Fluidampr is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Bully Dog Diesel Drag Truck. The 2006 Dodge 5.9L Cummins driven by Jarid Vollmer is a 9 second performance diesel truck that produces over 1,300 hp and 1,450lb/ft of torque on nitrous. Bully Dog, an industry leading manufacturer of diesel performance products, competes in the National Hod Rod Diesel Association's (NHRDA) Pro-Street class, as well as the National Association of Diesel Motorsports' (NADM)Unlimited events. Fluidampr is the official damper of the NADM.
“We are proud to partner with and help contribute to the success of team Bully Dog,” says Fluidampr marketing manager Keith Horschel. By installing a Fluidampr Performance Diesel damper, Bully Dog will gain an edge on their competition by unleashing lost power and reducing engine wear through quality crankshaft torsional vibration protection. Torsional vibration occurs naturally and is caused by torque spikes slightly twisting the crank during each combustion cycle. When not properly controlled, its effects lead to accelerated main bearing wear, inefficient valve timing, reduced performance, and eventually crankshaft failure. Fluidampr is protecting your engine by replacing inadequate rubber dampers with durable viscous silicone damper technology used in nearly all heavy-duty diesel engines for trucking, agriculture, construction, power generation, rail transportation and by the military to achieve long engine life under intense torque loads.
Learn more about Fluidampr at www.fluidampr.com or call (716) 592-1000. Made in the USA.
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TDR, I just got back from my deployment to Iraq and thought it would be nice to get this posted at the Turbo Diesel Register. I know it's not a fancy background, but it would be nice to see family members with their trucks. This is my brother's and my truck. We bought them about two weeks apart. We are both in the USAF. He is stationed in Florida, and I am stationed in Georgia. Before I got to Georgia, I was in Alaska so we never got to hang out much. When we made this picture, it had been about five years since we had seen each other. We are enjoying hanging out as much as possibe now before our next deployment. ~ William Wingertsahn
Edward J. Wingertsahn (right) and William F. Wingertsahn (left)
We thank you, Edward, William, and all of our servicemen and women, for your service to our Country.
Each year we continue to be honored to receive the number of photographs we do for use in the TDR Annual Calendar. This year, as in years past, it was extremely difficult to select just twelve photographs for the calendar. To all of you who sent in photographs, we offer you our sincere appreciation you for both your time and your work. We enjoyed receiving each and every entry. Congratulations to those TDR Members whose photographs were featured in this year's calendar:
- Mark Lipfeld - January - Richard Szklany - February - Tony Redmon - March - John Miller - April - Ian Seyler - May - Seth Teichert - June - Terry Thain - July - Keith Landgraf - August - Jim Bagley - September - Brian Doody - October - Joe Clark - November - Mike Colosky, Blair Pine and David Magnoli - December
And congratulations also to those whose photographs were publised on the calendar's cover: Doug Fark, Frank Kovach, Tommy Morgan, Andy Markiewicz, Brett Bartlett, George Reese, Mark Petros, Curt Beck, Kelly Reed, Michael Hannick, Pul Mierop, Eric Owen, Bob MacDonald, Gordy Boldt, Jack Graham, and Wayne Roitsch.
Download your copy of the 2012 TDR Member Calendar. Or purchase additional color copies at the Turbo Diesel Register.
Now get those cameras back out and start working on your entries for next year!
Don't be discouraged if your your photograph was not chosen for this year's calendar. Many of your photographs will be used throughout 2012 in the TDR magazine. Be on the lookout.
10 Back Issue 34, November/December/January 2001 (Industry News • Feature Article - EGT Gauge Evaluation • Baja Trip • The TDR Buyer's Guide • Chapter News, Events and Travel
Member2Member Steering Woes • Steering Woes on Second Generation 4X4
First Generation Fan Clutch Removal • Power Steering Hoses • Water Pump O-Ring Leaking • Replacing a Pinion Seal • Accelerator Pedal Vibration • Fuel Sending Unit • Oil in Coolant Reservoir • Buyer's Information • How to Remove the Rotor From the Hub? • Auxiliary Transmission Cooler • Best Coolant for My First Generation
12-Valve Engines Fuel Gauge • Erratic Speedometer • An Easy Method to Remove a Rotor • Drain the Radiator • Radiator Fan • Headlight Gremlin • Torque Plate Contour • How to Set P7100 Pump Timing • Transmission Cooler Lines • Repairing Battery Cable Terminals • Upgrades and EGT Issues • Solvent for Adjusting Timing • Engine Popping at High RPM
24-Valve Engines Engine Surging/Bucking • Replace the Axle? • Largest Injectors for Stock Turbo? • Engine Control Module/Wait To Start Light • Thermostat Housing Bolts • More Torque Convertor Intermittent Lock/Unlock
5.9 HP CR Engine Won't Run • Water Pump • 48RE "Hunting" • Coolant/Transmission Fluid Heat Exchanges • No Reverse on NV5600 • Power Steering Cap Blowing Off • Knocking in Injector Line • Choosing a Bigger Intercooler • Backlash in G56 Transmission
6.7 HP CR Insight From the Insight of the Cost of Regeneration • Codes PO137/P2A01, What To Do? • Exhaust Brake Whistle • Transmission Leak • Check Gauges and Electronic Throttle Control Light On • Noise in the Turbo Area • Engine Dying at Idle
Fourth Generation Fresh Cabin Air and a Hot Butter Knife • Integrated Brake Controller • Fuel in the Engine Oil • Lube the Cardan Joint? • Speedometer Recalibration • Website For Tracking a Truck on Order • Loose Lug Nuts and an Oil Seep • Harsh Shifting From Forward to Reverse • Factory Spray-in Bedliner Versus LineX • 4500/5500 With Urea
TDResource 2011 Technical Service Bulletins
TDReview TDR is in the (Open) House
Your Story The Continuing Story of Mr. Schwarz
Four Whaling Eye on the Ball for Thumbs on the Wheel • Eyes on Reality • Eye on the Bouncing Fuel Standards Ball • The Bigger Ball (Fuel Consumption Standards)
Motor Minded To Assume
Idle Clatter Black Oil • Fuel Dilution • Rear Axle Lube Change • The Number One Question! • Exhaust Brake, On or Off? • Check Engine Light • I Smell Fuel! • Unintended Consequences • 12-Valve Throttle Linkage
Ranch Dressing Codes, Causes and Concerns - Continued
Have Ram, Will Travel Vacuum Pump Seal Kit • The Cargo or Car-Hauler Trailer • Bosch CP3 High Pressure Fuel Injection Pump • Power Steering Pump
Back In The Saddle Fuelin' Around • Bitchin' Hitchin' and Gauges • New Wheels and Tires - Turnin' and Burnin' • 47RH Transmission Modifications
Edge Products is pleased to announce a partnership with United Pullers to act as the title sponsor of the series for the 2012 season. The Edge Pulling Series will include all of United’s events held in the Rocky Mountain region. Weekend on the Edge will become an official United Pullers event in 2012 and will serve as the flagship national show within the Edge Pulling Series.
“The opportunity to partner with United provides us with numerous opportunities to support the diesel community and to participate within a growing sport together with our end users and dealers.” said Joe Dussol, Director of Marketing at Edge Products. Dussol continued, “Aligning our brand with diesel enthusiasts is a key element for our long term success. Given the proximity of United’s events in the region, partnered with their reputation in the industry, we couldn’t ask for a better group to work with.”
10 Back Issue 33, Aug/Sept/Oct 2001 (Industry News • Accessories Installed • Truck Repair/Problems • Feature Article: "How to Drive" • Truck A Boy Named Clessie)
Member2Member Headache in California - '98.5 Owners Beware • Third Generation Wheel Bearing Replacement • Replacement Fuel Filter Housing for '97-'99 Engines
First Generation Cab Cracks • Replacement Locking Hubs • Plastic Hydraulic Clutch Line • Engine Won't Shut Off • Water in Fuel Sensor • Towing Question • Brake Lights Come on When Depressing the Clutch Pedal
12-Valve Engines Fuel Line and Fittings at Tank • Automatic Transmission Won't Shift • Engine Oil Pressure Sending Unit • Vacuum Pump Reseal/Fiber Vane Replacement • Removing Lifters • Horsepower Potential for P7100 Pumps
24-Valve Engines Automatic Transmission Problems • NV4500 Transmission Parts • Fuel Leak • Erratic Idle After Using Cruise Control • Check Engine Light • Intermittent Torque Converter Unlock/Lock • Automatic Transmission Won't Shift
5.9 HP CR Transmission Advice • Starter Won't Operate • Coolant Leak • Odometer Reads "No Fuse" • Console Lid Jammed • No Backup Lights • Engine Won't Start • Smoke, Rough Idle, Lower Mileage • Worn G56 Input Bearings? • Testing and Rebuilding Injectors • Engine Stumbles and Dies • High Pressure Fuel Leak? • Changing Rocker Housing and Valve Cover Gaskets
6.7 HP CR Insight From the EDGE Insight • New Emissions, New Guidelines - Watch Out Aftermarket • New EGR Valve • Turbo Actuator? • Clutch Release Bearing • Vacuum Leak Sound • Cleaned the MAP Sensor
Four Whaling Trailer Braking • Trailer Breaking? • Gentle Braking • The New Comparison Math: $59,545 < $56,945
Motor Minded Got Touch?
Idle Clatter Theme: Options/Additions to Truck • Fuel Mileage • 2010 Truck Notes • More 2010 Notes • Fuel Filter Hassles • Pumping Gas • Saving on the Cost of Fuel • Alternative Fuels • What's in a Name? • Hit and Miss Converter Clutch • Lift Pump • AMP Bed Step Installation
Ranch Dressing Theme: "What Would I Do?" • Let There Be Light • Fiat and Chrysler • Industry News
Have Ram, Will Travel Selecting the Aftermarket Turbocharger System • Passenger Door Switch Channel • Bosch CP3 High Pressure Fuel Injection Pump • Power Steering Pump
Edge Products, a company known for consistently raising the bar on automotive programming and tuning continues the trend of quality and innovation with a version 3.0 software update for their popular CS and CTS platform. The version 3.0 update adds several new features and benefits to Edge’s Juice with Attitude, Evolution, and Insight CS/CTS line of products.
One feature of note in the 3.0 update is Edge’s new Mileage Coach Software that monitors driving habits and helps users get optimal fuel economy out of their driving experience. Powerteq President Dave Martinez was quoted as saying: “While we can’t control the price at the gas pump, finding a way to help drivers with fuel economy is always a priority at Edge Products. If we can alleviate some of those costs by helping people better gauge and conserve fuel, we feel it will be of great value to our customers.”
Version 3.0 also touts a multitude of advanced PID support including but not limited to: Dodge Gas/Diesel Trucks, Jeeps, Ford 6.0L & 7.3L Diesels, 2011 Ford 6.7L, GM LML Diesels, and additional PIDs for Insight vehicles. Owners of 2009-10 Ford F-150’s will see an improved customized driving experience with the addition of transmission tuning to refine shift points. Other CS and CTS features have been upgraded and improved with 3.0 including a feature to allow Edge’s backup camera to engage at start-up.
Version 3.0 is available at no cost to all Edge CS and CTS product owners and can be updated via Edge’s Fusion software system. The technical team at Edge highly recommends users upgrade their products to the current 3.0 version for the best driving experience.
What's in your camera? Inspired by an annual calendar published in the pages of Grassroots Motorsports, we introduced the TDR calendar contest in 2007. Much to our surprise, the member response and photo quality were outstanding.
We expect the competition to be tough again this year. Nonetheless, here is your chance to have your truck featured at the TDR web site and on the 2012 TDR Calendar. Participation is easy. Just send us your photograph! No sweat. Just clean up your rig, take it out and position against a scenic backdrop or put it to work. Then wait for cloud cover or for the daybreak/twilight hour so that there are not any dreaded shadows. Capture your rig with a digital camera with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi or send us an old-fashioned print photograph.
Some tips from the judges:
• Action shots are hard for us to pass up. • Be careful to make sure your photograph is clear and does not have any junk in the background. We've seen power poles appearing to come out of truck beds and a few McDonalds Kids Meal boxes in the windows. • Photographs with interesting backgrounds are preferred. • Extreme weather adds action to the photograph.
Like last year, there is a limit of two photographs per member. Submit the photo(s) by mail, e-mail or FTP to the TDR offices by Friday, September 16, 2011.
The 2012 winners will be chosen and the calendar will be posted at the TDR web site for download to TDR members. A print copy of the calendar will also be mailed to each TDR member. We will announce the results on-line during December so that the Turbo Diesel calendar will be the first in your 2012 inbox.
Deadline for submitting photos: Friday, September 16, 2011.
“A once in a lifetime experience.” This is a phrase used far too often as a general description. For a group of Ram enthusiasts, it was literally a once in a lifetime experience to tour the holy grail of all things Ram! 100 lucky members of the Turbo Diesel Register (TDR) got a chance to tour the Warren truck plant, Dodge City, in Warren, Michigan as well as the Cummins MidRange Engine Plant in Columbus, Indiana. What an experience! But let me not get ahead of myself . . . .