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  • The 8 Most Common Diesel Pickup Engine Problems

    Tuesday 01 May 2018

    One of the perks of owning a diesel engine pickup like a Ford Powerstroke or Dodge Cummings is that they do not require quite as much repair as gas-powered pickups. That does not mean, however, that they don’t need regular maintenance and care. When diesel engines are not regularly maintained, repairs will become necessary. These are eight of the most common diesel problems: 1. Difficult start. As a diesel owner, you know that they may crank a bit wh... read more

  • What is The Difference Between Diesel and Gas Engines?

    Tuesday 01 May 2018

    If you are in the market for a new pickup, you may be wondering which type to choose. Do you go for a gasoline or diesel fuel powered engine? So what is the difference between diesel and gas engines? Here we will break down the differences and similarities between the two so that you can make an informed decision. Diesel and gasoline powered engines are more alike than you might think. There are significant chemical differences between the two fuels, however, how the engines c... read more

  • The Top 7 Diesel Pickup Truck Maintenance Tips

    Tuesday 10 April 2018

    Diesel pickup truck owners know, maintaining a diesel engine is not the same as maintaining a gasoline-powered engine. There are multiple differences between the two. For example, diesel engines don’t use electrical parts in the ignition, nor do they have moving parts -such as distributor rotors- that are easily worn down. These differences make it slightly less expensive to maintain a diesel engine. However, like gasoline-powered engines, diesel engines need regular maintenance. The follo... read more

  • What Diesel Drivers Should Know About Glow Plugs

    Wednesday 07 February 2018

    When it comes to maintaining your diesel pickup, there are some things you will have to consider with a diesel that you do not with a gas-powered pickup. One such consideration is the glow plug. What is A Glow Plug? To start, a diesel engine requires the help of glow plugs. A glow plug produces the heat that is necessary for a diesel engine to start, run, and function optimally- especially in colder weather conditions. However, it isn’t only cold weather that strips away the heat that is... read more

  • 3 Tips to Keep Your Diesel PIckup Running in the Cold Weather

    Monday 11 December 2017

    Your diesel pickup is a workhorse that you count on every day for its ability to get the heavy-duty jobs done. However, cold weather can have a significant impact on your diesel engine.  Here’s what you need to know.   Higher temperatures are required to fire diesel fuel, so in colder weather, diesels have always been harder to start than vehicles that run on gasoline. Temperatures below 40°F can cause diesel fuel thicken, which is known as “gelling” or “wa... read more