“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the shop, not an engine was smoking except that damn diesel.”December 1, 2013
This month’s article will cover basic troubleshooting methods for diagnosing any smoking diesel. First we should consider the difference between the mechanical workings of an LPG engine compared to diesel. The LPG engine revolves around air,... Read more about “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the shop, not an engine was smoking except that damn diesel.”
Have you ever had a customer with a dirty environment? Have you ever seen a forklift that uses the GM 4.3L engine? Only if you’re in the forklift business! You may also have had experience with dirt and debris dusting a customer’s engine.... Read more about What Are You Smoking? GM 4.3L Analyzed
By: John Gelsimino Jr. of All Industrial Engine Service
It is hard to run a service department in 2010 without encountering a GM 4.3L engine. The 4.3L goes way back and has come in many different variations. It has found itself powering... Read more about The 4.3L We All Know So Well
Upon purchasing a reman engine your dealership is forming a partnership with the engine supplier. Each party must perform their part to ensure that the engine provides thousands of hours of service. Proper installation, break-in and... Read more about Extending The Life of a Reman Engine
No this is not another article that talks about profitability. I will not explain how to raise all of your prices and achieve profit from your dealerships profit centers. If it was that easy then this topic would not be so interesting. If... Read more about Covering Your Dealerships Increasing Costs
Have you ever had an engine with a noise that you just couldn’t diagnose? Different engine designs have different characteristics that can cause an engine noise that is not necessarily an indication of a pending failure. The following is... Read more about What’s That Engine Noise?
At the dealership level, an engine overhaul job should be very profitable if managed correctly. However, if the quote is not created properly the dealership can give away the profits. This article will explain how to maximize profit by... Read more about Maximize Profit by Properly Quoting A Reman Engine
It is often a problem for parts and service personnel to distinguish between the different variations of Nissan H20 engines. The Nissan H20 engine is used in Komatsu, Kalmar AC, Nissan/Datsun, TCM forklifts and others. The following are... Read more about Can You Distinguish Between The Different Variations Of Nissan H20 Engines?
Have you ever maintained a truck on PM for several years and eventually pull the valve cover off in the shop and have the oil all gummed up and stuck to everything? Your first thought is usually – “that damn PM guy must have never changed... Read more about The Importance of PCV Maintenance
In today’s forklift truck marketplace many overhead cam engines (OHC) are used. The majority of designs use a timing belt setup that drives the camshaft and valve train assembly. Only a few manufacturers have used a timing chain setup with... Read more about Don’t Neglect Your Timing Belt!