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What You Need to Know About Fuel Contamination

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If you own anything with an engine, becoming familiar with the dangers, signs, and ways to prevent fuel contamination could save you a lot of money and a lot of trouble. What is Fuel Contamination? If a fuel tank becomes invaded by things other than fuel, it can prevent the engine from performing at its best, and can even cause damage to the engine. Fuel can be infiltrated by different contaminants, and the different contaminants can cause different problems. Types of Fuel Contamination Water: Along fuel's journey through the supply chain, while it is being stored and shipped before reaching...

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Debunking 11 Diesel Engine Myths

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Vehicles with diesel engines have a reputation, and not always for the better. Some of the "facts" circulating about diesel engines are actually myths. Here are the top 11 diesel myths debunked. Myth #1: Diesel engines are slow and sluggish. As long as a vehicle equipped with a diesel engine isn't pulling too much weight, it does not perform slower than any of its gas-powered counterparts. In fact, they typically outperform gas-powered cars because of their torque. They maintain a higher peak torque more easily and at lower speeds, which makes them fast and efficient. Myth #2: Diesel engines create...

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Delivery Valves: The Role They Play in Diesel Engines

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Diesel engines have two types of diesel delivery valves: intake valves and exhaust valves. Delivery valves move gas and fuel mixtures in and out of the cylinders of a diesel engine. Both types have a vital role to play in keeping your engine working at pique performance levels. Let’s examine the differences between the two valves and how they work to create power and energy in a diesel engine. Delivery Valve Overview The intake valve is the diesel fuel valve that opens to allow the fuel and air mixture to flow into the cylinders of the engine. The intake valve...

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Understanding Cylinder Heads

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Your diesel engine is comprised of many complex parts, but one of the most complex parts of any diesel engine is the cylinder head. There are more moving parts in the cylinder head than there are in any other part of the engine. Since cylinder heads are in a fixed position and sealed with the head gasket, they are rarely in need of being replaced because they experience much less wear than other parts of the engine. But, because of the complexity of the cylinder head and the intricacy of all of its parts, replacing or repairing a cylinder head...

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7 Signs your Turbocharger is Failing

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A turbocharger is an integral part of the diesel engine design. It increases the power output of your engine. So how can you tell if your turbocharger needs a little attention? Let's look at the signs. Increased gas consumption. If you start to notice you are heading to the gas station to fill up more often, your turbocharger could be to blame. Your vehicle is not using fuel efficiently and your miles per gallon are decreasing. One possible cause for this is fuel leaking into the exhaust from the turbocharger without even burning. Black or blue exhaust smoke. Different colored...

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