Engine Maintenance for Spring: Assessing the Condition of Diesel Fuel Injectors

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Chances are you have been cooped up all winter and can’t wait for spring and your first road trip. Before you take that Memorial Day trip to the beach or start using your truck to haul your boat around on summer weekends, make sure your vehicle is in tip-top condition. Continue reading

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DIY Mechanic’s Guide to Troubleshooting EGR Systems

Owners of diesel-powered engines appreciate their vehicle’s longevity and minimal maintenance. Diesel engines have long been the top choice for those seeking lots of power, high mileage and few issues. But even diesels can run into trouble sometimes, especially if you typically drive short distances at very low speeds where systems like the EGR cooler don’t get fully used. Continue reading

Epic Car Museums for American Motor Enthusiasts

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Americans are passionate about their automobiles and for many their love affair may have more to do with stylish design, the exhilaration of speed, the latest technological features, and status than merely getting from point A to point B. For the car aficionado, a visit to one of America’s automobile museums in lieu of actual ownership can satisfy a motorized fantasy. What better place is there to plunge into the history and development of the automobile, as well as view up-close, some of the finest cars that have ever been made? Continue reading

The Merits of a Ford Power Stroke 7.3 Engine

Ford’s historically coveted Power Stroke 7.3 engine was considered one of the most reliable diesel motors in the Ford truck series, with some owners clocking well over 500,000 miles on it with no engine work needed (except possibly replacing the HPOP–high-pressure oil pump). If you were one of the lucky ones to have the ZF5 transmission, then you really had the full package. Continue reading