Shoddy junk is everywhere. Not paying extra for "Made in USA" from offshore aluminum.
Pay attention when you receive your stuff, how it installs, and at regular intervals thereafter. Nothing is 'send it & forget it' in my world.
I bought economical aluminum 2" spacers for the front on my Cummins w250. I've hauled 2tons payload and grossed to 13-14k towing. No issues.
Based on that experience I bought similar aluminum adapters to run aftermarket 8x170 wheels (lug centric). Havent got to using them yet.
That said, I...
I have a single tank, and not going to blend any higher.
I prefer injectors with fewer and larger holes. Coking can be a issue with direct-injection, and I'm predicting the larger holes won't foul as easily.
@BeerKiller your mix seems heavy to me, so far as it only being 50% diesel. I have gone that far, but only with relatively thin/clean hyd oil; in the summer. I have never blended with gasoline, so I don't know the result there.
Most Cummins trucks have a label on the sunvisor saying part...
The Dana 70 and ford 10.25" are usually considered on par.
You won't find a 8x6.5" pattern D80 until at least 96 in the e-series, and 99 in the f-series (actually 8on170mm). There's still D70's mixed in though (e-series).
Dually pickups and most cube vans are in the 72-73" wide range. The e450...
On my truck (5spd) the lower fitting goes to the heater core. The other line from the heater core goes in by #1 rocker cover. The upper connection shown is plugged off for me.
Maybe that jumper hose was used to eliminate the auto trans heat-exchanger?
Not in this case. The longer pinion has more spline. It sticks out of the diff housing more.
Edit: and since pinion walk has been brought up... The more reason to use the solid pinion spacer. The crush sleeve is a weak point in stabilizing the pinion under high load. Had the problem on my 95...
Throw away the gas-engine lean/rich thinking. More fuel is more heat. Turn up the pump, higher egts. Lube oil ingress can also make heat.
As for one bank running hot... I wonder about the water jacket and cooling.
Is it's a factory Tidi? These handle the heat and pressure of turbocharging better.
I daily drive a 2wd Cummins. A locking axle makes the possible for me, as most driveways are gravel or dirt, and long. The 4wd brute is for special chores.
The yokes swap so long as both are long or short pinion. The split is around 92. If the yoke has play on the spline (usually leaks too) you should get a new one.
Re-tightening a yoke on a used crush sleeve is easy to get mixed results. If overtightened, pinion bearings fail quickly. The solid...
I don't have the bandwidth to load the pics right now, but you're likely dealing with the difference between any of the 1330, 1330C, and 1350 yokes. There are conversion joints for those.
If you want the max strength and both are long-yoke diffs, I suggest getting a solid pinion spacer, a new...
One was CL (trans only) the other was a different local ad (core Idi + ZF) Buddy got a whole ZF diesel truck for a song because it was high-mile and rusty.
I think we got many more stick-shift trucks up here. Maybe it was the logging and fleet use. Back around 97-01 I worked at a shop that...