Don’t overlook truck DEF filter importance
It might be time to stop pointing the finger at the truck’s DPF and take a closer look at aftertreatment issues.
Diesel engine filtration tips for better fuel efficiency
Wix Filters’s tips for achieving the right balance of engine protection and efficiency.
How diesel engine filtration impacts fuel economy
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
Don’t guess diesel engine air filter useful life—know it with Senzit
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
Do this, not that, during diesel engine fuel filter maintenance
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
How diesel engine oil analysis works (and why you need to be doing it)
Today’s diesel engine oil isn’t your grandfather’s old engine oil. Several years back, a pair of new API diesel engine categories entered the market–CK-4 and FA-4. Both aimed to lower oil viscosity and boost fuel economy, while still providing the much needed engine protection. CK-4 replaced CJ-4 as the go-to fill for most engine manufacturers,
Diesel engine air filtration maintenance tips
Heavy-duty truck filtration is easy to take for granted. Hard-working filters keep engine and cab air clean, allowing both the driver and the diesel powerhouse to breathe deep. While filters become more efficient overtime, they reach a tipping point when they need some truck maintenance TLC. “If you ignore the diesel engine air filter long
How technology impacts diesel engine filtration
This time, I don’t just mean digital technology. The continued adoption of API FA-4 (as well as the switch to CK-4) engine oil is also a prime diesel engine technology change, in liquid form. We’ve also seen increasingly computer-driven engine operation that increased an engine’s flexibility within applications. As diesel engine technology has evolved, so
The engine impact on furloughed trucks that are ready to start
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a story of two extremes—some fleets have been running harder than ever delivering essential goods and other fleets have had to park their trucks. As states across the country reopen and business starts picking up, the maintenance needs of your furloughed trucks should be taken into consideration.
Where you’re going to see truck filter service issues first
Filtration is key to not only keeping your equipment running productively, but efficiently as well. A truck with a clogged fuel filter will both be hard to start and will increase its fuel usage, gobbling up the hard-earned MPG you spec’d toward. Donald Chilton, director of product management at Mann+Hummel Group, provider of Wix Filters,
The lowdown on engine components
A growing trend when it comes to engine oil is that many fleets are employing extended oil drain intervals for their trucks. This can be a time- and cost-saving practice, but only if your trucks are in an application that supports extended oil drain intervals. If it does end up being a smart move to go with extended oil drain intervals, know that your filtration system can handle it.
Identifying and fixing heavy-duty truck filter issues
Today’s heavy-duty engines have evolved to incorporate modern technology and to adhere to emissions regulations—and that means their components have had to evolve with them. From a maintenance standpoint, one result of this is that when a problem comes up, it’s not so simple to determine the root cause. Say, for instance, you think there’s