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boughtadodge
11-24-2002, 07:07 PM
I am new to this cummins engine I was wondering what it takes to turn up the power alittle I do not want to get crazy yet but I would like to get alittle more out of it with out much exspense I have the snapon tools to adjust the timing but I need some insight on adjusting it (how to you change the timing) also How do you turn up the fuel ? I am a mechanic by trade and I have worked on the older ford diesels so I under stan most of this but I have not dealt with the cummins before I know I need to change the exhaust and upgrade the tranny I would just like a little more out of this motor my truck is a 95 4x4 automatic any suggestions are welcome.

97CTD
11-24-2002, 08:34 PM
There are a few things you can do for FREE!!!! to noticeably upgrade the power! PM me and i will let you in on the secrets and tell you how and what i have done to mine!

VinDiesel
11-24-2002, 09:23 PM
Here's some info to get you started, you have to consider that the auto tranny is going to be your limiting factor (until you make some upgrades).<br><br>Timing procedure: <br>http://dodgeram.info/tsb/1994/18-10-94a.htm<br><br>Timing chart &amp; effects:<br>http://dodgeram.org/tech/dsl/FAQ/timing.htm<br><br>TST power plates (fuel or &quot;torque&quot; plate):<br>http://www.dieselpage.com/tstpk.htm<br><br>Have fun! ;D<br><br>

97CTD
11-24-2002, 10:14 PM
http://www.dodge-diesel.org/yabbse/gallery/displayimage.php?album=55&amp;pid=450


Click on this link then click the image to enlarge for the instructions I have made (borrowing some TST pics) to turn up the power on your 12V cummins!



Note 1: In order to remove the breakoff screw you will either have to drill a hole just small the a T20 Torx bit and then hammer the T20 torx bit in the hole and unscrew it or take a die grinder or dremel and cut a slot in it and use a flat head i chose the first option b/c a drill is easier to get in there than a dremel!!

Any questions just ask

97CTD
11-25-2002, 09:08 AM
<br>http://www.dodge-diesel.org/yabbse/gallery/displayimage.php?album=55&amp;pid=450<br><br><br>Click on this link then click the image to enlarge for the instructions I have made (borrowing some TST pics) to turn up the power on your 12V cummins!<br><br><br><br>Note 1: In order to remove the breakoff screw you will either have to drill a hole just small the a T20 Torx bit and then hammer the T20 torx bit in the hole and unscrew it or take a die grinder or dremel and cut a slot in it and use a flat head i chose the first option b/c a drill is easier to get in there than a dremel!!<br><br>Any questions just ask <br><br><br><br>Oh yeah dont forget to put everything back together before firing that puppy up!!!

dodgeman01
11-25-2002, 10:32 AM
I wish I had instructions when I turned up my 94 ctd. it was trial and error the whole time. My dad almost killed me when he walked out and seen the truck I just bought in pieces in the yard. ::) I knew what I was doing [undecided] well now I know what I WAS doing. [laugh]

97CTD
11-25-2002, 10:41 AM
<br>I wish I had instructions when I turned up my 94 ctd. it was trial and error the whole time. My dad almost killed me when he walked out and seen the truck I just bought in pieces in the yard. ::) I knew what I was doing [undecided] well now I know what I WAS doing. [laugh]<br><br><br>Yeah i know what ya mean i just had basic knowledge of where everything was and i just started taking stuff apart!! [laugh] didnt want others to go through that same torment!! [laugh] [laugh]

VinDiesel
11-25-2002, 04:32 PM
Point of interest- As you make upgrades and add them to your signature, the revised version is listed with all the old posts you have made. It's interesting to see some of those posts asking about modifications, then look at the signature and see how much farther a member has gone.

boughtadodge
11-25-2002, 07:48 PM
Looks pretty simple I will try it as soon as I get some time can I turn up the star wheel before I do the cam plate adjustment looks like it would be quick and easy to do that in the mean time. Thanks for the info Matt

VinDiesel
11-25-2002, 08:21 PM
Matt,<br><br>You can indeed adjust the star wheel for a little more (sooner) fuel delivery before you change anything else.<br>I like to run mine pretty loose (almost all the way forward, very little spring pressure) so increased fuel flow happens with less boost. The stock fuel plate will really limit low rpm fuel, so you may not see a very big difference.<br><br>One of the other guys mentioned the break off screw could be a pain, I hope yours is easier than mine was! The torx bits trick didn't work for me. Even a chisel at a tangent didn't do it. I ended up knocking off the whole head of the screw, removed the others and the housing, then unscrewed the stub with needle nose visegrips!! [eyecrazy]<br><br>Another item to consider would be the 3K GSK (governor spring kit). It will allow your engine to rev higher and take full advantage of a more aggressive cut on an aftermarket fuel plate. I put one in a little over a week ago, and it sure pepped things up. ;D