KEEPING PACE, PART 2: 550HP VP44 RECIPE

The second installment in this underdog diesel series brings us to the VP44-fueled, 24-valve 5.9L ISB Cummins that powered second-gen trucks from ’98.5-’02. Aside from the way it compared,…

HIGH-PRESSURE Oil Pump 101

In the mid-1990s, tightening particulate matter emissions standards gave birth to the hydraulically actuated electronic controlled unit…

Keeping Pace, Part 1: 500hp 7.3L Recipe

A quarter century ago, Ford’s HEUI-injected 7.3L Power Stroke was state-of-the-art. These days however, your ’94.5-’03 Ford is way behind the times. But just because brand-new diesels are…

Project My2K: Part 8

We’re coming up on a year of ownership with Project My2k and have really turned this thing around. What started out as a worn out one owner run of the mill Super Duty has slowly morphed into a…

PROJECT MY2K: PART 6

Over the course of it’s nine year run of production, International produced almost 2-million 7.3L Power Stroke engines for Ford. Yeah, 2-million engines for the 1994-2003 Ford trucks, most of…

CARNAGE CLINIC

As much as some of us hate to admit it, diesel engines do fail. Pushed too far, there is only so much stress an OEM rotating assembly or valvetrain will tolerate. And sometimes even balanced,…

CLEAN DIESEL 101

If you’ve owned a diesel truck over the course of the last 15 years, chances are you’re well aware of the emissions systems that the latest oil-burners leave the factory with. You’re likely…

7.3L Powerstrokes – DEFYING THE ODDS

Everyone loves an underdog. And in the world of diesel drag racing it doesn’t get much more “long-shot” status than it does with the 7.3L Power Stroke. Still, there are a select few that…

PROJECT MY2K: PART 5

Right back at it with Project My2K and it’s time to add some supporting upgrades since we’ve added some bigger wheels and tires and offer that engine a little extra help to keep up with the…

THE RECALL YOU WANTED – Cummins CP4

With a CGI block, forged-steel connecting rods, updated pistons with low-friction rings, and 1,000 lb-ft of torque right out of the box, the 2019 6.7L Cummins was a dream come true for Ram…

Thermo Tec Turbo Covers and Kits

The Silver Thermo Tec Turbo Cover Kit keeps the turbine spooled up, reducing lag. The dual-layer construction…

Top Diesel Tools To Tryout Today

From mechanics to hobbyists to everything in between, these top diesel tools can do something for everyone. We’ve taken the time to research and review some of the best products…

Electric vs Diesel

The whole world is going electric, or so we’re told. But the reality is that while the world may eventually switch to 100-percent electric passenger vehicles, it’s not going to happen…

HOOKING UP

They are the unsung heroes of the truck and tractor pulling world. The equipment operators, the track crew, the worker bees—the people tasked with building the perfect pulling surface, but…

PROJECT MY2K: PART 4

Getting back into our 2000 Ford F350 series, Project My2k is continuing to take shape as it morphs from your everyday half worn out used truck, into a refreshed practical daily driven tow rig.…