February '17

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FEBRUARY 2017 THE SHOP 39 PERFORMANCE older truck that I am quickly running out of fuse outlets to hook items into for operation. The final step before operation is to remove the old pump. Remove the plugs from the pump and take it off. We placed a plate from the kit in its place, so no contaminants would enter the block. Now it's ready to fire up and try for the first time. Turn the key and let the pump run a minute. I notice a much quicker start every time I start the truck. For the road test, I drove the truck home from Gilmore Per- formance about 280 miles going 50-80 mph on the highway. I can report no more lag at higher rpms, plus faster response from the pedal at takeoff, more power during operation and better gas mileage, (I gained at least 2 mpg!) I even saw less smoke out of the exhaust when stomping on the pedal. It did not smoke much anyway, but now it is almost nonexistent. I am a big fan of the newer technology. The next time your customer complains about no power or lag in power, this pump upgrade may be the way to go. RON KNOCH is president of DIESEL Motorsports (National Association of Diesel Motorsports), a sanctioning body formed in 2007 for diesels that promotes all diesel motorsports associations, clubs and events, and hosts diesel drag racing, sled pulling and dyno competitions. Learn more at After testing all connections, the old truck is ready to roll out on the street.

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