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“GET YOUR WILDHOOD BACK” at this year’s Manitoba RV Show and discover the latest in the RV camping and leisure industry. Western Turbo and IamDIESEL, The Diesel Service Centre, will be on hand as an exhibitor in booth 50 as the Manitoba RV Show partners with the Winnipeg Golf Expo in downtown Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre. Purchase a ticket for the Manitoba RV Show & Sale and for an additional $5.00 you can attend the Winnipeg Golf Expo.

The technicians at The Diesel Service Centre are experts in what it takes to keep your RV in tip top shape for even the longest summer road trips! Whether you’re in need of regular maintenance for your RV, repairs or maintenance of your diesel motorhome, or repair and maintenance of your tow vehicle, we have the expertise you need.

The show begins on Thursday, March 9th at 3:00pm and ends on Sunday, March 12th at 5:00pm. Opening day marks a special event, Salute to Service, from 4-9pm, whereby official members of service receive free admission (I.D. required). Not only that, it’s also Ladies Day, where ladies get in free and pay no admission on Thursday, March 9th, so bring the whole family and come explore your next adventure.

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As part of its continued support of the Ag industry, Western Turbo & Fuel Injection Ltd. will once again be attending Manitoba Ag Days at the Brandon Keystone Centre. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the event and it promises to be the biggest and best ever! You will find us at booth numbers 415 & 416 in the City Square Exhibition Hall.

Manitoba Ag Days is widely known as the largest indoor agricultural show in Canada and attendees can expect to experience the best in agricultural production expertise, technology and equipment. The event attracts exhibitors, visitors, and speakers from all over Canada and North Central United States.

We will be there showcasing the newest engine products, performance modules, Stanadyne fuel additives/conditioners, Reviva remanufactured engines, assorted Racor fuel and oil filters, and our vast fuel shop capabilities.

If you have performance or fuel issues, or are simply looking for more power – we’ve got the solution that will work for you.

Event: Manitoba AgDays
Date: January 17, 18 and 19, 2017
Venue: Brandon Keystone Centre Address: 1 – 1175 – 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba

Admission and parking are free so be sure to drop by. See you there!

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The Chevy Colorado was named the Motor Trend Truck of the Year® for 2015. Fast forward a year later, and reminiscent of Groundhog Day, the 2016 Chevy Colorado has once again earned the award, but this year there’s a diesel twist.

The 2016 midsize truck model is available with a 181-horsepower, 2.8-litre inline-four Duramax diesel, making it the only truck in its class (along with the GMC Canyon cousin) to offer such an engine.

Some other reasons cited by reviewers for the back-to-back victories include capability, dynamic performance, and overall driver enjoyment. The truck is engineered to drive small and light, feeling more like a crossover than a truck, and resulting in unusually sharp steering and deft handling.

The Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine provides an impressive 181 horsepower. It also offers torque of 369lb/ft, towing capacity of 7,700lbs, and fuel economy of 22 city/31 highway; each rating representing the Best-In-Class.

The cabin of the Duramax is very quiet thanks to added acoustic damping in the dash and engine cover, and a trick piece of engineering that cancels out the engine’s torsional vibrations.

Dubbed “immensely versatile”, the new Duramax delivers best-in-class fuel economy, superb drivability, and superior towing and payload capacity. Definitely worthy of the Motor Trend truck of the Year title two years running!

Click here to learn more about the 2016 Colorado 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel.

Winnipeg’s premiere diesel centre is Western Turbo and the Diesel Service Centre at IamDIESEL. Whether you need parts, service, or regular maintenance to your diesel vehicle, or just want advice about a new truck, visit us today!

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Representing the first complete redesign of the Titan since its 2005 inception, the 2016 Nissan Titan® XD Crew Cab is the first in the lineup to feature a 5.0L V8 Cummins® Turbo Diesel engine, providing massive torque, impressive efficiency, and legendary Cummins® reliability.

Canadian market research conducted by Nissan revealed that 7,000 owners of half-ton pickup trucks feel they need a slightly bigger truck for towing, while 7,000 owners of ¾-ton trucks believe they have too much truck for their average load. The redesigned Titan falls in between these two main categories in terms of payload, towing capacities and price.

The Titan® XD has sufficient weight and power, plus heavy duty brakes, to make pulling a heavier trailer almost effortless. It also boasts a removable gooseneck hitch, hydraulic cab mounts, a fully boxed ladder frame with military-grade steel, and an Aisin® 6-speed transmission.

All of these features combine to offer heavy towing capacity with better fuel economy and a more comfortable ride than the average ¾-ton.

Click here to download specifications and build your own Nissan Titan®.

Winnipeg’s premiere diesel centre is Western Turbo and the Diesel Service Centre at IamDIESEL. Whether you need parts, service, or regular maintenance to your diesel vehicle, or just want advice about a new truck, visit us today!

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“GO & GET EXPLORING!” at this year’s Manitoba RV Show and discover the latest in the RV camping and leisure industry. Western Turbo and IamDIESEL, The Diesel Service Centre, will be on hand as an exhibitor as the Manitoba RV Show partners with the Winnipeg Golf Expo in the newly-renovated RBC Convention Centre in downtown Winnipeg. Two shows for the price of one!

The technicians at The Diesel Service Centre are experts in what it takes to keep your RV in tip top shape for even the longest summer road trips! Whether you’re in need of regular maintenance for your RV, repairs or maintenance of your diesel motorhome, or repair and maintenance of your tow vehicle, we have the expertise you need.

The show begins on Thursday, March 10th at 3:00pm and ends on Sunday, March 13th at 5:00pm. Not only that, but ladies get in free and pay no admission all day on Thursday, March 10th, so bring the whole family and come explore your next adventure.

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At Western Turbo, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a wide selection of the best names in OEM and aftermarket parts for your diesel vehicle. We’re happy to announce some new offerings from Parker Racor, one of the top names in fuel filtration technology. Among the whole host of products they offer, we’re especially pleased to offer the following three items, Parker Racor’s top picks.

Pick #1
PFF54529 Fuel Filter Water Separator for HD Ram Truck
The Ram HD trucks with the Cummins 6.7 Diesel are very popular, and the availability of a replacement filter from the OEM supplier sure makes a lot of our customers happy. This is an element for the frame-mounted filter under the cab on the 2014 Ram HD.

Pick #2
PFF33286 Fuel Filter Element Kit for the Navistar 6.4L MaxxForce Engine
This kit is a top seller, and includes both primary and secondary fuel filter elements for a variety of applications that use the MaxxForce 7 engine.

Pick #3
PFL33264 Engine Lube Oil Element for Navistar Engines
Another popular kit, this part is the OEM engine lube oil replacement element for Navistar engines. It fits Navistar MaxxForce 7 6.4L engines in four-wheel drive applications.

Parker Racor is pleased to make these parts available via Western Turbo, because we service more diesels than anyone else locally, and everyone deserves the quality of an OEM part. When it comes to filtration equipment for your diesel vehicle, there’s great wisdom to be had in keeping it real.

For repairs to all of your diesel equipment, come to Western Turbo. Our facility is located at 325 Eagle Drive. Contact us online or by telephone (204) 632-1366 or toll-free at (800) 665-7556.

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For years, Volkswagen was hailed as the last great champion of diesel technology for passenger cars. While the percentage of diesel cars on the road here in North America is relatively low, in Europe they represent almost half of the vehicles on the road.

VW coined the phrase “Clean Diesel”, and had that small part of the market here in North America cornered. Relatively few but fervent, millions of customers went to dealerships to see what the fuss was about. Volkswagen’s TDI (Turbocharged Direct Injection) power plants in passenger cars like the Jetta, Passat, and even the retro-styled New Beetle, as well as the Audi A3, were making impressive mileage numbers while complying with North America’s toughest emission laws, even in notoriously strict jurisdictions like California.

Combining the excellent performance, mileage, and longevity of diesel engines, Volkswagen was becoming the brand of choice for very discerning customers on this side of the Atlantic.

The problem was that they were cheating. They could not achieve the mileage and performance demanded of them and still maintain acceptable emissions, particularly in the two gases that comprise the oxides of nitrogen (Nox), nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide. In order to maintain the performance that customers wanted, Volkswagen included some devious software in their vehicles that could detect when they were being tested, and adjust the engine’s performance to ensure that the vehicle emissions are lowered so that the car passed the test.

When finally detected by the California Air Resources Board, Volkswagen at first denied that there was any shenanigans committed on their part, but when the Board threatened not to approve any cars for 2016, the company came clean (at least about the software).

In the end, the company is facing countless lawsuits in over 12 countries, and is on the hook to fix millions of cars. Consumers have lost faith in the automaker, and what’s worse, they’re calling the effectiveness and efficiency of the diesel engine into question.

At Western Turbo, we remain committed to diesel engines, in all vehicles. If you’ve got concerns about your vehicle’s engine, emissions equipment, or anything else, come to us. Our facility is located at 325 Eagle Drive. Contact us online or by telephone toll-free at (800) 665-7556.

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As part of its continued support of the Ag industry, Western Turbo will once again be attending Manitoba Ag Days at the Brandon Keystone Centre. Along with Western Diesel, our western Manitoba Brandon (Bosch) Service Dealer, you can find us at Booth 415 in the City Square Exhibition Hall.

Manitoba Ag Days is widely known as the largest indoor agricultural show in Canada and attendees can expect to experience the best in agricultural production expertise, technology and equipment. The event attracts exhibitors and spectators from all over Canada and North Central United States.

We will be there showcasing the newest engine products, performance modules, Stanadyne fuel additives/conditioners, Reviva remanufactured engines, assorted Racor fuel and oil filters, and our vast fuel shop capabilities.

If you have performance or fuel issues, or are simply looking for more power – we’ve got the solution that will work for you.

Event: Manitoba AgDays
Date: January 19, 20 and 21, 2016
Venue: Brandon Keystone Centre Address: 1 – 1175 – 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba

Admission and parking are free so be sure to drop by. See you there!

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Pollution control has come a long way in a short time. Superior control and emissions technologies, including particulate filters and catalytic converters have resulted in far cleaner engines. Emissions of Nitrogen Oxides, Carbon Dioxide, and particulate matter have been cut drastically, while the performance of the average diesel engine, in terms of fuel efficiency and power relative to displacement has skyrocketed.

These changes are excellent in the fight against greenhouse gases and other pollutants that diesel engines have historically been known to produce. With more diesel trucks on the road worldwide than ever before, these reductions are imperative in the fight against climate change.

These additions to diesel engines aren’t without their challenges, however. In order to reap the benefits of decreased fuel costs and lower emissions, these systems need to be maintained regularly. System failures can be very expensive, and can often damage other engine components, sometimes catastrophically.

If the engine as a whole isn’t in tip-top running condition, the emissions equipment is susceptible to damage. Leaking coolant can damage the diesel particulate filter (DPF) and foul the catalyst in the converter, which can cause engine failure. Fuel and oil leaks can physically damage the filter substrate in the DPF, which will need to be repaired.

This new equipment places new demands for maintenance on the driver. An additional tank for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) must be checked and filled. If this fluid is mixed with fuel, in either tank, it will lead to an expensive repair.

Drivers require training to deal with the demands of the new systems. The importance of proper filling of the DEF tank, and the response to a failure on the road, need to be underlined. Drivers need to take a zero tolerance approach to warning lights. Gone are the days of ignoring a fault indicator until service is convenient. Today’s systems require immediate response.

In addition to changing technical requirements, there are new legal requirements to consider when planning the maintenance of your aftertreatment equipment. In Manitoba, vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating over 4500 Kg are now inspected for the following compliance items:

Exhaust Gas Recirculation – A failure will result if any part of the EGR system is missing, modified, or malfunctioning.
Catalytic Converters – The inspection will be failed if the unit is cracked, perforated, or otherwise leaking, or if it’s been tampered with.
Diesel Particulate Filter – failure if not functioning, removed, or tampered with.
Diesel Exhaust Fluid – A damaged or missing storage tank, a missing filler cap, or a level 2 leak at any location will result in a failed test.

Maintenance needs for these systems are different. Each manufacturer of aftertreatment equipment publishes a maintenance and troubleshooting guide designed to help operators with maintenance. A good maintenance provider should be knowledgeable about all types of aftertreatment equipment, and able to help you design the service plan that suits your equipment’s needs.

Fleet operators are encouraged to cycle their trucks into over-the-road use when possible, as long hauls create the best conditions for regeneration of the DPF. The use of a front grille cover in cold weather is discouraged, as well, as they can cause confusion with the aftertreatment system with false temperature readings, and lead to problems.

Questions about your emissions control equipment? For repairs to all of your diesel equipment, come to Western Turbo & Fuel Injection Ltd. Our facility is located at 325 Eagle Drive. Contact us online or by telephone toll-free at (800) 665-7556

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