Category Archives: Diesel Engine Repair

Is My Turbo Failing

Is My Turbo Failing

Is My Turbo Failing? There are many reasons why you may wonder if your Turbo is failing. One of the first things to check for are exhaust leaks from the manifolds and exhaust pipes the feed the turbos depending on the make and model of your Diesel Truck. All the Exhaust leaks must be fixed first before we can determine Is My Turbo Failing. The next thing to check for is Boost Leaks from the Charge Hose Connections or the Charge Air Cooler. If there are leaks, they need to be fixed next depending on the size of the leak it we may need to hook special test equipment the boost side of the turbo and pressurize the system to full boost pressure to be able to find the Boost Leaks. Once we have done the simple things such as fixing all the leaks then we need to hook the scan tool the vehicle. We do a full scan of the ECM and note all the codes see if any relate to Turbo Failing. We can then take it on a test drive and make sure the engine is fueling correctly for the amount of Turbo Boost tha ... read more

When Should My Injectors Be Replaced

When Should My Injectors Be Replaced

When Should My Injectors be Replaced? If you own a truck with a diesel engine there are many different reasons why you experience a When Should My Diesel Injectors Be Replaced. If you truck is having an Engine Misfire the easiest thing to do is take it to a shop that can hook it to a scan tool capable of cutting the injectors out 1 cylinder at a time and see which cylinder is Misfiring. Another reason you may replace have to replace the Diesel Injectors in your truck is if it is Blowing White Smoke at an Idle. This may be an indication of the injectors leaking into the Cylinder and would need the injectors replaced. If you are getting a CHECK ENGINE LIGHT that turns on in your truck with a code P0087 that is harder to diagnose what the root cause of the problem may be. Depending on the model of the truck you need to have the OEM scan tool to be able to set the rail pressure at a DIAGNOSTIC pressure so that you can do a Fuel Return Flow Test on your injectors. If the return fuel amount ... read more

Can You Clean An Egr Cooler

Can You Clean An Egr Cooler

Can You Clean An EGR Cooler? What a great question and yes you can Clean An EGR Cooler. What happens over time your Diesel Engine Makes Deposits and Black Soot that plugs the passages of an EGR Cooler. It happens slowly so you don’t notice the difference in your truck’s Engine Performance. Now you can take the EGR Cooler off your engine and soak it in a solution and try to clean it that way, it is very time consuming and not efficient use of time. We have a machine that we can connect to the EGR Cooler and the Intake and put a chemical in that Cleans the EGR Cooler. This way we don’t need to take the EGR Cooler off your truck saving time and money for you. We can clean the EGR Coolers on most Diesel Pickup Trucks up to Class 8 Heavy Duty Trucks as well as some Construction and Off-Road Equipment. If you have any questions about whether we can clean the EGR Cooler on your Diesel Engine, give us a call and we will be happy to help you out. We can check your Engine over ... read more

Why Does My Truck Blow White Smoke

Why Does My Truck Blow White Smoke

Why Does My Truck Blow White Smoke? There are several reasons for Why Does My Truck Blow White Smoke that can make this happen. One of the reasons that we will talk about is a Failed EGR Cooler. What can happen over time is that the EGR Cooler can get plugged so bad that it cracks it by creating hotspots in the EGR Cooler. The EGR Cooler needs to be able to flow exhaust through the whole EGR Cooler not just around the outside edges. The carbon from the exhaust will plug the center of the EGR cooler making it lose its cooling capacity. Which in turn creates the hot spots when its under load and working. What you will notice on the first start of the day is that your truck will Blow White Smoke on startup and then clear up after several minutes. This is an indication of Can My EGR Cooler Leak. The only fix for a Leaking EGR Cooler is to replace it with a New EGR Cooler. I would also recommend a Coolant Exchange at this time. If you have any questions about your EGR Cooler or your experie ... read more

Why Is My Diesel Blowing White Smoke

Why Is My Diesel Blowing White Smoke

Why Does My Diesel Blow White Smoke? There are several possibilities that this can happen. One of the things to pay attention too when your Diesel Truck Blows White Smoke is the color. If it’s white that will be caused by coolant leaking into a cylinder. If the smoke color is bluish white and burns your eyes this is caused by excess fuel in a cylinder. We will look at the reasons for White Smoke first. A leaking Cylinder Head Gasket could be a cause of this. Pay attention to how long the White Smoke lasts. If it’s gone in a couple minutes the head gasket is leaking when the engine is cold, then when you start your Diesel Engine it will Blow White Smoke and be gone in a couple minutes. This is a symptom of a Head Gasket that is failing and will need replaced. Another possibility of Why Does My Diesel Blow White Smoke is a cracked EGR Cooler on later model Diesel Engines. These things need to be checked first. These are the smaller thing that if you get fixed right ... read more