Dreaded Check Engine Light

Modern vehicles are typically great, but they are also complex, computer-controlled, and sometimes have unexplained gremlins. Thankfully I was able to clear these codes on my 2014 Ram 2500 crew cab, on the second attempt, and they’ve stayed away for the last 10 days. There were zero drivability problems, and who knows what triggered the errors. Fingers crossed. Tell ’em you saw … Read More

Dodge Ram Cummins 30 month oil change interval

  Changing the oil in my fourth generation Ram/Cummins trucks (and Toyota 4Runner) is so easy with the NoSpill Systems drain plug kit; I love them. The gallon freezer bag trick also works great to capture the oil filter, which is easily accessed through the wheel well on manual transmission fourth generation Rams. This Chevron Delo 400 5W-40 oil had … Read More

Cummins Fuel Filters

See a dealer for “fuel system service required” because the fuel filters need to be replaced?  No thanks, I’ll do it faster, better, and cheaper myself, with OEM Mopar/Fleetguard filters I buy from Geno’s Garage. The billet aluminum fuel filter canister cap in the engine compartment is also from Geno’s Garage. Tell ’em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net Please consider becoming … Read More

ARB Differential Breather Kit

It’s not news that oil and water don’t mix, but if it happens inside a driveline component and you are unaware, the results will eventually be catastrophic. The factory differential breathers on late-model Rams are raised slightly, to near the top of the tires, which is good enough for most folks. Hopefully that would be plenty for me too, as … Read More

Camped north of Bend, Oregon.

North of Bend, Oregon. Our public land. Free. Quiet. Last month, heading home from the Northwest Overland Rally. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved      

Cummins Engine Plant, Columbus, Indiana

I was in Columbus, Indiana, for the 100th anniversary of the Cummins Engine Company, and the Turbo Diesel Register Rallly. It will take me a while to sort through all the content I created, but I’m sharing some iphone snaps here and on Instagram. (Heck, I still have material from Overland Expo West I have not finished sharing.) Tell ‘em you … Read More

Toyo Tires Open Country C/T First Rotation

Great, slow wear thus far on these 35-inch Toyo C/T commercial grade, Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake traction treads. Tell ‘em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: Toyo Tires