A lack of power can increase fuel usage and degrade idle quality.
Growing up on a small family farm that I still operate today, it was many years before we ran our first diesel. Thus, I became very intimate with the ignition system of a gasoline engine and its needs.
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 is cold, a number of undesirable events occur. Wear rate of the internal parts is excessive due to poor lubrication and friction.
Electrolysis readily attacks engine metal parts and causes premature failure.
Synthetic lubricants are made of oil stocks that are highly refined.
Here’s a layman’s description of how a turbocharger can cause an engine to operate as if it were twice its mechanical size. Plus some tips for keeping turbochargers in tip-top shape.
Small engines have shorter duty cycles and this use changes maintenance needs.
Use this primer to help you choose the right volt meter for your needs.
Hot spots, particularly around the combustion chamber, can lead to coolant steaming and poor cooling.
The Successful Farming Engine Man answer a reader question about diesel fuel additives and storage fungicides