Biodiesel Will Shorten Your Filter Life. What’s the Best Filter Option?

Did you know Manitoba has mandated a minimum average 2% biodiesel for all diesel fuel sales by volume?  Due to potential gelling issues in our cold winters, winter fuel has very little biodiesel added, so to meet regulations summer fuel typically has up to 5% or more by volume. This can have an effect on your diesel vehicles performance, and it’s fuel filter life expectancy.

Razor Fuel Filters from Western Turbo

Biodiesel reduces filter life

Racor has participated in several biodiesel filtration field tests with major OEMs. Racor is actively participating in industry-wide research and development on biodiesel fuel filtration and water separation challenges. Development of technology to support the use of all biofuels is ongoing at Racor Division.

Biodiesel tends to shorten filter life and most biodiesels have a low “interfacial tension” – meaning water easily disperses and dissolves in the fuel, greatly reducing efficiency for all types of water separators and coalescers. Racor makes fuel filters capable of handling biodiesel for almost all domectic diesel applications.

Racor’s ultra high quality synthetic rubber compounds perform equally well in biodiesel and standard diesel. Seals subject to biodiesel exposure are generally replaced at the same time as the replacement filter. Racor uses all materials compatible with up to 20% biodiesel blend. Above 20% may require material changes to dynamic seals that are not normally replaced at element change-outs.

For expert information on fuel filters, diesel parts, service and diagnostics, give us a call at 1 800 665 7556 or send us an email to info@westernturbo.com

When You Need to Know Diesel Diagnostics – Bosch is King

Did you know that Western Turbo is 1 of only 6 Bosch Certified Diesel Centers in all of Canada.

The BCD standing that Western has achieved mean all of our technicians are highly qualified and our diagnostic equipment is the most advanced and precise on the market. Western Turbo is authorized by Bosch for the aftermarket service and warranty of diesel pumps, injectors and spare parts.



That’s why Western Turbo is able to pinpoint all of your diesel issues through the best diagnostics in Canada.  We can help you to decide on a repair, rebuild or replacement.

For more information on Western Turbo’s Bosch Certified Diesel standing, please visit us here.

Western Turbo is your diesel service centre.

Do Diesel Engine Performance Modules Really Work?

It is widely known that by manipulating your diesel engine’s fuel strategy you can enhance a diesel’s performance and fuel economy.

By using a performance module such as Ag Diesel Solutions you can alter the fuel strategy of your diesel by making fueling more efficient.  The performance module gains horsepower and efficiency by altering the signal to the ECM. A performance module allows you to run different fueling strategies through timing, pressures etc.  This results in better response and power. Simply put, a module is designed to increase the efficiency of the fuel delivery.

It is not uncommon to realize 10% to 20% savings in fuel economy while increasing horsepower.

Give us a call at Western Turbo, Manitoba’s diesel service centre to see if an Ag Diesel performance module is right for your diesel application.

5 Tips to Complete Expert Diesel Engine Maintenance

Diesel engines operate in a way that gives them advantages over conventional gas engines in regard the amount of power they can create while still maintaining excellent MPGs. However, like gasoline engines they do need regular maintenance to ensure the engine continues to operate correctly. Many maintenance services require the skills of a professional diesel mechanic to ensure they are completed correctly, but there are some diesel maintenance tips you can take advantage of if you’re a do-it-yourselfer. These tips will help ensure a long life for your vehicle.

1. Use the Proper Oil Filter

When changing the oil make sure the proper oil filter is used. Sulfur and carbon residue are created when diesel fuel is not completely burned up during combustion and these particles can make their way into the engine oil. This debris is very fine and using an improper filter won’t catch these contaminants, which can lead to additional engine trouble.

2. Gasket Inspections

Diesel engine gaskets work under harsh conditions that put a lot of pressure on engine gaskets. It is important to regularly check for gasket leaks and to check that mounting bolts are all tight and secure to avoid leaks of engine oil and other fluids.

3. Radiator Flush

The cooling system is a very critical aspect for all cars and trucks, but this is especially true for diesel engines. Be sure that you keep up to date with regular cooling system flushes and be on the lookout for any antifreeze leaks. One of the best methods to prevent overheating is to pull over before the engine gets too hot, so be sure to keep a regular watch on the dashboard temperature gauge.

4. Glow Plug Inspection

Instead of spark plugs diesel engines use glow plugs. Glow plugs warm the air and the engine compresses the heat in order to ignite the air/fuel mix. However, a cold engine likely won’t be able to create air hot enough for the engine to fire up. Glow plugs warm the engine to produce the necessary heat to get the car started as well. It is important to monitor glow plugs for corrosion and other problems to ensure your diesel vehicle will start every time.

5. Use a Diesel Additive

A Diesel Additive such as Stanadyne Performance Formula® protects your diesel engine and restores engine performance. The detergency and cetane improver in Performance Formula will help restore fuel economy, increase horsepower and torque.

The diesel service centre at Western Turbo can help with all the parts and advice that you need to keep your diesel engine running great.  If you want the best service experts to look after the regular maintenance of your diesel truck or vehicle, we have 9 service bays to get you in and out quickly.  Give us a call today at 1 800 665 7556 or send us an email to discuss your unique needs for your diesel service.

9 Reasons to Change Fluids with No-Spill® Systems from Western Turbo

 

Whether you are working on a diesel engine or gas, No-Spill Systems is the world leader in fluid drain technology. Available at Western Turbo, the diesel service centre in Winnipeg and Manitoba.

Save Money – Eliminate common drain plug problems like stripped pan threads, frozen plugs, cracked pans, replacing washers, lost plugs due to under torqueing, etc.

Save Time – No Spill® Systems is a full bore fitting with a unique single-bridge design, enabling maximum flow rate for a speedy oil change without – time wasting cleanups.

Eliminate Spills – Avoid costly fines and cleanup costs for the site remediation and environmental damage.

Eliminate Burns – Reduce injuries and lost time.

True Dual Function – Works with gravity or with suction systems for super-fast, super-efficient draining.Fast and Easy Installation.

No Special Tools Required.

Just replace the factory plug at the next oil change.

Full Range of Sizes and Thread Patterns – Available in 500 different sizes which covers the common thread pattern types UNF, NPT, BSP, and MetricHighest Quality Design and Materials.

Solid Brass Body – full length machining of threads for maximum strength and security.

Quality Assurance – No Spill® Systems is ISO certified and has over 27 years of experience with satisfied customers across North America and the world.

Changing your engine oil is part of preventive maintenance for your diesel engine.  Ask us about  our scheduled maintenance programs for you diesel fleet.

Preventive Diesel Fleet Maintenance Key to Engine Longevity

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE?

Quite Simply – cost. Many studies have shown that regular preventive maintenance of your diesel fleet assets will give them a longer live span. Replacing your fleet of trucks or diesel equipment every 10 years rather than every 8 will put money in your pocket.

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Second, poor maintenance can lead to equipment failure, which can lead to accidents, which can lead to liability issues. You don’t need the hassle of potential litigation, let alone the PR issues associated with a liability claim.

NEXT STEP

Contact Western Turbo to conduct a FREE fleet maintenance analysis. We will inventory your fleet, propose scheduled maintenance, as well as offer tips for drivers to understand how to pin- point issues before they become real problems. Contact us now to ask about your fleet and how we can make your life easy.

Serving Eastern Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Western Ontario.  Western Turbo is Winnipeg’s Diesel Service Centre.  Call us for your parts, service and diesel diagnostics.

The Staff at Western Turbo Wish You a Merry Christmas and the Best of 2018.

As 2017 draws to a close, the staff at Western Turbo would like to extend Merry Christmas to you and yours.   We’d like to thank you for making us the best diesel service centre in Manitoba.
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You have trusted us in the last year to give you the best service, parts and advice for your diesel and turbocharger challenges.  We don’t take your business for granted and appreciate every opportunity that we have to serve.
On behalf of the entire Winnipeg Western Turbo family, we wish you a safe and peaceful Christmas season and all the best for 2018.

Have You Checked Your Oil Supply For Your Diesel Turbocharger Lately?

There are many little things that you can do to make your turbocharger last longer.  One of the simplest things to do for preventive maintenance is to check your oil and fluid levels. If the supply is not sufficient to properly lubricate the system, a lot of bad things can happen.  At Western Turbo, we see many damaged turbochargers due to insufficient oil supply.

 

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Here are some attributes that lead to damage due to insufficient oil supply;

 

  • Re-fitting a turbocharger without adequate priming
  • Long periods of non-use
  • Broken or restricted oil feed pipe
  • Low engine oil pressure due to malfunctioning lubrication system
  • Low or no oil in sump
  • The use of sealants, which can restrict the oil flow
  • Not priming a replacement oil filter with new oil.  If this cannot be done, then crank the engine with no fuel to establish oil pressure.
  • Do not exceed idle conditions until oil pressure is established

Regular maintenance by Winnipeg’s largest diesel service centre should ensure that your diesel turbo charger is in top working order.   Western Turbo can set you up on a preventive maintenance program for your individual diesel or fleet requirements.  Whether you are in Winnipeg, or rural Manitoba, give us a call for you next service.

Stanadyne Fuel Additive Perfect Start to Get Your Diesel Ready for Winter

The snow is coming and it’s time to start getting your diesel in tip top form for the Winnipeg winter.  A fuel additive like the one offered by trusted Stanadyne can really have an impact on your diesel’s cold weather performance.  Not only does the additive improve fuel economy, it also increases horse power and torque.

 Specifically for cold weather, the additive improves the diesel pour point up to 22 degrees celsius while raising the temperature of the cold filter plug point up to 13 degrees celsius depending on base fuel.
 The additive also contains corrosion and rust inhibitors that will protect your fuel system.
Talk to us at Western Turbo, the diesel service centre. We have the know how to get you ready for our Manitoba winter.  Leverage our 30 years in business, diagnostic centre, extensive parts department and 9 bays of service to keep your diesel working at peak performance.

Clean Oil Key to Keeping your Turbochargers in Top Condition

Do you feel that your diesel engine is not giving you top performance?  Your turbocharges may not be functioning properly due to damage from dirty oil.
Dirty oil damages the turbocharger by causing heavy scoring of critical bearing surfaces.
To avoid damage, oil and filter should be of a quality that is recommended by an OEM.  These should be changed when a new turbocharger is fitted by Western Turbo.  After that, regular oil and filter changes should keep your turbochargers in great condition.
Dirty oil damage could result from:
–  Blocked, damaged on poor quality oil filter
–  Dirt introduced during servicing
–  Engine wear or manufacturing debris
–  Malfunctioning oil filter by-pass valve
–  Degraded lubrication oil.
Regular maintenance by Winnipeg’s largest diesel service centre should keep your turbochargers spotless.  Western Turbo can set you up on a preventive maintenance program for your individual diesel or fleet requirements.  Whether you are in Winnipeg, or rural Manitoba, give us a call for you next service.