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» CUMMINS RELEASES 25TH-ANNIVERSARY TURBO DIESEL PACKAGE
By Robert Patton | Published 04/14/2014 | Press Releases | Unrated
Ram Cummins 25th Anniversary Upfit PackageCOLUMBUS, Ind. (March 25, 2014) – Today, Cummins commemorates the 25th Anniversary of its Turbo Diesel engine in the Ram Heavy Duty Truck lineup by releasing an upfit package for model-year 2014 heavy-duty pickups. The Cummins Turbo Diesel was first available in a Ram pickup truck for model-year 1989, and continues to be offered in today’s Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cabs. With this 25th Anniversary package, 2014 Ram Heavy Duty pickup owners will be able to transform their truck into a unique 25th-Anniversary truck with custom badges, floor mats, Katzkin® leather interior and a Cummins red breather cover under the hood.

The Cummins Turbo Diesel in a Ram truck has been a preferred choice for heavy-duty truck buyers for the last 25 years, and significant technology enhancements have continued to deliver class-leading performance and dependability. Enhancements over the years include the introduction of full-authority electronic fuel systems, the move from a 12- to 24-valve cylinder head, an increase in displacement from 5.9 to 6.7 liters and the introduction of the VGT™ Turbocharger with integrated exhaust braking. During the same time period, Cummins has more than doubled the horsepower and torque from its original rating of 160 hp and 400 lb-ft.

“Our 25-year partnership is a testament to the continued advancements of our products and the inherent dependability that our customers demand,” said Dave Crompton, Vice President – Cummins Engine Business. “We developed this package to offer our loyal customers a way to celebrate this milestone anniversary.”

The package contains the following items.

- 25th-Anniversary branded Katzkin leather interior
- 25th-Anniversary exterior badge emblems
- 25th-Anniversary floor mats
- 25th-Anniversary hitch cover
- Commemorative red engine cover

Cummins has partnered with the Turbo Diesel Register to bring this package to market. For more information on the 25th-anniversary upfit package and its contents, or to place an order, go to cumminsengines.com/cummins-ram-25th-anniversary or call the Turbo Diesel Register at 1-800-755-1715.

To see the 25th-Anniversary truck and Truck D001 – the first Cummins-powered prototype Ram truck – visit the Cummins Booth 30035 at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS).

About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins currently employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide, and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.48 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2013. Press releases can be found on the Web at cummins.com or cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cumminsengines and on YouTube at http://youtube.com/cumminsengines
» 2014 Ram 1500 Named to Automobile Magazine All Stars - Two Years in a Row
By Robert Patton | Published 04/9/2014 | Press Releases | Unrated

Automobile MagazineThe following is a press release from the Ram Public Relations folks.  This is good news for all Ram trucks.  Several members, myself included, have 1500 trucks with the VM 3.0-liter engine on order.  So this press release is exciting to read.  Enjoy.

Robert Patton, Editor


April 8, 2014, Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Ram 1500 has been named a 2014 AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star by the publication’s editorial staff for the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years.

AUTOMOBILE Magazine chooses its All-Stars from the complete array of vehicles on sale in the U.S. for the 2014 model year, including passenger cars, sports cars, sport-utilities, minivans and trucks. The magazine’s collective editorial staff and contributors cast their private ballots after three days of driving a variety of 2014 contenders. This year, for the first time, the magazine’s staff took all ten winners on a great American road trip, from AUTOMOBILE’S editorial offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to New Orleans. The whole story is available at automobilemag.com/2014AllStars.

“The AUTOMOBILE Magazine All-Star award doesn’t just focus on all-new trucks, but all current model trucks, and the results place our Ram 1500 at the top, four out of the last five years,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “With 28 MPG best-in-class fuel economy and the only diesel available in the half-ton truck segment, the 2014 Ram 1500 is making its mark.”

For 2014, the Ram 1500 offers buyers best-in-class 28 MPG fuel efficiency with the exclusive 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel, new technology and new features without sacrificing capability. Ram 1500–the most recognizable pickup on the road–marks a milestone for Ram as this truck delivers a truckload of pioneering and fuel-saving systems. Equipped with a choice of engines, including the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine or the award-winning Pentastar V-6, the Ram 1500 offers the best powertrains in the industry, known for their reliability.

“Chrysler doesn’t get the credit it deserves for what it’s done in the truck segment,” said Michael Jordan, West Coast Editor—AUTOMOBILE Magazine. “First, it reinvented the way trucks look with its big-rig grille. Then it was the first to offer a cabin that held more people and more stuff. Later they did a chassis that would both steer and stop, and now they’ve delivered a great ride with air springs.”

The 2014 Ram 1500 features first-in-segment technologies: diesel engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and active air suspension.

The Ram 1500 is top of the segment, holding the top two spots in fuel economy within the entire pickup truck market, including mid-sized trucks. An award winning interior and the next-generation Uconnect® Access system keep passengers comfortable and connected. With best-in-class ride and handling and best-in-class aerodynamics, the 2014 Ram 1500 delivers unmatched content, performance and capability to truck buyers.

The 2014 Ram 1500 comes standard with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and is available in nine trim levels. Pricing starts at $23,745, not including $1,195 destination charge.

» POPULAR RAM "BLACK PACKAGE" EXPANDS TO RAM HEAVY DUTY PICKUP
By Robert Patton | Published 04/3/2014 | Press Releases | Unrated

2014 Ram Heavy Duty Black

April 3, Auburn Hills, Mich. - For 2014, on the heels of an overwhelming response for the Ram 1500 Black Express package, the brand now offers a new, even more imposing visual appearance treatment for the Ram Heavy Duty (2500 and 3500 SRW).

Making its debut at this week’s Atlanta International Auto Show, the Ram Black Appearance Group is a combination of brute force and style, with powertrains offering best-in-class power in both gas and diesel, not to mention a long list of features not found anywhere else in the segment: Cargo-view Camera, RamBox, manual transmission for diesel and a best-in-class ride from Ram’s link coil rear suspension (2500) with air suspension option (both 2500 and 3500). The most capable Heavy Duty also is the “baddest-looking” factory-built truck on the market.

The 2014 Ram heavy Duty Black package is distinguished by its all-black exterior. Starting with 20-inch black aluminum wheels, it also features fog lamps, black grille surround with black horizontal inserts specific to the two available trims. Of course body-color front and rear bumpers and head badges on the grille and tailgate complete the look, camouflaged in darkness. All body-side badging has been removed unless if ordered with a Cummins engine. For those trucks, only the diesel designation remains. 

“Ram has continually pushed the limits of truck design and paved new themes that have been copied by competitors,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The Black package on the Ram Heavy Duty is proof that our designers are passionate about trucks and will continue to maintain our trendsetting leadership.” 

Looks and technology go together. The Ram Heavy Duty Black package features premium bi-functional halogen projector headlamps with black bezels, 15 amber LEDs for park/turn/position lamp and three amber LEDs for the side marker. The taillamps also include black finishes and are comprised of 15 red LEDs with three red LEDs for the side markers. Also, as part of the Black package, the trim includes Parkview and Parksense. 

The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty Black package is available in Ram 2500 and 3500 SRW, Crew Cab and Mega Cab, Big Horn/Lone Star and Laramie models with the choice of two- or four-wheel-drive.

Ram Heavy Duty Black pricing starts at $42,140, plus $1,195 destination charge and is currently open for orders.

About The Ram Heavy Duty

The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty adds new powertrain, suspension and innovative features that deliver the most powerful, capable and comfortable heavy-duty truck in the segment. Ram’s Heavy Duty line offers an all-new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 with best-in-class (gas engine) 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. Other engine options include the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and the renowned 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6, cranking out 385 horsepower and best-in-class (diesel engine) 850 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Ram 2500 Heavy Duty takes lessons learned from the successful Ram 1500, adding an all-new five-link coil rear suspension system for best-in-class ride and handling. Also offered is an exclusive rear air suspension system on both the Ram 2500 and 3500. The robust options meld with a new front suspension to handle the best-in-class 30,000-pound towing capacity.

Innovative features such as a cargo bed camera, 5th wheel/gooseneck trailer prep package and the popular Uconnect system come together to offer customers the best Heavy Duty trucks in the segment.

About Ram Truck Brand  

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they'd like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.

The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities. Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

» Ram Truck EcoDiesels Are Shipping!
By Robert Patton | Published 02/26/2014 | Press Releases | Unrated

Today, Ram Truck began shipping Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks from Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan to dealers within the United States. Following EPA's best-in-class certification of 28 MPG, Ram Truck received more than 8,000 orders for the fuel-miser truck armed with 420 lb.-ft. of torque and 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity. Even more surprising is the amount of orders already paid for by customers— twice the corporate average of sold customer orders on a truck that customers have yet to test drive. Trucks are expected to arrive in showrooms across the U.S. over the next eight days.

Here is a video link shot at Warren Truck Assembly Plant this morning.

» 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
By Robert Patton | Published 02/20/2014 | Miscellaneous Rants and Insights | Unrated

TDR writer John Holmes has submitted his draft for the next issue of the Turbo Diesel Register (due out in early May).  In that article, he talks about trying to order a new 1500 with the V-6, 3.0-liter VM Motari diesel engine.  Thus far, he has not been successful in placing an order.

Is this bad news or good news?  How about just news?  The following press release from the Ram public relations staff provides an update.

The bottom line is that writer, Homes, and yours truly will be waiting until sometime in the future to order a truck.  Supply and demand.  Not to mention I want a price-conscious Tradesman-style package.

Robert Patton, Editor


2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Orders Top More Than 8,000 Units in Three Days, Filling Initial Allocation

· Between the afternoon of February 7th and the morning of February 10th, Ram Truck received more than 8,000 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel orders, which quickly filled the initial allocation for the exclusive powertrain

· First round of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel orders account for more than 50 percent of the total order mix

· Special order rate nearly twice the corporate average – an all-time high

· Overwhelming response attributed to best-in-class 28 MPG with 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity and strong consumer demand for exclusive light-duty diesel

· Actual customer orders for the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel take priority over dealer stocking orders

On the heels of EPA’s certification of 28 MPG, Ram Truck opened the initial order allocation for the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel to receive a flood of orders from dealers across the nation. More than 8,000 trucks equipped with the fuel-sipping engine that packs 420 lb.-ft. of torque have been placed—just over 50 percent of the total mix. Even more surprising is the amount of orders already paid for by customers twice the corporate average of sold customer orders on a truck that customers have yet to test drive. 

“The Ram 1500 is the only half-ton truck available with a diesel, so we see this as incremental business by having the only truck that can offer best-in-class fuel economy of 28 MPG combined with 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “It’s every truck manufacturer’s dream to have this kind of initial order demand for a product. Fuel economy is the No. 1 request of half-ton buyers and the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel delivers without compromising capability.”  

The EcoDiesel-powered 2014 Ram 1500 has earned a 28-mpg rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a full-size, half-ton pickup. It also exceeds the EPA highway rating for the top-ranked small pickup. The breakthrough results mean Ram keeps the half-ton fuel-economy record set last year by the 2013 Ram 1500. Equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine, the truck earned 25 mpg highway, a rating that stands for model-year 2014. The Ram 1500 now owns the half-ton pickup segment’s top two spots in the EPA’s 2014 highway fuel-economy rankings.

Production of the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel began in February with a group of specialized trucks in popular configurations. Normal processes place the initial build under quality review to assure every truck meets or exceeds targets. Shipping is expected in March, keeping the planned delivery within the first quarter of 2014.

Although Ram has reached its first planned order allocation numbers in three days, customers who special order the new truck will have priority in the build. Orders for dealer stocking will be filled once sold customer orders are filled. The next order allocation of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks will open in early March.

Ram 1500

Ram 1500 - the most recognizable pickup on the road - delivers best-in-class fuel economy of 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway with a truckload of pioneering, fuel-saving systems including a fuel efficient and powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine and first-in-segment technologies: TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension. For 2014, the Ram 1500 offers a new, 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine that delivers an outstanding combination of best-in-class fuel efficiency 28 miles per gallon (mpg) - unsurpassed torque and up to 9,200 pounds of towing capability.

About Ram Truck Brand

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they'd like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.

The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities. Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

Recent Articles
» TDR 83 - February/March/April 2014
By Robert Patton | Published 01/29/2014 | TDR - Back Issues | Unrated
TDR 
Issue 83
ARTICLES | Current Issue
10 Back - Issue 43 Review
The New High-Output Cummins Engine • Brake Fluid Exposé • Detailing: Confessions of a Detailing Fanatic
Member2Member
AirDog® Fuel Pump Repair
First Generation
ATF in the Coolant • No Turn Signals • "Hot-Wire" for Temporary Start • Instrument Panel Faceplate Retainers
12-Valve Engines
Transmission Overheating in Stop-N-Go Traffic • Hard to Start • Governor Springs • Ignition Switch or Starter Solenoid • Lift Pump Plunger
24-Valve Engines
More Engine Problems • Fuel in Engine Oil • Fuel Pressure Gauge
• Clutch Won't Disengage When in Gear • 47RE Transmission Accumulator Springs
5.9 HP CR
Intake Air Heater Performance • Exhaust Manifold Doesn't Line Up • Transfer Case Question • A/C Clutch Replacement • Difficulty Changing Fuel Filter • Transmission Shifting Problem
• Transmission Slipping During 1st to 2nd Shift
6.7 HP CR
68RFE Shift Flare • Diesel Particulate Filter Problem • Suddenly a Plugged Turbocharger
• 2013-14 Transmission Lockup Question • Auxiliary 68RFE Transmission Cooler
Fourth Generation
GPS Antenna Location • Mirror Mounted Turn Signals • Trading a '13 Turbo Diesel With Questions • I Was 4G When 4G Wasn't Cool
Blowin' In The Wind
Industry News - Big in Texas • Arms Race - 2015
• 2014 Chassis Cab Follow-Up • 2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel
Technical Topics
SEMA 2013 Meeting - Diesel Performance Update
• Update 2013
Cummins Column
Cummins Newsletter
• Cold Weather Subjects • RAM/Cummins Celebrate 25 Years
Four Whaling
1989-2014 • The Cummins 5.0-Liter Engine • The $50 Blunder • RAM 1500 - First Impressions
Idle Clatter
Diesel Politics - What's in a Name? • Why a Diesel?
Ranch Dressing
Cummins News • Ram Truck News • Fiat/Chrysler News
• Turbo Diesel Related News
Polly's Pickup
New/Millenial Generation/Who's Driving
• Winter in Texas • A New Diesel
Have Ram, Will Travel
My 2013 RAM • Power: Leave it Alone • Modifications to My 2013 Truck • Transfer Flow 75-gallon Cross-bed Tank • B&W Hitches • The 2013 SEMA Show

Back In the Saddle
The Quest for 500HP: Engine Timing • TPS Quirk • Dana Differential Chatter
Fuel Filter BasicsCan You Hear Me Now?
TDRV
The Weigh-In: Frank and Jo’s New Ride • New Owner Towing Questions • Factory Gooseneck Hitch or B&W Turnover Ball • Excessive Downshifting • 2013 Receiver Hitch Tow Rating
Exhaust Note
New Directions in Diesel Combustion

» TDR 82 - November/December/January 2013-2014
By Robert Patton | Published 12/1/2013 | TDR - Back Issues | Unrated
TDR Issue 82
ARTICLES | Buy Back Issue
10 Back - Issue 42 Review
Issue 42 is Big • Industry News • Twenty-One Brake Questions • High-Pressure Common Rail Fuel system Overview • Transmission Temperatures • Anderson Alaskan Adventure
Member2Member
Replacing Your Cracked Dash
First Generation
No Overdrive Above 80 Degrees • Tachometer Installation • High Idle Adjustment Screw • Automatic Transmission Noise
12-Valve Engines
Cold Versus Hot • Overdrive Switch • Sticking Fuel Shutoff Solenoid • 6th Cylinder Access • Lift Pump
24-Valve Engines
Fuel Pressure Gauge Snubber • Timing Cover Cap • Loose Wire Connection • Clutch Won't Disengage When in Gear • 47RE Transmission Accumulator Springs
5.9 HP CR
HVAC Blower Motor • Hidden Heater Hoses • Number Four Injector Line • Low Growl Increases With Speed/Tool Tip • Cruise Control • CEL Tells Me Crank Position Sensor
6.7 HP CR
Transmission Shifting Problem • NanoNet Fuel Filter • First Oil Change Question • Transmission Shudder in Reverse • Fuel Control Actuator (FCA) Screws
Fourth Generation
350 Versus 385HP/Miles Per Gallon Difference? • Do I Need the Aisin? • EGR • 2013 Gearing • DEF and DPF Question • EGT Gauge
Blowin' In The Wind
What is VM Motori? • Nissan Gets a Cummins Diesel
Technical Topics
What is New For 2014?
TDResource
This Year's Technical Bulletins • What Do the Model Codes Mean? • Only During the Past Year • TSBs For 2013 • Recalls Issued in 2013
Your Story
Fourth Generation Recap - What Have I Learned With My 4G? • Lesson Learned the Hard Way - Or - How Empty is Empty? • Second Guessing the Editor
Ready To Travel
A Journey Through Time Down the Grand Staircase in Southern Utah
Four Whaling
Cummins in the News • Diesel Versus V-6? • The $50 Blunder • This Day in History • RAM 1500 Diesel - First Impressions
Idle Clatter
Gassy Business • Pooer Running • Engine Swaps • Second Generation Brakes • The Case For Exhaust Brakes • Looking Back 10 Years • "Old Wive's Tales"
Ranch Dressing
Last Issue Recap • Industry Happenings • Battery Charging
Have Ram, Will Travel
Overview of 2013 HD Features

Back In The Saddle
Engo 9000 Winch • Pacbrake • DDP Dyno Days
Chapter News
CMEP Tour and Presentations • Rams Gather at Columbus For TDR Meet
The 20th Annual (2014) Western Regional Rally,
“May Madness” Announcement
TDRV
Tire Pressure Monitors • Left Hand Turn Signal at Trailer Plug • Factory Installed Tow Package • More Gooseneck Hitch • 2006 Versus 2013 Fifth-Wheel Towing Comparison • Dexter Nev-R-Lube Wheel Bearings • Wireless Remote Backup Camera
From The Shop Floor
Tap-py Tap-Py Noise
Exhaust Note
What's Next For Diesel Technology?

» TDR 81 August/September/October 2013
By Robin Patton | Published 08/16/2013 | TDR - Back Issues | Unrated
TDR 
Issue 81
ARTICLES | Buy Back Issue
10 Back
Issue 41 Review: Fuel Prices • One Million Engines • Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD)/Low Sulfur Gasoline • Brake Pad Selection • EPA Sets Technology • 2013 Technology Update • Million Mile Trucks • Issue 41 Parts/Service Problems
Member2Member
Fluids in Your Truck/G56 Gearbox Lubricant
First Generation
Head Gasket Longevity • Injector Replacement • Injection Pump Leak • How To Replace the Injection Pump
12-Valve Engines
60PSI Exhaust Valve Springs and Valve Stem Seals • Engine Oil Pan Gasket • Bosch P7100 Injection Pump Oil Leak • Throttle "Hop"
• Timing Pin Leaks Oil • Lift Pump
24-Valve Engines
Clutch Release Bearing Noise • Engine Oil Leak • Torque Converter Lockout •Transmission Won't Stay in Overdrive
5.9 HP CR
Engine Oil Cooler Bolt Torque • Throttle Hesitation • Oil Soaked Sensor Connection • Rough Idle, Dead Spots Accelerating, Hanging Deceleration • Check Engine Light • Turbocharger Oil Supply Line • G56 Parts At Drain Plug
• Transmission Gear Indicator Light
6.7 HP CR
Sudden Acceleration in Reverse • Transmission Not Shifting into Overdrive • Differences in the 68RFE Automatic Transmission • 68RFE Glitch
Fourth Generation
Fourth Generation Gauge Mount - Part 1 • Fourth Generation Gauge Mount - Part 2 • Fourth Generation Skid Plate/Belly Pan • 2013 Ram Factory Installed Options • Service Manual • Geno's Cup Holder • ISSPRO Gauge Lighting • MPG Results '13 Turbo Diesel
Blowin' In The Wind
Towing Standards - Again • Trivial Pursuits - The Change To Ram • Price of New - Part One • Price of New - Part Two • Unsolicited Feedback - Super Chargers in Autoweek
Technical Topics
Oil Analysis and Oil Change Interval
TDReview
The "Perfect Collection"
Ready To Travel
So You Want To Take A Trip Of A Lifetime? - Recap Of Our Alaska Adventures
Four Whaling
What Constitutes Best? • The Competition- GM • Bigger Is Better - Ram HD Test Drive • What's The Price?
Idle Clatter
EGR Service • Batteries • Fuel Treatment • Axle Oil Level • Preventive Maintenance • Transmission Fluid • DEF Questions
Ranch Dressing
Industry Trends • Lube Reminder
Have Ram, Will Travel
Introduction - 2013 Ram • New Features Of The 2013 Ram
Back In The Saddle
Breathe Deep - 12V Cylinder Head Air Flow
Backfire
The '94-'02 Air Filter Story - Part Two
TDRV
Black Tanks - A Smelly Situation
• Trailer Weight Versus Gas Mileage • 2013 Fifth Wheel Hitch Prep Option • Dexter Nev-R-Lube Axle Question • Fifth-Wheel Landing Gear Repair • MaxBrake Brake Controller
From The Shop Floor
My Truck Won't Start
• No Start - Update 2013

» TDR Issue 80 - May/June/July 2013
By Robin Patton | Published 06/4/2013 | TDR - Back Issues | Unrated
TDR 
Issue 80
ARTICLES | Buy Back Issue
10 Back
Issue 40 Review - The New 2003 Turbo Diesel Engine
• Braking Systems in Plain English
Member2Member
Third Generation Clearance Lights
First Generation
13 Years in a '92 First Gen • Fast Idle • Replacement Flex Plate • Throttle Return Springs • Headlight Relay Kit • Engine Oil Fill Tube Leak
12-Valve Engines
No Start • Head Gasket Leak • Transmission to Transfer Case ATF Leak • Water In Fuel Light
24-Valve Engines
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor • Back To The Basics - Engine Will Not Start • Leaking Fuel Filter Canister  • Rear Axle Pinion Seal • P7100 Injection Pump Modifications • Lift Pump Runs With Key Off
5.9 HP CR
Range Position Sensor/Neutral Safety Switch Backup Switch • Crankcase Vent Filter • No Fuel Pressure • Puff of White Smoke • Intermittent No Start • Limited Slip Differential • I Solved the "Check Gauges" Problem
6.7 HP CR
Special Tools for EGR Service • Serpentine Belt • Transmission Service Problem
• No Fourth Gear and Code P0734 • Spin-On Transmission Filter
Fourth Generation
Remove the Integrated Brake Controller • U-Connect Disconnects • Auto-Start Horn Chirp • Driving/Towing Questions • Lubricating the Front Driveshaft Carden Joint Tip • No Overdrive When Cold
Cummins' Column
Cummins Online Newsletter • Paper vs. Gauze Filters • The 1952 Cummins Diesel at the Indianapolis 500 • TSBs
Blowin' In The Wind
RAM 1500 Diesel
• B-Series Engine Celebrates 30 Years of Production • GM's Small Diesel - Price Premium $3000 • Towing Standards • Towing Standards - Part Two, Why Do We Care? More Confusion • Emissions, Again - Letter To The Editor • Impressions of the Jeep 3.0-Liter Diesel
Technical Topics
The Good and Bad of Biodiesel
TDReview
What is New for 2013 - Emphasis on the Cummins Engine
Your Story
2012 SEMA Show Standout - 2 Wild Diesel
Idle Clatter
Happy 20th Anniversary To You-Me-Us • Tacky Tennessee Trailer Trash • Jim Goofed • LED Lights • LED Troubleshooting - I Told You So
• Stiff Steering • Low Power • Fuel Tank Rot
Have Ram, Will Travel
24-Valve Sensor Problems • RAM Is Official Truck of 2013 SHOT Show • Third Generation Injectors, Continued • Dana Differentials
Back In The Saddle
Ain't Nothing Wrong With The Radio? • Summit Performance Transmission Upgrade • Steed Speed Exhaust Manifold • Exhaust Manifold Thermal Coating • Heater Repair Tricks • Time To Stop • Crankcase Vent Solution
Backfire
Emissions Boondoggle and Performance Industry Update
TDRV
Tamp RV Show
• Slide In Truck Camper With Bed Mounted Fuel Tank • Ping Tanks
From The Shop Floor
The Case of the $942 Fuel Filter

» TDR Issue 79 - February/March/April 2013
By Robert Patton | Published 06/4/2013 | TDR - Back Issues | Unrated
TDR Issue 79
ARTICLES | Buy Back Issue
10 Back
Issue 39 Review - The Eight P's of Diesel Power
• Mixing Gasoline with Diesel • Gale Banks: A History of Performance
Member2Member
Third Generation Steering Box Upgrade
• Third Generation HVAC Blend Door Repair
First Generation
Throttle Linkage Ball Sockets • Axle Gear Ratio Change • Front Suspension
• No Power Steering
12-Valve Engines
Intake Grid Heater • Smoke From Under the Hood • Engine Stumbled and Died • NV4500 Output Shaft Seal • Fuel Pressure Gauge
• Fuel Pressure Gauge • Fuel Leak at Quick Disconnect Fitting
24-Valve Engines
Transmission Trouble • Clutch Engages Differently Than Normal • Intermittent Dash Gauges • In Tank Fuel Lift Pump • Clutch Noise
• Transmission Governor Solenoid and Pressure Transducer • Boost Fault Code, Reduced Power • Heater Core Replacement
5.9 HP CR
Squeaking Sound at Transmission • Injectors • Oil Smell in the Cab • Bo Backup Lights • Transmission Leak
• Replacement FCA Connector Pigtail and Screws • Erratic Engine Coolant Temperature • Key Programming in the WCM • Injector Replacement • 48RE Shifting Problem • Diagnostic Trouble Codes for 2005 Turbo Diesels
6.7 HP CR
Exhaust Brake Question • Lower Radiator Hose • Engine Oil Leak
• Water In Fuel Sensor
Fourth Generation
Air Conditioner • 2-Wheel Low • Change Engine Oil Indicator • Ticking Engine Noise
• Replacing the Fuel Filter • Dead Batteries • Automatic Transmission Jerk/Clunk • Intake Baffle
Technical Topics
Technocreep and Your Turbo Diesel Truck
TDReview
Performance Parts Update 2013
Blowin' In The Wind
The 2013 RAM Debuts at the New York Auto Show
TDResource
This Year's Technical Service Bulletins
Idle Clatter
New Member Basics • Oil Change • Issue 78 TSB and Warranty • It Quits Pulling • My Truck Became A Boat
• Check Fuses First! • Dodge Brake Controller • Changing the Water Pump
Ranch Dressing
Thank You TDR Members
• What To Buy? • Driverless Trucks • New Truck Update • TDR Driving Etiquette
Have Ram, Will Travel
Interesting Products at the 2012 SEMA Show
• Let's Talk About SCR and DEF
Back In The Saddle
Reflections - Road Trips
• Banks Ram-Air • Front Bumper by HERD • Mirrors • Brake Line Upgrades • Dana 70 Update • Want a New Turbo Diesel...But Don't Want to Buy One?
TDRV
Lower Truck Bed Height
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