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
Scheid Diesel wants to remind you about their fast approaching Diesel Extravaganza 2009.
Held annually at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute Indiana, the dates for this year are August 28-30. Its an exciting weekend with a diesel truck and tractor pull, diesel drag race, dyno contest, show-n-shine sponsored by Geno's Garage and the Turbo Diesel Register, burnout contest, and vendor seminars.
For up to date information check out their website. Details are being posted regularly. This year is destined to be another great year for all diesel enthusiasts and participants!
The staff of Geno's Garage and the Turbo Diesel Register hope to see you there.
We've received confirmation that the folks within the South Carolina TDR (SCTDR) Chapter are organizing their first Cummins Truck Rodeo Weekend for July 10 -12, 2009! Get on out there and sign up now. How does this sound? Weekend camping at one of the top rated camp grounds in South Carolina. Friday night at a drag strip. Saturday at a truck/tractor pull. The truck/tractor pull is put on by a high school FFA, and they do a nice job at it. Everything is within 20 miles of the campground .
Drag strip: Ware Shoals Dragway - Sponsored by Computer Magic OnLine - Draglist.com.
State Park: Calhoun Falls State Park/Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area.
Member2Member Steering Improvements - Part 2/Turbo Air Guide - Tag 3 Update
10 Back Issue 24, May/June/July 1999
First Generation Replace the Fuel Filter/Leak on Fuel Filter Housing/Heater Valve/Lower Radiator Hose/Loose Steering/Spring Hanger Bushings/Front Rotor Disc Wear/injection Pump Wear/Killer Dowel Pin
12-Valve Engines Recurring Diagnostic Code P1389/Front Crankshaft Seal and Wear Ring/Automatic Transmission Shifts Erratically/Gauges and Accessories Inoperative/Installing Plungers and Barrels in the P7100 Injection Pump/Setting Injection Timing When Replacing Pump/How to Make 600 Horsepower/Removing Camshaft Drive Gear
24-Valve Engines Defective Fuel Line Check Valve/Engine Block Heater/Transmission Fluid Loss/Fuel Leak at Fuel Filter/Engine Oil Pressure Sending Unit/Turbo Upgrade Advice/Selecting a Head Gasket/Tabbing the Killer Dowel Pin/Uneven Braking
5.9 HP CR Oil Leaking From Intercooler Hose/Slow to Shift Transmission/Adjusting the Doors/Unusual Starting Behavior/Finding the Bad Injector/Replacing Injectors?/Better Injectors?/Preventive Maintenance?/Help Needed for Installing Twin Turbos/Erratic Rail Pressure
6.7 HP CR Wiring Trailer Receptacle/New Truck Questions/Cycle the Key for Codes Feature/Check Engine Light/engine Hesitation-Stutter/CCV Filter/6.7 HPCR Basics-Changing the CCV Filter/6.7 HPCR Oil Change Data/TSB Releases on the 6.7 Engine/Future ECM Complexity and Current Diagnostic Trouble Codes/6.7-Liter Fuel Filter Follies
Technical Topics Media Gibberish/Fuel and Oil Additives