Learn how wiring two 6 volt batteries in series (resulting in a 12v system voltage) may provide greater battery life for your trailer than a pair of 12 volt batteries wired in parallel.
Unbeknownst to many, the Ford Ranger made it's debut in 1983. The little Perkins diesel didn't make much power, but it was rated for up to 41 mpg on the highway. A more powerful Mitsubishi turbodiesel found its way into the Ranger before the diesel option disappeared near the end of the 1980s.
GM's midsize twins take the segment by storm with a class exclusive Duramax turbodiesel, which has earned EPA rated 31 mpg highway and 22 mpg city fuel economy.
Transmitting power for the Titan XD's 5.0L Cummins, the Aisin A466ND and it's electronic controls are closely integrated with the torque biased turbodiesel.
Ford introduced the 3.2L Power Stroke for their 2015 model year Transit Van. Producing only 185 horsepower, the small diesel favors fuel economy over performance. There was speculation that this engine would find it's way into F-150 models, however this rumor has since been debunked.
Year-by-year comparison of horsepower and torque ratings for all Duramax, Cummins, and Power Stroke diesels.
Nissan's 5.0L Cummins powered Titan XD is without a doubt an alluring diesel option, but does the pickup platform fit into any long standing segment or simply get lost between two categories?
The EcoDiesel's eight speed transmission strategically selects gears to maximize both performance and fuel economy. With 8 forward speeds, torque converter lockup in all speeds, and lightning quick shifts, the ZF engineered TorqueFlite 8 transmission is a modern marvel.
Oil viscosity charts, oil capacities, and oil filter part numbers for all Cummins, Duramax, and Power Stroke diesels.
Fuel dilution is an unavoidable phenomenon that occurs naturally in all engines. If the rate of fuel dilution exceeds acceptable limits, the life of the engine may ultimately become compromised. Learn more about the causes of fuel dilution, the important of routine service, and how you limit the rate at which diesel fuel contaminates your engine oil.
Advantages and disadvantages between various trailer hitch types.