The Diesel Podcast
Summary: What is goin' on Diesel Nation! The Diesel Podcast is your source for all things diesel. Cummins, Duramax & Powerstroke. From mild to wild, we deliver you the latest updates from all the biggest names in the industry. Keep the shiny side up!
Cass from Choate Engineering joins us today to talk about rotating assembly failures. A failed connecting rod is easy to discover, but what about bearings, clearances and crankshaft issues? Is it a part or installation error? Or both?
We talked with Christian from BD Diesel and asked him why CARB testing matters if you don’t live in California? What products and what does the process look like for having the testing done? Christian also tells us about the landscape of the diesel industry, some tips for shop owners as their businesses grow and lots more!
Today we chat with Solomon Lunger, host of the F100 Talk Podcast and founder of @TheFordEra on Instagram! He tells us about his 12V Cummins swapped F100, plans for making it the ultimate daily driver and his passion for Ford trucks.
We’ve all either been there, or known someone that has, and a broken transmission is never a fun time. In trucks with more than stock power, a major weak point can be transmission shafts. Today, we chat with Frank from Revmax Converters about why they break, is a billet shaft needed or will a stock one be fine? This issue isn’t just reserved for race trucks, towing setups can be some of the hardest on transmission shafts.
Today’s guest is Nick from Dieselmatic, a company that specializes in helping diesel shops establish their digital presence. We chat about free things you can do to make your business stand out among the crowd - and one thing you probably aren’t doing. If you’re looking to get more customers, better reviews, and have your website and social media work for you, give a listen!
Today’s guest is Austin Smith, a BD Race Team member and owner of a 2nd Gen Cummins running the 7.70 class. Austin tells us why he chose to not p-pump this truck, the air and fuel setup and what fuels his passion for performance. He also has a 3rd Gen 5.9 that’s no slouch and shares the power recipe fueling it!
Lenny Reed, owner of Dynomite Diesel Products, caught up with us today about Chuckles Garage and their Pikes Peak record! Lenny tells us about the Dynomite Diesel injectors fueling the truck, building more power with less smoke on race trucks, injector hole design & much more.
Adam Blattenberg, Editor of Diesel World Magazine, joins us today to talk events (and some BMW diesel talk). We asked him what events are taking place, how they can happen with safety precautions in place and how it’s affecting the diesel community.
Revmax just dropped a new part for 68RFE’s and we wanted to know more about it. Frank from Revmax joins us to talk about their new pump, what it does for stock and modified transmissions and more!
Today’s topic is a first on the podcast! Today we chat with Matt Santjer from Santjer Performance about his passion for BMW 335d’s. His car is approaching 1000hp with triple turbos, dual injection pumps, modified injectors, stock transmission and long block. We ask him about these 3.0L inline 6 diesels and how much performance potential they have!
One of the coolest things about a 12V Cummins is how easy it is to pick up power. Sure, they may not have the power ratings of the latest engine, but that doesn’t last for long. Mike Cole, BD Race Team member, tells us about his 12V, what he’s done to the truck so far, and why he picked it over a common rail.
If you’ve been around diesels for a while, you know the bad rep 6.0L Powerstrokes had. That’s not the case anymore, and it’s because companies like KC Turbos innovated and pushed the platform to new heights. Joining us today is Charlie Fish, owner of KC Turbos, and he will be telling us how KC Turbos came to be, why they love 6.0’s and upgrades that make them formidable on the street and track!
If you like going off-road, you’re going to enjoy this episode! We talk with Gary, owner of Diesel Pros, about his 6.7L Powerstroke setup for ultimate towing and off-roading. We also jump into some 2.8L Cummins talk and how they are working in Jeeps!
Whether you’re looking at buying a truck or one is dropped off at your shop, how can you tell if the engine is shot? Is it a smaller problem or is a new long/short block in order? Cass from Choate Engineering gives an in-depth look at engine failures, easy ways to isolate the source of the problem and tips to avoid costly mistakes.
Phil Taylor, owner of DPC Converters, joins us today to talk shop! We start by asking him the last common rail that beat his race truck, then dive into new products. Teaser - they do more than just converters.