“got diesel?” has been gracing Geno’s Garage t-shirts for more years than they can count now (since before their first Holiday Project in 2003). They sell a t-shirt here and there, mostly for fun. But come the holidays, Geno’s Garage sells them for a purpose. Well, they did sell them for a purpose. They can no longer produce their ever-popular t-shirts unless they agree to print a competitor’s names under the logo. Say what?
In August, 2006, the folks at a competing company went to the trouble and expense of registering “got diesel?” as their trademark. Geno's Garage staff could not come up with a reason for their decision to do that. Now they know why. They have been given notice to either:
a. Stop marketing their “got diesel?” t-shirts, or b. Start printing “Registered Trademark of Dieselsite” on the shirts they do manufacture and sell.
After much consideration, Geno's Garage has decided to retire their "got diesel?" t-shirts rather than promote a competitor.
So, it is time to put your creative pens to work. Post your best new t-shirt idea by June 15, 2010. Geno's Garage will pick a winner by June 30 and get those new t-shirts into production.
Winner gets 10 of the new t-shirts, a $250 gift certificate to Geno’s Garage and Geno’s Garage will renew your subscription to the Turbo Diesel Register for three years. It just doesn’t get any better than that.
Rules? None. Just keep the entries clean and original.
Member2Member Third Generation Seat Belt Chime (Revisited) • Second Generation Dash Cover
10 Back Issue 27, February/March/April 2000
First Generation Injection Pump Fuel Leak • Erratic Fuel Gauge • Smoke From the Steering Column • Crankshaft Sensor • Fuel Tank Fittings • No Wastegate Prescriptions For Power
12-Valve Engines Oil Pan Drain Plug and Dually Valve Stem Extension Advice • Placing the Cylinder Head Back on the Block • Engine Suddenly Dies and the Starter Doesn't Work • Remove Rollover Valve/Valve Job • P7100 Fuel injection Pump Starting Problem • How to Fix Incorrectly Machined Fire Ring Grooves • Turbo Interchange?
24-Valve Engines Ball Joint Replacement Tip • Enviroguard Installation • Filter Minder Questions • Transfer Case Pops Out of Gear While Towing • 47RE Transmission Line Disconnect • Fuel Suction Line at Tank • Replacing the Cam and Crankshaft Sensor • Expensive Driveshaft • Engine Oil Leak • Lift Pump Power Loss • Injection Pump Drive Gear • Killer Dowel Pin in a 2001?
5.9 HP CR Automatic Transmission Leak • Injector Connector Tubes • Clean Injector Barrel • NV271 Transfer Case Drain and Fill Plug Torque • Hard Starting Problem • Leaking Transmission Cooler Hose • Intermittent APPS Trouble Code • Engine Oil Leak • Remanufactured versus New Injectors • Bleeding the Hydraulic Clutch System
6.7 HP CR What is the Latest on Performance for the 6.7-Liter Engine? • Power Steering and Hyrdroboost Hiss Noise • Aisin ATF Source • Stuck EGR Valve • Latest Engine Control Module Flash/Calibration • On the Road with Diagnostic Trouble Code P0471
Technical Topics Emissions Legislation in California
TDReview The New 2010 Ram HD Trucks • The Editor's Report/Basic Specs
Have Ram, Will Travel 2009 SEMA Show • Performance Clutches • Replacing the Differential Pinion Seal • Four-Wheel Drive Hub Replacement • Status and Rebuild; My NV5600
TDRV Better Fuel Mileage While Towing? • Best Towing Speeds • Trailer Wiring Ground Problem • Improving Brake and Tail Light Visibility • Trailer Breakaway Brake System
Valentine's Day is upon you guys and gals. And based on the responses you posted to the, "And then the fight began . . ." contest, you are just full of advice to ensure a great relationship with your wife (husband), etc. Here is your chance to give a bit of advice and perhaps win a FASS Titanium System for your own personal Valentine's Day gift.
Well, one Geno's Garage staff member (who will remain nameless) just went and got engaged! Can you believe it? Come to think of it, another Geno's Garage staff member is engaged and a third one just got married. Must be in the water?
So, post your very best advice to these guys (yep, they are all three guys). And that simple gesture will get you registed in the FASS for FREE February Contest.
If you can't come up with any advice, just post your name, but put your flame suit on if you can't come up with anything.
Just think, the guys at Geno's get some advice for keeping their significant others' happy, and you get a Valentine's gift of a free, top-of-the-line FASS Titanium fuel system.
Just to get you motivated, cruise on over to the FASS website and take a look at those fuel pumps:
The Sixteenth Annual Turbo Diesel Register (TDR) Western Regional Rally, “May Madness,” [MM ’10] will be held April 26 - May 1, 2010 in Pahrump, Nevada. All brands of diesel trucks will be welcome. Most events will be held at Saitta-Trudeau Dodge, at the nearby Pahrump Nugget (the host hotel), and at Preferred RV (the host RV Park).
The rally will again include the vendors’ “Hall of Gottahavits,” technical talks, safety and recreational vehicle related seminars, and drag racing. There will be a Best Dressed, Show-n-Shine truck contest, and a Ram Rodeo with a Ram roundup for all attendees. At the awards banquet on Saturday evening, we expect to give away over $5,000 in prizes in random-drawings.
Attendees should plan and conduct your own "tours" of Pahrump and Vegas Valley attractions. Brochures will be available when you register. Among the notable places to visit are the Pahrump winery, the China Ranch date farm, and Death Valley. Some of these tours will require admission fees to be paid by the participants and each participant will pay for individual activities such as the entrance fee at the Speedway, fees for museums, etc. That way you pay only for what you want to attend.
The Pahrump Nugget (866-751-6500; www.pahrumpnugget.com) is the host hotel and is recently re-modeled. It is conveniently located in the center of Pahrump and close to Saitta-Trudeau Dodge. The banquet, Vendors’ Hall of Gottahavits, and Vendors’ Friday-Saturday Seminar series will be held at the Nugget. Hotel rate will be $70 ($80 weekend).
The host RV Park is Preferred RV Resort (800-445-7840; www.preferredrv.com). This RV Park is across the side street from the Pahrump Nugget. They are once again giving us the special rate of $15.49 including tax. Be sure to tell them you are with “MAY MADNESS.” They have both back-in and pull-through spaces. Their clubhouse holds 130 people and will be the site for the seminars up through Thursday.
Other options include the Best Western Hotel and RV Park (775-727-5100), and Saddle West Hotel/Casino/RV Park (800-433-3987, www.saddlewest), both in Pahrump.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to register early so we can plan appropriately. We need a good idea of how many will participate because we have to guarantee numbers for the hotel, banquet, etc.
For additional information (including vendor space and special accommodations), contact Joe Donnelly at (505) 858-1966 (phone) or Donnellyj@msn.com (e-mail).
The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel is getting star treatment now on the SPEED Channel’s popular Two Guys Garage. Special guest Sam Memmolo joins hosts Kevin Byrd and Bryan Fuller to take a look at the 21-year evolution of the Cummins Turbo Diesel from 1989 to the present.
This episode highlights the great features and outstanding benefits of the Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel, as well as the 2010-compliant emissions technology that it has used since 2007.
This episode of Two Guys Garage on the SPEED Channel will premiere Sunday, January 24, 2010, at 9 a.m. EST.
If you can’t catch it then, replay dates will be Wednesday, January 27 at 3 p.m. EST; Saturday, February 6 at 9:30 a.m. EST; Sunday, March 7 at 9 a.m. EST; Wednesday, March 10 at 3 p.m. EST; and Saturday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. EST. Please check listings in your area for exact times, as the SPEED Channel may change air dates or times due to live events.
24-Valve Engines Crankshaft or Cam Sensor?/APPS and MAP Codes/In-Tank Lift Pump Question/Starter Removal Tip
5.9 HP CR Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley/Front Passenger Door Lock/In-Tank Lift Pump/Replacement Front Coil Springs/Automatic Transmission Shift Lever Problem/What Transfer Case Do I Have?/2006 G56 Clutch Slipping/Bleeding the Hydraulic Clutch System
6.7 HP CR 2010 Ram Heavy Duty Parts/6.7L Possible Purchase Questions/"Oil Change Required"/Exhaust Brake and Towhaul Mode/Turbocharger Speed Sensor/Regeneration
Technical Topics Turbo Diesel Injectors
TDResource TSBs for '06, '07, '08 and '09
Have Ram, Will Travel Current Status and Comments on Clutches/Maintenance Items: Water Pump/"What Every Turbo Diesel Owner Needs to Know
We are pleased to announce the Idaho Turbo Diesel's 22nd Diesel Pickup Dyno Day!
Where: Meridian Motorsports - Meridian, Idaho
When: Sunday, December 13, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until . . . .
What: Here is an opportunity for diesel pickup owners in the Meridian, Idaho area to run their rigs on a DynoJet dynamometer to see what kind of power their rigs are actually putting to the ground. This event is open to all diesel owners. Trucks can be stock or modified (no studded tires, please). Cost: Each session on the dyno is targeted for $50.00 for 3 runs. Cost to redyno later in the day is $30.00 for 3 runs. A BOMB party will be in progress throughout the day in the parking lot.
Details: This event is being coordinated by area Turbo Diesel owners (Idaho Bombers), and is open to all diesel pickups. The owner will receive a print-out of the results of the session. Each session should take about 20 minutes.
MERIDIAN MOTORSPORTS. 521 E. King St. Meridian, ID 83642 (208) 887-2058
For more information, contact Muddy at (208) 739-2520.
Whether you own a Dodge Ram Turbo Diesel pickup or are just a fan, you should know about the Turbo Diesel Register (TDR). It’s the only owners’ club, magazine and online publication dedicated solely to Cummins-powered Dodge Rams.
Member2Member Theory and Application of the Automotive Relay
10 Back Issue 25, August/September/October 1999
First Generation Door Alignment/Door Latch/Water-In-Fuel Light/Throttle Position Sensor/Fuel Tank Strap
12-Valve Engines Vacuum Pump Seal Repair Kit/Serpentine Belt Tensioner/Torque Converter Clutch Lockup Switch/Fuel Shutdown Solenoid/Hard Shifting
24-Valve Engines Lock-N-Stitch Bracket for a 53 Block/Fuel Lift Pump Advice/High Engine Coolant Temperature/Clock Spring/Clutch Problems
5.9 HP CR Cruise Control Won't Set/Brake Vibration/Engine Stumble and Code PO148/Front Driveshaft Tool/Leak at Transfer Case/Oil Leak at Rear of Engine/Replace Governor Pressure Transducer/NV5600 Lubricant/Long Cranking to Start Engine
6.7 HP CR Regeneration Questions/Flashing Check Engine Light/Filter and Fluid for Aisin Transmission/Shut Down Engine During Regeneration?/6.7-liter Fuel Filter Follies-Part Two