http://bossrig.com - Dodge Cummins 12 Valve - Diesel Kleen Additive - 1993 Dodge Ram 250 Cummins turbo Diesel 5.9 Litre 12 Valve 6BT
Fueling up the tanks and airing up the tires for a road trip. Years ago they removed most of the sulfur from our diesel, giving us Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel. Well, that sulfur was one of the primary lubricating factors which kept the insides of your injection pump from wearing. Diesel fuel itself is the actual lubricant for almost every internal part in almost every kind of diesel injection pump. So when they removed the sulfur, they increased the potential for premature wear in all pumps, especially the older ones.
Now while I am still researching the very best additive to use to get the lubricity (lubricating factor) back into my fuel .. I am currently using Diesel Kleen with Cetane Boost, mostly because it's available in almost every auto parts store and I have not discovered any reason not to use that particular brand. Folks say that the Stanadyne product may be superior, but you almost always have to special order the Stanadyne additive.
So I may switch to another additive and it might be Stanadyne, but for now I have no issues with the Diesel Kleen by Power Service.
I have measured a 10 to 15 percent increase in fuel efficiency when using the additive, which easily pays for the additive itself. It's the Cetane-Boosting aspect which increases your fuel mileage. Similar to an octane Boost, in a diesel engine, a higher Cetane value means your fuel vapor can start compression-igniting a little bit earlier which results in more fuel being burnt more efficiently, hence more power and better mileage.
I believe there are also detergents in this and other additives which helps to keep the fuel system and injectors clean.
12 Valve Cummins towing heavy
This is a my 1994 Cummins hauling a load of firewood back from Centre
County running through the rock cut on I-80 east bound around mile 179.
Total weight was about 18,700-19,200 LBS. about 203800 and still running
strong. May trade it on a 2007 6.7 Auto... Any advice?
HOW TO REMOVE CUMMINS COMMON RAIL INJECTORS
This is a basic how to on removing the common rail injectors for the 24v
cummins engine. Take your time and be organized! Thanks for watching!
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How to: Rotate fuel pin (cone) diaghram on your 89-93 Dodge cummins VE pump! More power!
How to rotate your STOCK fuel pin (cone) diaghram to the deeper side so it
adds more fuel as the Boost comes in
(i explain it in the video), this is your AFC setup.
Also works on cummins 4bt engines with Bosch VE pump.
This video shows a 92 Cummins in a Dodge ram D350.
I recommend paying $105 and getting an aftermarket DennyT fuel pin..
www.dennytperformance.com ... it has a WAY WAY deeper angle than the
factory one and will make the old cummins get up..
Thanks for watching! you'll love your truck even more after these mods in
Lucas Oil (upper cylinder lubricant) vs. Diesel Kleen (gray bottle)
My results front using Lucas Oil Fuel additive:
AVG: Normal daily driving - 16.8 55 Mph freeway w/cruise
control - 24
ADD: 6oz per fill up (23.8 - 27.7gallons)
1/10 Mile test: 10.3 seconds @ 67 MPH
EGT: 1,500 Outside temp: 85
Results from Diesel Kleen (gray bottle):
AVG: Normal daily driveing - 18.0 55 Mph freeway w/cruise
control - 23.3
ADD: 8oz per fill up (23.8 - 27.7gallons)
1/10 Mile test: 9.7 seconds @ 72 MPH
EGT: 1,400 Outside temp: 83
The biggest difference I saw was with MPG and more responsive throttle. Im
thinking of doing testing with more cetane increasing formulas to see what
I can get going.
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This insanely awesome 1960 5.9 Straight 6 Cummins turbo Diesel powered Cadillac DeVille Sedan showed
up at Katie's this past Saturday accompanied by an International CXT that
somehow managed to fit in the parking lot. This Caddy not only looks
badass, it sounds badass too.
RUN AWAY Detroit Diesel! 453-T
DD 453-T runs away! rack gets stuck on valve cover. almost lost some
fingers too, it was all i could find. F'ed up new turbo compressor wheel, was only damage
MARS 5HP DIESEL ENGINE - 1st Start Up in 50 Years!
Watch as an early 1940's MARS Diesel engine is fired up after 50 years.
Originally acquired from a cane farmer in Nambour, Queensland, Australia in
the 1970's, this engine sat in careful custody with another three owners
before finally retiring with me.
MARS engines were made by the MARS Machine Tool Manufacturing Company in
Brisbane, Australia and were preceded by the horizontal and vertical Rapson
and Dutton engine, made by the same company under the Rapson and Dutton
MARS engines are not Lister clones. Mars engines are bigger, heavier and
more robust than Lister engines. When you listen to a Lister and then to a
MARS you will agree. This engine has a 3 " diameter crankshaft and not one
component is interchangeable with a Lister.
MARS engines were commonly used in industrial situations such as factories
to power line shafts which powered a number of machines, a task Lister
engines had some trouble with apparently with their crankshafts twisting
under the load on start up, and why this company made the Mars Diesel.
5 HP MARS engines were painted Maroon colour as standard from the factory
although there are variations of colour in existence. 8 HP engines were a
This engine has not run since the original owner sold it in the early
1970's. Apparently it had not run for some years before that. The second
owner sadly passed away before restoring it and it sat in a shed untouched
with the third owner.
Close friend and temporary fourth owner, Simon Devere, assisted actively in
the mechanical restoration when I purchased it and assisted in the first
start after its mechanical restoration. This man is a genius when it comes
to diesel engines and he has the nickname "The Lister Whisperer" for good
reason. Thanks "Slippery".
This engine appears to have not done much work judging by its internals.
Work to the engine includes new rings, liner/cylinder hone (the original
factory liner had indiscernible wear in it), new valve guides made to
original specs, new valves to original specs (original was bent and caused
damage to the guide) , new big end Babbit bearing, new conrod bush, very
light head machine to ensure true flatness, new internal oil pipes, new
head gasket, new oil gaskets, new high pressure line, new welch plugs in
the head and new oil pickup.
There are still remnants of the original factory maroon paint on it that
have survived the years of weathering out in the cane fields.
Cosmetic restoration is planned shortly to bring it back to its original
livery. It will be mated with a steel transporter to emphasise its
industrial heritage and will be rallied with pride.
Video of the finished engine on transporter will be posted when it is done.
Enjoy and please share if you like.
This is the only video of a Mars engine running to this date anywhere. Hope
to see more.