Cummins 12v turbo diesel joins the fleet – April 2021

::Welcome to the Fleet::: 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 4×4 5.9L 12 valve Cummins intercooled turbo diesel, extended (club, sail B-pillars and non suicide doors) cab long bed, 47RE 4spd automatic transmission, ball joint Dana 60 front axle, NP241 t-case, Dana 70 rear axle and 3.55 gears. Fleet truck white with a lined long box interior.Continue reading “Cummins 12v turbo diesel joins the fleet – April 2021”

7.3L Powerstroke diesel – Rapid cold start reliability

Cold starts taking longer, requiring several glow plug cycles, and also first notice of an oil leak originating from the oil cooler in the mornings. In this video, am running Motorcraft 15W-40 synthetic oil (https://amzn.to/39hTMX8) along with factory glow plug relay and plugs, valve cover harnesses, and a remanufactured alternator. Batteries are Optima red topsContinue reading “7.3L Powerstroke diesel – Rapid cold start reliability”

4×4 Truck Tire and Spares Strategy

Tire strategy before dropping below the border for the 2019 Baja 1000, start/finishing in Ensenada, Baja California. I had to do something about the rubber i was running, but the intent was to hit up side trails and canyons to reach surf spots along the coast; it was brought to my attention that sometimes inContinue reading “4×4 Truck Tire and Spares Strategy”