High-Performance Diesel Builder's Guide

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The first book to explain how modern diesel engines work and how to safely enhance power and performance.

The book covers all aspects of the modern turbocharged diesel engine: intake system, camshaft, cylinder heads, fuel system, combustion chambers, transmissions, and gearing. In addition, this book provides advice on many aspects of tuning your diesel engine from Gale Banks. Author Joe Pettitt, Banks, and other industry experts guide novice and expert diesel enthusiasts alike....

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Overview

The first book to explain how modern diesel engines work and how to safely enhance power and performance.

The book covers all aspects of the modern turbocharged diesel engine: intake system, camshaft, cylinder heads, fuel system, combustion chambers, transmissions, and gearing. In addition, this book provides advice on many aspects of tuning your diesel engine from Gale Banks. Author Joe Pettitt, Banks, and other industry experts guide novice and expert diesel enthusiasts alike. The book covers airflow components, including the turbocharger and intercooler, using electronic tuners, and choosing between nitrous oxide and propane injection. An in-depth chapter focuses on engine thermodynamics, using simple terms, diagrams, and charts to explain and illustrate the concepts and principles.

Popular turbo diesel engines are covered including Ford Power Stroke, GM Duramax, and Dodge Cummins B and ISB.

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Mike Caruso

Enjoy this hardcore diesel builder's book-it is very well presented.
Engine Professional

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613250624
  • Publisher: CarTech, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/10/2007
  • Pages: 148
  • Sales rank: 253,324
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Pettitt is a freelance high-performance automotive journalist, photographer, and car-fi guy. He has written hundreds of articles for the performance press, including Hot Rod, Sport Compact Car, Drag Racer, Car Craft, Circle Track, and Motor Trend. His adventures as a high-performance journalist include piloting IROC cars around the famous ovals of Daytona and Talladega and strapping into the world's fastest open road race record holder vehicle as a journalist/passenger. As a car audio journalist he wrote for Autotronics magazine, where he indulged his passion for great cars and great music. Pettit lives in Southern California.



Gale Banks owns Banks Engineering, the premier manufacturer of power-enhancement products for gasoline and diesel trucks and RVs. Banks resides in Azusa, California.





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