Category Archives: Diesel Vehicles Canada

2016 Colorado 2.8L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel

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!

2016 Nissan Titan® with 5.0L V8 Cummins Turbo Diesel

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!

RAM Trucks 3.0L EcoDiesel Makes Ward’s Top 10 Engine List 2 Years Running

There was a lot of excitement generated back in 2013 when Chrysler announced that a diesel engine would be available on the 2014 half-ton Ram pickups. To get a diesel from any other manufacturer on the continent, you need to look at the ¾ ton offerings – Ford’s F250 or GM’s 2500 series.

There was some doubt cast when it was announced that Ram wasn’t giving the business to Cummins, who have an available 5 Litre power plant that’s just begging to be put in a Light truck, but instead would be using a smaller 3 Litre V6 engine from Italy’s VM Motori, a company that Chrysler/Fiat had a relationship with. Indeed, that relationship would become more solid almost immediately, as following the announcement that the Ram half-ton would use the company’s engine, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bought the company in its entirety, paying handsomely for the large portion that was previously owned by General Motors.

Despite initial reservations, the EcoDiesel has proven itself to be a very popular engine. Though outsold by Chrysler’s gasoline offerings, fuel conscious consumers can now choose to pay the premium price of the engine in exchange for head-turning mileage numbers – 20 mpg in the city, and 28 on the highway for the 2 wheel drive model. The four wheel drive numbers are equally impressive 19/27.

EcoDiesel performance is also very good. The 3.0 puts out 240 horsepower and 420 foot-pounds of torque, enough to haul 1600 pounds, and tow 9200 pounds. Drivability ratings have been fantastic, in large part thanks to Chrysler’s 8-Speed Torqueflite transmission.

Despite a relatively small (3000 units) recall caused by exhaust fumes entering the cabin, consumer reviews of the EcoDiesel equipped Ram have been very positive, and the power plant has made it to Ward’s list of the 10 best engines for both the 2014 and 2015 model years.

At IAMDiesel, we applaud Chrysler’s willingness to put a diesel engine in a smaller truck, and we’re hoping other manufacturers will follow suit. No matter the make or size of your diesel vehicle, we’re proud to support you with the best service in Manitoba. We are located in the Diesel Service Centre at Western Turbo, 325 Eagle Drive in Winnipeg. Contact us online or by telephone toll-free at (800) 665-7556.

New Product! Parker/Racor Filter Element for Navistar Engines

Do you have a vehicle equipped with the Navistar 6.4L diesel engine?

If you do, you’ll be glad to know that Parker/Racor is now offering replacement fuel filter cartridges for the Navistar MaxxForce 7 Engine manufactured between 2010 and 2013.

These filters aren’t just every bit as good as the OEM parts installed on your vehicle. They are the OEM parts.

Why Parker Racor Filters?
Today’s diesel engines are manufactured to very close tolerances, and the injection systems are incredibly complex. These engines can have their performance drastically reduced, or even suffer expensive damage when contaminated fuel is introduced.

As a result, diesel fuels have increased in quality, but frontline protection in the form of on-board filtration is the best defense for your truck and your wallet. Most customers, when seeking protection for their investments, trust the manufacturer of their equipment to make recommendations about preventive maintenance. After all, they built the machine, so they know best how to keep it running optimally.

At IAMDiesel, we’re thrilled to add Parker Racor filters for Navistar engines to our list of available parts. No matter what make your vehicle, we consider it our mission to find the best solutions for your needs.

To get the most from your diesel vehicle, visit IAMDiesel.

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