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Welcome to The Mason-Dixon Turbo Diesel Club

Mason-Dixon TDC is a chapter of TDR (Turbo Diesel Register), known all 'round the world for its online Dodge Cummins Turbo Diesel community. The club was established in 2001 to organize the local community of Dodge/Cummins diesel pickup truck enthusiasts. MDTDC later extended its charter to include other light-duty diesel vehicles, including popular light truck diesels such as the Ford Power Stroke and the Chevy/GM Duramax. MDTDC currently encompasses a six state area commonly known as the Mid Atlantic; it includes MD, PA, VA, WV, DE and NJ. We encourage all car and light truck diesel enthusiasts who reside in these states to join our chapter and become part of this growing local diesel enthusiast club. Click the Registration button in the navigation panel for membership details or to join the Club.

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Cummins Logo Dodge was well behind the curve in introducing a diesel-powered pickup truck. But in 1989, they indroduced the Dodge Ram with an available Cummins B-Series inline-6 in their 2500 & 3500 models.

  • 1989-1993 (1st Gen.)—12v 5.9L B series w/VE pump
  • 1994-1998 (2st Gen.)—12v 5.9L B series w/P7100 pump
  • 1998.5-2002 (2st Gen.)—24v 5.9L ISB w/VP44 pump
  • 2003-2007 (3rd Gen.)—Common Rail 5.9L 24v
  • 2007-pres. (3rd Gen.)—Common Rail 6.7L 24v.

The Cummins B-series and its descendants have proved themselves to be top contenders in numerous categories. Click the Cummins logo to visit the Cummins website for Dodge applications.

PSD Logo As pickup trucks rapidly began to be used to haul heavier loads, Ford began producing pickup trucks with diesel engines in the early 1980's.

  • 1983—Ford introduces the Internation 6.9L IDI (indirect injection, non-turbocharged diesel engine) in its heavy-duty pickups and vans.
  • 1988—The 7.3L IDI becomes available in Ford vans and pickups.
  • 1994.5—Ford introduces the new 7.3L direct injection Powerstroke turbodiesel in its vans and pickups.
  • 2003—Ford's Super Duty F-Series pickups begin shipping with the 6.0L Powerstroke turbodiesel.
  • 2008-2010—The new compound-turbo 6.4L Powerstroke becomes available in
  • 2011—The new 6.7L Powerstroke becomes available in the 2011 model year F-Series pickups.

Click the Powerstroke logo to visit the Powerstroke website.

GM/Duramax GM has had a long history with trucks and diesels. Alas, their reputation with their early years of diesel pickups was far from stellar; however, the 6.2L and 6.5L diesels were known to run for many years. Several versions of the 6.6L Duramax have been available: LB7, LLY, LLY (2006), the hot rod LBZ, and the LMM.

  • 1978—GM introduces the Olds V8 diesel engine in 1/2-ton pickups. Poor performance and reliability caused early cancellation of these engines.
  • 1982—Chevy's 6.2L diesel becomes available in most full-size light trucks.
  • 1990—The 6.5L turbo diesel replaces the 6.2L diesel in 1991.
  • 2000—The 6.6L Duramax is introduced, although the 6.5L continues to be supplied in other products.

Click the logo to visit GM's website about the Duramax.