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First off, let's talk about diesels themselves. In case you didn't know, diesel engines are special types of internal combustion engines – which means they work by burning fuel inside of them – but what makes them different from other types of engines is that instead of using spark plugs or an electric current to ignite their fuel mixture as gasoline engines usually do, diesel engines use high compression to ignite the mixture in their cylinders.
The Chevrolet Silverado is one of the most popular trucks on the market. It's also prone to some common maintenance complaints. Here are the three biggest problems found in the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Heavy Duty based on the number of customer complaints RepairPal has recorded.
If you're experiencing an issue with your 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Pickup, chances are, you aren't alone. Let's take a look at the 3 most common issues owners have experienced, the most likely causes, and how to fix them.
There is much confusion circling the topic of whether the LP5 can be deleted or if GM has found a way to make deleting engines a thing of the past. Let's take a closer look at the robust LP5 Duramax and whether this diesel engine can be deleted and tuned.
There's nothing better than sitting behind the wheel and feeling the power of your engine. That's why it can be so frustrating when you're stepping on the gas and you realize your engine isn't accelerating like it should. At JD Diagnostics, we've seen just about every reason for poor acceleration you can imagine.
Anytime you hear strange noises coming from your engine that sound more than a little foreign, it's normal to feel a bit anxious and alarmed. With some knowledge and some actionable advice, rest assured that any problem you come across has a solution just around the corner.
Let's look at the difference between summer and winter diesel fuel options. When such freezing temperatures hit, failing to prep your diesel engine could mean its failure.
Choosing the ideal truck for towing requires you to understand the intricacies of your dream truck.
A harsh Canadian winter is an excellent time to put your diesel truck to the test. However, its performance heavily depends on how well you manage to prep your vehicle for the upcoming season.
The first generation of diesel trucks in Canada was slow, smelly, and their vibrating engines made them unpleasant to drive. And though diesel has undergone a lot of changes over the past few decades, the perception that diesel trucks are agricultural still holds strong in a lot of people's minds. However, education is key, and at JD Diagnostics we have made it our mission to enlighten on the cost and benefits of diesel trucks.
Dodge had it coming when they turned out this beaut. Thirsty off the line, you'll be doing well to get 11 mpg out of this hog. That said, it was also one of the quickest trucks Consumer Reports ever tested. Run your truck into the ground by fixing these common problems yourself.
Wondering what to look out for with your Silverado? While the 6.6L Duramax Diesel found in Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup trucks is a very reliable engine there are a few recurring problems to look out for.
2003 – 2004 Dodge Ram: Overview The 2003 Dodge Ram was the 3rd generation of the 2500/3500 models. Changes to the truck included smoother body lines, a larger grille, increased towing capacity and improvements to passenger comfort.
Thinking about installing a turbocharger, but haven’t made up your mind? Here are five reasons why you should do it.
There are plenty of reasons to find a good diesel mechanic. They can save you money and keep your diesel vehicle running. However, it can be hard to find the right one if you are not knowledgeable in the automotive industry. Here are a few tips to help you find the diesel mechanic that’s right for you.
Your transmission is shot, which means that you have a big decision to make: rebuild it or replace it. This isn’t the easiest decision to make, so we have a list of things for you to look at. You can make an educated decision about your transmission to get your truck back on the road.
Our tuning partner, 3K Calibrations, has a ton of tuning options for EGR problems. If you run into a problem and you can’t find a solution give them a call and they’ll help you find the info you need.
Keep your diesel running smoothly over the summer and save money. From brakes to custom tuning, engine rebuilds and electrical diagnostics and pretty much everything else diesel we are ASE certified diesel specialists. We take a lot of pride in our reviews. If you’re already a customer, we’d love it if you left one. If you’re looking for a new shop, we hope our customer’s reviews will speak for themselves.
Are A/C issues expensive to fix? Probably not. Most A/C issues are fixed quickly with a refrigerant recharge but some involve more time-consuming repair or replacement work. The average cost for an AC recharge is between $123 and $300. The average cost for more in-depth repair and replacements is $488 but can raise to over $3,000 for more extensive issues.
Next time you’re driving down Sumas, keep an eye out for our sign! Your truck will thank you 😉
If you’re thinking about getting an ECM tune on your vehicle, our #1 piece of advice is this: do your research. There are a million home tuners out there that will throw any old tune into your vehicle without checking engine modifications or specifications and output an injector flow rate or incorrect timing code that ruins your fuel economy or wrecks your rig entirely.
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