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Protecting the Modern Engine
November 9, 2020

Engines have come a long way over the years in terms of performance and efficiency. Although the basic functionality has remained the same, it seems as if every year some type of new technology is released that pushes the envelope just a little further. This has been happening since the beginning, so by now those

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Understanding Wax Crystal Formation
October 23, 2020

Every diesel owner understands the hardships that follow the drop in temperatures. With Winter right around the corner, it is time to start preparing for problems that will arise, and try to be a step ahead of them before they become overbearing. Part of that preparation should be to understand how cold weather will affect

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10 Items to Complete Before Storing Your Camper
October 3, 2020

As the temperature starts to dip lower it is time to start prepping for the upcoming winter season. If you own a camper of any type – Motorhome, travel trailer or pop up – it means more than just prepping the plumbing system from old man winter. With the proper care and attention, your home

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Should I Be Using Additives on my New Vehicle
September 26, 2020

For most of us 2020 hasn’t been a spectacular year. Perhaps you were fortunate enough to be able to buy a new vehicle. Now that you’ve dropped down some major cash on your new ride, you might be thinking to yourself, how do I protect my investment? The first step is basic vehicle maintenance such

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What in diesel fuel?
September 19, 2020

Water is common in diesel fuel systems. How does water get into your fuel? To begin with, diesel fuel is mildly hygroscopic; it attracts and absorbs moisture from out of the air. Also, water often enters the fuel system from poorly maintained storage tanks at diesel fuel retailers. If water is not removed from the

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DPF Filter cut-a-way
September 13, 2020

If you drive a truck made anytime over the last decade (2007 and later) you have a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) system on your truck to meet emissions standards. The system catches the remaining particles after the combustion cycle of your engine, similar to a catalytic converter on gas engines. Most of the time you

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Tire Air Pressure
September 4, 2020

This weekend you might be heading out of town to enjoy the last weekend of summer. If you are going for a hike, visiting friends and family, or just leaving town to hit the open road be sure you make sure your vehicle is ready before leaving home. When it comes to fuel economy tire

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Podcast_Stiction_2GuysGarage
August 20, 2020

The Einstein of Additives, Chris Gabrelcik of Hot Shot’s Secret, returns for another informative podcast in which he demystifies viscosity; discusses the endless learning curve involved in developing problem-specific solutions for friction; and amazes the guys with tales of the World’s Fastest 7.3, his 11 Diesel World Records, and the very real 100,000 mile oil

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Internal Diesel Injector Deposits IDIDs
August 14, 2020

Hearing the words Internal Diesel Injector Deposits (IDIDs) can strike fear in any diesel truck owner. They rob your truck of efficiency and power; causing you and your wallet to sweat. While you may think injector deposits have been around for years and can be cleaned up with a little fuel injector cleaner from the

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