• How to Be Proactive with Diesel Injector Replacements

    Properly functioning fuel injectors though small are a crucial component of any vehicle. Regular maintenance and replacement help keep your fleet on the road quicker and without interruption. Here are some pro tips from our own Chris Wenberg on somethings he has learned from his years turning wrenches in this blog.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Hard Starting Diesel

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoDiesel engines can be sensitive to fuel quality even though they employ several filters to remove water and other contaminants. But one contaminant in particular is harder to handle. SureTrack community member kenscssvc had a Ford F350 Super Duty diesel in the shop that was hard to start and ran bad when running. They posed their question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member powerstroketech1 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: It’s All in the Fuel

    When a customer brings you their car but leaves out a critical detail, either on purpose or not, it can wreak havoc on your diagnosis. Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSureTrack community member DYERDAD had a Pontiac Bonneville in their shop that was running poorly and they checked everything that could have been the obvious cause. What they didn’t know from the customer could have saved a lot of time and frustration. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member DAG1365 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • 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 […]