Cummins development of the ISV5.0 was not exclusively for the Nissan Titan XD, although Nissan's pickup platform currently remains the engine's only on-highway application.
The 3.0L EcoDiesel, introduced for the 2014 model year, is available in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500. The high efficiency engine produces 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque while earning an EPA rated peak 29 mpg in the Ram 1500.
The 6BT Cummins' Achilles heal is a simple dowel pin pressed into the engine block that serves as an assembly aid. Should the pin become dislodged from the engine block, it risks setting of a chain reaction of catastrophic events as it bounces senselessly off the timing gears in its decent to the bottom of the cover.
1999 and 2001 model year ISB engine blocks cast in Brazil are known to crack at the water jackets as a result of insufficient material in this area of the casting. While it's difficult to conclude just how many affected blocks will actually experience cracking, certain actions may increase the odds of crack formation.
In an experiment lasting several years, Cummins, Nissan Motors, and the U.S. Department of Energy partnered to produce a highly efficient diesel powered pickup platform. The result was a fullsize Nissan Titan powered by a 2.8L Cummins inline 4 cylinder.
Comparing the 5.9L 12v, 5.9L 24v, and modern 6.7L Cummins turbodiesels.
Tips, considerations, and options for modifying any generation Cummins turbodiesel (5.9L or 6.7L) for more horsepower and torque.
Transmission ratios for all model year Cummins powered Dodge Rams, including information on the 47RE, 48RE, NV4500, NV5600, 68RFE, Getrag G360, and all other transmissions offered by Chrysler.
An overview of the various generations of Cummins Turbodiesel equipped Dodge/Ram trucks and their reputations.
Rated horsepower and torque for all 5.9L and 6.7L Cummins turbodiesels organized by model year (1989 - current).