’13-’18 Ram Cummins Diesel Water Pump Upgrade

Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 Pickups for Fire Risk Read the story at Automotive News. This article raised questions that needed to be addressed. How could a water pump cause a fire? How many constitutes a “small number?” What does this really mean for ’13 – ’17 owners? To answer the first question, “How does a water pump cause a fire?” The story goes like this. If a water pump bearing gets too hot (bearing failure), the plastic wiring harness/loom above the water pump could melt, and the plastic could cause…

Dodge/Cummins Oil Filter Buyer’s Guide – Part One: Parts is Parts Right?

LF16035 Stratapore and LF3972 Standard oil filter.

Oil filters? Who cares? Just grab a filter from the auto supply store or Wal-Mart and put it on when you change the oil. That rugged Cummins diesel engine under the hood of your Ram won’t notice the difference right? Maybe so, maybe not. Are you willing to be the service life of your diesel engine on just any oil filter, or do you want the best protection for your engine? Going with the lowest bidder makes sense if all the suppliers sell the same item, like copier paper. But…

Gates vs. Cummins Water Pump Comparison

Gates versus Cummins brand water pump.

Our customers frequently ask us, “Are the Gates water pumps you carry any good?” With the large difference in cost between the ’89-’02 Dodge Cummins water pumps (Gates 41181: $41.95, Cummins 3286278: $129.95), we can understand how you would be skeptical about the quality of a water pump that is 1/3 of the cost of the Cummins-branded one. First things first: We’ve been selling only Ram/Cummins specific parts for 20+ years. If it doesn’t fit correctly or if it has too many warranty failures we don’t sell the part. Like…

’10+ Ram Cummins and Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Winter Front

'10+ Ram and Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Winter Front/BUg Screen

We have had really good success with the Covercraft winter front/bug screens that we developed for ’94-’02; ’03-’09; and ’10-newer trucks. The design that we use allows the cover to be tucked behind the grill and under the hood of the truck. This is easy-to-install on the ’94-’02 and ’03-’09 trucks, but the ’10 and Newer/Fourth Generation owners have to remove the grill from the truck to install or adjust the cover. Left side covered up/Winter Front. Right side unrolled/bugscreen. For the Fourth Generation and EcoDiesel owners we looked at…

Ram Turbo Diesel Cold Weather Tips

Que up the old 33rpm record player and what did you find? Some Dean Martin from the 1960s and “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” (Now try to get the jingle off your mind.) While it has only just dropped below 32 degrees here in Georgia, we know the importance of a diesel engine block heater and block heater cable. Hey, we’ve got ‘em in stock for your Cummins engine – Block Heaters for ’89-’98, 5.9L and ’94-’15, 5.9L & 6.7L trucks and Block Heater Cables for ’89-’19, 5.9L & 6.7L Cummins…