Articles by Victoria

May
16
2017

“What is a core charge and why do I have to pay it?”

What is a core charge and why do I have to pay it? Considering how common core charges are in the diesel engine industry, a surprising number of our customers ask us that...

May
23
2017

How does a Variable Geometry Turbocharger work?

Variable Geometry in Diesel Engines Variable geometry is a fancy term for “extra moving parts.” Unless you fly aircrafts, variable geometry will always refer to certain turbochargers (VGTs,...

Jun
6
2017

What Are Fuel Injector Trim Codes?

Trim codes or trim files are codes that go into an Electronic Control Module (ECM) that determine how long a fuel injector injects fuel into a cylinder for. Trim codes only apply to...

Jun
13
2017

C15 Engine Spotlight

The History of Caterpillar In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, steam tractors were the primary method of agricultural development. But out in California, they had a problem: the...

Jun
20
2017

The Difference between OEM and Aftermarket Rebuild Kits

So, let’s start off admitting that we obviously have a strong preference in the OEM versus aftermarket debate. But our preferences are based on years of actual, technical experience....

Jun
27
2017

Detroit Diesel Series 60 Engine Spotlight

The History of Detroit Diesel Detroit Diesel was once associated with General Motors, during which time it was called the General Motors Diesel Division. For several years, GM had cornered...

Jul
5
2017

Valve Train: Function, Components, and Repair Options

The valve train of any type of engine is a fairly complicated system that often causes confusion to those without a large amount of engine knowledge and experience. While this article...

Jul
12
2017

Cummins ISX Rebuild Kits from HHP

Here at HHP, we’re pretty proud of the rebuild kits we offer. So, we’re going to use this article to brag a little bit about our rebuild kits that fit various Cummins ISX engines....

Jul
28
2017

Caterpillar 3406E Engine Spotlight

The History of Caterpillar About a century and a half ago, steam tractors were used as the primary tool in agricultural development. These giant tractors worked great in most areas of...

Aug
3
2017

Liner & Piston Update for ISX Engines

Cummins has been producing the ISX engine since it replaced the N14 in 2001. In those years, many improvements have been made to the designs of both the pistons and the cylinder liners....

Aug
10
2017

How to Choose an Engine Rebuild Kit

How to Choose an Engine Rebuild Kit The Differences Between In-Frame, Out-of-Frame, and Re-Ring Kits A lot of customers that call in and want to rebuild their engine simply say they need a...

Aug
10
2017

HHP New Product Releases: August 2017

Highway and Heavy Parts is excited to announce the addition of several oil pans to our product offering These new oil pans fit Mack, Cummins, Navistar, and Detroit Diesel engines. Having a good...

Aug
23
2017

Order Shipping Guide

Shipping facts seem to be pretty simple. After all, if you choose 2 Day Shipping your order should get to you in 2 days, right? Unfortunately, a lot of people make similar assumptions when...

Aug
30
2017

Excessive Oil Consumption Explained

Excessive Oil Consumption Explained What is Excessive Oil Consumption? Excess oil consumption is any oil consumption above an acceptable range during normal operating conditions. Each...

Sep
15
2017

Adjusting Diesel Engine Injection Timing

Adjusting Diesel Engine Injection Timing Injection Timing Basics We often get all kinds of calls asking for technical advice, from both owner-operators trying to troubleshoot a problem...