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How to Get Better Fuel Economy with your Diesel Truck

Fuel economy has been on everyone’s minds lately. With the frequent fluctuations in fuel costs (mostly higher and higher), getting good mileage out of your vehicle has become increasingly important. Here are 5 tips that can help: Maintain your diesel truck Maintaining your diesel truck is one of the most important things you can do.…

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How to Install a Pyrometer on a 7.3L Powerstroke

The pyrometer in your diesel truck measures the temperature of the exhaust. Because running at 1350 degrees Fahrenheit or over for an extended period of time can cause damage to the pistons, you want to make sure you have a system in place that always provides you with an accurate reading. Installing a good pyrometer…

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7 Tips to Keep Your Diesel Engine Running in Tip-Top Shape

Maintaining your diesel engine is different from maintaining the engine in a gas-powered vehicle. Unlike gas engines, diesel engines don’t have electrical ignition parts like plugs and wires, or moving parts like distributor rotors that can wear down. Because of this, diesel engines are overall less costly to maintain. They do, however, require regular maintenance,…

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How Diesel Engines Work

There are several differences between a diesel engine and a gas engine. A gas engine (invented by Nikolaus August Otto) runs on the Otto cycle; a method in which a vaporized mixture of gas and air is sent to the combustion chamber and is then compressed and ignited by a spark plug. Diesels don’t have…

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Diesel Factoids

The term “diesel” was originally linked only to the type of engine.  It was not associated with any particular type of fuel. The inventor of the diesel engine, Rudolf Diesel, ran his first engines with peanut oil. Diesel fuel can be made from virtually any organic material (like peanut oil) if it possesses flammable properties. …

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Diesel Trucks and Gas Prices – How to Conserve

If you drive a diesel truck, you might be wondering how to save gas and money during these high gas prices. Here are a few easy ideas for saving gas. Keep your tires inflated. Not only that, consider inflating your tires 2 to 4 psi above the recommend amount. Popular Mechanics states that cars using…

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