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Old 04-23-2009, 09:44 PM   #11
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Re: Questions specific to Cummins 5.9 & Allison 545

do you think it's just National pipe thread? or a standard coarse or fine thread bolt? You can stop by a nut/bolt shop and they'll put a thread guage on it to see what it is. there are a couple of "midwest bolt and screw" stores around here.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:11 PM   #12
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It's not pipe thread, any dodge dealer or truck shop should have the right drain plug and gasket.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:51 PM   #13
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Alright guys, got handled I think. It screws right into an o2 bung so from that I deducted that it was 18 x 1.5 thread. Neither Orielly or AutoZone could get anything over 14mm so I stopped by Bumper to Bumper and they had a non magnetic on hand and ordered me a magnetic one for $5.50 .

Had to order the other fuel filter anyway. Wix 33421 , $5 cheaper than ordering it from Oreilly and AZ couldn't even order it

So under $30 for both. Not bad.
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Re: Questions specific to Cummins 5.9 & Allison 545


I have purchased a tach from a commercial speedometer shop. This uses a sensor on the flywheel. My tranny already has the threaded hole for it near top left of bell housing -- plugged from the factory with a red plastic plug. Tach is Isspro R8530M -- $117.57. Sensor is CS4-106 -- $25.

Not installed yet.

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Old 04-27-2009, 11:24 AM   #15
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Re: Questions specific to Cummins 5.9 & Allison 545

Yeah, since I have been searching I have seen that isspro mentioned a few times on the cummins forums.

Here's another question. I noticed where the wiring harness comes to the alternator there is an extra plug hanging down by the alt. Whats that for?

Also, it seems to hold right at 4 gal of oil.
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A little late, but I'll put it here so the next guy can find it... the VT255 (Cummings 5.9l) in my '82 Thomas took 5.5 gallons with a filter change. The filter was on the shelf at the local o'reilly's and I found a good price on the Rotella 15w40
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I thought the VT255 was the "trippple nickel", Cummins V8(555 ci).
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I thought the VT255 was the "trippple nickel", Cummins V8(555 ci).
Me and my dyslexia... my bus has a VT225
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