And you can step up to the maximum cooling for your 6. Although a steel piston is somewhat heavier than a stock cast aluminum piston, the weight difference is not as great as you might think because the steel piston uses a shorter and lighter wrist pin. My thanks to Ted, he allowed me to use my imagination and to utilize some relatively new and exciting technologies to achieve our goals. In the list of modifications that we can do to increase cooling is a high output water pump. The concept for The Diesel Page 6. Billet pistons are typically used when a casting or forging is unavailable for a particular application, or where maximum strength is required to handle extremely high boost pressures and heat. The aftermarket piston suppliers we interviewed for this article offer a variety of piston upgrades for diesel performance engines, including cast, forged and billet aluminum as well as steel.
Now finally, we would learn how the 6. The 1992-1993 model years used a 6. The pistons used in these engines are 18:1 compression ratio dished top pistons. In late October 1999, we had an opportunity to run the 6. Even today, The Diesel Page's 6. If you have a project you need custom machining services please feel free to contact us for a free quote. When power is cut from the fuel solenoid, fuel flow abruptly stops and the engine will stall.
Stronger rods are a must for higher-revving diesels and those that are running high levels of boost pressure. All that nonsense is recommended by them when one simply needs to use a quality to keep the 6. With diesel engines, most of your performance comes from the amount of fuel and air that goes into the engine. He had spent a lot of effort and money over the years getting it built up exactly like he wanted. When power is supplied to the fuel solenoid, fuel flows to the injection pump and the engine is allowed to run.
A freer flowing exhaust will do that for you. We are a leading 6. These lower compression ratio pistons make it possible to safely increase boost pressure and fueling. Most stock Cummins, Duramax and Power Stroke engines can safely handle cranking up the turbo boost to produce 500 to 600 or more horsepower. We have sold hundreds of these rebuilt 6. Well there's a lot more where that came from, baby. The most commonly upgraded stock cranks include those for Duramax and Cummins, plus some of the agricultural tractor engines such as John Deere and International.
We also are one of the only shops that offer a Heat barrier coating in the runners to control heat soak into the head, and one of the very few that offer porting for these heads. Before any mods, just cleaning the radiator will do wonders. Both Ford and Dodge already run with 15-20 psi of boost pressure and a factory installed intercooler. This and other performance tests have proven that the 6. There is top thermal coating, anodizing, wrist pin bore anti-wear coating, and anti-scuff skirt coating.
Then, the bob weights weights to simulate the actual weight of the pistons, rings, rod bearings, and bearings on each journal , the harmonic balancer, and a new flex plate were installed on the crankshaft. If not, well, keep reading! Overall weight for the complete engine is slightly heavier than the 7. The final ingredient in this power equation involved improving the engine's ability to reject heat. This rod is an H-beam 4032 billet steel design with special proprietary tool steel rod bolts. As the air transitions from component to component in the intake system and, then, out though the exhaust components, there are irregularities that disrupt and slow the flow through the engine.
Continuing with that, the 6. On the left, a 7. Following the principles of hydraulics, when this putty encounters restrictions, velocity increases and so does the cutting action of the abrasive. This is where the fuel enters the engine and we want this area to be as hot as possible so that the fuel will burn faster and more completely. We wanted to lower our cylinder pressure slightly so we installed. Ultimately, the block ended up 0. During the Ohio trip, we encountered ambient temperatures of up to 105° Fahrenheit.
But a lot of guys also want more power! The pistons were taken to within one-half gram of one another as were the connecting rods on both the small end and big end. Pistons Most stock diesel pistons are made of cast aluminum and selected for diesel engines because this allows the use of a steel insert for the upper ring. The result is a naturally smart porting job. The cost of such is prohibitive and even if you are doing a rebuild the prices are typically way over those of stock ratio pistons. Disclaimer : By reading the website, readers understand and agree to all set forth on the site and herein and realize that although effort has been made to try to present accurate information this website, it could contain some errors, mistakes, opinion, and typos so use any information and with that in mind, if in doubt, reader should research anything they do not understand or question as reader is responsible for their own actions.