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Monday, February 23, 2015

How to Remove LB7 Duramax Fuel Injectors Step By Step Instructions

LB7 Duramax Diesel 6.6L R&R Remove and Replace 

Working on any automobile engine can be intimidating, and that is the very reason why mechanics stay in business, However some tasks that seem intimidating are not actually that difficult if you have the right tools and the right knowledge to complete the task at hand,

The following instructions are on how to remove LB7 Duramax Fuel Injectors. This task is often considered a difficult process to complete, but these instructions will break down the process and make this task seem simple.

Duramax Diesel LB7 Engine 2001-2004
GMC or Chevrolet Pick-up Truck 


Drain the Coolant
find the drain valve on the passenger side of the wheel well and drain the coolant. To capture the
debris,use a bucket and a cloth for a filter.
Caution: This step is very important to ensure the combustion chamber won't fill with coolant during the last step of removing the  fuel injectors if an injector cup pull out during this step.

Disconnect the Battery
While the coolant is draining, disconnect the battery. This action will prevent any damage to your ECM of modules.

Remove A/C Condenser
Using a fan belt tool of 1/2 drive ratchet, remove the tensioner pulley nut on the passenger side of the engine 

Remove A/C Condenser
Then, remove the A/C condenser and fold the condenser by placing it on top of the passenger side battery, There is no need to evacuate the A/C

Remove Water Thermostat and Coolant Neck
Next, you will need to remove the water thermostat and coolant neck, We recommend replacing the thermostats at this point. we suggest using OEM thermostats.

Remove the FICM
You will now need to remove the Fuel injection Control Module (FICM) from the engine so you can easly wor under the valve covers. slide the plastic tabs outwards to remove the FICM. Slide the tabs inward to install it back.

 Remove the Glow Plug Harness
With the FICM removed, you should remove the Glow Plug Harness next suing a 8mm Ratchet Wrench. There will be 4 nuts on each side of the heads. Be patient. This part is tedious work.

Remove the Fuel Line
Now, remove the fuel lines with a fuel line disconnect tool, (You can purchase this tool at any automotive or hardware store for around $10 - $15 Dollars)

Remove the Fuel Injector Keys
This key was designed to ensure the fuel injector does not come loose from vibration. Remember to reinstall this key when you are putting the fuel lines back together. 

Finally, remove the fuel lines on the engine with a 3/4 or 19mm wrench. If you find the lines difficult
 to remove, use penetrating fluid or WD-40. Spray on the liquid and let is sit for a few minutes to loosen up the lines.

Know that the valve cover is glued together with silicone.
Tip: Use a pry bar to push the valve cover up of hit it with a rubber hammer to loosen it up.

Remove the Harness of the Fuel Injectors.
Caution: Be careful no to lose the 4 bolts of the harness at the bottom of the oil pan.

Remove the Lower Valve Cover.
For this step, remove the lower valve cover with a 5mm Allen Wrench. Be sure to take your time with this removal. Also,clean the outside of the valve cover with a shop vacuum so that you don't get dirt in the heads. 

Remove the Fuel Returned Lines.
Now that you've removed the lower valve cover, you will need to remove the fuel return line using a 5mm Allen Wrench.
Tip: When reinstalling this item, make sure you only use 10 lb of torque. Also, do not use the old banjo bolts with the reinstallation. By new bolts and don't cheat yourself or the engine.

Remove the Fuel Return Banjo and Fuel Line
The fuel line will have a 12 mm bolt o each side of the head, Remove these bolts and be careful, when you find a Banjo washer, don't loose it, but also don't reuse it. Buy a new one for the reinstallation. 

Remove the Fuel Injector
In this step, you've finally reach the fuel injector. The fuel injector will have a Injector Hold Down, and you will need to use a 8 mm Allen Wrench to remove the bolt.

Tip: When reinstalling the fuel injector torque to 45 lbs of torque, the injector hold down.

Here, you see the fuel injector has been removed. Use a small pry bar (and a little patience) to pry open the Injector Hold Down where you removed the 8 mm bolt. If you have any difficulty removing it, spray WD-40 in the injector hole or bore, This will soften the carbon buildup in the injector tip.

Tip: The small pry bar used in this picture can be purchased from your local parts house or you can obtain this from a automotive or hardware store for a reasonable price.

The Final Stretch.
This is the fuel injector cup. Don't worry if the cup has come out of the head just make sure you replace the injector cup with a new one. The cost of the cup is about $35 and 2 o'rings at $2.50 each.

Tip: Make sure when you install The new injector cup that you used red loctite on the tip of the cup for better sealing.

New and Old Fuel Injectors 
The new injector is on the left and the old injector is on the right. As you can see, the old injector has a lot of corrosive rust and debris.

Finally, Replace all the injectors.
Tip: You can upgrade the injectors nozzles to improve fuel mileage and driveability. It is recommended  that you don't use nothing larger than an 15% increase in horsepower for daily driving and towing. 
Tip: We recommend Industrial Injection Diesel Performance 

Toxic Diesel a Utah Base Company 

Toxic Diesel Performance
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Duramax 4 Inch Quiet Tone Dual Diamond Eye Exhaust System

Diamond Eye 2001-2007 Duramax 4" Downpipe Back Quiet Tone Dual Exhaust (Aluminized)

Part Number: K4115A
See What Else They Have To Offer!

Summary Info:

Diamond Eye Exhaust Downpipe Back 4" Dual Aluminized Quiet Tone Exhaust System
GM 2001-2007 Duramax 6.6L 2500/3500
Replace your restrictive stock pipes and give your diesel a powerful performance exhaust system. From one of our top selling exhaust system lines, Diamond Eye exhaust systems are built the way you need. We offer the exhaust system that will increase your diesel performance, all while provided at our competitive pricing, guaranteed. Customers who upgrade their exhaust systems see definite benefits including higher torque, more horsepower, better sound quality, and improved fuel mileage. Performance exhaust systems can generally provide power gains of up to 5-20% extra horsepower. You’ll know the difference. This kit is designed for a quick install time. For a great-fitting, sleek looking finish, bolt on Diamond Eye Performance exhaust systems.

Diamond Eye exhaust systems come in a kit that includes the required clamps, hangers and brackets that are provided for easy installation.


Product Description


Diamond Eye Exhaust 2001-2007 GM Duramax 6.6L Diesel 4" Downpipe Back Dual Aluminized Quiet Tone Exhaust System #K4115A


Why Aluminized?

An Aluminized exhaust system provides strength against brittleness and cracks, and provides thicker walls than a typical factory exhaust system. It is also significantly more cost-efficient, so we pass the savings on to you!

Diamond Eye downpipe back exhaust systems are quick and easy to install in under 45 minutes. This is one of few products on the market that integrates a resonator as a full flow option for decreasing noise in your diesel exhaust. As always, Toxic Diesel’s experienced staff is here to answer your questions every step of the way.


System Style: Downpipe Back
System Material: Steel
Exit Quantity: Two
Exit Location: Split rear/Split side
Intermediate Pipe Diameter (in): 4.000 in.
Muffler Included: Yes
Muffler Quantity: One
Muffler Configuration: Single inlet/Dual outlet
Muffler Style: Louvered
Muffler Material: Steel
Muffler Finish: Aluminized

Duramax 4 Inch Downpipe Back Quite Tone Exhaust

Diamond Eye 2001-2007 Duramax 4" Downpipe Back Quiet Tone Exhaust (Aluminized)



Part Number: K4113A
See What Else They Have To Offer!

Summary Info:

Diamond Eye Exhaust Downpipe Back 4" Aluminized Quiet Tone Exhaust System
GM 2001-2007 Duramax 6.6L 2500/3500
Replace your restrictive stock pipes and give your diesel a powerful performance exhaust system. From one of our top selling exhaust system lines, Diamond Eye exhaust systems are built the way you need. We offer the exhaust system that will increase your diesel performance, all while provided at our competitive pricing, guaranteed. Customers who upgrade their exhaust systems see definite benefits including higher torque, more horsepower, better sound quality, and improved fuel mileage. Performance exhaust systems can generally provide power gains of up to 5-20% extra horsepower. You’ll know the difference. This kit is designed for a quick install time. For a great-fitting, sleek looking finish, bolt on Diamond Eye Performance exhaust systems.


Diamond Eye exhaust systems come in a kit that includes the required clamps, hangers and brackets that are provided for easy installation.



Product Description


Diamond Eye Exhaust 2001-2007 GM Duramax 6.6L Diesel 4" Downpipe Back Aluminized Quiet Tone Exhaust System #K4113A



Why Aluminized?


An Aluminized exhaust system provides strength against brittleness and cracks, and provides thicker walls than a typical factory exhaust system. It is also significantly more cost-efficient, so we pass the savings on to you!


Diamond Eye downpipe back exhaust systems are quick and easy to install in under 45 minutes. This is one of few products on the market that integrates a resonator as a full flow option for decreasing noise in your diesel exhaust. As always, Toxic Diesel’s experienced staff is here to answer your questions every step of the way.



System Style: Downpipe Back
System Material: Steel
Exit Quantity: One
Exit Location: Passenger Side
Intermediate Pipe Diameter (in): 4.000 in.
Muffler Included: Yes
Muffler Quantity: One
Muffler Configuration: Single inlet/Single outlet
Muffler Style: Louvered
Muffler Material: Steel
Muffler Finish: Aluminized

Thursday, February 12, 2015

How To Installed a Trans Double Deep Pan Cummins 6.7L

Step by Step. How to Installed a Dodge Ram 68rfe Double Deep Transmission Pan 

1. Park the truck on level ground and if the transmission is at operating temperature (HOT), let the transmission sufficiently cool before starting the installation.
 2. Place a large diameter shallow drain pan beneath the factory transmission pan. Also, keep some rags handy as this can get messy. 
3. Remove the bolts holding the front and sides of the factory pan to the transmission. 
4. Loosen the bolts holding the rear of the factory pan to the transmission. 
5. Slowly separate the front of the factory pan away from the transmission allowing the fluid to drain into the drain pan. 
6. Hold up the factory pan and remove the remaining bolts holding the pan to the transmission. 
7. While holding the pan level, lower the pan away from the transmission. 
8. Pour the remaining fluid in the factory pan into the drain pan. 
9. If changing the transmission filters, follow steps 10-16. If not, skip to step 17. 
10. Remove the screw holding the primary oil filter to the valve body. 
11. Inspect the oil filter seal from the bottom of the oil pump. If the seal is installed correctly and is in good condition, it can be reused.  
12. If replacing the cooler return filter, remove it drain the excess transmission fluid into the drain pan.
13. If necessary, install a new primary oil filter seal in the oil pump inlet bore. Seat the seal in the bore. 
14. Place the replacement filter in position on the valve body and into the oil pump. 
15. Reinstall the screw to hold the primary oil filter to the valve body. Torque this screw to 4.5 N-m (40 in-lbs). 
16. Replace the cooler return filter and be sure to not over-torque the filter. It uses plastic threads which will crack if over-torqued. Torque this filter to 7- ft-lbs or ¾ turn after the gasket contacts the base  
ATS Diesel Double Deep Transmission Pan 6.7L Cummins 68RFE 

ATS strongly suggests replacing the plastic coupler with our billet aluminum filter coupler (ATS p/n 301-021-2326). These allow the installer to torque the filter in place like an oil filter to ensure a positive seal. The factory plastic couplers are very prone to cracking if over-torqued. If under-torqued, engine vibrations will eventually cause the filter to fall off. In either situation, transmission oil pressure is lost and will severely damage the transmission. 

17. Apply some new transmission fluid to the o-rings on the filter extension and slide the o-ring side over the pickup on the filter, rotating slightly to reduce the possibility of pinching/cutting the o-rings. 

If an o-ring is damaged during installation (a piece of the o-ring shaved off by the edge of the filter), remove the damaged o-ring and replace it with one of the spare o-rings included in the kit and reinstall the filter extension.  
18. Using a gasket scraper, clean any gasket or sealing material from the surface of the transmission case. 
19. Place the new ATS deep transmission pan into position with the new gasket and torque the new hardware to 12 N-m (105 in-lbs). 
20. Located on the side of the transmission pan is a hole tapped for 1/8NPT. If installing a transmission temperature gauge, this hole can be used for the temperature sending unit. If not, install the 1/8 NPT pipe plug included with the kit. 
21. The 68RFE transmission with a deep pan requires at least 
22 quarts of ATF to fill when completely dry. Transmissions equipped with the factory pan hold about 17 quarts of ATF. When dropping the factory pan to drain the transmission, only about 6-8 quarts are removed (this can be more depending on how long the transmission is left to drain). This leaves between 9 and 11 quarts still trapped inside the transmission and torque converter. From here, there are two options:
23. Check for leaks and if none are visible, installation is complete.

Left Stock Vs. Aftermarket 

A. If the transmission fluid appears clean and in good condition, it is ok to add new fluid without completely draining and flushing the remaining fluid in the transmission. If this is the case, add 8 quarts of fluid thru the fill tube.
Start the engine and allow to idle in PARK and immediately add an additional 4 quarts. Allow the truck to idle for about 20 minutes.
Then, with your foot on the brake, run through PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, DRIVE and back to PARK allowing each gear to engage but DO NOT move the truck. Continue this for several cycles. With the engine running and the truck in PARK, check the fluid level and add as necessary until it is near the full mark.

All Installed Deep Transmission Pan 

B. If the truck is due for a full transmission service, it is possible to completely drain and flush the transmission in your driveway or garage, however, we strongly suggest having a qualified technician perform this task. Serious damage can occur if you run the pump dry.
68RFE pumps are VERY sensitive to losses in lubrication because the steel pump gears ride inside an aluminum housing and require a layer of oil between the moving parts. If this oil layer is lost, the steel gears will chew into the aluminum housing ruining the pump.


 C. In either case, fill the transmission with Mopar ATF+4 or a fluid that meets ATF+4 spec. These can be found at nearly any parts store. We recommend avoiding ATF's that say "compatible with" or "replaces" ATF+4. Any brand is fine as long as it meets the spec.
When draining the fluid, it is a good idea to keep an eye on how much drained out. If more than 8 quarts came out, for instance, if 12 quarts came out you'll need to add back that 12 plus an additional 5 (i.e. a total of 17 quarts) to make up for the increased volume supplied by the deep pan.

22. Check for leaks and if none are visible, installation is complete.


ATS Diesel Performance 
Toxic Diesel Performance 


Monday, February 9, 2015

Edge Products Insight CTS2 84130


 With unmatched control and style, the all-new Insight CTS-2 offers the most advanced technology in engine monitoring available today. The Insight CTS-2 is compatible with any OBDII-enabled vehicle 1996 and newer. 


Edge Products Performance 
The EAS 12 Volt Power Kit converts any Insight CS2* or CTS2* into a digital gauge for any vehicle without an OBDII connection! Simply connect the power cable to a 12V power source on your vehicle. 


The Insight CTS2
The Insight CTS-2 offer many of the same great features and benefits users have come to expect from Edge Products, along with a whole host of exciting additional features.





In Cab Tuner CTS2
The Evolution CTS-2 in-cab tuner and digital gauge display is a full-color, high-resolution touch screen device. This device allows you to tune your vehicle  and monitor vitals without spending hundreds of extra dollars on analog gauges. The CTS-2 comes equipped with a video-in port allowing users to connect to a backup camera or other video source. 

Edge Products Insight and Evolution CS2 or CTS2 
Featuring a sleek new look and state-of-the-art technology, the Attitude CTS2 sets the standard for power, control, and style. The Attitude CTS2 is an in-cabin controller that not only monitors vital vehicle parameters but allows you to shift-on-the-fly by controlling the Juice module for maximum control and power.


Applications Currently Supported:
1994-Current Duramax Diesel GMC/Chevy
2003-Current Cummins Diesel Dodge
           2001-Current Powerstroke Diesel Ford             


Edge Products 
Edge Products continues to revolutionize the performance tuning industry with the all-new CTS2. The CTS2 features all of the power and abilities of the previous CTS but with a slim, sleek new case design; a full-color, higher-resolution, 5-inch swipe screen; multiple gauge screen layouts; fully customizable backgrounds and gauge colors. This new design features one-touch, easy menu navigation for the most powerful performance tuning, vehicle control, and gauge monitoring on the market.




Monday, February 2, 2015

Diamond Eye Duramax Dual Cat Back Exhaust System

Diamond Eye Duramax 4" Cat Back Dual Exhaust (Aluminized)

Summary Info:

Diamond Eye Exhaust Cat Back 4" Aluminized Dual Exhaust System
GM 2001-2005 Duramax 6.6L 2500/3500
Replace your restrictive stock pipes and give your diesel a powerful performance exhaust system. From one of our top selling exhaust system lines, Diamond Eye exhaust systems are built the way you need. We offer the exhaust system that will increase your diesel performance, all while provided at our competitive pricing, guaranteed. Customers who upgrade their exhaust systems see definite benefits including higher torque, more horsepower, better sound quality, and improved fuel mileage. Performance exhaust systems can generally provide power gains of up to 5-20% extra horsepower. You’ll know the difference. This kit is designed for a quick install time. For a great-fitting, sleek looking finish, bolt on Diamond Eye Performance exhaust systems.



Product Description

Diamond Eye Exhaust 2001-2005 GM Duramax 6.6L Diesel 4" Cat Back Aluminized Dual Exhaust System #K4112A



Why Aluminized?

An Aluminized exhaust system provides strength against brittleness and cracks, and provides thicker walls than a typical factory exhaust system. It is also significantly more cost-efficient, so we pass the savings on to you!

Diamond Eye cat back exhaust systems are quick and easy to install in under 45 minutes. As always, Toxic Diesel’s experienced staff is here to answer your questions every step of the way.

System Style: Cat Back
System Material: Steel
Exit Quantity: Two
Exit Location: Split side
Intermediate Pipe Diameter (in): 4.000 in.
Muffler Included: Yes
Muffler Quantity: One
Muffler Configuration: Single inlet/Dual outlet
Muffler Style: Perforated tube
Muffler Material: Steel
Muffler Finish: Aluminized
Exhaust Type: Single in/Dual out