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Lube Notes: Petroleum and Synthetic Oil Base Stocks and Additives
In the preceding Lube Notes, we covered basic lubrication, oil functions, additives and base stocks. Now, it’s time to construct finished lubricating oils. From what we have learned, it may seem like the only thing we need to do is pick a base stock oil, mi...
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Launching the new www.maxxTORQUE.com site. Stop by to read about Duramax diesel engines, lubrication, and more. We're planning to add Cummin, Powerstoke, Volkswagen and more.
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The 6.5L Diesel Factory Equipped Asthma Attack
Running 6.2/6.5L GM Diesel engines in extreme conditions, like the ten percent grade in Fountain Hills, Arizona can push and, unfortunately, exceed the limits of a stock configuration. It can also take a chunk of money out of your pocket due to low fuel "ec...
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The Phoenix 6.2L Diesel Rebuild
My son Jens stays busy with an international transportation company, keeping their aging equipment between North Vancouver and Lillooet running: laying track, operating heavy machinery and generally making himself useful. Ever since high school, Jens has pa...
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Heath Diesel’s 6.5L Diesel Heavy-Duty Cooling System Upgrade
The GM 6.5 L diesel truck has a reputation of overheating when towing or hauling heavy and uphill. Those models built prior to 1997 were supplied with a cooling system that, even under the best of circumstances, provided only a marginal performance. Most of...
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Duramax Oil Cooling, Part 1
The fish are in the freezer, and with that, it is time for my annual reel cleaning and vehicle servicing regimen; an oil change is always part of it. I am reminded of what that oil went through on all those fishing trips. It all started with a realization t...
Duramax Oil Cooling, Part 1
Duramax Oil Cooling, Part 1
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EFILive Diesel Tuning for a Common Rail Diesel Engine
We buy diesel pickups because we appreciate the simple pleasure of push-you-back-in-your-seat torque. As long as it smokes, whistles and stinks, we assume it is running like it should. The details of engine operation are somebody else’s job. Why worry about...
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Project 6.5 Diesel Suburban Renewal
When the 6.5s were built, there really was no horsepower race and 190 HP was, well, “not bad”. Compared to the Duramax, 190 HP doesn’t measure up and, as we all know, power really does matter. To make things worse, the 6.5 problems have not been limited to ...
Project 6.5 Diesel Suburban Renewal
Project 6.5 Diesel Suburban Renewal
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Steve Johns 6.2L Diesel Hummer H1
Steve Johns loves his 1993 AM General HMC4 (4-door hardtop), powered by the stock 6.2L naturally-aspirated diesel. After years admiring the AM General H1, five years ago Steve purchased this clean specimen from his local GMC dealer for $25,000.00. It had on...
Steve Johns 6.2L Diesel Hummer H1
Steve Johns 6.2L Diesel Hummer H1
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Lube Notes: Gear Lubes and Synthetic Gear Oil
In this issue of Lube Notes, I will respond to the numerous questions I receive from month to month about gear lubes. From the questions I receive, I realize that folks are not really sure what gear lubes are or exactly why they are different from motor oil...
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