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Ford: Moisture in Cooler Causing Loss of Power in F-150 EcoBoost Engines

May 29, 2013
Customer complaints about loss of power with Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 engine in its F-150 pickups, reported by the general news media over the Memorial Day...

Diesel Particulate Filters: Blessing and Curse
Diesel Particulate Filters: Blessing and Curse

January 23, 2015
Diesel particulate filters help cleanse exhaust and give us cleaner air to breathe, but they cause frequent grief and expense.

Maintaining and Servicing Diesel Particulate Filters

August 15, 2011
Diesel particulate filters trap soot from the exhaust and ash from motor oil. Most soot is burned off in the course of a truck's operations, but ash stays...

Pursuing a Tank Rust Mystery
Pursuing a Tank Rust Mystery

February 9, 2010
Is ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel causing rust in steel fuel tanks? A shop foreman in Georgia believes that the relatively new fuel, or perhaps biodiesel...

Mack’s Poised to Win More Sales with Products and Support, New President Says
Mack’s Poised to Win More Sales with Products and Support, New President Says

February 22, 2014
Dealers are “fired up” to sell trucks, with new emphasis on highway applications. And executives will "relaunch the Mack brand" at the ConExpo-ConAgg show...

Truck Buying Options: New, Used, Buy or Lease
Truck Buying Options: New, Used, Buy or Lease

February 4, 2014
What’ll it be, buddy? New or used? Buy or lease? A salesperson could throw those questions at a prospective buyer and get a combination of answers, and none...

Corrosion Prevention

May 18, 2009
How badly do you want to avoid damage from corrosion? There are products and treatments available right now that do the job, but some customers are simply...

Combating Corrosion at Wheel-Ends
Combating Corrosion at Wheel-Ends

February 17, 2015
Careful cleaning extends lives of components, while proper spec’ing heads off rust in the first place.

EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal
EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal

July 17, 2015
Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in...

Tampering Not New, But Dirties Exhaust and Can Damage Engines, Reps Say
Tampering Not New, But Dirties Exhaust and Can Damage Engines, Reps Say

September 16, 2013
How much tampering with exhaust emissions equipment goes on out there? No one knows for sure, but panelists at a session of the Technology & Maintenance...

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