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Photo 2/6 | 03 Diesel Tech Questions Os Sensors Ram 6 7 Engine | Preventive maintenance and the use of diesel fuel additives that boost cetane can prolong the life of 6.7L Cummins O2 sensors. Excessive idling and poor fuel quality are significant contributors to coking of the sensors.
Photo 3/6 | 01 Diesel Tech Questions Thunderbrake Hydrauliccontrol Unit | Thunderbrake, a concept Jake-style compression brake for the 5.9L 12-valve Cummins engine found in light-duty Dodge Ram pickups, is still a “work in progress” and has not gone into actual production, according to its developer Wayne Newman.
Photo 4/6 | 04 Diesel Tech Questions 6 4 Ford Blues Hoist | Replacing a diesel engine is costly, but when it happens, the easiest way to handle the job is by lifting the body off the frame to make access to the engine easy. Most diesel shops can pop a Super Duty body off in about four hours, but that time is more than made up when compared to the aggravation of doing a complete rebuild with the body in place.
Photo 5/6 | 05 Diesel Tech Questions 6 4l Blues Damage Part | An ’08 6.4L Power Stroke engine with this type of obvious external damage before even getting deep into the block is not good. Now, it’s decision time regarding how much of an investment the truck is worth—and that’s a hard question to answer for some owners when a repair bill could be $10,000.
Photo 6/6 | 02 Diesel Tech Questions Hot Blooded Sierra Gm Hd Plowing Snow | Chevrolet and GMC diesel pickups plowing snow need maximum airflow through the radiator to maintain safe operating temperatures. Any blockages or damage to the air deflectors that force moving air through the radiator instead of around it can cause overheating.