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Preventive Diesel Fleet Maintenance Key to Engine Longevity


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.

Servicing Diesel Fleet Winnipeg

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.


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.

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.

Buying A Diesel Vehicle?

There are a lot of reasons to choose a diesel engine as the power plant in your next vehicle. Diesel is more economical than a comparable gasoline powered vehicle, provides plenty of power for acceleration and towing (thanks to turbocharging), and diesel vehicles tend to last far longer than the average, and provide very reliable service.

There are a few things you should consider when shopping for a diesel car or truck:

Get it Inspected
Yes, diesel engines last a long time, but they’re not infallible. We recommend that you participate in the Canadian Automobile Association’s Pre-Purchase Inspection Program. The Diesel Service Centre at Western Turbo is an Approved Auto Repair Service, which means that we meet the tough standards the CAA sets out for repair shops. They recognize our knowledge, experience, and level of expertise in dealing with our customers. We provide inspection of diesel vehicles to a large number of area car dealers, who recognize that we’re the experts in diesel.

CAA recommends that you have a Pre-Purchase Inspection before buying a used vehicle, before your warranty expires, and before any major repairs, to help you make informed decisions that work for you.

Use Only Quality Replacement Parts
Because they’re going to be called on to work long and hard, it’s important to use only the best quality parts when repairing your diesel vehicle’s powertrain. We pride ourselves in providing a wide variety of parts for your vehicle, all of which meet our (and your manufacturer’s) exacting standards for quality and longevity. Maintained correctly, your diesel engine is designed to provide you years of trouble free service. Don’t invite problems by using substandard components when fixing it.

For expert diesel service in Winnipeg, come to the diesel service centre at Western Turbo. Our facility is located at 325 Eagle Drive. Contact us online or by telephone toll-free at (800) 665-7556

A Special Truck Needs Special Care – The Basics of Maintaining Your Diesel Truck

Maybe once the shine wore off your brand spanking new diesel truck, you started to think of it as just another vehicle that you can maintain like the others.

But diesel engine care is different than the norm, and keeping your engine in good running condition requires some tender loving care. Here are 5 basic tips to keep in mind when planning the maintenance of your diesel truck.

Come and see the team at the Diesel Service Centre for all of your diesel questions and needs.

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Diesel – It’s All We Do

When your diesel vehicle needs service or repair, you’ve got some choices on where to take it. You can trust your rig in the hands of a mechanic who occasionally works on diesels, or you can take it to the place where diesel is all we do. At the Diesel Service Centre, we focus all of our training and experience on diesel engine repair and maintenance, and nothing else.

Automotive technology, like so much else, has grown increasingly complex over the years. It only makes sense that service technicians who devote all of their attention to one primary mission would be better equipped and trained to handle that one job. In service centers that offer a variety of services for different vehicles, that focus and training are, by necessity, divided. Work space and equipment availability are equally limited by that need for diversity. At Diesel Service Centre, every technician,
every tool, part and piece of equipment is there for just one job – servicing your diesel equipment.

This singleness of purpose is what makes Diesel Service Centre the experts in diesel repair and maintenance. It’s allowed us to accumulate a wealth of experience in that one discipline. Because it’s all we do, you can rest assured that we’ll provide you the most comprehensive knowledge and expertise for all of your diesel needs. So when you’ve got a job to do with your diesel rig, take it to the folks whose only job, is diesel.

Diesel Engine Maintenance

One of the great benefits of diesel ownership is the average lifespan of diesel engines. With fewer parts and a generally lower rpm operating range, diesel engines can last significantly longer than their gasoline counterparts. Provided you keep it properly maintained, your diesel engine will last you many thousands of miles.

Maintenance schedules vary by make and model, so you’ll need to consult the manufacturer’s documentation for your specific engine. The following is a general list of maintenance tasks for any diesel engine.

Replace Air Filter – Diesel fuel burns via compression, so adequate airflow is a must. Use a visual indicator which will change color when the filter requires replacement.

Replace Oil Filter – Incomplete combustion can cause sulfur and carbon build-up. Use of high quality, OEM filters are essential to engine performance.

Check Coolant – Diesel engines operate under high pressure and temperatures. If not already equipped, it’s a good idea to install a coolant warning indicator on your vehicle’s dashboard.

Replace Fuel Filter – A good rule of thumb is to replace the fuel filter every 10000 kilometers. Again, consult the owner’s manual for manufacturer’s recommended interval.

Inspect Engine Gaskets – Due to the high operating pressures of a diesel engine, there is a great deal of stress placed on the gaskets of its fittings. Look for cracks or signs of wear, and replace all gaskets when you find any that require changing.

Maintenance: The Key to Extending the Life of Your Diesel Truck

You finally got that diesel truck you’ve been drooling over. It’s big. It’s bad. And it’ll last forever, right? Well…almost. Diesel engines are built to last, that is true, but like any engine it does require ongoing maintenance in order to reach its life potential. If you expect to be riding around in that beauty for a number of years after it’s paid for, you’ll want to treat her right.

Here are a few tips to make sure that truck has a long healthy life.

  1. Follow the manufacturers recommendations for routine maintenance. They built the engine; they know what it needs to keep it in good running condition. Change the oil and oil filters according to the schedule in the manual. Better quality approved lubricants can also be a very good option. Do a periodic oil analysis to test for contaminants. Don’t neglect that fuel filter either. She’s your baby, make sure she gets changed!
  2. Pay attention to those gauges, they aren’t there for decoration. Monitor your engine coolant levels and exhaust temps; keep an eye on your pressure gauges for oil and boost as well.
  3. Using a high quality, OE approved fuel conditioner, like Stanadyne Performance Formula or Lubricity Formula available at The Diesel Service Centre is a sure way to avoid expensive injector or fuel injection pump replacement.
  4. Quality parts make a quality engine. Don’t settle for a cheaper price, if it also means cheaper quality. Look for those lifetime warranty parts. If you’ve replaced it once, you don’t want to have to pay for another replacement down the line.
  5. Don’t let just any mechanic work on your truck. Talk with a few friends who’ve had their trucks for awhile, get their recommendations. The technicians at The Diesel Service Centre are trained to meet the specific needs of diesel engine care.

These are just the basics, but if you take care of the minors, you likely prevent some of those majors from happening. The Diesel Service Centre found at www.IamDiesel.com can direct you to solutions to keep your investment in top condition.