Tech Tips 160-151
Diesel Applications And Fuel Related Challenges
Tech Tip #160
When a fuel filter becomes restricted on a diesel application, the chances are great the system needs more than just a fuel filter replacement. Many erratic or poor performance related symptoms are due to fuel quality related conditions. Often these symptoms result from...
Dealing with Comebacks: The Condition May Be Factory Induced
Tech Tip #159
Factory-induced problems can drive a technician to assume some bad habits, as he often gets blamed for conditions beyond his control. Have you ever serviced a vehicle and had the customer tell you the problem or symptom was not there until you serviced their vehicle?
Factory Brake Solutions For Some Loss of Brake Pedal Concerns
Tech Tip #158
Imagine this scenario…you are driving a one ton truck with a 24-foot trailer attached and a 10,000 pound farm tractor loaded on the trailer. Approaching an intersection, you apply the brakes and to your surprise, the brake pedal falls to the floor...
Duramax Fuel Filters: Making a Fuel Filter Installation
Tech Tip #156
Unless your shop specializes in diesel repair, chances are your diesel knowledge is limited. The same applies to any power-train or system that we are unfamiliar with or have limited access to. It requires some hands on experience to get comfortable and proficient...
Some Filter Facts: Solving Air Filter Related Problems
Tech Tip #155
Often the assumption is made that any level service technician or helper can make an air filter installation without difficulty or penalty. Maybe they can…but are they experienced enough to make certain the proper installation has been made and the system is completely sealed? Do they...
HID Headlights: They Can Light Up More than the Highway!
Tech Tip #154
Does the subject of headlights sound boring or unrelated to your business interest? Even if you are not interested in servicing headlamps or other lighting on the vehicle, there are a few facts that you and your technicians should know about the high intensity discharge (HID)...
Diesel Exhaust Fluid: The Required Fluid for the Selective Catalytic Reduction System
Tech Tip #153
There is much chatter going on in the repair industry concerning diesel powered vehicles and a fluid referred to as Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). Some are wondering what the mysterious fluid is for and how it functions in the system, and some are wondering if the system...
Installing Stretch Belts: The Belts that Tension Themselves
Tech Tip #152
How up-to-date is your belt knowledge? When the customer makes a belt noise complaint do you troubleshoot the noise condition or do you just throw a new belt at the symptom? Many design changes in the belts have been introduced to reduce belt noise complaints...
Chemical Deposits: They Can Create Major Perfor
Tech Tip #151
The crusty deposits that form ont he intake valves and fuel injector tips can create major engine performance problems. Earlier design injectors were of a pintle design and were notorious for crusty depositys forming on the injector tips, restricting fuel flow. Not long ago...