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Hey guys i joined the forum not too long ago because i was looking for a cummins. So i finally got one. Its a 1999 3500 Dually 4x4 Extended cab with the 24 valve of course. I came here to do some research about it. First thing i wanna say is, how do i know if i have the 53 block? i want to do alot of things to this truck. It needs some work, typical dodge rust on all doors. I will soon be straight piping it maybe a 5 inch. Ill be on here quite alot asking and getting to know my truck a little more. Sorry for all the newbie questions, its my first cummins. Thanks in advanced
If you have not found your block ID its on the drivers side under the injection pump behind the fat wire harness just about the oil pan or, look on the passenger side under the oil filter--you can see this from the top leaning over the battery with a flash light. The numbers are big, maybe an inch or so.
I like your rust comment!!! I am from Kalamazoo Mi. and know what you mean by the typical rust. For the past 13 years i have been here in Louisiana and the typical rust deal is not an issue. I scored a 1985 D150 that still has ALL the black paint on the frame also the brake and fuel lines are still shinny at the fittings. My 01 is in the same boat and my 12 Mega looks brand new under it, I was admiring it while adding the exhaust delete kit last summer.
Anyway, I got a chuckle out of the rust comment only because I was so taken back with the condition of sheet metal down here, even the ones in junk yards or solid, just faded paint and sunburned sheet metal with surface oxidation.
12 Mega Cab 4x4 Longhorn Laramie Limited, 68RFE, 4" Rancho, 34" tires, stock 6.7L Deleted, RaceMe. 01 QC 2wd 5.9L w/Built 47RE billet 1200 stall dampened, Fass165, IQuad BT, 5" Pipe. Waiting to install,+275 stix, head studs, springs, push rods, and sxe 62/68/12 .