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Diesel Tech Q&A: Preventive Maintenance

JULY 2020 Ford 6.7-Liter Preventive Maintenance I have a 2011 Ford F-350 6.7-liter longbed Crew Cab (King Ranch) in like-new condition that I bought four years ago with 12,000 miles…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

Diesel Tech Q&A: Max Engine RPM

JUNE 2020 Max Engine RPM As a newbie with a diesel pickup (2017 GMC HD 2500 with Duramax), I would like to know the maximum rpm that the engine can…
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Faulty Block Heater

MAY 2020 Faulty Block Heater I have a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD. There is a recall on the engine-heater cord with no current fix. What can I do since I…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

Diesel Tech Q&A: Improving Airflow

APRIL 2020 Improving Airflow I’ve been thinking of going to a K&N filter or filter-charger system on my 2018 Ram 2500. I’ve been told not to do this. I’ve used…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

Diesel Tech Q&A: Troubled Power Stroke

MARCH 2020 Troubled Power Stroke We have a 2008 Ford F-350 6.4-liter truck that our local dealer has been fighting with a problem on for the past two years to…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

Diesel Tech Q&A: Towing with Older Diesels

FEBRUARY 2020 Towing with Older Diesels I drive a 1999 Ford with the 7.3-liter diesel engine and an automatic transmission. I pull a 2018 Keystone Hideout 21FQWE, which weighs 4,650 pounds…
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Oil Change Intervals and Analysis

DECEMBER 2019 Oil Change Intervals and Analysis I have a 2016 Chevy 3500HD Duramax diesel. It has 60,000 miles on it, and I’ve been using Shell Rotella 15W-40 oil since I’ve…
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Turbo, Unison Ring and Position Sensor 

NOVEMBER 2019 Duramax Turbocharger, Unison Ring and Position Sensor I have a 2007 GMC Duramax diesel 2500HD. Lately, the Check Engine light comes on and off periodically. A visit to the…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

Diesel Tech Q&A: Oil Temperature and Change Intervals

OCTOBER 2019 Engine-Oil Temperature I really appreciate the Diesel Tech Q&A addition. I have a question about my 2012 Ford F-350 6.7-liter diesel. There is an oil-temperature gauge, but no…
Tech Q&A: Trailerlife Magazine

Diesel Tech Q&A: Hard-Starting Cummins

SEPTEMBER 2019 Hard-Starting Cummins I have a 2005 Dodge Ram dually Cummins that has begun having starting problems when the weather gets below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. It started tripping the…
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