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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.

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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.


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.

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.

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.

Signs of Diesel Trouble…

If your diesel engine begins to belch excess smoke…

This could be caused by:

• Dirty air cleaner.

• Air intake system restriction.

• Cracked mounting flange/gasket missing.

• Fuel pump/injectors/valve timing incorrectly set.

• Wastegate mechanism set incorrectly.

• Turbocharger damaged.

If your diesel engine lacks Power…

This could be caused by:

• Dirty air cleaner.

• Air intake system restriction.

• Cracked mounting flange/gasket missing.

• Exhaust for foreign object restriction.

• Fuel pump/injectors/valve timing incorrectly set.

• Burnt valves and/or pistons.

• Turbocharger damaged

If your diesel engine is noisy…

Often the noise comes from air/gas leakage due to pre-turbine exhaust gas or an air/boost leaks.

Check all joints – if noise continues check turbocharger clearances and wheels for housing contact.

If your Turbocharger is seized or sluggish…


If the turbocharger rotor assembly has seized or is tight to rotate, this is often due to lubricating oil degradation, which can cause a high build up of carbon in the bearing housing interior restricting rotation. Insufficient or an intermittent drop in oil pressure can cause the rotor to seize, as can introducing dirt into the lubricating oil.

If your Turbocharger has worn or excessive clearance…

A turbocharger has specific axial and radial rotor clearances. These are sometimes mis-diagnosed as ‘worn bearings’ (See engine manual or come to Western Turbo.  If the clearances are out of specification the cause could be attributed to a lubricating oil problem, i.e. insufficient oil, dirt ingress, oil contamination with coolant.

If any of these signs appear, contact the diesel service experts at Western Turbo.  We will diagnose the problem and then either rebuild or replace your turbocharger.  For all your diesel engine repairs, see us at the Diesel Service Centre on 325 Eagle Road. Winnipeg.

Project Managers – Schedule Your Construction Equipment for Service Before Winter Comes

There’s an ongoing joke about the seasons here in Winnipeg – we only have two, winter and construction.

If you’re a project manager in the construction industry, you know that this statement is patently untrue. Construction never really stops. Of course, there are seasonal slowdowns, and the focus shifts from excavation to other work (owing to the frozen ground), but the construction industry continues to serve as the heartbeat of the economy, even in the dead of winter.

Now is the time to service your diesel equipment, for two reasons: first, the cold temperatures will place a great deal more stress on your machines and vehicles, and second, there will be a big influx of agricultural machinery being serviced once winter properly strikes, so by acting now you can beat the rush and eliminate wait times caused by conflicts with farmers getting their equipment maintenance done.

At Western Turbo, we are Winnipeg’s go-to service company for all types of diesel equipment. Basically, if it burns diesel fuel, we not only service it, but we are experts in diagnosis and upkeep of its systems. We maintain a large facility and more than 18 employees in all areas of our business. Our technicians are experienced and are continually upgrading their training. We have a full suite of diagnostic tools that use the OEM communication protocols your vehicle is equipped with to report troubles, and correct them using the industry’s best parts. We maintain exclusive distribution agreements with the major fuel injection, turbocharger, and diesel engine related product manufacturers.

So, when you’re readying your construction equipment for the rigors of our harsh Winnipeg winter, come to Western Turbo. Our facility is located at 325 Eagle Drive. Contact us online or by telephone toll-free at (800) 665-7556.

We Service Army Trucks Too!

One of our customer’s trucks that came in a few days ago!

We service all diesel vehicles – from your Ford or RAM diesel pick up trucks to tractors, loaders and army trucks! Just give us a call or drop by and see how we can help you with your diesel. Big or small, we’ll find a way to service your diesel vehicle in one of our 9 service bays!

Happy Holidays from the Team at Western Turbo!

As 2013 draws to a close, we are very grateful for the great year that we’ve had, here at Western Turbo.  We are also very grateful for our loyal customers – both old and new who make our jobs so enjoyable!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy holiday season. We look forward to continue serving you in 2014!

– The team at Western Turbo

Happy Holidays from IamDiesel!

At this time of year, we want to stop and say thank you to all of our customers for your business over the years.  It is our goal to offer the best diesel service and exceptional customer service to all of our customers.  We thank you for your loyalty and trust.

We wish everyone the best of the holiday season and a very happy New Year!  Enjoy the moments that the holidays bring and may you be surrounded by your friends and family as you celebrate.

– The Team at IamDiesel