Diesel Archives - Brake & Front End
Duramax Diesel Turbo Codes P0290 and P2463

No matter the symptoms or damaged parts, the root cause of the failure must be diagnosed and resolved.

Not All Diesel Particulate Filters Are The Same

Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) can vary greatly. Sponsored by AP Emissions.

Dodge®/Ram® Cummins® Turbo Diesel Engine Repair Solutions

Known for their versatility and toughness, diesel engines are the first choice for many truck owners—and among those engines, Dodge®/Ram® Cummins® turbo diesels consistently rise to the top of the pack. Since 5.9L engines produced between 1991 and 2010 provide reliability you can count on, don’t trust their repairs to anything less than top-quality service

Frantz Filters Expands Product Line

Company adds New Duramax, Cummins and Powerstroke diesel bypass oil filter kits.

Diesel Transmissions: Geared Up To Handle Power

We build the transmission to handle their ultimate goal.

VIDEO: Diesel Particulate Filters And Regeneration Cycles

Jason Stahl discusses diesel fuel systems, and the ideal time to perform a regeneration cycle, if the vehicle is able to perform the procedure. Sponsored by Standard.

Maintaining The Cooling System On The 6.0L/7.3L Powerstroke Engine

One of the most overlooked preventive maintenance items in a diesel engine is the coolant system. Maintaining the coolant system is just as important as an oil change – in fact, the coolant condition in a diesel engine may even be more important than in a gasoline engine.

Diesel Particulate Filters: Regeneration

The increased use of EGR valves has led to a bigger problem with soot. So, in order to trap the soot, the government has mandated that all trucks built after Jan. 1, 2007, have a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and a catalytic converter. In simple terms, the DPF is a huge screen that traps the soot coming from the engine. This filter looks like a rocket shell underneath newer trucks. The DPF has temperature sensors and pressure tubes used by the PCM to help in determining when the DPF screen is full. When the DPF needs cleaning it undergoes what is called “regeneration.”

Diesel Injection Components

One thing that has been discovered with diesel fuel injection is the higher the pressure at which it is injected creates more efficiency. The purpose of common rail injection is to deliver high-pressure fuel to the injector. Fuel in a common rail system will be injected into the combustion chamber through the injector nozzle at pressures as high as 28,000 psi. This is far from the mechanical systems of the past that would inject fuel into the combustion chamber at 2,000 to 3,000 psi.

Diesel Injection Components: Coming To Terms With The Common Rail Diesel Injection System Is Not An Easy Task

For some time now, most of the development in diesel technology has been aimed toward making the engines environmentally friendly. But as diesel engines have become cleaner, the power levels have also increased. This is somewhat backward to what the country went through in the 1970s with gasoline engines.

Seventy Percent In U.S. Have Yet To Drive A Diesel

Honeywell Turbo Technologies recently conducted survey revealing 70 percent of Americans have never driven a diesel-powered vehicle. Among the Millennials (those under the age of 35), 73 percent have never ventured on American roadways in a diesel car or truck, yet 56 percent recognize that running diesel fuel is more fuel efficient than using gasoline, according to the survey.

New Diesel Class Added To AVI Conference Schedule

AVI has announced the addition of a new Diesel Class to the AVI Conference schedule. The class, Dodge Cummins 6.7L Highlights, will be taught by Tony Salas. The AVI Conference takes place Nov. 4-5 in the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center in Las Vegas, in conjunction with AAPEX.