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!
Identifying engine variations is always a challenge to even the most seasoned parts persons. It is the job of the engine remanufacturer to ask the appropriate questions that will identify the engine in an easy and timely manner. Some... Read more about Identifying Your Mazda 2.0L & 2.2L Engines
One of the largest challenges of the engine remanufacturing business is often associated with improper engine installation. We all know that everyone reads all of the literature that comes with each reman engine – right? Even after reading... Read more about Proper Diesel Engine Installation
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?
“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
Engine Diagnosis Methods. Several techniques can be used to properly diagnose your customer’s engine problems. This month’s article will cover the engine diagnosis methods including: compression tests (dry & wet) and the leak down... Read more about Properly Diagnose Your Customer’s Engine Problems
Editor’s note: Back by popular demand is a column originally featured in Material Handling Network in September 2010.
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... Read more about The 4.3L We All Know So Well II
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