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This is a discussion forum of the 1988 to 1993 1st Generation Dodge Ram Trucks with 5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel of performance and longevity. This includes tricks of getting more MPG, HP/TQ, or just getting to the next milestone.

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  2. What to look for in 1st Gen?

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  3. Homemade Intake Horn

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  4. Homemade Fuel Pin

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  5. Relentless70 Dyno run...

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  6. 1st Gen Hood Stack Build

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  7. Electronic wastegate

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  8. Mpg...

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  9. Electrical options

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    • dripley
      I am pretty good at everything except when it's going to break next. I am also pretty good at knowing how many gallons I need by looking at the gauge. I also don't diet it bother me if i put a couple oz's to much or to little. Personally I have not seen any mpg gain from using 2 stroke. It does make a noticeable difference in engine noise, at least to Cumins owner but maybe not your friends that don't own one.  As far as pumps go for me my OE lasted 75k, replaced under warraty by Dodge. That replacemet lasted another 142k. No two stroke in either, but the first one was on pre LED fuel. I am thinking FP might have killed that one. The second one ran on regular #2, LED, and ULSD. It also ran half its life on an in tank fuel pump. Again not being fed good fuel pressure. The third pump is at 208k. 2 stroke for 95% of its like and good pressure all of its life. God willing and the creeks don't rise it will be good for another 100k.
    • trreed
      @notlimah  you know it!  💁         But.  @Me78569 and I met for a beer the other night and I said something along the lines of "I'm just waiting for my truck to break again" and the damn thing heard me.  5 minutes after leaving, the A/C decides to self discharge on the highway.  So, here we are again.  
    • Mopar1973Man
      My Dash Command does the same thing too. Just more accurate than Quadzilla right now and logs MPG a bit more as well.
    • notlimah
      Oh you fancy
    • Mopar1973Man
      Just remember the if you do install a Hotrod VP44 you shouldn't use any tuning modules like Quadzilla, Edge or Smarty. Hotrod pumps have internal timing cranked up so it will cause timing problems.
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