The technology used in diesel trucks and diesel engines has advanced quite a bit in recent years as diesel trucks have transitioned from ultra-low sulfur diesel to biodiesel.
While changes such as DPF filters and common rail injection systems have helped improve the mpg in diesel trucks while cutting down on emissions, it’s still important for diesel truck owners to keep their vehicles in peak shape. In fact, up to 90% of turbocharger failures are due to dirt in the oil, high exhaust gas temperatures, inadequate oil supply, or penetration of foreign bodies in the turbine.
With that in mind, here are some tips for upkeep of diesel trucks:
- For diesel turbochargers, it’s important to let a truck idle for a few minutes upon startup. Turbochargers play an important role in helping a diesel truck run efficiently and hitting the gas immediately upon startup is a bad idea. Leave some time for the oil to find the various crannies and nooks of the engine first.
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