Category Archives: Diesel Service Centre

Is Synthetic Oil Right for Your Diesel?

There are many advantages to using synthetic engine oil in your diesel engine. Synthetics have a much better flow rate in cold weather than conventional engine oils, allowing critical moving parts to be better lubricated on start up. Synthetic oils also lose less viscosity at high temperatures, providing critical lubrication under high engine loads. They are less prone to coking, and have superior additive stability allowing a longer service life, meaning that under most operating conditions the oil change interval can be significantly extended.

What is the right oil for your diesel

On engines utilizing HEUI injectors, such as most Powerstroke engines, the engine oil is subjected to more stress than usual, as it is used as a pressure medium to operate the injectors, so synthetic oil offers even more advantages. It is more resistant to oxidization, thermal breakdown, and sludging. With new production techniques and the advantage of mass production the price difference between conventional and synthetic oil has decreased a great deal over the last decade, making it an even more attractive proposition.

Western Turbo – the diesel specialist and more.  Keep your diesel running great this winter with a synthetic oil change from Western Turbo.  While you’re getting the oil done, we’ll mount your winter tires (on rims) FREE!  When it’s time for the best diesel service in Winnipeg, the biggest parts selection or turbocharger diagnostics, give us a call at 1 800 665 7556 or send us an email to info@westernturbo.com

Think Diesel is Going Away? Think Again!

Consumers in Winnipeg and across Manitoba continue to display confidence in Diesel technology as a choice for powering their new cars, SUVs, trucks and vans.

Diesel accounts for 3% of the consumer market and indications are this number could grow. Diesel is a proven performer that delivers real benefits: high fuel efficiency, great driving range, and no sacrifices in vehicle size, fueling access, utility or towing capabilities, or performance. With the capability to use advanced renewable low-carbon biodiesel fuels, consumers can choose to do even more for the environment.

New generation diesel engines are more efficient and powerful, adding to the growth of diesel. New Diesel options are being introduced in full-size pickup trucks, including the GMC Silverado 1500, the Ford F-150 pickup and Ram 1500 pickup.

It reinforces a strong commitment to Diesel technology as a fuel-efficient choice that continues to meet the world’s most stringent clean air and fuel economy targets.

Western Turbo is the diesel specialist.  When it’s time for service, parts or diagnostics, give us a call at 1 800 665 7556 or send us an email to info@westernturbo.com

Diesel Engine Coolant – Not Just Green Anymore!

Coolant isn’t just green anymore! As engines have developed, taking more horsepower and torque out of increasingly smaller displacements, the load carried by you trucks cooling system has increased significantly.  Coolant now comes in various hues including red, yellow, orange  and purple. It’s important to use the correct coolant for your application, as the wrong coolant can actually be detrimental to your engine!

Always consult the engine manufacturer’s technical data if you are unsure which coolant is right for you. Also be aware that mixing different coolants can also lead to expensive diesel engine repairs, and will almost certainly necessitate a complete cooling system flush.

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

Western Turbo Active in the Community

At Western Turbo, we recognize our success as being the best diesel service centre in Manitoba is due to you, our valued customers. On behalf of you, we support a number of charitable causes every year.

We are proud to support Siloam Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Ride for Dad, the Gimli ModelFest as well as many other worthy causes in Winnipeg and around the province.

Our goal is be the best at what we do. We want to carry that through in our community involvement.

Visit us at the 2017 Manitoba RV Show & Sale – March 9-12 2017!

“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 in booth 50 as an exhibitor 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.

Visit us at Manitoba AgDays January 17-19 2017!

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!

Visit Western Turbo at the Manitoba RV Show – March 10-13 2016!

“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.

Dieselgate – The Impact of Volkswagen’s Diesel Emissions Scandal

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 IAMDiesel, we’re still all about diesel. We know that it’s an economical, responsible alternative to gasoline engines, and we’re committed to helping you get the most from your vehicle.

Visit IAMDiesel at Western Turbo & Fuel Injection, 325 Eagle Drive in Winnipeg. Contact us online or by telephone toll-free at (800) 665-7556

Visit us at Manitoba Ag Days January 19-21 2016!

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!

New Product – Parker Racor Fuel/Water Separator for HD Ram Truck

When it comes to diesel pickup trucks, RAM has positioned themselves as a leader in the field. From their award winning small-displacement EcoDiesel engines in their half-ton pickup to the large Cummins equipped HD Trucks, their commitment to Diesel is unmatched in the pickup market.

IamDIESEL, Winnipeg’s premiere diesel service centre, is proud to announce that we now carry the Parker Racor PFF54529 Fuel Water Separator for Chrysler Ram HD trucks with the 6.7L Cummins Engine.

Diesel fuel absorbs water more quickly than gasoline does, so most diesel vehicles are equipped with a water separator which will collect moisture from the fuel as it travels toward the engine. This separator can save serious money on repairs, as diesel engines rely on the fuel to provide lubrication to the injector system. If the fuel contains water, the moving parts are left unprotected, and prone to failure.

At IamDIESEL, we understand modern diesel engines and their maintenance needs. We provide parts designed to protect your investment, and employ highly trained technicians with a passion for the products they service. We can help you keep your diesel engine running to OEM specifications.

Need help with your fuel/water separator, or any other part of your diesel vehicle? For repairs to all of your diesel equipment, come to IamDIESEL. Our facility is located at Western Turbo & Fuel Injection Ltd., 325 Eagle Drive in Winnipeg. Contact us online or by telephone toll-free at (800) 665-7556.