Made in Muncie

The oil engine was the lower cost variant of the compression ignition engine. With compression ignition, Dr. Rudolf Diesel had a great idea but at around the turn of the century, the…

COCKSHUTT IN NAME ONLY

1965 Cockshutt 1550 Wheatland Even if we don’t know the term, we’ve all seen badge engineering at work. Take a vehicle…

Why The 6.0L Is So Unreliable…

And How You Can Make It More Dependable Perhaps no other diesel engine in recent memory has burdened its owners more than the 6.0L

BUILT TRUCK REFRESH

Bulletproofing has long been a buzzword in the diesel industry, but is anything ever really bulletproof? The answer is no. Even balanced and blueprinted engines—pieced together with the…

BUMPERS BUILT FOR ABUSE

The original Ford Super Duty was one of the longest-running platforms to remain largely unchanged, from 1999 until the aluminum version arrived in 2017. And in that time, we’ve seen some…

PERFORMANCE TRANSMISSION OVERHAUL

The built automatic transmission is a mainstay in the diesel world. At some point, even the toughest factory transmission needs to be reinforced in order to continue the never-ending quest for…

2,700 HP Worth Of Sled-Smashing Fury

Without a doubt, sled pulling is the most advanced form of diesel motorsports. It commands the intersection between the industry’s latest technological innovations and its fiercest…

Ford 6.0L Head Fix: Injector Bore Crack Repair Made Easy

The Ford 6.0L engine was made for Ford by International, and, like the 7.3L, it has had its share of problems. In general, both of these engines…

When Def is Death: The Downside of Diesel Exhaust Fluid Misuse

Back in the September 2014 issue of Diesel World we talked about diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which is used as an exhaust treatment in modern diesel emissions systems to reduce…

Diesel History Retrospective: Land Rover Camel Trophy

In a world where daily-driven diesel pickups can turn 12-second quarter-miles one day and move houses the next, it’s easy to forget that the diesel engine also has a long history in…

Get Your GM Truck Under Control: Kryptonite Gives You Super Steering Response for The Life of Your Truck

The independent front suspension (IFS) found under the front of the 2001-2015 GM Duramax trucks has always…

Playin’ Dirty: 2014 Firepunk Dirt Drags—Bigger & Better!

We’re happy to report that diesel events continue to experience unprecedented growth. But we’re also witness to how this progress is often accompanied by growing pains that negatively…

Beefing Up: Adding Diff Covers and A Transmission Pan Cooler to Upgrade A 2000 Ford

Juan Ochoa uses his truck practically every day and on weekends he asks it to step up and do the tough job of hauli8ng his camping trailer out to the beach, desert, mountains or…