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What are some Fuel System Issues in Ford Diesel Pickups?

Ford diesel pickups are designed for heavy-duty work, yet fuel system problems can impede their efficiency. Being aware of potential issues can aid in maintaining optimal performance. Fuel Pump Failures - which can lead to difficult starts, engine stalling, or total engine shutdown, are a frequent issue. Replacing the fuel filter regularly and opting for quality fuel can help prolong your fuel pump's lifespan. Clogged Fuel Filters - A clogged fuel filter can impede fuel flow, causing diminished engine performance and reduced fuel economy. Adhering to the manufacturer's guidelines for fuel filter replacement is critical to prevent this problem. Water in the Fuel System - Water in the fuel system can severely damage both injectors and the fuel pump. Employing a water separator and consistently draining trapped water can avert such damage. Maintaining a clean and efficient fuel system is vital for your diesel pickup's durability and performance. We can take care of yo ... read more

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Diesel

What are some common engine problems for Ford Diesels?

Those who love Fords, love Ford diesel pickups - if you're a Chevy, GMC or Dodge person I will get to them too - I promise. Fords are renowned for their strength and reliability, there are a few things you should know about your diesel engine.  This can help you maintain your truck and avoid costly repairs. Injector Failure - premature fuel injector failure which is often caused by poor-quality fuel. Symptoms include rough idling, misfires, and a significant drop in fuel efficiency. Regularly using high-quality diesel, changing your fuel filter and regular maintenance can prevent premature failure. They are a wearing part though so they will need to be replaced at some point.  Turbocharger Problems - is your turbocharger lagging? Or has it failed?  These problems might be due to oil contamination, wear, or excessive exhaust temperatures. Regular oil changes and keeping an eye on your truck's exhaust system can help prevent a ... read more

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Diesel

Why is it important to change my diesel's fuel filter

While the engine is often considered the heart of a vehicle, the fuel system plays a vital role in ensuring its optimal performance. Among the crucial components of this system is the diesel fuel filter.  1. **Contaminant Removal:**    Diesel fuel, like any other fluid, is susceptible to contamination over time. Impurities such as dirt, debris, water, and microscopic particles can find their way into the fuel. The fuel filter acts as a guardian, capturing these contaminants before they reach the engine. Regular filter changes prevent the accumulation of harmful substances that could compromise engine efficiency. 2. **Optimal Engine Performance:**    A clogged or dirty fuel filter can impede the flow of diesel fuel to the engine. Reduced fuel flow results in an inadequate supply of fuel to the combustion chamber, affecting the engine's performance. Changing the fuel filter at recommended intervals ensures a consistent and sufficient fuel supply, allowing t ... read more

Why your medium duty truck needs an oil change

In the world of medium duty trucks, where durability and reliability are essential, the heartbeat of your vehicle lies within its engine. One of the most critical and routine maintenance tasks to keep that engine ticking smoothly is changing the oil. Let's chat into why changing the engine oil in your medium duty truck is not just a recommended task but a vital practice to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your vehicle. Engine oil is the unsung hero in the internal workings of your medium duty truck. It serves multiple functions, such as lubricating moving parts, reducing friction, cooling the engine, and carrying away contaminants. Over time, the oil becomes less effective, and changing it becomes crucial to maintain the engine's efficiency. 1. **Lubrication and Friction Reduction:**    The primary role of engine oil is to lubricate the various moving parts within the engine. This reduces friction between components, preventing wear and tear. Re ... read more

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Medium Duty

Why changing your fuel filter in a medium duty pickup is important

In the world of medium duty trucks, where reliability and efficiency are paramount, the role of a seemingly small component often goes unnoticed – the fuel filter. While it may be easy to overlook, changing the fuel filter in a medium duty truck is a critical maintenance task that directly impacts the performance and longevity of your vehicle.  The fuel filter in your medium duty truck acts as a guardian, protecting the engine from potential contaminants that can find their way into the fuel system. Contaminants such as dirt, rust, and debris can cause significant damage to various engine components if they are not filtered out before reaching the engine. 1. **Engine Performance:**    A clogged or dirty fuel filter restricts the flow of fuel to the engine, affecting combustion efficiency. This can lead to a decrease in engine power, reduced acceleration, and an overall decline in performance. Regularly changing the fuel filter ensures a consistent and clean fuel ... read more

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Medium Duty

Why does my diesel losing power?

Why does my diesel losing power?

Your diesel could be losing power from a plugged fuel filter and/or from bad fuel. Your fuel filter should be changed every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. If you're unsure of the quality of the fuel you're getting then it's better to change it more often.  If you're having issues with lack of power with your diesel give us a call at 541-791-2886 and we'll get you back on the road again. Happy Adventures, Heather

Shop Small Business Saturday

Shop Small Business Saturday

I know today is black Friday and that itself has become a national holiday, but with all of that please remember to shop at the local stores in your town. They are small businesses trying to provide for there families, they work long hours with very little reward other than to know they are making a difference in the lives of the people who they employ and to there children. We are a small business too and sometimes people forget.  Please remember to shop small and support that local family who is doing their best to make a difference. Happy Adventures,  Heather

Why does my diesel lose power?

Why does my diesel lose power?

Your diesel could be losing power due to bad fuel, an issue with the turbo or injectors. The best way to know for sure is to have us check it out. We can get you back on the road with better fuel mileage and power. Give us a call to schedule an appointment. Happy Adventures, Heather

Fuel filter's and why you should replace them

Fuel filter's and why you should replace them

A fuel filter is just that a filter that filter's out the debris in the fuel that you put in your car. What happens is the debris starts to plug your fuel filter and then less fuel gets through.  Now in a perfect world the fuel would be clean and you would not need this, but that's not reality unfortunately. Vehicles who have a serviceable fuel filter we recommend that they be replaced every 15,000 miles.  For those that are not serviceable don't worry about it.  Happy Adventures Heather

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