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What’s New For Diesel Pick Ups for 2019

It’s a new year, which means new products and technology. This season’s trucks have some of the most advanced and efficient diesel engines ever designed.

John Moroney from Motoringresearch.com posted a blog in October, 2018 with a list of updates they were able to find on upcoming options.

Chevrolet Colarado/GMC Canyon
In 2019, Chevy’s Colorado is offering the option of a Duramax turbodiesel with 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque.

Ford F-150
This ever popular truck can now have a 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke turbodiesel with 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft. and an excellent 25 mpg.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500
Both of these trucks will have Duramax 3.0 liter inline-six diesel paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Dodge Ram 1500
This is all new for this year and will have an EcoDiesel. The last iteration of that engine had 240 horsepower and 420-lb-ft.

Nissan Titan XD
The XD offers an optional 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel V8 with 555 lb-ft of torque and 310 horsepower.

Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350
Both can be upgraded to a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel with 450 horsepower and a monster of torque at 935 lb-ft.

Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD plus 3500HD
The optional Duramax 6.6-liter V8 offers a whopping 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque.

Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500
The inline-six has a number of option depending on the transmission choice. An added benefit is this engine is claimed to go 15,000 miles between oil changes.

The technicians at Western Turbo are ready and up to date on all changes for 2019. If you’re not ready for a new model and want to keep your diesel running great, contact us to set up your next service.  With 9 service bays, Western Canada’s best diesel diagnostics, and an extensive parts inventory, Western Turbo will keep you Manitoba road ready, regardless of the age of your diesel. Our diagnostic service will help you to determine whether we can rebuild or recondition your part to save you money.

Think of Western Turbo as Diesel Service and More…  Call us today at 1 800 665 7556 to book an appointment or to chat with us about your diesel.

 

Biodiesel Will Shorten Your Filter Life. What’s the Best Filter Option?

Did you know Manitoba has mandated a minimum average 2% biodiesel for all diesel fuel sales by volume?  Due to potential gelling issues in our cold winters, winter fuel has very little biodiesel added, so to meet regulations summer fuel typically has up to 5% or more by volume. This can have an effect on your diesel vehicles performance, and it’s fuel filter life expectancy.

Razor Fuel Filters from Western Turbo

Biodiesel reduces filter life

Racor has participated in several biodiesel filtration field tests with major OEMs. Racor is actively participating in industry-wide research and development on biodiesel fuel filtration and water separation challenges. Development of technology to support the use of all biofuels is ongoing at Racor Division.

Biodiesel tends to shorten filter life and most biodiesels have a low “interfacial tension” – meaning water easily disperses and dissolves in the fuel, greatly reducing efficiency for all types of water separators and coalescers. Racor makes fuel filters capable of handling biodiesel for almost all domectic diesel applications.

Racor’s ultra high quality synthetic rubber compounds perform equally well in biodiesel and standard diesel. Seals subject to biodiesel exposure are generally replaced at the same time as the replacement filter. Racor uses all materials compatible with up to 20% biodiesel blend. Above 20% may require material changes to dynamic seals that are not normally replaced at element change-outs.

For expert information on fuel filters, diesel parts, service and diagnostics, give us a call at 1 800 665 7556 or send us an email to info@westernturbo.com

Do Diesel Engine Performance Modules Really Work?

It is widely known that by manipulating your diesel engine’s fuel strategy you can enhance a diesel’s performance and fuel economy.

By using a performance module such as Ag Diesel Solutions you can alter the fuel strategy of your diesel by making fueling more efficient.  The performance module gains horsepower and efficiency by altering the signal to the ECM. A performance module allows you to run different fueling strategies through timing, pressures etc.  This results in better response and power. Simply put, a module is designed to increase the efficiency of the fuel delivery.

It is not uncommon to realize 10% to 20% savings in fuel economy while increasing horsepower.

Give us a call at Western Turbo, Manitoba’s diesel service centre to see if an Ag Diesel performance module is right for your diesel application.