What to focus on when it comes to heavy-duty truck diesel engine coolant maintenance.
It might be time to stop pointing the finger at the truck’s DPF and take a closer look at aftertreatment issues.
When changing a truck’s cabin air filters, it’s important to be particularly careful about those below the windshield.
It’s amazing how challenging it can be to find the right part, even something as seemingly simple as a diesel engine filter. After all, a filter is a filter, right? “Not all filters are created equal,” noted David Studley, lube and oil filter product manager, Fleetguard, who went on to explain that it would be
It can seem simple at the time—your diesel engine is due for service, requiring fuel and/or oil filters and your in-the-moment cost consciousness awakens. Yet that momentary decision has consequences that can ripple through your entire diesel engine lifecycle. Filtration impacts your engine’s fuel efficiency and its oil drain intervals—all things that add to its
How do you know when you’re going to have an engine service need? Sure, you run the recommended drain intervals and your vast years of knowledge can lend to correct gut decisions more often than not, but still… The roads trucks roll down are challenging, the demands are unceasing. What if you had the clairvoyance
Every fleet is feeling pain at the diesel pumps. As fuel prices continue to pummel bottom lines, the way to eke out even more fuel efficiency is to focus down on the details–nitty-gritty maintenance practices and component selections that will boost profitability. So let’s take a look at proper diesel engine oil maintenance practices that
It’s easy to tune out the massive amount of truck telematics coming at you and focus on what you know from years of experience, but turning a blind eye to diesel engine data can cost you in the short- and long-term. The piston-pumping heart of your rolling iron deserves as much attention as your own
Trucks operate in harsh conditions—ragged roads, dusty trails, and long stretches of highway through untamed elements. The diesel engine filtration system—air, oil, fuel—is the first line of engine defense from unwanted contaminants. They work hard so that your equipment can work harder, and it’s imperative that you keep a close eye on engine filtration if
Every fault code alert can feel like a maintenance mystery—a “whodunit” of symptoms that service sleuths have to parse through to find the root cause of the issue. Consider a fault that indicates the engine is losing power. The check engine light comes on, the truck de-rates and the first question in the service-minded process
Diesel fuel has grabbed fleet managers’ attention. As diesel prices spike, it’s important to keep a close watch on your fuel filters to ensure your trucks’ diesel engines are operating as efficiently as possible. Though it can seem straight forward (check the fuel filter, got it), fuel filtration maintenance gets … tricky. “Fuel filtration is
The North American Truck Writers, a committee of transportation and logistics writers, announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition that Donaldson Filter Minder Connect is the winner of the 2022 Jim Winsor Technical Achievement Award for its connected IoT filtration monitoring solution. The annual award spotlights products or services