When it involves diesel engines, there is one goal that each fleet has in common with each other, improving efficiency. The more efficient a vehicle’s engine, the lower the service and operating costs, and the longer their service life is. With high diesel fuel costs and the supply chain and new vehicle production issues occurring, improving engine efficiency and extending the service life is as essential as ever. For some helpful maintenance tips that will help improve your overall diesel efficiency, read on!
Since diesel vehicles usually have longer lifespans, travel much longer distances, and carry out more difficult tasks, contaminants like dust, dirt, and grime can build up on your engine and greatly affect efficiency, performance, fuel efficiency, and lifespan. From your diesel injector to the filters and the radiator, consistent cleaning with a special degreaser that is formulated to dissolve gunk will keep the engine running longer and more efficiently.
Changing the Oil
Oil is the true lifeblood of your engine and the foundation of correct engine maintenance. Since diesel engines run at higher temperatures, the chance of oil contamination is a lot higher. To minimize premature failure, change your oil regularly. The usual oil drain intervals are around 25,000 miles but can vary depending on different factors, like engine design, running conditions, age, driving patterns, or oil properties. Working with an engine manufacturer is the key to setting the proper oil drain intervals.
Check the Coolant
Checking the coolant is important for efficient diesel engine operations. If the diesel engine is running on worn-out coolant, you risk various engine issues and a productivity issue, being stranded on the side of a road. Since diesel engines are much more demanding, they require cooling system maintenance more often than any gasoline engines, usually every two years or 30,000 miles. That being said, inspect the coolant every six months to avoid engine problems. Look for these signs that the coolant needs replacements:
- Empty or close to empty coolant reservoir
- Leaking water pumps
- Cloudy and dirty radiator fluid
- Engine that is overheating
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