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Keep Your Diesel Cool In The Summer Heat

Summer heat is here, and a cool running diesel should be high on your priority list to optimize your diesel’s efficiency. By prioritizing the monitoring of your cooling system during the hot summer months you might just escape the heat of summer problem free.  As the temperatures rise, your diesel’s cooling system has to work overtime to keep the engine temperature down. Your engine cools by the water pump pushing a mixture of antifreeze and water through small channels in and around the engine block and the heads. This mixture soaks up some of the heat as it runs by the different moving components on its way back to the radiator, where the fan and the outside air re-cools the mixture to repeat the process again. This is an ongoing progression, and critical to your diesel engine’s performance.  Any interruption to the cooling process could mean expensive repairs or even an engine replacement.

Don’t let the summer heat get to your diesel

Have your diesel coolant system flushed and refilled with the recommended amount of fresh antifreeze. Western Turbo will check out the entire system while we are at it.  By flushing and refilling the system, you will also minimize any corrosion that gradually developed in the system over time. Our inspection includes checking the condition of all the belts and hoses. as well as inspecting the thermostat and fan operation. 

Don’t be stranded by a coolant system failure.  Let the diesel experts at Western Turbo give you the peace of mind to stay cool this summer.

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

2 Tips to Keep Your Diesel Fresh This Summer

Whether you are using your diesel for fun or for work, there is nothing more frustrating than a breakdown.  In the summer, many issues are related to your engine overheating.  Here are two tips that can keep you motoring during the hot summer months.

Get a Coolant Flush

As temperatures rise during our Manitoba summer, your diesel’s cooling system has to work hard to keep the engine temperature down. The temperature control occurs by the water pump pushing a mixture of antifreeze and water through small channels in and around the engine block and cylinder head.

The mixture soaks up some of the heat as it runs by the different components on its way to the radiator. Then the fan and the outside air cool the mixture. Any interruption to the cooling process could be cause for overheating and engine failure. Now is a great time to bring your diesel to Western Turbo to have your coolant system inspected, flushed, and filled with new coolant. The flush will eliminate any corrosion that develops in the system.

Diesel Oil Change

Oil is an important and often overlooked component to reduce engine heat.  Your diesel has many moving parts, and the metal to metal friction adds to the engine temperature.  A scheduled diesel oil change at Western Turbo will ensure that your engine is well lubricated and will run cooler.

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