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How to Recognize Diesel Fuel Problems

At IAmDIESEL Diesel Service Centre at Western Turbo, we hear a lot of kudos.  About what we do to help our customers keep their diesel vehicles in tip-top repair, sure, but more often we hear our customers rave about how happy they are with their diesel vehicles.  If sales figures are any indication, the interest in diesel as an alternative to gasoline as the fuel of choice for many Canadians is only going to intensify.

On the flip side, we also hear when our customers aren’t happy.  When their diesel vehicles aren’t performing as expected, they’ll bring them to us.  Many times, the fault is not with the vehicle itself, but with the fuel they’ve been putting in it.  Today’s diesel vehicles are precision engineered, performance-oriented machines.  If the fuel provided to the vehicle isn’t up to the task, there are going to be problems.  Here are some of the tell-tale signs of problems with your fuel supply:

The fuel itself:

Does the diesel fuel you’re putting in seem darker in colour than usual?  Does it appear hazy when you hold it up to the light?  Does it smell bad compared to the fuel you’re used to putting in your vehicle?  If it does, there’s a pretty good chance that it’s past its prime, or has picked up some contamination.  Even something as simple as a little bit of water in a large tank of diesel fuel can have a negative impact on fuel appearance and more importantly, vehicle performance.

Symptoms on the road:

Does your vehicle lack its usual “get up and go”, and have you recently changed fuel suppliers?  A loss of power and difficulty in getting to your desired RPM range often signifies bad fuel. Excess smoke from the tailpipe, poor fuel economy, and a prematurely clogged particulate filter can also be a sign of fuel troubles.

Engine Damage

Using poor quality fuel over a protracted period will have an impact on your engine.  The biggest indicator that there’s been an ongoing fuel quality problem is dirty and pitted injectors.

IamDIESEL Diesel Service Centre is the service branch of Western Turbo, Winnipeg’s premier diesel centre.  We are diesel professionals, knowledgeable and passionate about all things diesel. No matter what diesel vehicle you own, we pride ourselves on being the best place to bring it for service.

Chevrolet Cruz Great Package All Around

Get in the fight — the fight to conserve energy, that is. The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel allows you to stand up for the cause, without sacrificing style and performance. With its stunning exterior appearance, five-star safety rating, engine performance torque assessments which are comparable to those of a V6, and the number one fuel efficiency rating of any new car currently being offered in Canada, you can have it all. That’s right, now you can have it all with the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel.

The 2014 Cruze’s sleek exterior appearance not only looks extraordinary, with windswept lines and a variety of trim packages, which include a great looking selection of grille, rocker panel, and wheel choices, it is also on the cutting edge of automotive aerodynamic technology. The interior features a classy two-tone color scheme, MyLink infotainment system, with integrated LCD touchscreen and voice recognition.  The front seating offers plenty of adjustment and is supportive and comfortable; the trunk is huge, as well.

Under the hood, the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder utilizes advanced fuel system components, selective catalyst reduction, particulate filtration system, and a linear exhaust gas recirculation valve to meet strict Tier 2 Bin 5 diesel emission standards, while reducing engine noise and vibration levels to a minimum. The diesel engine produces a class leading 151-horsepower and a whopping 264 lb.-ft. of torque. Despite the impressive power of the 2014 Cruze, it boasts a 4.2L/100km (67 mpg)-highway estimated fuel efficiency rating, making it the most fuel efficient gasoline or diesel powered 2014 model available for sell in Canada. The six-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment on the Cruze Diesel.

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel features surprisingly quick throttle response from a stop , turning out a zero-to-one-hundred kilometer per hour time of around six-seconds. The Cruze performs flawlessly in highway traffic, with nimble handling and loads of acceleration from the increased horsepower and torque ratings. The Cruze diesel does sound different than its gasoline powered counterpart, but Chevrolet’s added sound insulation in the diesel model makes for a quiet ride.