comes on usually indicates that the factory glow plug system is activated as part of the cold start circuit. Today’s computer-controlled engines have taken the glow plug system engagement to an all-new level, taking into account the various engine parameters as to when the glow plugs will be activated or not.