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Diesel Turbochargers

Repairing Diesel Turbochargers

August 8, 2022 5:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Turbochargers on diesel engines give folks the impression that special tooling, experience, and training are needed to work on these engines and their boost components. In reality, they are diesel engines like any other. These ones are just designed to produce a greater output of energy faster. In fact, with a bit of know-how, turbochargers can be repaired and maintained very easily with very little cost involved. The key factor is knowing how to identify a problem and what is needed to fix it instead of poking around guessing. Use Some Elbow Grease The simplest and most obvious maintenance anyone... View Article

Testing for a Malfunctioning Diesel Fuel Injector

August 8, 2022 5:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re realizing a poor performing diesel engine that used to run a lot better, especially at low speeds and idle, then what’s likely going on involves plugged up or gummy fuel injectors. While these parts and assemblies have revolutionized how engines work, as well as made them far more fuel efficient, fuel injectors are also prone to needing manual maintenance after a while. That’s because the microscopic channels that make their function work so well tend to get gunked up with residue and carbon over time. When that happens, the mist that travels through the injector to the combustion... View Article

Cummins Injector

How to Rebuild a Cummins Injector

July 14, 2022 8:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Like other diesel engines, Cummins motors today and for a number of years already rely on fuel injectors for delivery of fuel and air to the combustion chamber inside the engine. Built to be durable and handle the industrial load of a commercial hauling engine like Cummins diesel motors, these fuel injectors last for a significant lifetime over regular vehicle fuel injectors. However, even industrial grade equipment needs maintenance and eventual replacement. What is a Cummins Injector? Similar to fuel injectors for other automotive engines, a Cummins injector provides fuel injection mixing specific to a Cummins diesel engine. The assembly... View Article

Fuel Injector

How to Rebuild a Fuel Injector

July 14, 2022 8:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There was a time when all vehicle motors ran on a carburetor system, which combined fuel and air in a specific formula and then sent that mixture through tiny jet nozzles into the engine. If more fuel and performance were needed, the jet nozzles were a larger diameter and the opposite for more fuel efficiency and less power. Those days are long gone as almost every modern vehicle engine today utilizes what is known as fuel injection. What is a Fuel Injector? Diesel fuel injectors pressurize fuel, aerosolize it, and then send that pressured mist into the combustion chamber of... View Article

How Much Horsepower Does a Turbocharger Add?

May 24, 2022 8:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Lots of folks ask whether a car that is sold as a turbo model or “turbocharged” is really just a marketing gimmick to sell a more expensive car. The answer in response is a bit of both. While a turbocharger can definitely make a car drive and perform faster, especially when the throttle is applied, it also comes with a lot of headaches that can be directly related to the driver and how he or she drives. Not used correctly, a turbocharger can actually decrease a vehicle’s horsepower and drain a bank account with a lot of related car repairs!... View Article