Turbo Diesel Register Issue 90

Patton is a self-described expert on the Dodge Cummins Turbo Diesel pickup engine.

"I had an attitude, and I thought I knew a little bit about the product," said Patton, who lives in the Atlanta suburb of Tucker and works for a Cummins engine distributor.

He's persuaded 1,500 Dodge Cummins diesel owners to pay him $35 a year for quarterly doses of his knowledge. Cummins buys 10,000 copies of each issue and Dodge buys 3,500.

He has published three issues of the Turbo Diesel Register.

Patton tells readers lots of practical stuff, such as a warning against overfilling the new Ram with engine oil. It holds just 10 quarts compared with the normal diesel fillup of 12.

Dodge and Cummins found in off-road testing that the new truck needed a special oil pan with the reduced capacity.

Patton also creates a Top 10 in each issue.

In one was Top 10 options. Among them:

- A see-through hood (to show off the engine).

- A parking brake pedal that activates the hood release (to show off the engine).

- A portable potty for times when the driver refuses to stop because there's plenty of fuel in the 35-gallon tank.

Next Christmas, he'll reprint his ode to the truck based on "A Visit From St. Nicholas":

"'Twas the Night Before Christmas/And all throughout the land/The Ram pickup trucks were rolling/in a giant caravan.

"At the head of this fleet/Was the legendary ol' St. Nick/With his Dodge Turbo Diesel/Just doin' the trick."

You get the idea Patton sort of likes the truck.

Source : http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-05-01/travel/9405010135_1_fan-of-diesel-engines-ram-pickup-trucks-see-through-hood

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