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Removing Carbon Buildup By: 08/08/2014 @ 2:42pm

Every time a gasoline engine runs, carbon deposits form on the piston crown, combustion chamber (CCD), and intake valve (IVD). Engine performance and starting suffer.A buildup of carbon on the IVD impacts…

Thermostat Tune-Up By: 04/17/2014 @ 10:25am

The purpose of a thermostat is to reduce engine warm-up time, maintain optimal running temperature, and help with heater output, if so equipped.When an engine (gas or diesel) is cold, a number of undesirable…

SCR components critical in modern diesel engines By: 03/06/2014 @ 9:44am

In the Mid-February issue of Successful Farming,, I covered the basics of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). I followed up with a brief overview of the components employed in a selective catalytic reduction (SCR)…

5 often-overlooked engine maintenance tips By: 02/05/2014 @ 10:30am

When maintaining equipment, often the most simple of additional steps yields the greatest return. The following are five often-overlooked – but crucial – maintenance procedures from the Engine…

Tending to MAF sensors By: 01/10/2014 @ 8:16am

Caring for the mass airflow sensor (MAF) on light-duty diesel pickup engines should be part of every preventive maintenance program. A traditional diesel engine employs a mechanical injection system. Newer…

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