A maintenance manual is available for the Cummins ISX engine at CumminsPartsDirect.com, as of 2015. The website also offers other manuals for the ISX engine, including a service manual and a wiring diagram.
As of 2015, maximum torque values for Cummins ISX truck engines range from 1450 pound-feet at 1200 revolutions per minute for the ISX 400, to 2050 pound-feet at 1200 RPM for the ISX 600. ISX engines labeled "ST" feature "SmartTorque" technology, allowing for a maximum of 200 extra pound-feet of torq
A turbo actuator, or wastegate, uses a pressure actuator, which is controlled by boost pressure as to whether it's open or closed, to control boost pressure and power output. When boost pressure builds force, it is applied to the pressure actuator, and when the pressure exceeds the spring value, the
The distinguishing features of Cummins turbo diesel engines are their high torque levels and high fuel economy compared to similar engine designs. This makes Cummins turbo diesel engines particularly suitable for hauling cargo and towing applications, and many work trucks and commercial vehicles use
The most common problem with the 24-valve Cummins diesel engine is the 53 block problem, and less common problems include a bad crankshaft position sensor, a weak lift pump, intermittent high-engine idle and excessive engine noise. Owners also report a buzzing noise from the accelerator pedal when u
Some features of the 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins turbo diesel included a trip meter, air conditioning, tachometer, compass and external temperature display. Features of the Dodge Cummins turbo diesel truck depend on the year, trim and model, such as whether the truck is a 2500 or 3500, regular cab o
A 2016 Dodge RAM truck fitted with a Cummins 6.7 liter Turbo Diesel I6 Engine has specifications that include a power output of up to 410 horsepower and up to 429 pound-feet of torque. A Dodge Ram with the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine has a gross vehicle weight rating of approximately 10,000 pounds a
The ISB6.7 Cummins engine used in Dodge and Ram trucks, as of 2016, is a 6.7-liter inline-6 turbocharged engine that outputs up to 385 horsepower and up to 900 foot-pounds of peak torque. This engine has a 17.3:1 compression ratio and a governed maximum speed of 3000 rpm.
As of 2015, common Cummins engine problems include steel dowel pins loosening and falling into timing gearcases of 5.9-liter 12-valve engines, and engine block cracking in its 1999 to 2002 5.9-liter 24-valve engines. Cummins built the 12-valve engines from 1988 to 1998 for Dodge Ram trucks. Dodge tr
Cummins has been making diesel engines since its founding in 1919 in Columbus, Indiana by Clessie Lyle Cummins. The firm, originally named Cummins Engine Company, opened expressly for the purpose of making diesel engines, an engine style patented in 1892 by Rudolf Diesel.