If you are considering a Cummins ® diesel conversion into your Super Duty ® Ford ®, or Chevy truck- you have come to the right site. Every aspect of this conversion was breaking new ground, but after solving all of the puzzles we were rewarded with a completed and running truck - one that is so much fun to drive - and remains so even today, in late 2018. Second Edition - June 2018 The tremendously successful Duramax 6600 diesel engine can be easily tuned to produce more horsepower than you could possibly use on the street, while delivering 25 miles per gallon at 75 miles per hour in a truck like the Chevy K1500 shown here. He literally wrote the book on Duramax Conversions - and here it is. Diesel Conversions® has parts to replace the gas powered 1967-79 Ford, 1980-1997 Ford 7.
We have parts to install these Cummins diesels into 5. Just about everyone believes this Duramax was a factory installation - it's that good. We have some helpful parts for putting a Cummins in 1978-1999 trucks as well. No one has more experience with a Duramax Diesel Conversion. And again, you can email or call if you need help.
The Diesel Page has proven that a decent backyard mechanic who can perform some light fabrication and who understands basic automotive wiring diagrams can successfully complete a project like this, and for the least amount of money. Information covering the important electrical connectors, connector pinouts, and wiring considerations that are necessary to produce a running vehicle are included see list of included systems below. The remaining electrical considerations optional and not directly related to getting the vehicle running and drivable may not be included. Only a modern diesel engine can achieve results like this. Our original 1989 Chevy dash design made installing the new instrument panel cluster more difficult, and is why we chose to install a complete 2001 model year dash in this truck.
We want you to succeed. The Cummins diesel, famous for simplicity and reliability, can be installed in the truck you have- making it the truck you want to keep. Though not necessary, we recommend that you acquire the wiring diagram books matching the model year of your vehicle and the engine package you're using. . You should be able to complete a similar conversion in just a few weeks, knowing upfront that you'll be successful - and that you can email or call to talk to the expert if you need help. The bigger question was whether it was possible to get all of the electronics configured to produce a running engine and drivable truck.
We've done the hard part. When this project began, we didn't know whether the engine and transmission would even fit into the engine compartment. Do you want a Cummins in a Chevy? To help illustrate what's possible, the Duramax Diesel Conversion Guide now includes an illustrated discussion about both a 1987 Chevy C30 and an offshore race marine Duramax conversion that demonstrate both the versatility of the mighty Duramax and this Guide. The Duramax Diesel Conversion Guide offered here is the result of hundreds of hours of work - spanning a nearly two year period of time. This is because the 1995-98 dash can be easily modified to accept a Duramax diesel instrument panel gauge cluster that matches the model year of your engine package. Diesel Conversions® works hard to be leaders in the Cummins diesel conversion market, and we want to be the best.
While the dash conversion process is shown in the Guide, it was a significant undertaking, and is not necessarily recommended. . . . . . .
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