• SureTrack Community Fix: Check the FPR Screen

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoWhen you’re not familiar with a particular engine, it’s great to get help from experts. And the SureTrack Community is ready to help. SureTrack community member Nhaugen had a GMC Sierra Duramax diesel in the shop that wouldn’t start. Since they weren’t that familiar with these engines, they posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Dmckemie12 and others, they were able to resolve the issue.

  • NOW AVAILABLE! 2021 Mitchell 1 Emission Control Application Guide

    As you probably already know, many states require motorists to get a smog test before they’re allowed to get their vehicle registration. California, for example, requires a vehicle to be smogged every two years.  With the growing number of motorists on the road, this means there is a constant demand for smog emission test services. Now you can get your own copy of our 2021 Mitchell 1 Emission Control Application Guide today!

  • Diesel EGR Service

    Diesel EGR Service For independent automotive repair shops, diesel exhaust gas recirculation can be a boost to the bottom line. Tony Martin/Motor Age — Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) is an emission control system that we love to hate. On the one hand, EGR tends to reduce both power and fuel economy. EGR systems have also […]

  • A New Cruze

    A New Cruze GM reenters the passenger car light-diesel market after more than a 35-year absence. The 2014 Cruze diesel is taking aim at the VW Jetta TDI, and might be a real challenger. Motor Age — It’s no secret that the U.S. fleet is totally at odds with it’s European counterpart in the mixture […]

  • Cleaning Up Diesels! – The Trainer Video Series

    Cleaning Up Diesels! – The Trainer Video Series How Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Works Motor Age — Diesels are a popular choice in Europe, accounting for nearly 50% of the fleet. Yet here in the U.S., market share is still in the single digits. And you may find the reasons why rather interesting. Some sources […]

  • Diagnosing Diesel No Start Problems

    Diagnosing Diesel No Start Problems Low oil can cause a no start? It just might. Albin Moore/Motor Age — From time to time I get phone calls asking for information. I really love the calls that start something like this: “My diesel pickup won’t start. I parked it at my house last night, and this […]

  • Engine Slobbering is Nothing to Drool Over

    What exactly is “engine slobbering,” and what causes this condition? No, it doesn’t mean your engine is slobbering like Fido. A symptom of engine slobbering is excessive crankcase blow-by. In some cases, condensation can be seen seeping from the exhaust manifold joints. Engine slobbering usually results when an engine is run for long periods of […]

  • Diesel NOx Sensor Technology

    Diesel NOx Sensor Technology Urea SCR systems rely on NOx sensors to operate efficiently. Tony Martin/Motor Age — It’s taken some time, but the diesel world appears to have reached consensus on how to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2010 NOx standards. EPA 2010 was a major milestone in diesel emission control, calling for […]

  • Diesel Turbocharger Technology

    Diesel Turbocharger Technology New turbocharger designs are helping to improve diesel engine performance. Tony Martin/Motor Age — The diesel engine would be a shadow of its current self if it weren’t for the turbocharger. Having said that, when was the last time you saw a new diesel that didn’t have a turbocharger? Aside from small […]