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1989 Dodge D250 LE Cummins Turbo Diesel (Rattler)

Last updated Jul 24, 2008  

Photo of a 1989 Dodge D250 LE Cummins Turbo Diesel (Rattler)


This is the most recent addition to my family. Bought it in August '06. I never owned a rattler before and I LOVE IT! This is my tractor! If I ever want to move my house, this is the truck I'll use.
IT'S ALL ABOUT TORQUE BABY! (Redline is about 3200 RPM)
This truck needed a lot of things fixed when I got it. It's just a pup at 175,000 miles. Diesels live very long lives when cared for. (My uncle's '97 Dodge has over 530k and no rebuild yet.) This has turned into my latest project. I don't want to use the word 'restoration', but that'll happen one day I know. ;-)
This thing is a blast to drive. I really enjoy it. If I had to take a trip cross-country, I'd probably drive this over Franky. (Shhh, don't tell him) It has a different 'power'. It's not a horsepower screamer type power, but rather like a fast tractor with power windows and great economy (like 24mpg). Get the idea?


Cummins 5.9l Turbo inline 6 cyl
5 speed manual Getrag 360
3.54 Sure-Grip Dana 70 axle

Factory Options

PS, PB, PW, PL, Infinity Sound System, Sure Grip


None to date, but numerous 'repairs'. For anyone who's gone into a Bosch VE44 injection pump on their own, they can appreciate the headache. Makes an auto trans rebuild seem like sharpening a blade on a lawnmower, sheesh...