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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…
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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…
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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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Diesel Tech Q&A: Horsepower and Torque Limits

AUGUST 2019 Horsepower and Torque Limits With HD pickup manufacturers locked into the horsepower and torque race, I’m guessing they’re primarily retuning the same engines and pushing ever closer to…
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Replacing Head Studs and Fuel Filters

JULY 2019 Replacing Factory Head Studs with ARP Studs  I have a 2005 Ford F-350 DRW 6.0-liter Power Stroke with 110,000 miles. It’s been pretty trouble-free while pulling a 15,000-pound…
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Ford DPF Cleaning

JUNE 2019 Ford DPF Cleaning I have a 2106 Ford F-250 6.7-liter diesel that we tow a Heartland Big Country fifth-wheel with. On three occasions, only when towing, we suddenly start…
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Fuel Mileage and Engine Cooling

MAY 2019 Fuel Mileage and Engine Cooling I own a 2006 Chevy 2500HD 2WD extended cab with 130,000 miles on it. I can’t seem to get more than 11.5 to 12…
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Lift Pumps

APRIL 2019 Lift Pumps I have a 2016 Ram 3500 Crew Cab dually with the 6.7-liter Cummins. It has just over 45,000 miles, most of it towing our 2017 Keystone Cougar…
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Diesel Tech Q&A: Tow-Rating “Recertification”

MARCH 2019 Tow-Rating “Recertification” I am driving a Ram 2500 with a 3.42 axle ratio. I just bought a fifth-wheel that had a pin weight higher than the truck’s load limit.…
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