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2020, Catalyst, Cummins N-14 -

     Several years ago Kevin Rutherford and I were talking about setting money aside for a maintenance account and the amount per mile was 10 cents for pre-emissions trucks.  Then when EGR, DPF, and DEF appeared on the trucks in 2011 and 2012 the amount went to 15 cents per mile.  Last week our friend Jane Gates, the PhD chemist who developed the Max Mileage fuel borne catalyst, told us about the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). They say the figure to operate a late model truck with OEM engines for years 2012 to 2020 is 17 cents per...

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2020, Catalyst -

Below is an email I just received from Leland Johnson, President of Johnson Motor Freight Inc. He’s been running his fleet on Max Mileage Fuel Borne Catalyst. I had a phone conversation with him just two days before and asked how he was able to get the drivers to measure the catalyst each time. This chemical is powerful and you DO NOT want to over treat the fuel, 1 oz. per 25 gallons of fuel, 1 cc per gallon of gasoline.  What Leland did was purchase several glass jars that hold 7 ozs of catalyst, enough for 175 gallons of...

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2020, Catalyst, Cooling -

It’s that time of year again, winter is over, and our trucks have suffered from the ingestion of road salt (sodium and magnesium chloride) spray into the radiator and air filters. The road spray that comes off of the tires of the vehicle in front of you is highly corrosive and accumulates on the fins of the radiator and in the air filter.  The tubes take the heat out of the coolant and the fins take the heat away from the tubes.  Without the fins the radiator will not cool the antifreeze.  The radiator shroud enables the fan to draw...

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2020, Balancer, Damper -

This video is a quick guide on how to replace your damper and install a balancer for a smooth running engine. Manufactures recommend the damper be changed at 500,000 miles and a failed damper will cause major damage to your crankshaft and other moving parts. Visit our website for more information.  

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Cummins ISX, Dyno Tuning, ECM, Volvo -

Did you ever think the word MAINTAIN would be so important in your life?  Think about everything you must or should maintain during your lifetime. Your body and health may come to mind, after all, if you’re not healthy how can you perform up to your expectations each and every day? As you read on you will see that your very existence is quite important to a lot of people; you are a very important person. Your truck is a precious vehicle that makes your and your family’s life possible. You and the truck have to make the truck, trailer,...

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