See channel playlists for full-length
HD video features available at the
Mechanix HD Video Network...Click channel buttons for
Join 4WD Mechanix Magazine at
Video How-to: Lift Pump
Upgrade for Dodge Ram Cummins-Powered Trucks!
In Part 1 of this
two-part video 'how-to' series,James at Dynamic Diesel, Inc.,
discusses fuel demands and the fuel supply upgrades that make sense.
Part 2 is the exclusive, YouTube HD video
presentationand 'how-to' overview
covering an actual lift pump kit installation. The HD video shoot took place at Dynamic Diesel, Inc., Sparks,
In the spring of 2010, I drove our Ram 3500 to Moab, Utah, for the
Jeep Safari, allowing plenty of time to meet a busy schedule there. En route East on I-80 through
northeastern Nevada, I took the Pequop Summit exit for a short break. As I rolled off the interstate, I spied a
Dodge Ram truck parked with its hood up. Two brothers from British Columbia were making an unsuccessful
attempt to restart the 2001 model 2500 truck, which was hauling a piece of hefty equipment on a low-bed trailer.
The starter spun, the Cummins 5.9L diesel would not start...We spent the next three hours, including my drive
to Wendover and back for a new fuel filter, getting that truck to run...The issue of proper fuel filtration,
adequate fuel supply volume and the merits of an upgrade lift pump
were clear...To avoid expensive injection pump and injector damage, change your fuel
filters regularly. Consider upgrading the system with a quality aftermarket lift pump system to prevent this
kind of trouble on the road!—Moses
Dodge Ram 5.9L and 6.7L Cummins engines provide an
unbeatable powertrain for hauling a load. The Cummins engine revived the Dodge truck brand in the
late 1980s, distinguishing the "Ram" badge as the premier light truck hauling
"Hauling" means increased fuel needs. The stock fuel supply system from
the tank to the injector pump can often fall short. High trailering loads, pulling long grades under load and use
of performance chips will step up the engine's fuel demands. Under these conditions, the OEM lift pump may not
deliver an adequate fuel supply to the injector pump.
installed injector pump and a failed injector were the direct result of inadequate fuel supply to the original
pump. Aeration and insufficient fuel volume raise havoc with expensive injection pumps!
Whether mechanical (shown here) or electronically pulsed, injectors are
expensive to replace. Simply changing the fuel filter(s) regularly helps the Cummins diesel engine survive. This
injector became damaged from intermittent fuel starvation.
Replacement of the injector pump
and one injector were required before the installation of a FASS upgrade lift pump system. See these two HD
videos for all of the details!
injector pump and an injector made the valve rocker arms accessible. Dynamic Diesel, Inc., performed a valve
adjustment at this service point. Preventive care can keep a Cummins diesel running properly for well over 300,000
miles. Some Cummins engines make it to 500,000 miles without a major rebuild. That's our goal with the 2005 Ram
For details on expert diesel
atSparks, Nevada...Phone(775) 359-4477.