Diesel Resources Blog

Tips and tricks to keep you rolling in style.

Key Differences Between Winter Diesel Fuel and Summer Diesel Fuel

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.

Is Gas or Diesel Better For Towing? Let's Find Out.

Choosing the ideal truck for towing requires you to understand the intricacies of your dream truck.

Canadian Winter Diesel Truck Checklist: The 2020 Update

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.

What is the Cost of Owning a Diesel Truck in Canada?

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.

Common Problems Found In 2003-2004 Dodge Ram 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.

Chevy Silverado HD: 3 Most Common Problems

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.

The Most Common Problems: 2003/2004 Dodge Ram

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.

5 Reasons to Turbocharge Your Engine

Thinking about installing a turbocharger, but haven’t made up your mind? Here are five reasons why you should do it.

How to Find a Trustworthy Diesel Mechanic

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.

Transmission Rebuild Vs Replace: 3 Things To Consider

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.

Having EGR Problems? 3K Calibrations probably has the solution.

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.

Summer Service Special

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.

A/C Recharge & Repair

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.

Your truck deserves more everything.

Next time you’re driving down Sumas, keep an eye out for our sign! Your truck will thank you 😉

ECM Issues & EGR Problems

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.

Canadian Winter Diesel Truck Checklist

Preparing your truck for winter can not only mean a safer season for you and your family but more fun too. So what does it mean to winterize your truck? Some people just throw on their winter tires and that’s it.

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