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Good News Snowbirds!

If you’re among Manitoba’s snowbirds, this time of year is doubtless a busy one, filled with anticipation as your departure for the sunny climes of the American south draws near.

Don’t forget routine vehicle maintenance and repair as one of the things that’s best done in advance, to prevent surprises out there on the road.

Have your motorhome or tow vehicle inspected for mechanical fitness and reliability now, and do any needed repairs now when your vehicle isn’t your home. You’ll benefit from increased peace of mind when travelling, and you’ll also be able to take advantage of the exchange rate by paying for your inspection and repairs in Canadian dollars.

When you bring your RV to our Diesel Service Centre, you are entrusting it to some of the most dedicated and best-trained technicians in the industry. Our large facility and state of the art equipment means that we’re able to diagnose and service your equipment to OEM standards. Western Turbo has exclusive distribution agreements with the major fuel injection, turbocharger, and diesel engine related product manufacturers.

We really are experts in all things diesel, and we service more vehicles than just about anyone else. When you’re heading out on the road on the way to your sunny spot, you can rest assured that your RV will be running at its’ very best.

Visit IamDIESEL at Western Turbo and Fuel Injection, 325 Eagle Drive in Winnipeg. Contact us online or by telephone toll-free at (800) 665-7556

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For more than 55 years, ADS has been a recognized industry leader, dedicated to the
highest level of service on diesel fuel-injection and related systems. As diesel
maintenance becomes increasingly complex, ADS realizes that diesel technicians
must be versatile in today’s market and adapt to customers’ needs and to new
technologies. To help service shops meet these challenges, ADS provides
high-quality On-Engine Training to diesel technicians throughout North
America.

RV Maintenance Tips for The Cummins Diesel

Nothing can put a damper on that cross-country RV trip to see the grand-kids, like engine troubles in the middle of nowhere. Your Cummins diesel engine was built to give you hundreds of thousands of trouble-free miles on the road – provided you kick in a little TLC along the way.

Here are a few suggested precautions you can take to ensure your travel plans do indeed go as planned:

1. Idle Worship is a Sin – While it’s a good idea to let your Cummins diesel engine idle for about 10 seconds before take-off in normal weather conditions, you can avoid problems like overheating and carbon build-up by otherwise keeping the idling to a minimum.

2. Proper Diet is Essential – Yes, your engine needs to watch what it eats (or drinks) just like you. Keep a list handy of the recommended replacement parts and fluids for you Cummins. Avoid bargains if they mean straying from those prescribed for your engine model.

3. Take Her Temperature – Cummins recommends operating your engine under light load until the coolant temperature reaches 150 degrees.

4. Check Your Oil, Mister? – The suggested interval for changing the oil in your Cummins can vary with the model anywhere from 15,000 – 18,000 miles. Bear in mind that if your RV has been sitting in the driveway since last year’s trip to the Grand Canyon, you’ll want to replace that oil regardless of mileage. Always change the oil filter whenever you replace the oil.

Stay on top of your Cummins diesel RV’s maintenance schedule, keep accurate service records, and you’ll save yourself time for the really important things – like figuring out how to open those photo files the grand-kids sent to your email.

Creating a maintenance schedule for your RV engine

Your diesel RV required a significant investment on your part. Obviously, you will want to take good care of this investment so that you can get as much use out of it as possible. In addition, nothing can spoil an RV road trip faster than mechanical problems on the road.

Providing proper and ongoing maintenance for your diesel engine is essential to keep it in tip-top shape. A great way to make sure you keep on top of the engine maintenance is to write out a maintenance schedule and keep it in the RV. Take it out and give it a look-over, every time you get ready to head out.

So what should that maintenance schedule look like? Here are some basics to get you started.
Daily: Check your oil levels daily when it’s in use.
Per trip: Check your coolant levels before you start out.
6 month checkup: Coolant concentration
1 year/15,000 miles: Oil change. Replace oil and fuel filters. Check your air filter and change as recommended in your RV manual.
1 year/30,000 miles: Inspection of Fan Idler Pulley, Hub and Belt Tension. Visual inspection of your entire engine.
2 year/60,000 miles: Drain and flush of coolant. Inspection of vibration damper.

This is a generic listing. Check your engine manual for the specifics of your diesel engine and write up your own schedule. Having it written out on one sheet of paper as a checklist is much simpler than having to look up the details in your manual each time you get ready to hit the road.