i guess your looking for a axe to grind ?
Like any other engine maker makes 100% perfect engine ?
They all have issues.....and that wasn't what my post was about !
Your dragging my post off topic , Why ?
Not here to debate who makes the best engine ,,,
Didn't join this forum for petty...
I worked for Cummins most my life as a mechanic , in the end trying to think we know more about the engines then Cummins engine co is a joke .
Injectors need to match the fuel pump/turbo/pistons and injection timing ..
if not you end up with a damage engine .
Once the engine smokes black thats...
stick or automatic trans ?
If stick shift the stick or shifting handle/rod/noob will kinda rise and want move away from the driver under heavy engine loads .
automatic trans mission you can tell if the mounts are worn out if on a chassis dyno or you have someone riding on the front your truck...
Back in the day allot of semi trucks with larger engines ,,, cat 1693 Cummins K model and the Detroit 12v 71 had 24 volt systems because a 24 volts going to the starter ,,, started the engine better or cranked the engine faster .
Your starter can work with 12v or 24 volts or even move voltage...
Just what are you planning to do with the truck ?
You doing tractor pulls or drag racing it ?
Personally if the last set of OEM pistons worked for x amount of hrs then why not stay with OEM parts .
You get to much fuel/air in your cyl and your pistons will heat crack .
There is a ton of issues...
Normally I would follow the trouble shooting tree in manual.
I would of troubleshoot your engine before taking it apart .
Cutting the fuel to each injector listening to the noise will pin point what cylinder is the issue ..
If you pull the injectors then use a rubber tipped air gun and put...