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International MaxxForce DT Rebuild Follow Up

Just another step in the rebuild process of our MaxxForce DT engine. The head has been removed along with the oil pan which required...
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EGR Cooler MBE 900 Mercedes Diesel Engine

This is a job that is essential due to coolant leaking into the engine oil and vice versa coolant escaping into the combustion chamber....
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DT MaxxForce Diesel Engine Overhaul

Another rebuild not uncommon with the DT MaxxForce. We have found this out in the last couple of years. There is so much exhaust...
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International MaxxForce DT Diesel Engine Worn Out Analysis

Did you watch this video? Look at all of that smoke coming out of the oil fill tube. That is severe blowby caused by...
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How to Decode Your Dashboard Indicator Lights

You’re on a long drive, rocking out to your favorite playlist, and it happens. A light flashes before your eyes. It’s a dashboard indicator...
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2013 MaxxForce 7 Diesel Engine Performance Update

The eight 2013 MaxxForce 7 diesel engines we purchased for our fleet have proven to be a royal pain in the ...well you know...

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School Bus Vandalock System No Crank Troubleshooting

I had to post this and share the flaws in the Vandalock systems on both Thomas and international school buses that we have experienced...
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International Diesel Engine Forced Regen

If you own or work on a diesel engine these days you know about a forced regen that has to be done occassionally to...
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What to Do When You Think Your Car is on its Last Legs

It may be a grinding noise, a stutter or a feeling in the pit of your stomach, but it’s always scary when you think...
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Cummins ISB Diesel Engine Performance Report

If you've been following my posts and videos I can't say enough about the Cummns ISB diesel engines which are by far the best...
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Service calls are unpredictable most times. You can win or lose depending on how much you know about the problem. Someone calls it in...
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2017 Cummins ISB Diesel Engine Temperature Gauge Fault Repair

On two of our brand new Cummins ISB diesel engines we experienced a fault with the engine temperature gauge which is one reading you...

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