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How Air in the Fuel System Can Cost Thousands in Repairs

Changing a fuel filter without following the manufacturer's instructions can result in failures that are far more costly than the $40 filter.
OEM Fuel Injectors

Things Aren't Always As They Seem: When OEM isn't OEM

We recently had a customer come into our shop for injector testing. He was working on a popular Japanese brand of an excavator that had over 16,000 hours on it, and had taken the cylinder head off for unrelated repairs.

Injector Connector Tubes

The injector inlet connector tube (or fuel feed tube) fits in through a drilled port on the side of the cylinder head to connect the high pressure fuel lines from the pump (or rail) to the injector inlet.
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Buying Diesel Parts: Price vs Value

I can admit I love a bargain. I'd rather spend my pay check on enjoyable things, but to save money in the long run it is important to weigh initial price vs. value over the lifetime of whatever it is you buy.
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Types of Coloured Exhaust Smoke

Modern diesel engines equipped with exhaust after-treatment systems should emit NO smoke AT ALL...
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Part II: 14 Characteristics of Well Maintained Diesel Fuel

Last week we blogged about the first seven of fourteen characteristics…

Part 1: 14 Characteristics of Well Maintained Diesel Fuel

  Inventor of the diesel engine, Rudolf Diesel, would…
common rail fuel injection system

5 Things to Consider When Diagnosing a Common Rail Fuel Injection System

  Making the transition from working on the old-school,…