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Visit Western Turbo at the Manitoba RV Show – March 10-13 2016!

“GO & GET EXPLORING!” at this year’s Manitoba RV Show and discover the latest in the RV camping and leisure industry. Western Turbo and IamDIESEL, The Diesel Service Centre, will be on hand as an exhibitor as the Manitoba RV Show partners with the Winnipeg Golf Expo in the newly-renovated RBC Convention Centre in downtown Winnipeg. Two shows for the price of one!

The technicians at The Diesel Service Centre are experts in what it takes to keep your RV in tip top shape for even the longest summer road trips! Whether you’re in need of regular maintenance for your RV, repairs or maintenance of your diesel motorhome, or repair and maintenance of your tow vehicle, we have the expertise you need.

The show begins on Thursday, March 10th at 3:00pm and ends on Sunday, March 13th at 5:00pm. Not only that, but ladies get in free and pay no admission all day on Thursday, March 10th, so bring the whole family and come explore your next adventure.

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

Have You Had Your RV Safetied Lately?

RV repair, RV service, RV maintenance

When you get your vehicle safety checked, attention is paid to the brakes, lights, turn signals, and suspension. If one of these things malfunctions, your life can be in clear and present danger. One of the items that can be overlooked when you get a “safety” inspection is the vehicle’s powertrain. In some circumstances, your ability to “go” is almost as important as your ability to stop when it comes to the safety of your vehicle and its occupants.

If your car breaks down during your morning commute, it’s likely an inconvenience, but nothing more. You call for help, a tow truck arrives and takes your car to the mechanic, and you have to find another way to get to work for a day or so.

If you are travelling in your RV, however, a breakdown can be more serious. You and your family can be stranded somewhere out of the way, miles from help.

That’s why it’s important to include powertrain diagnostics as part of your safety inspection routine. Trust your diesel RV to the Diesel experts. IAmDIESEL is the diesel service centre at Western Turbo and fuel injection. We are Winnipeg’s premiere diesel service centre. Our technicians have expertise specific to diesel engines, heavy-duty transmissions, and the array of specific sensors and computer equipment particular to your vehicle’s engine.

We can assess your vehicle’s general roadworthiness, as well as the ability of your powertrain to provide you trouble free service on your upcoming travels.  Complete our online form for a callback or call us at 1-800-665-7556 today to schedule an appointment. IAmDIESEL has 9 fully equipped service bays and a staff of fully qualified technicians ready to take care of your RV’s needs.

Visit Us at the Manitoba RV Show – March 13-15, 2015!

“GO & GET EXPLORING!” at this year’s Manitoba RV Show and discover the latest in the RV camping and leisure industry. Western Turbo and IamDIESEL, The Diesel Service Centre, will be on hand as an exhibitor as the Manitoba RV Show fills two floors of the RBC Convention Centre in downtown Winnipeg.

The technicians at The Diesel Service Centre are experts in what it takes to keep your RV in tip top shape for even the longest summer road trips! Whether you’re in need of regular maintenance for your RV, repairs or maintenance of your diesel motorhome, or repair and maintenance of your tow vehicle, we have the expertise you need.

The show begins on Friday, March 13th at noon and ends on Sunday, March 15th at 5:00pm. Not only that, but ladies get in free and pay no admission all day on Friday, March 13th, so bring the whole family and come explore your next adventure.

The Joy of Driving A Recreational Vehicle

There’s a certain joy in getting away from home. When you choose an RV vacation, you can escape but take all the comforts of home with you. Thanks to several decades of evolution in materials and technology, today’s recreational vehicles (motorhomes and towables) offer a very high level of comfort while maintaining fuel efficiency and drivability that was unheard of in the past.

You don’t need a special license to drive most RVs or tow most trailers in Canada. If you’re an experienced driver, you should have no trouble picking up the skills required to take your vacation on the road. Here are some tips to help you get ready:

  1. Practice before you hit the highway. Because your RV or tow vehicle/trailer combination is bigger than you are used to, it can take a little bit to adapt to the larger turning radius and increased acceleration time and stopping distance. It’s better to test your skills and equipment out close to home, where you can easily return and make adjustments if you need.
  2. Make sure your equipment is in top shape before you take to the road. RVs and trailers have some specific maintenance needs – bearings need to be greased, propane systems need to be purged, etc.  Because you’ll be burning more fuel than a regular passenger vehicle, your pollution footprint will be bigger, too.  Take your vehicle for service to save money and the environment.
  3. When you’re planning your vacation, book as many campgrounds as you can ahead of time. Make sure you’re selecting a site that matches the type of equipment that you have.
  4. Remember – safety first. Many people schedule hectic drives between campgrounds on their vacation. Remember, the RV experience is as much about the journey as it is the destination. Stay safe, relax, and use the time to stay out of the rat race.

IamDiesel at Western Turbo and Fuel Injection has the knowledge and equipment necessary to help prepare your diesel RV or tow vehicle for the road this summer. Visit us at our clean, modern facility at 325 Eagle Drive in Winnipeg.

RV Maintenance Tips: Fuel for Thought and Idle Suggestions

With fuel costs soaring, like most RV’ers you’re scrambling for ways to save both diesel and dollars.
Fortunately, there are some effective means for cutting down on your engine’s fuel consumption and at the same time extending the life of your RV’s engine.

One of the most common practices among RV motorists which can make a significant difference in fuel cost as well as engine performance is over-idling. Often done under the mistaken assumption that it is necessary for proper engine performance, idling for extended periods has some adverse consequences beyond the cost of wasted fuel.

Your RV’s diesel engine has a specific operating temperature, with a cooling system matched to those specifications. The coolant is most effective at higher engine RPM’s. Idling for too long, consequently, runs a greater risk of engine overheat than driving the vehicle at speed from a stop.

Additionally, over-idling will result in carbon build-up in your engine, which will not only hinder its performance, but increase required maintenance and potentially shorten its life.

When it does come time to roll up to the pumps for refueling, it’s also time to check a few other items: tire pressure, fuel filter(s); look for signs of leakage under your engine. It’s also advisable to refuel more frequently so as to avoid water condensation in your fuel lines.

Every little bit helps when it comes to getting the most out of your fuel dollars, and your RV’s diesel engine.