Categories for Diesel Engine Repair

The Most Common Problems We Fix in Diesel Engines

May 28, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

There are many different benefits that come with owning and using diesel-powered vehicles. They’re generally more economical, and they’ll provide you with better power. But there are some differences in the engine design that can lead to unique maintenance and repair issues. So, if you decide to purchase a diesel vehicle instead of a standard gas-powered vehicle, you should know about some of these issues. Here are a few examples of some of the most common problems with diesel engine performance that we regularly deal with at our shop in Corpus Christi, TX: Humidity-related problems: Moisture and diesel engines don’t... View Article

How Are Electric Engines Impacting Diesel Trucks?

February 4, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

Electric vehicles are all the rage these days, and with good reason. With the imminent threats of climate change transforming the environment, it’s natural that we’re turning toward cleaner and more efficient engines. But can electric engines possibly fill in the gap that diesel engines would leave behind? The answer depends on what you’re looking for. Currently, electric engines offer better air quality, lower noise pollution and better fuel efficiency, whereas diesel engines offer better torque and a lower price. For many individual consumers as well as commercial buyers, electric engines might not be cost effective or productive enough to... View Article

The Pros and Cons of Diesel Engines

November 15, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

Almost all heavy-duty machinery uses diesel engine fuel as opposed to standard gasoline engines. Diesel engines are much more popular overseas than in the United States—about 45 percent of people who purchase vehicles in western Europe opt for diesel-powered vehicles, versus just five percent of vehicle owners in the United States. Still, diesel engines aren’t just used for cars—they’re also used for machinery and equipment used for construction, lawn maintenance and much more. Here are a few examples of some of the biggest pros and cons associated with the use of diesel engines. Talk to your trusted provider of diesel... View Article

Signs of a Blown Gasket

October 16, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

In modern diesel engines, there’s a lot of activity from the moment you throw the ignition. Liquids are pumped. Gases are injected. Wires carry electrical signals. It’s a symphony of technological brilliance that’s held together, in large part, by the head gasket. In a diesel engine, the head gasket ensures that all of the various liquids and gases stay where they’re meant to be instead of escaping and causing trouble in your engine. When a head gasket fails, it won’t break in one dramatic gesture. It will bend and crack, its ability eroding over time. You might not even realize... View Article

Prepare Your Diesel for Winter

October 2, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

Though most of the national headlines will focus on the feet of snow falling in the northern parts of the United States, every Texan knows that winter doesn’t spare Texas any of its harshness. Even as the weather cools down, work still needs to get done, and your tools still need to function at peak efficiency. In a huge variety of Texas industries, one of the most essential tools is a diesel engine. From the state’s farms to its oil fields, diesels keep things running. Colder temperatures can wreak havoc on diesel engines if they’re not adequately prepped. As winter... View Article