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Diesel Performance Podcast

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Rank #7 in Automotive category

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Leisure
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The Diesel Performance Podcast is a conversation, debate, and everything else about the three main domestic diesel engines: Duramax, Powerstroke, and Cummins. Hosts Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke cover topics every diesel owner wants to know. If you love diesel engines and light duty pickup trucks - you've found the perfect podcast.

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The Diesel Performance Podcast is a conversation, debate, and everything else about the three main domestic diesel engines: Duramax, Powerstroke, and Cummins. Hosts Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke cover topics every diesel owner wants to know. If you love diesel engines and light duty pickup trucks - you've found the perfect podcast.

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By ErikMallea - Oct 05 2019
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Just listened to the History of Duramax episode, another great one that serves as a great resource

DPP

By #1 fan lol - Sep 05 2018
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Thanks for getting me through my boring Alger2 class

iTunes Ratings

349 Ratings
Average Ratings
316
14
9
4
6

Love it

By ErikMallea - Oct 05 2019
Read more
Just listened to the History of Duramax episode, another great one that serves as a great resource

DPP

By #1 fan lol - Sep 05 2018
Read more
Thanks for getting me through my boring Alger2 class

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Diesel Performance Podcast

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The Diesel Performance Podcast is a conversation, debate, and everything else about the three main domestic diesel engines: Duramax, Powerstroke, and Cummins. Hosts Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke cover topics every diesel owner wants to know. If you love diesel engines and light duty pickup trucks - you've found the perfect podcast.

Chief Engineer At Ram Trucks Rod Romain

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Paul, Chris, and Nick chat with a very special guest, Rod Romain Chief Engineer at Ram Trucks.  They talk about everything you want to know regarding what it took to create the beast they are rolling out.

Thanks to our sponsors:

WCFAB

Exergy Engineering

Duramaxtuner.com

CalibratedPower Solutions

May 17 2019

40mins

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A Target on Your Back with UCC Champion Lavon Miller

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Lavon Miller stands at the top of the diesel performance world with two consecutive wins at the Ultimate Callout Challenge - and three wins at the Diesel Power Challenge. If ever a competitor existed for a takedown from some underdog - it would be Lavon. Paul and Chris go into the details with Firepunk's founder-owner about the truck and what he's planning for this year's UCC - one month away! 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFAB.COM

Exergy Performance Exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions Calibratedpower.com

Duramaxtuner.com

Apr 06 2018

57mins

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Bullet Proofing 6.0 Myths

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PSP Diesel's Stephen Peters says a bullet-proofed Ford 6.0 is probably the least expensive, most reliable diesel power you can get. Stephen joins Paul and Danny on the podcast to explain the modifications included in the bullet-proofing process. He also goes into detail on the best way to keep a Ford 6.0 healthy (oil changes) but he also talks about oil filtration and how it's lowering maintenance costs and making the 6.0 look even better. 

Check out PSP Diesel of South Houston, Texas:

http://pspdiesel.com/index.html

Jul 06 2016

40mins

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Duramax Turbos Explained by HTT's Jacob White

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Jacob White works with turbos every day for High Tech Turbo as the performance product manager. If there's a question about turbochargers - Jacob knows the answer. In this podcast, he steps back and explains for Danny and Paul exactly what and how a turbocharger works on a diesel powertrain. Jacob is also very positive about the future of turbochargers in all types of vehicles, including gasoline engines. Danny-Paul also present Jacob with power scenarios, like what would he recommend for a particular type of engine set-up. The result is a fascinating discussion about the optimal power for an LB7, for example, and how to get there. This is a must-listen for all Duramax owners. 

May 17 2016

46mins

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LML Performance: Where Do I Start?

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Paul and Danny jump into one of their favorite topics - LML performance. The guys spend a big part of each and every day helping LML owners navigate the performance aftermarket, so it's a topic as natural to them as the hide on a white tail deer. The guys tackle the dead pedal, emissions intact versus delete, CP4 failure, and a variety of other topics LML owners need to hear. 

Mar 10 2017

33mins

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Special Guests: Heavy D and Diesel Dave from Diesel Brothers

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Paul and Chris talk to Heavy # and Diesel Dave from the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers. 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFAB.COM

Exergy Performance Exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions Calibratedpower.com

Duramaxtuner.com

Jul 30 2018

34mins

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Turbo Buying Options

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What goes into the decision making when buying a new turbo - or upgrading the turbo in your truck with a new compressor wheel and cover? It's the least expensive route, but may not necessarily be the best way to go. Paul and Chris talk about turbos and various buying options with J.P., Calibrated's turbo shop overseer. He's taken apart dozens of turbos and has learned a few things about how they look after a few hundred thousand miles. 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFab.com

Exergy Performance Exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions Calibratedpower.com

Durmaxtuner.com

Jul 18 2018

54mins

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Truck Advisor - Caden Hess, 2010 LMM

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Truck Advisor Returns!

Caden Hess drives what he calls a "Pavement Princess" - a very well maintained 2010 LMM. He's now at the point where it's time to upgrade and power up - so where else should he go to discover his options than the Diesel Performance Podcast?

Paul and Danny go through Caden's options along and offer a few suggestions to get to 750 rwhp. It's a great episode except that Danny and Paul talk too much. 

Thanks for your time Caden. 

Aug 12 2016

21mins

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Injector Basics

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The Diesel Performance Podcast continues informing, educating and entertaining about diesel performance with an episode about common rail diesel injectors. Paul and Danny invite Lenny Reed, owner of Dynomite Diesel Products on the podcast to go over injectors and what every diesel owner needs to know. This episode of the DPP explains how injectors work and what affects performance. Lenny also covers a few tips on taking care of your injectors. Other topics include the importance of lift pumps and injector balance and calibration issues. This is a must listen for every diesel owner. 

http://www.dynomitediesel.com/

Dec 24 2016

49mins

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YouTuber Greg Alberalla

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Paul and Chris welcome YouTuber Greg Alberalla joins the podcast to talk about his amazing channel and passion for Cummins. It all started with his brother's 1995 12V and never looked back. The guys dive into Greg's triple-turbo build and the other trucks - the Tow Rig and First Gen. It's really a good time and we'd encourage everyone to subscribe to Greg's channel! 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3BdTbRq-TwQdFPX_2AFcTw

Jun 30 2017

34mins

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Diesel Emissions Explained

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The Diesel Performance Podcast digs deep into the least popular, but important topic - diesel engine emissions equipment. Danny and Paul welcome expert Mike Kennedy of Calibrated Power Solutions. Mike has nearly two decades of experience working on diesel engine emissions equipment. He's currently the director of Calibrated Power's calibrations department. Anyone with a diesel will appreciate this episode because it breaks down all the emission acronyms (EGR, DOC, SCR, DPF) into everyday language while providing insight into the importance of each step in the soot and NOX cleaning process in a diesel. The guys also address the how deleting emissions equipment may not really pay off the way some expect. It's a fascinating conversation that every diesel owner probably needs to listen to. 

Apr 22 2016

24mins

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Gale Banks Diesel Power Challenge 2019

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Paul sits down with Gale Banks, who needs no introduction.  They discuss turbo and cooling when it comes to diesel engines.  It's a very informative episode!

Jun 10 2019

22mins

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Shawn Baca Post-UCC 2019

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Shawn laid it all on the line, he placed 2nd and he sits down with Paul and Chris to talk about the three day event in Brownsburg, Indiana!

May 13 2019

23mins

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UCC DieselOps

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May 06 2018

19mins

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Expert Cummins Build Advice

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Josh Gruis - UCC Competitor and owner of Jags Pro Truck Shop - joins Paul and Chris to talk about what's required to build a Cummins. The guys also remind all diesel enthusiasts to do their homework.

Special Thanks to our sponsors:

Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFab.com

Exergy Performance exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions calibratedpower.com

Duramaxtuner.com

Nov 03 2018

1hr 11mins

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Ford 7.3 with Ron Olson of Hypermax Performance

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If you want to hear someone talk with authority and passion about their work - you need to hear this podcast - even if you drive a different badge. Ron Olson has spent the last 20 years of his professional life working on the Ford 7.3 - performing research and development for Hypermax Performance of Gilberts, Illinois, creating chips and performance parts, like the inline pump engine conversion. After you listen to this episode of the Diesel Performance Podcast - you'll never look at a Ford 7.3 in the same way. 

Ron Olson's phone number is 847-428-5655

www.gohypermax.com

May 28 2016

39mins

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15K Budget Builds - REPOST

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Paul and Danny welcome a repost of one of the more popular podcasts - the 15K + 600 horsepower Budget Build episode that was uploaded way back in January 2016. 

Find a used, light duty diesel pickup - spend 15K on mods and get it below 13 seconds in the quarter-mile. That's the focus of what we call our budget build episode featuring a lively and rowdy discussion between a trio of diesel heads: Pete "Shibby" Przybysz (Powerstroke), Chris Ehmke (Cummins), and Paul Wilson (Duramax). The group discusses how they would spend 15K on their build, explaining the logic behind their decisions, which the other participants cannot understand or agree. In the end, former DPP moderator Scott Henricks picks a "winner" and pisses everyone off.

May 19 2017

48mins

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Lavon Miller Of Firepunk Diesel UCC 2019

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Paul and Chris sit down with Lavon Miller of Firepunk Diesel. He discusses with the guys wins, why he chooses Cummins trucks when racing, and many more details. Be sure to check this episode out!

Download the full episode here:

Thanks to our sponsors: Exergy Performance

Calibrated Power Solutions

Wehrli Custom Fabrication Inc.

Duramaxtuner.com

Mar 01 2019

51mins

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Built Transmissions and Converters

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Andrew Murdock of Suncoast Converters explains how to build the best transmission for whatever application you need. The most important consideration - the torque converter. 

Mar 25 2016

15mins

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Duramax Engine Builds with Guy Tripp

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SoCalDiesel's Guy Tripp talks to Danny and Paul about Duramax engine builds and what owners need to consider. Guy is a pioneer in the diesel performance aftermarket. He's a mechanical engineer with many years of design and manufacturer experience with cylinder heads and other high-performance parts for gasoline and diesel engines. Guy got into diesel following the introduction of the Bosch Common Rail, which many credit with creating the diesel industry we know today. In this episode, he goes into detail with the evolution of diesel parts, like cranks and pistons. And he talks about the jet ski he built and powered with nitrous. Sounds crazy - but that's what mechanical engineers do - bend the envelope to create parts for the rest of us. 

Jul 08 2016

43mins

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Winter Prep For Diesel Trucks

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Winter Prep, it's that time of year. What do you need to do with your diesel once Winter hits?

Dec 13 2019

30mins

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How Common Rail Injection Works

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Paul and Chris talk about how common rail injection works. Get the notepads, it's a ton of information to get into.

Dec 06 2019

36mins

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FIRST EPISODE REBROADCAST

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We are taking it way back, Paul and Scott the original hosts talk to Nick about purchasing your first diesel. It's been almost five years since this episode was aired, enjoy!

Nov 28 2019

40mins

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L5P DPF Soot Accumulation

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Paul and Chris walk us through how much soot is accumulated in the DPF for the L5P.  The test conducted includes stock levels, a tow tune, and a sport economy level.  Lots of data to go over as well as a sneak peak at Duramaxtuner / Calibrated Power's upcoming Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals!

Nov 22 2019

35mins

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New Product Releases And Budget Build Revisited

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Paul and Chris go over some of the new products you'll see Calibrated Power releasing and revisit an older episode about budget builds.

Nov 15 2019

57mins

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SEMA And King Of The Streets 2019

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Paul and Chris chat with Tim Mahoney about how his visit to SEMA went, what he saw and how his weekend competing at King Of The Streets 2019 went down!

Nov 08 2019

54mins

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2020 L5P Ride Along

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Nick and Paul take you for a cruise to discuss how the 2020 L5P rides!

Nov 01 2019

21mins

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Deleted Vs. Non-Deleted LML Rebroadcast

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With everything going on in the diesel industry, we thought this episode would be a good one to rebroadcast.  Enjoy!

Oct 26 2019

39mins

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History Of The 5.9L Cummins

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Paul and Chris discuss the lifespan of the 5.9L Cummins!

Oct 18 2019

44mins

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The History Of Power Stroke

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Paul and Justin discuss the history of the Power Stroke (two words) in this episode. They also interview Justin Pike about his Cummins build!

Oct 11 2019

1hr 3mins

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History Of The Duramax

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Paul and Chris discuss the history of the Duramax engine. This is a great, informative episode on how much the Duramax has evolved over the years!

Oct 04 2019

52mins

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EPA + EMISSIONS = DEATH OF DIESEL PERFORMANCE

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Paul and Chris discuss the future of the industry and what is going down with all the chatter around EPA and diesel performance.

Sep 27 2019

39mins

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Michael Miner Talking Builds

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Paul and Chris chat with Michael Miner about builds and what to expect when attacking them.  

Sep 20 2019

38mins

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Paul and Chris Take Listeners Questions

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Paul and Chris go through a few questions received on the podcast page.  Let opinion war battle it out on this episode.

Thanks to our sponsors

WCFAB

Exergy Performance 

Duramaxtuner.com

Calibrated Power Solutions

Sep 13 2019

44mins

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Big Block Cummins With Nick Priegnitz

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Chris and Nick discuss the Big Block Cummins seeing action for the first time in a bit.  They also discuss the Power Stroke 6.0L Stealth 67, and Mahindra Roxor turbos and power.

Sep 06 2019

31mins

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REPOST: GALE BANKS Godfather Of Diesel

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Gale's history with diesel performance is legendary and for that reason, he deserves the recognition as the Godfather of Diesel. In this episode - originally published on November 18, 2016 - Gale takes us back to the beginning and then brings us up to date on his work in diesel performance. 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFAB.COM Exergy Performance exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions calibratedpower.com

Duramaxtuner.com

Aug 30 2019

1hr 15mins

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Diesel Power Mag Editor John Lehenbauer

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Paul and Chris sit down with John Lehenbauer, editor of Diesel Power Magazine.  They discuss want happens when putting together the featured stories and what the process is like. 

Aug 23 2019

56mins

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Sled Pulling Season With Chris Ehmke

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Paul and Chris discuss Chris' first few pulls of the sled pulling season. Chris has been piloting the Calibrated Power 2007 5.9L and killing the local circuit. He discusses what he's learned with just a few pulls under his belt!

Aug 09 2019

32mins

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Sled Pulling Kickoff Joe Hager

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Paul and Chris chat with Joe Hager about this upcoming sled pulling season.  Joe talks about his minty 2017 L5P that he'll be hooking up to the sled this season!

Aug 02 2019

27mins

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Turbo Talk With Nick Priegnitz

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Paul and Chris sit down with Nick Priegnitz of Duramaxtuner/Calibrated Power to talk all things turbos! It's a fun, interesting episode full of quite a bit of knowledge.

Jul 26 2019

43mins

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