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Category Archives: Diesel

How often do I change my diesel fuel filter?

Your fuel filter should be changed every 15,000 miles. This is due to the fact that in Oregon we don't always get the best fuel and many times it has contaminates in it that will cause your engine to run poorly. If you know that you've gotten bad fuel then you should have your fuel filter changed to make sure that all of that contamination is caught before it reaches your engine. Depending on the type of contamination in the fuel it could damage your injectors, pumps and other components in your fuel system.     Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Why should I change my diesel engine oil

We've had a lot of questions recently about what maintenance should be performed on diesel engines and diesel engines. We will be doing a weekly series specifically for diesels to address concerns and questions. If you have a questions that you would like us to answer please give a call at 541-791-2886 or email me and we will do our best to answer your questions.  Today we are going to talk about your oil change and why it's so important. I know it sounds simple and something that can be "put off" but really so important. When you go to long between oil changes then your oil gets dirty and that oil is what goes through your injectors. Dirty oil can clog your injector making it not work properly and even damage it beyond repair. We recommend that you change your engines oil every 5,000 miles to prevent this from occurring. With proper maintenance your engine will last for as long as you want it to.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy A ... read more

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Why won't my diesel truck start?

Why won't my diesel truck start?

Anytime that your vehicle doesn't want to start it can be frustrating. It can be anything from a bad starter, ignition switch to an issue with your glow plugs.  We're here to take care of you and all of your automotive needs. From gas to diesel, hybrid and electric we take care of all makes and models.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Diesel pickups and you

Diesel pickups and you

Where to start...well for one I have a love for a good diesel pickup (please don't tell my husband I don't really care about which brand), and I don't mean the ones that smoke you out at the stop light. Those are just annoying and give everyone else a bad name. I am talking about the honest hard working pickups that do there job day in and out with little complaint. Really the only thing they really want is regular maintenance to keep them running like they were new, and an occasional bath for when they get really dirty.  If you are thinking of getting one the biggest thing I would ask is can you keep up with the maintenance requirements. Diesels tend to get a little cranky when they have been neglected and then it takes some time to get them back to where they want to be again.  We service diesel pickups and cars along with all of there gas counterparts. We can take care of those hybrids and electric cars too. Give us a call and let us keep you to where you are ... read more

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