The 4 Most Common Dodge 3.0 EcoDiesel Engine Problems
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The 4 Most Common Dodge 3.0 EcoDiesel Engine Problems

Curious about the reliability of the 3.0 EcoDiesel in Jeep and RAM trucks? Unfortunately, the rumors on the internet about these trucks having a plethora of common problems and reliability issues is true. The EcoDiesel did receive a lot of upgrades for the 2020 model year which did improve reliability compared to the first generation….

8.3 Cummins Diesel Engine Problems, Reliability, Specs

Unlike the more popular 5.9L and 6.7L B-Series Cummins engines used in Dodge and Ram trucks, the 8.3L is part of the C-Series engine family. It does however share the same inline-6 configuration as the ISB engines. The engines are quite similar but the 8.3 ISC is more suited for larger and heavier applications like…

5.9 Cummins 12V vs 24V Cummins Turbodiesel
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5.9 Cummins 12V vs 24V Cummins Turbodiesel

Dodge Ram 5.9 Cummins engines are often regarded as some of the most reliable light truck turbodiesel engines ever. The 12v Cummins, also known as the 6BT, has a legendary reputation for reliability. However, the newer 24v 5.9 (ISB 5.9) Cummins is still an excellent, reliable diesel engine with a few pros of its own….

Dodge Ram 8.0 Magnum V10 Engine Specs, Info, Reliability, Problems

Dodge Ram 8.0 Magnum V10 Engine Specs, Info, Reliability, Problems

The massive 8.0 Magnum V10 engine was available in the 1994 to 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 models. Its 310hp and 450tq made it the most powerful gasoline engine available in a passenger pickup truck. The low-end torque makes the engine very capable at towing. In this article, we dive deeper into the 8.0…

The 5 Most Common Cummins 5.9L 12v Engine Problems
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The 5 Most Common Cummins 5.9L 12v Engine Problems

The Cummins 12v is a legend when it comes to reliability. It is widely considered to be one of the most reliable diesel engines ever produced in consumer trucks. However, they still suffer common problems with such as the killer dowel pin, heater grid failure, TPS failure, and p-pump overflow valve issues. The p-pump version…

The 4 Most Common 3.9L Cummins 4BT Engine Problems
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The 4 Most Common 3.9L Cummins 4BT Engine Problems

The 4BT is virtually a bulletproof engine. It is extremely simple and has virtually no electronic components leaving very few things that can go wrong. However, there are a couple of common problems with these engines worth mentioning. Cracked cylinder heads is the main problem but the Cummins 4BT does also suffer from fuel injector…

Cummins P2509 Engine Code – Disagnosis & Troubleshooting

When you scan your Dodge/Ram Cummins engine and receive a P2509 diagnostic code, it will read ‘ECM/PCM Power Input Signal Intermittent Code’. P2509 appears on Cummins engines when there is an electronic signal being sent to the ECM/PCM that is faulty or intermittent. Electronic signals are measured within parameters, and when the signal falls outside…

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The 6 Most Common ISB 6.7 Cummins Engine Problems

Many also associate the Cummins name with some of the best light truck diesel engines ever. However, no engine is perfect and the 6.7 Cummins diesel is no exception. The 5.9 Cummins legendary reliably unfortunately didn’t translate as well to the redesigned new engine. The new engine received numerous emissions systems that have ultimately been…

Cummins Engine Identification

Engine Dataplate  The engine dataplates show specific information about your engine. The engine serial number (1) and Control Parts List (CPL) (2) provide information for ordering parts and service needs.   Injection Pump Dataplate  Robert Bosch In-Line Dataplate Location The Cummins part number for the fuel pump-governor combination is located on the governor dataplate.

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5.9 12 Valve Cummins Diesel – Adjust Idle Speed

In this article, we discuss the 1994-98 Dodge Ram 12 valve Cummins Diesel Engine Idle Speed Adjustment. Towards the end of the article we include a helpful video detailing the steps to adjust the Cummins 5.9 12v idle speed. Correct Idle speed is: Automatic Transmission – in drive with AC on 750-800 RPM Manual Tansmission…

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Cummins Diesel 5.9 Engines – Killer Dowel Pin

5.9 12v Cummins Killer Dowel Pin Problems The 5.9L Cummins 12-valve diesel engines, manufactured between 1988 and 1998, feature a steel dowel pin that locates the front timing gearcase. Over time, this steel dowel pin can wobble out due to the constant heat cycles and vibrations of the engine. If (or when) the dowel pin works its…