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Most Common Ford 6.7L Power Stroke Engine Problems

Continuing our informal “series” on diesel-engine problems—common, and, not-so-common—we’re focusing our attention on the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke (code name “Scorpion”), an engine developed exclusively by Ford engineers and assembled completely in-house that’s used in Super Duty rigs from 2011 to today. The “six-seven” has proven itself to be a good engine in the near-decade
  • October 10th 2020 at 01:24

How to Add Bolt-On Horsepower to a GM 5.3L LS

We add more power to a 2002 GMC Sierra with a 5.3L LS engine using bolt-on parts.
  • October 9th 2020 at 18:30

Scrounger’s Guide: Vortec 8.1L V8s

So you’ve decided you want an 8.1L engine in your muscle car or your tow rig, and who can blame you? They make more torque at 800 rpm than a factory LS1 produced at any point in its rpm range. Because they were also intended for marine and medium-duty truck use, they were subjected to
  • October 9th 2020 at 17:31

Chevrolet Adds Flair to 2021 Silverado HD with Four Special Editions

In addition to Chevrolet Trucks’ announcement of a best-in-class towing figure of 36,000 pounds for its 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD, the company also introduced four special editions to add some custom, er, factory flare to its lineup of 2500 and 3500 3/4- and 1-ton pickup trucks. While these HD special-edition trucks don’t quite reinvent the
  • October 9th 2020 at 08:17

Off-Road Rabbit Hole

Terriers are incredible little dogs that are synonymous with tenacity. When they latch on to something they feistily hang on for dear life, never backing down and never letting go. But it’s that same trait that often gets terriers into trouble, especially when they get a long-eared, cotton-tailed rodent in their sights. A terrier will
  • October 8th 2020 at 23:24

Outlaw Diesel Super Series Class Champions’ Roundtable

Diesel Power has been linked with the Outlaw Diesel Super Series—North America’s premiere diesel drag-racing sanction—for nearly five years, in a relationship that has grown from editor KJ Jones simply attending a few events, to the brand joining forces with ATS Diesel Performance in 2016, as a co-sponsor for the very popular 7.70 Index Eliminator.
  • October 8th 2020 at 19:33

Battle in Bama 2020

After being decommissioned in 1947—and receiving Nine Battle Stars for service during her brief three-year tenure as the Heroine of the Pacific—the USS Alabama was scheduled to be scrapped in the early 1960s. A handful of locals saw a bright future in the aging warship as the anchor attraction of a Memorial Park to be
  • October 8th 2020 at 17:00

Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: Cincinnati

The Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist is our series charting trucks, cars and other vehicles with oil-burners that are being sold in major cities throughout the U.S. The ever-evolving search began in March 2020 with a story about a 1994 Ford E-350 ex-presidential communications van (for former President Bill Clinton). With this rundown on Cincinnati,
  • October 7th 2020 at 23:19

Honda Refreshes Ridgeline for 2021

Honda rocked the truck world when it introduced the all-new 2006 Ridgeline. A first for the midsize pickup class, the Ridgeline featured a unibody design with fully independent suspension. Honda offered its new pickup with a V-6 engine, automatic transmission, and available all-wheel drive. We deemed the truck so good, in fact, that it won
  • October 7th 2020 at 20:15

Qruisin PCH, Quarantine Cruise 8

We did it again. Over 2,000 vehicles gathered together in Huntington Beach, California. Well, actually, the meetup spots have been in Westminster, Long Beach, and now Costa Mesa, but you get the point. This time the meet up point was at the SOCO and the OC Mix Shopping Center. And while the beginning venue might
  • October 7th 2020 at 19:10

Chevrolet Reclaims Best-in-Class 1-Ton Towing at 36,000 Pounds

Chevrolet stunned us all when the company announced that its all-new 2020 Silverado 3500HD would have a maximum towing capability of 35,500 pounds. This figure, from the company that for a long time wanted nothing to do with the capability wars, trumped Ram’s figure of 35,100 pounds for its all-new 2019 Ram 3500 (which bested
  • October 7th 2020 at 16:00

Top 10 LS Engine Articles

It’s amazing how two simple letters—LS—can immediately identify one of the most revered engine platforms in automotive high performance. Technically, General Motors’ cast-iron “LS” small-block is the V-8 powerplant used in all Chevrolet and GMC rear-wheel-drive cars and trucks. With the exception of rod bearings, lifters and cylinder-bore spacing, the LS platform is completely different
  • October 6th 2020 at 19:20

Replacing Rusty C-10 Floors and Rockers with New Components from LMC Truck

We go over the replacement and repair of rusty floors and rocker panels in a 1969 Chevrolet C-10.
  • October 6th 2020 at 18:17

NISMO Launches Off-Road Lineup: Episode 141 of The Truck Show Podcast

On This Week’s Show: NISMO Returns to Trucks Milton Leaves Nikola Lyn Woodward Talks Rebelle Rally Our friend Lyn Woodward returns to the podcast to discuss her ongoing partnership with Nissan and the Rebelle Rally, while breaking some embargoed Nissan NISMO news. Lightning and Holman also talk about their mixed feelings over the departure of
  • October 6th 2020 at 18:02

We Tow Heavy With A 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

If you recall back to the beginning of September, the fine folks at Chevrolet reached out to us and asked if we wanted to drive the company’s massively impressive 2020 Silverado 3500HD single cab dually. This is the truck that’s rated at the company’s maximum towing capability of 35,500 pounds (Chevy also held the title
  • October 6th 2020 at 17:27

First Look: Lexus J201 Concept

When you say the name, “Lexus,” hard-core off-roading, or even today’s current “it” activity of rugged-terrain overlanding certainly aren’t uses that immediately come to mind for its SUVs. Sure, several of the brand’s utility offerings bring plenty of performance to the table for “spirited” on-road driving experiences. But for all intents and purposes, luxury is
  • October 6th 2020 at 14:00

How to Protect Your Wrangler JL Rockers With Rock Sliders

Rock sliders are as much about function for your Jeep as they are style, and finding a set of sliders that complement the look of your Jeep Wrangler, while also protecting it, isn’t always easy. The factory sliders look nice, but are marginal for more than a stock vehicle in more serious terrain and have
  • October 6th 2020 at 00:00

2021 Nissan Rogue: First Drive

Nissan recently introduced us to its all-new third-generation 2021 Rogue. This new Rogue is but one piece of a much larger product line refresh aimed at launching Nissan into the next decade and beyond. For the 2021 model year the Rogue receives an all-new look, chassis, engine, interior, and loads of standard safety and technology.
  • October 5th 2020 at 22:38

Top 10 Diesel Tech Articles

Let’s take a minute to talk tech. Diesel-tech, specifically, and the simple upgrades, bolt-on installations, and more elaborate full-truck builds that make up what many enthusiasts feel is the most compelling segment of the truck hobby. There are two major aspects of truck tech: the rig itself, which primarily focuses on interior/exterior/suspension, and various ways
  • October 2nd 2020 at 22:13

What It’s Like to Drive the 2020 Suzuki Jimny

Compared with many of today’s compact SUVs the 2020 Suzuki Jimny is slow, crude, and cramped. It drives a lot like a mid-’80s rear-drive Japanese car. But it’s also so honest and unpretentious, so full of character and charm, and so surprisingly capable at doing what it was designed to do that it makes you
  • October 2nd 2020 at 21:48