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!
Lenny Reed from Dynomite Diesel joins us today to take a close look at diesel injectors. We talk about the knowledge, testing and experience needed to build the best injectors for not just common rail, but also trucks 20+ years old (12V and 24V owners will want to hear this). Also, we know you guys love Lenny’s business and life advice, and he shares some insights you’ll want to hear!
Today’s episode is about a rescued 6.0L Powerstroke that went from flooded, not running, with no wheels and tires, to the 7.70 class! Justin, the truck’s owner, tells us how he found this $4500 truck and built it with a budget and expert advice. We also ask him if 7.70 is his ultimate goal or are his plans bigger? Hint: the fastest Powerstroke list isn’t safe.
Aaron Kaufman and Scott Birdsall join us from Pikes Peak to talk about racing Ol Smokey and the LMP car! They give us a behind the scenes look at preparing, testing and getting ready for one of the most extreme races out there. Aaron also gives us some tips for being successful in motorsports, as a racer and building a team.
Today’s episode comes directly from Diesel Nation! Dan reached out to us with a custom build he did - a 5.9L Cummins swapped into a Ford Ranger, with no firewall cutting! He walks us through the swap, choices for transmission, suspension, turbos, fueling and electronics.
Derek Rose from DNR Customs stops by to talk about his new racing engine for UCC and you gotta hear about it. Plus, Chase Fleece and John Benshoof from Freedom Racing Engines join us with details on the engine, safety it can provide - and engines for your daily driver. ➨ JOIN OUR DISCORD SERVER https://discord.gg/CXaxFHkQmR Discord server code: CXaxFHkQmR ➨ BECOME A PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/thedieselpodcast
We love clean trucks that make tons of power and on today’s episode we chat with Tyler about his 1000HP 6.0L Powerstroke. Tyler tells us the history of the truck, the fuel and air upgrades he did, details on the full engine build and more! If you love diesel performance, this episode is for you.
Kershaw Knives is back on the podcast! Dominic joins us to talk about new releases, a factory special run, blade material and how to maintain an EDC knife. Visit www.kershaw.kaiusa.com to see the products we discussed and learn more about knife maintenance, sharpening and more! ➨ JOIN OUR DISCORD SERVER https://discord.gg/CXaxFHkQmR Discord server code: CXaxFHkQmR ➨ BECOME A PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/thedieselpodcast
6.5’s can’t make power, right? Wrong! Today’s guest tells us about his journey building a 6.5 to 500+ HP, including engine, heads, turbo, injector, injection pump, transmission and suspension setup on this build. This is a one-of-a-kind truck that’s blazing a trail for 6.5 owners! ➨ JOIN OUR DISCORD SERVER https://discord.gg/CXaxFHkQmR Discord server code: CXaxFHkQmR ➨ BECOME A PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/thedieselpodcast
We know fuel prices are out of control and we are all feeling the pinch. We’ve heard fuel and oil additives can help, but is it true? Hot Shot’s Secret joins us today to tell us what they’ve found through testing and development. How much can you really get in mpg and does it help other parts of the truck? ➨ JOIN OUR DISCORD SERVER https://discord.gg/CXaxFHkQmR Discord server code: CXaxFHkQmR ➨ BECOME A PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/thedieselpodcast
Today’s episode comes direct from one of our Discord members, if you haven’t joined, you’re missing out! AD took a Ford OBS 7.3L Powerstroke and turned it upside down with a 12V Cummins swap, ZF6, suspension upgrades and much more. He gives some tips for the swap and what his plans are for air and fuel.
Lenny Reed, owner of Dynomite Diesel Products, joins us today to talk injectors, fuel costs and building the most advanced injectors to date. Lenny also tells us the 3 questions you need to ask about injectors before buying them - plus tons more!
Has the electric vehicle revolution already beaten diesel and gas? Is it inevitable we all drive an electric powered truck or car in the not so distant future? Mike McGlothlin from Diesel World joins us today to talk about it. He wrote a recent article about diesel vs electric and analyzed tons of different data points and perspectives. On this episode, we go in-depth about electric vehicles and diesel’s future.
We love having our listeners on the podcast to talk trucks, builds and their passion for diesel. Today, we are joined by Elgin who listens to the podcast and has two Cummins trucks - a 6.7 and 12 valve. We ask him his build plans, companies he is looking at for parts and why he got bit by the inline 6 bug!
Another change in emissions comes for 2027 and today we chat with Jeff Harmening from the American Petroleum Institute (API). We wanted to know how diesel engine oils are designed for new standards, plus the relationship between OEM’s, suppliers and engineers. Jeff goes into detail about the process and what we will see on store shelves in the coming years.
It’s not a typo, J&K Engines has a stroked 6.0L Powerstroke engine that you need to hear about! Anthony joins us to talk about this setup, how it can be used for towing, daily driving, fuel mileage gains - and also for performance builds. We also ask him about an Excursion build with a compound turbo kit. If you love 6.0’s, you want to hear this episode!