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Semi Floating vs Full Floating Axles

In depth explanation of the difference between a semi floating and full floating axle, emphasizing on the axle bearing configuration and the method in which the bearing/hub carries the weight of the vehicle.

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Fuel Dilution in Diesel Engines - What causes it and how it affects maintenance intervals

Excessive idling, cold weather operation, and a poorly maintenance fuel system all contribute to greater rates of fuel dilution. While fuel dilution is entirely normal and unavoidable (to some degree), your driving habits may not be helping matters.

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Are Two 6 Volt Batteries Better than One 12 Volt Deep Cycle Battery for Trailers?

We examine why, in many instances, running a pair of 6 volt batteries in series (achieving a 12 volt system) provides more amp hours of battery usage than two 12 volt deep cycle batteries wired in parallel. Do the batteries in your travel trailer deplete rapidly? A pair of 6 volts may be the solution to your battery issues.

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Chassis Cab (Cab and Chassis) vs Pickup Truck - What's the Difference?

For the average truck owner, a pickup is a much more viable, versatile option than a chassis cab. This article will explore the reasons why, in addition to the primary differences between the two platforms.

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Supercharged Diesels?

Can you supercharge your diesel? In fact, you can. Supercharger kits for common diesel engines play on supercharging's inherent advantage in an effort to suppress the primary downfall of turbocharging alone, the lag time it takes for a turbocharger to spool.

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Biodiesel Basics

How biodiesel is made and whether or not biodiesel is right for you. Learn about blending biodiesel with conventional petroleum based diesel fuel in addition to possible problems associated with biodiesel's lower energy content and lubricity characteristics.

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Horsepower vs Torque - Understanding Your Engine's Ratings

For far too long the differences between horsepower and torque have been debated when in fact the relationship between the two of more importance. Learn about horsepower and torque, how they differ, and how they relate to your engine's performance characteristics.

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Common Diesel Fuel Types & Grades

Descriptions and properties of common diesel fuel types and grades, including off-road diesel, #2 diesel, #1 diesel, and winterized diesel fuel blends.

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Warm Up, Cool Down Recommendations for Diesel Owners

Considerations regarding proper warm up and cool down procedures for diesel engines, in addition to our own recommendations.

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Truck Classifications - Light vs Medium vs Heavy Duty by GVWR

Your heavy duty Ram, GM, or Ford pickup is actually in the light duty category as far as your local DMV is concerned. See how trucks of all sizes are classified in the United States.

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