Getting the Most Potential Out Of Your Dodge Diesel Maintenance and Repairs

Due to the cost of a new truck, many current truck owners are deciding not to buy a new one. Instead they are keeping up on the maintenance and making repairs as they come along. What is unfortunate is that many customers miss this opportunity to increase the performance of the trucks they currently own. Many customers have the opportunity to make upgrades while doing maintenance or repairs and they have no idea that they are missing a tremendous opportunity!


In many cases, a large expense in repair costs is the physical labor and expertise required to complete these repairs. If the owner is aware of what a particular repair entails, they can be better prepared to make fantastic upgrades for essentially the cost of the upgraded components. For example, on many dodge diesels, the front timing case behind the gear cover can begin to leak oil between the block and the case. In this situation, the proper repair involves removing the camshaft. When this happens, It is the perfect time to upgrade your camshaft to a performance cam.

Dodge Cummins Diesels have several performance camshafts available like the Colt Stage 3. The Colt Stage 3 is a favorite at Source Automotive. It is a drop in replacement for the stock camshaft and is good for virtually every application from the daily driver to the drag racer. It is superior to the stock cam in that it has about 200* cooler EGT’s, quicker turbo spool up, roughly 2 to 3 MPG increase, a 30% decrease in smoke and is good to 4000 RPM.

If you find yourself with a leaking gear case that needs repairs, you are in the optimum position to make a repair and a supplicant upgrade at the same time. When you are faced with repairs, check in with the experts at Source Automotive and they can help you get the best potential for your dollar when you are making repairs on your 5.9L or 6.7L Dodge Cummins Diesel.


Pavement Cracking Power in The Dodge Cummins Diesel!

The performance diesel industry was revolutionized when two turbos began to be used on diesel trucks. The use of additional turbos gives the driver the ability to burn more fuel and therefore generate more power. The power that a diesel engine makes is directly related to how much fuel it can burn. Thus when the burning ability increases, so does the potential power output. For the performance minded consumer, this is a necessity.

More fuel means more power, but it also means more heat. As the diesel fuel is burned, the heat generated is typically offset by the turbocharger as it forces cooler air through the intake and into the combustion chamber. When a stock turbo has exceeded its cooling ability, additional cooling is needed.

Source Automotive has been a leader in the Cummins Compound turbo industry. For years they have been drag racing and pushing the trucks they own to the limit. They understand the proper steps to make big power and they also understand what not to do. You can add horsepower and torque in bulk to your Dodge Cummins if you do it properly! Don’t make the mistake of upgrading your Dodge improperly and risk damage! If your considering adding power to your Dodge Diesel, call the experts at Source Automotive and be sure you do it safely!