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40th Anniversary Celebration a Hit With Customers

On May 15th, Western Turbo opened it’s doors to the public and celebrated 40 years in business. From humble beginnings in 1979, Western has grown to provide the best diesel service and parts in Manitoba.

The celebration took place at 325 Eagle Drive, home of Western’s modern 9 bay service centre. Visitors were greeted with tours, vendor displays, food vendors, silent auction and a big birthday cake celebrating the 40th birthday.

Thanks to the generosity of our customers, Western Turbo was able to match the $587 dollars raised in the silent auction and send a cheque for that amount to both the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter and Siloam Mission.

Western Turbo president Jeff Esslinger shown above presenting a cheque to Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.

We wish to thank all of our customers for their support of our birthday! We look forward to seeing you soon at Western Turbo. Diesel Service and More.

Preventive Diesel Fleet Maintenance Key to Engine Longevity

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE?

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.

NEXT STEP

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.

 

turbocharger service

 

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.

Where is Your Turbocharger from?

Dealers and garages are being warned not to fit cheap turbochargers to cars after a series of engine failures following the installation of counterfeit turbochargers.

You get what you pay for

Counterfeit turbochargers replicate the OEM tags and part numbers and try to pass them off as genuine. They are built out of very poor quality material, and are prone to short life failures. One of the issues with these turbos is containment failure.

Turbocharger Western Turbo

In the case of a wheel-burst failure, the disintegrating compressor debris can exit through the compressor cover

This event is like a hand grenade going off.

A turbocharger is a complex piece of engineering.  If standards are not high for remanufacturing, then the customer could be in for a host of problems relating to the poor performance, or the turbocharger literally exploding.

Dealing with a reputable diesel parts and service facility like Western Turbo ensures that your new or remanufactured turbocharger is of the highest standards and guaranteed to perform.  We only provide you with quality diesel turbochargers from quality manufacturers like Holset, Garrett, and Borg Warner/Schwitzer.   Before replacing, we can diagnose your existing turbocharger and offer you a quality rebuild if that makes the most sense.

Just another reason why Western Turbo is Manitoba’s diesel service centre

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!

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!

Parker Racor’s Top Picks – Now Available at Western Turbo

At Western Turbo, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a wide selection of the best names in OEM and aftermarket parts for your diesel vehicle. We’re happy to announce some new offerings from Parker Racor, one of the top names in fuel filtration technology. Among the whole host of products they offer, we’re especially pleased to offer the following three items, Parker Racor’s top picks.

Pick #1
PFF54529 Fuel Filter Water Separator for HD Ram Truck
The Ram HD trucks with the Cummins 6.7 Diesel are very popular, and the availability of a replacement filter from the OEM supplier sure makes a lot of our customers happy. This is an element for the frame-mounted filter under the cab on the 2014 Ram HD.

Pick #2
PFF33286 Fuel Filter Element Kit for the Navistar 6.4L MaxxForce Engine
This kit is a top seller, and includes both primary and secondary fuel filter elements for a variety of applications that use the MaxxForce 7 engine.

Pick #3
PFL33264 Engine Lube Oil Element for Navistar Engines
Another popular kit, this part is the OEM engine lube oil replacement element for Navistar engines. It fits Navistar MaxxForce 7 6.4L engines in four-wheel drive applications.

Parker Racor is pleased to make these parts available via Western Turbo, because we service more diesels than anyone else locally, and everyone deserves the quality of an OEM part. When it comes to filtration equipment for your diesel vehicle, there’s great wisdom to be had in keeping it real.

For repairs to all of your diesel equipment, come to Western Turbo. Our facility is located at 325 Eagle Drive. Contact us online or by telephone (204) 632-1366 or toll-free at (800) 665-7556.

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 Western Turbo, we remain committed to diesel engines, in all vehicles. If you’ve got concerns about your vehicle’s engine, emissions equipment, or anything else, come to us. Our facility is located at 325 Eagle Drive. 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!