DEF Shortage and DPF Maintenance
Be careful, plan ahead. The shortages our country is experiencing are making their way to diesel fuel and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). If the current shortages of mechanics, trucks, and drivers does not improve then shortages may continue to get worse. As an owner operator you should have oil and filters for at least 2 oil changes, a spare set of tires, and you should also stock up on a few extra gallons of DEF as well. Since all new diesel engines in semi trucks from 2012 use DEF, a supply chain shortage of DEF could cripple an independent truck...
Gearing Canadian Kenworth & Differences in Detroit and Cummins Aftertreatment Systems
What were they thinking, maybe the problem is they do not think? A client of ours is purchasing a new W900-L or W990 in the Toronto Canada area, the truck will be powered with an X-15 Cummins and the 18-speed transmission, which has a final drive of .73 thus making it a double overdrive transmission. The dealer has a 500 horsepower, 1750 torque at 950 RPM, however the rear gears are 3:70 with low pro 22.5 tires. Really? Are you kidding me? This spec dates back 30 years ago. With a peak torque at 950 RPM the best operating range...
A Tale of Two Petes
Fuel Borne Catalyst: To me it was just another chemical and the world is full of chemicals that promise to do everything. I was to the point if it didn’t say Lucas Oil on the container, I paid no attention to it. I personally know Forrest Lucas, I’ve spent time with him at his plants, I use his products, and sell them at our shop. It was hard for me to accept another chemical at Pittsburgh Power, however, we tested Max Mileage Fuel Borne Catalyst in April of 2018 for two days on the dyno utilizing emissions testing equipment and...
Emissions Equipment and Max Mileage Fuel Catalyst
HIGH PERFORMANCE DIESELS Wouldn’t it be nice if you could purchase a new truck, semi or pickup, of course with a diesel engine and not have the usual emissions-related problems? That has been our goal for the past 6 years and we may finally be there. Our newest product is “Max Mileage Fuel Born Catalyst” (FBC), and when added to the diesel fuel it does two things that directly improve engine performance and improve engine reliability. The first is it increases the burn rate of fuel to allow you to extract as much heat energy as possible from every...
MATS 2019 and Catalyst
We attended the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville and wow, what a show it was this year. With over 1,000,000 Sq.-Ft. of show space, it was a challenge to see everything there. Since I’m the new guy, this was my first time there and I was overwhelmed. There was almost too much to see, from the major truck and powertrain manufacturers in the North Wing, to the hundreds of expertly modified and restored trucks in the show n’ shine, it was a lot to take in. With over 18,000 owner-operators in attendance, we were quite busy talking with our...
- Air Filter
- Big Cam Cummins
- Blow By
- Cruise Control
- Cummins ISX
- Cummins N-14
- Cylinder Liners
- Diesel Force
- Dyno Tuning
- Fuel Pump
- Fuel Slobber
- Gear Ratio
- Truck Show
- Western Star