Photo 2/6 | 01 Diesel Tech Questions Biodiesel | Turning animal fat into biodiesel fuel is a process that’s been around for a long time. The concern is the compatibility (or lack thereof) of a DIYer’s home-brewed biofuel with the finicky fuel systems found in modern diesel-powered pickups.
Photo 3/6 | 02 Diesel Tech Questions Helpful Lift | Lift pumps are a great addition to any Duramax V-8 engine, helping take the strain off the high-pressure pump while ensuring a flow of clean fuel before it even reaches the injection system.
Photo 4/6 | 04 Diesel Tech Questions Dodge Dually Towing | Tow ratings are often ignored when the truck pulls whatever is on the hitch with apparent ease. The concerns with towing trailers that weigh more than the vehicle manufacturer’s limitations are: 1) public safety, 2) liability of the driver, and 3) overstressing the drivetrain. No amount of modifications change the vehicle’s towing and payload ratings as set by the manufacturer.
Photo 5/6 | 06 Diesel Tech Questions Full Traction 4 Link Coilover Conversion System Install Complete | Converting the older Ford F-250 and F-350 from leaf springs to coilovers is easy with the four-link coilover conversion lift kits offered by Full Traction Suspension. Such makeovers soften the ride and improve handling.
Photo 6/6 | 03 Diesel Tech Questions Exh Brake Flapper | Exhaust brakes work by cutting off the flow of exhaust with a flapper-type valve. If the brake is accidentally left “on” while trying to accelerate, the heat and exhaust pressure generated under throttle can bend the flapper, resulting in a partially blocked exhaust.