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Cummins ISX

Cummins ISX 565 and 600 version engines

The Cummins ISX engine is used in Heavy Duty Trucks, RV’s, and emergency vehicles. RV manufacturers who use this engine are Newmar in the Essex and King Air models and the Magna Donatello. Big Rigs who use the ISX include International, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Kenworth, Mack, Sterling, and Volvo. The light weight of this engine definitely works to its advantage. It comes in at around 300 pounds less than other engines in their class. The ISX 565 and 600 bring gains of 600 hp and 1,850 lb. ft. of mountain climbing torque. Design of the ISX engine has been engineered using CAD/CAM and 3D software. These engines are the first to be designed from scratch with electronics and dual overhead cams.

Equipped with Smart Torque Technology

Smart Torque technology also known as (STx) is integrated into the design of the ISX 565 and 600 engines. This one of a kind technology increases multiple axle options and improves the axle warranty. The ISX maintains its hold as the most fuel efficient of engines in its class and still managed to pull off meeting 2002 EPA certification. Maintenance costs are much lower and this engine offers more reliability with 30 percent less parts than other engines its size.

Get the TS Performance MPHD tuner for your Cummins ISX!

Features of the TS Performance MPHD

The TS Performance MPHD Cummins ISX – ISM Heavy Truck is designed for the 12L and 15L Cummins ISX & ISM engines. A couple of  great features of the MPHD Cummins ISX is how easy it is to use. There are no programs to download or switches to modify. This product is completely undetectable. When you remove the MPHD there is no footprint left behind in the factory computer. Gains of up to 30 percent more HP and torque have been reported as well as an increase of 10 to 20 percent improved fuel economy. The TS Performance MPHD Cummins ISX – ISM Heavy Truck chip includes easy installation and Plug and Play features. There is no cutting or splicing of wires required. It also comes with a lifetime guarantee!

What is a chip tuner?

The MPHD Cummins ISX is a chip tuner. Chip tuning is basically when you change or tweak an EPROM chip in a vehicles ECU to attain more power, cleaner emissions or better fuel economy. More modern vehicles  can be tuned by updating their software through an interface like OBDII, sometimes called ECU tuning. Performance advantages are gained by adjusting the ignition timing advance. Higher timing usually equals higher performance.

Re-set the ECU Map for better performance

You can also change the ECU map. The main reason you would do this if if you have bolt on modifications on your vehicle such as an aftermarket intake or exhaust system. This can change the way your engine works. If you do not re-map your fuel tables, some of the gains you are expecting from your add-on’s may not do their best work.

Need gauges for your Cummins ISX?

OC DIESEL offers a wide array of gauges for your ISX engine! One of our best sellers is the ISSPRO EV2 Pyrometer Gauge 0-1600F.

ISSPRO gauges feature LED lighting with flat lenses. The are operated by a step driven motor and are all electric. These attractive gauges come with all needed components for installation including the lead wire and thermocouple as well as weather pack connectors.Boost and temp gauges include the sensors and wire harness to connect the sensor to the gauge. No amplifier box is needed. All colors and fonts match your OEM gauges.

What is a pyrometer?

A pyrometer is an instrument used for reading exhaust temperatures which gets a signal from a thermocouple installed into the exhaust manifold. This signal notifies the driver of any problems far before a water temperature gauge would. Diesel owners use a pyrometer to discover engine problems and drive more efficiently, adding life to their engine and cutting down on fuel expenditures.

How does it work?

High temperatures are the most common cause of damage to your engine. We add aftermarket products to our vehicles to combat this heat such as an upgraded exhaust system. The pyrometer is a gauge that will watch exhaust temps and informs the operator of any early signs of trouble. A pyrometer will tell you when there is something wrong far better than any other device or component. If you are dealing with a clogged injector or a cylinder or piston that is failing, a pyrometer will alert you to a change in temperature. The reason for this is because pyrometers measure internal thermos-dynamics of your engine. Benefits of installing a pyrometer are more effective and lengthened life of your engine, lower emissions and an early warning to potential problems.

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Carbon Intake Manifold

More power, performance, and lower EGT’s

The CFM+ Carbon Intake Manifold brings the coolest air flow available to your Dodge Cummins engine. CFM+ uses the most advanced engineering technology and the lastest in design and testing software. The high temperature materials used by CFM+ permit cooled air from your intercooler to be insulated from engine heat. High volumes of cooled air equals more power, performance, lower EGT’s and improved fuel economy.

What is an intake manifold?

Intake manifolds are installed right to the top of your engine. They are held by long threaded bolts that make for a very secure attachment. An intake manifold provides the structural base for a fuel induction system. Most are made of steel or aluminum. Steel is seen more in high performance vehicles. Intake manifolds create an air tight seal to the engine they are attached to. They are made to align with the intake ports on your engine. Intake manifolds have a series of ports that funnel incoming air and gas into the engine cylinders. Air and fuel are combined in the carburetor or fuel injection system and flows into the intake manifold that funnels the mixture and puts it into the cylinders.

Factory vs. CFM+ Intake Manifold

Size and shape make a difference in how your intake manifold utilizes performance and horsepower. Factory manifolds are flat with narrow manifold parts. This type of design restricts fuel flow and dosen’t help toward achieving better performance. CMF+ Carbon intake manifolds have wider and longer ports with a higher rise. This equates to an increase in fuel flow and speed into your engine. This is what creates gains in horsepower and performance.

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Recon Winch

Features of the Recon Winch

The Recon Winch  has all you are looking for if you are an enthusiast in mudding, off-roading, rock climbing,or  salvage and recovery. Recons top of the line winches offer you the highest quality in line speed and unparalleled pulling power. With a lightening quick 28 feet per minute line speed and a pulling capacity of 117,500 pounds, you will never be left stranded out on the trail. The Recon Winch features automatic in-the-drum brakes and a sliding ring gear clutch.

The gear ratio of the Recon Winch is set at 358.4:1 for an increase in torque and a 7.0hp series wound motor. The cable line is constructed of aircraft grade steel and measures out to 1/16″ diameter by 92ft. length. The Recon Winch is covered by a lifetime warranty.

How does a winch work?

The winch is powered by the vehicles battery. The motor gives power to the gear mechanism that turns the winch drum and winds the steel wire rope. The winch drum is the cylinder that the rope feeds onto. It is driven by the motor and drive train.  The reduction gear transforms the winch motor power into a massive pulling force. The brake is automatically applied to the winch drum when the motor stops and there is a load on the rope.

The brake prevents the winch from letting out line and this holds the vehicle in place. The clutch then lets the user manually unfasten the spooling drum from the gear train letting the drum spool freely. Operating the clutch bolts the winch drum back onto the gear train. Another feature of the Recon Winch is the control box. The control box gets its power from your trucks battery. Solenoids convert power to the motor, letting the user change direction of the winch drum rotation.  The remote control plugs into the winch control box. This enables an operator to control the winch direction not to mention gives you the ability to operate the winch at a safe distance.

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Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Evolution Wastegate

Compact design for small turbos

The Turbonetics Evolution Wastegate is the leader in externally mounted boost control! The Evolution has a cast 304 stainless constructed body, nitronic 60 stainless steel one-piece valve, rolling type diaphram and a polished aluminum cap. The body of the wastegate is designed with a computer flow analysis ensuring the most efficient engineering. Its compact design is tailored to fit into the smallest of turbo systems. Its floating valve seat can stand up to 400+hp and outflows other systems up to 20 percent. In 2009 Turbonetics added an adjustable screw in the cap which now comes standard with each kit.

How does a wastegate work?

A pressure actuator is regulated by boost pressure and establishes whether the wastegate is open or closed. When the wastegate is closed, it is in its latent position. As the boost pressure raises, force is employed to the actuator. when the boost pressure surpasses the spring value, the actuator will gradually open the wastegate, sidestepping some of the gases from the exhaust allowing it to keep the boost pressure at a set level. In simple terms, a wastegate prevents the boost pressure from climbing for an indefinite period and as a result killing the engine.

Why do I need an aftermarket wastegate?

Most factory turbo systems have a built in wastegate intended for use with stock boost levels. Installing an aftermarket external wastegate is designed for if you want to install an upgraded turbo or for better control of boost levels and power from your engine. Furthermore, most tuners will suggest an external wastegate for an engine putting out 400hp or more. If you try to use a factory wastegate to support a high horsepower engine, the actuator spring will be conquered and limit your boost levels. An aftermarket wastegate has larger ports, higher pressure springs and a larger diaphragms to control high boost pressure.

Banks Power also offers the Wastegate Actuator

An additional manufacturer of Wastegate actuators is Banks Power. They offer actuators for Ford, Dodge and GM.

We offer a wide selection of  Wastegate Actuator products for most diesel truck, motorhome, and RV owners. Enjoy better fuel economy and engine performance with our selection of Wastegate Actuators. Whatever your activities or applications, adding a  Wastegate Actuator can help improve overall performance. We also carry many replacement parts, accessories and components.

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Spindle Knuckle

What is a steering spindle/knuckle?

In a suspension system a steering knuckle holds the bearings and connects the steering and suspension to the rotating components. The steering knuckle is sometimes also called an upright or hub. The tire assembly and wheel connect to the hub or spindle of the knuckle where the wheel spins while maintaining a steady range of motion by the knuckle or suspension assembly. The spindle is a part of the suspension system that carries the hub for the wheel and attaches to the upper and lower control arms.

Your steering system

The purpose of the steering system on your truck is to convert rotary movement of the steering wheel into angular movement of the front wheels. The axle supports the front wheels by aid of linkage and the steering box. The front wheels are connected to the steering wheel so they can can spin without the danger of a lateral slip. The steering system also helps in part to cushion road shocks.

Looking to upgrade your steering system?

Take a look at the  Cognito Heavy Duty Tierod Kit w/ Spindle/Knuckle. This system is for use on the 2001-2010 6.6L GM Duramax and is intended to replace the factory tie rod assemblies from the ends of the drag link to the spindles. It was engineered to get rid of the factory outer tie rod and the inner ball and socket joint. These components are exchanged with semi joint rod end units. The Cognito Heavy Duty Tie Rod Kit uses right and left hand threads as well as a straight adjuster tube to refine toe settings.

Self-Lubricating rod ends

These kits are made from 1 inch diameter DOM steel tubing for ultimate strength and durability. These are meant to replace the factory adjusters that neck down at the threads. Factory adjusters are well known for bending where the threads connect to the outer tie rod. The Cognito system replaces the inferior inner ball and socket found in factory systems. Cognito use rod ends that have a 3/4 inch shank and body with a 5/8 inch hole for the mounting points. Cognito line the rod ends with Teflon enabling them to lubricated themselves!

Purpose of tie rods

The tie rod is part of the steering apparatus in a vehicle. It is a structural rod used as a tie and capable of carrying tensile loads only. Tie rods consist of an outer and inner end. They spread force from the steering center link to the steering knuckle. This causes the wheel to turn. The outer tie rod end connects with an adjustable sleeve which is used to set a vehicles alignment angle. A worn tire rod can lead to unreliable steering and major tire wear or damage.

What other components of my steering system would I want to  upgrade?

Another important component to your steering system and worth upgrading is the Center link. A center link can aid in stopping the large amount of play you may be noticing in your steering. Center links have been known to fail after some time. Upgrading to a stronger and more dependable than stock part will eliminate this concern. One method of determining if your center link is not working correctly is to hold onto it and see if it is wobbling. Make sure to check for cracking or excessive wear. OC DIESEL suggests the PPE Center Link with Puller made for the 2001-2010 6.6L GM Duramax. It is constructed of 304 stainless steel, come with a one year warranty, and will greatly aid with strengthening your steering system.

While you’re at it, OC DIESEL also recommends upgrading the steering mechanism on your truck with the PPE Pitman Idler Arm Support Kit.

This kit is made for the 2001-2010 6.6L GM Duramax 2WD & 4WD 2500HD & 3500. The addition of an upgraded Idler Arm product can increase strength and durability by replacing weak, breakable stock parts which can prevent costly repairs. This is a must for lifted trucks, bigger tires, drag racing, and off -roading.

The Pitman arm is a linkage attached to the steering gear that changes the angular motion of the sector shaft in the linear motion necessary for steering the wheels. The Pitman Arm is held by the sector shaft and supports the center link with a ball joint. It transfers the motion it receives from the steering box into the center link, making it move from left to right to turn the wheels in the right direction. The Idler Arm is connected between the opposite side of the center link from the Pitman arm and the trucks frame to hold the center link at the correct height.

OC DIESEL carries all parts and components for steering systems and every other product or accessory for diesel vehicles. Visit our website at www.OCDIESEL.com

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Throttle Body Spacer benefits

Huge gains in torque are attainable with the Airaid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer

The Airaid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer was engineered to enrich your vehicles off idle to midrange performance and productivity. This throttle body spacer has a unique helix bore design that produces a spinning action of the air coming in. As the air passes through the throttle body, it forces the air molecules to uphold a high speed. This is a benefit because it delivers an atomized mixture of air and fuel on its way to the combustion chamber. Benefits are huge torque gains of 800 to 2500ft. lbs. This could also equal fair gains in fuel economy.

Easy installation

The Airaid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer was engineered from the best quality aircraft grade billet 6061-T6 aluminum and designed precisely for your application. These spacers can be installed using normal hand tools. There is no drilling or cutting required for installation and includes a lifetime guarantee!

Further benefits of installing a throttle body spacer

A throttle body spacer adds rapidity of air flow by improving the vacuum response to the TBI. It also creates an airflow vortex. This increases the runner length of the intake manifold while at the same time increasing the over plenum volume and atomization. This stops the air-fuel mixture from smacking the bottom of the intake manifold and springing back up to disperse in the intake manifold providing more throttle response and overall better performance. Throttle body spacers can also affect horsepower up to 18hp. Want more torque? Throttle body spacers can get you up to 25ft. lbs. of torque! Velocity in the combustion chamber makes for more torque by speeding up air flow, the more air flow-the more torque. Spacers offer more height for the air-fuel mixture to have a more measured flow into the intake ports of the manifold increasing torque response. Gains in fuel economy is an added benefit of throttle body spacers. You can expect 3-4 mpg increases after installation.

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Ball Mounts

The Andersen Alumistinger Ball Mount is designed for Ford, GM, and Dodge featuring a 2 inch rise and 1 inch drop. The Andersen ball mount is a solid bar made of T6 aluminum alloy and is designed to resist rusting, chipping, or peeling. Fits all standard 2 inch receivers. Made in the USA and meets SAE J684 and V5 Certification standards. Features a 1 inch ball shank hole and can be used in a rise position.  The Andersen Alumistinger Ball Mount offers a unique design with no welds providing superior strength and durability.  The Andersen ball mount is also much lighter than other ball mounts on the market.

How do I measure for the correct ball mount?

First, measure from the ground to the top of the hitch. Second, measure from the ground to the top of the trailer coupler, making sure that it is level. Finally, subtract the height of the hitch ball and you get your measurements. The difference in the two measurements is the amount of ball mount rise or drop that you need.

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Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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