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12 Ways to Reduce Noise from Your Diesel Generator

Posted by Mark Houlahan on

It's no secret that diesel generators can generate not only power but also a lot of noise. Whatever your need for a generator is, it's safe to say that it can become annoying rather quickly. We have gathered some tips to reduce noise from your diesel generator. You can find and implement one or more to fit your needs. 1. Buy the Right Generator. The first way to reduce noise from a generator starts before you even buy one. The larger the generator, the more noise it is going to produce. If noise is a concern for you, be sure...

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Smoke Signals: What the Smoke is Saying About Your Car

Posted by Mark Houlahan on

Exhaust from your diesel engine should be a light or thin white. If it is anything else, that may signify you have a problem going on somewhere. Luckily, the color of the smoke can be a clue in helping you figure out what is going wrong. Here is a quick guide to understanding what the smoke from your diesel engine is trying to tell you. White Smoke As mentioned, a thin, white smoke exiting your vehicle when you start the engine (especially on a cold day) may not be cause for concern. It is likely just water vapor that has...

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10 Tricks to be Fuel Efficient with Your Diesel

Posted by Mark Houlahan on

With gas prices creeping upwards every day, it's natural to want to get the biggest bang for your buck in your diesel-powered vehicle. Here are a few tips to help you achieve maximum fuel efficiency while driving. 1. Use Cruise Control. Letting your vehicle maintain one speed instead of allowing it to fluctuate between higher and lower speeds actually makes your vehicle more efficient. If you are constantly recalibrating your speeds and driving inconsistently, you are wasting gas. The only exceptions to this rule would be if you were driving on rolling hills or in stop-and-go traffic. In those situations,...

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A Quick Guide to Replacing a Turbocharger

Posted by Mark Houlahan on

If your turbocharger is dying and you have some extra time to save some money and tackle the project yourself, you have come to the right place. This guide can help you understand why your turbocharger may be failing and then walk you through the steps to replace your faulty turbocharger with a new one. Read through all the steps before you dive in to make sure you have all necessary parts and understand what you’ll be doing. Main Causes of Turbocharger Failure Before you start loosening the bolts on your turbocharger, you will want to make sure you understand...

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How to Run Dry and Wet Compression Tests

Posted by Mark Houlahan on

If your diesel engine has not been providing adequate power lately, you may want to consider running a compression test. A compression test will help you determine the condition of your valves, cylinders, and rings, and it can be completed by following some simple steps. Tips Before You Test Before beginning to run a compression test on your engine, you will want to take note of these tips: To run the test you will need to remove the spark plugs. Spark plugs are commonly made of aluminum. Because of this, they are susceptible to thread damage if they are removed...

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