Highway and Heavy Parts News

Feb
26
2019

Replacing Your Spacer Plate: When Should It Be Done?

Replacing Your Spacer Plate: When Should It be Done? Installing a cylinder head , whether on its own or as part of an engine overhaul, is a big job--and expensive. It's not unusual for...

Feb
25
2019

Busy Work Keeping You From Growing Your Repair Shop?

Busy Work Keeping You from Growing Your Repair Shop? We've all said it before: I'm just too busy! And there's no doubt that you are busy. But are you the right kind of busy? As a diesel...

Feb
21
2019

Turbocharger Failure: Lack of Lubrication/Contaminated Oil

Turbocharger Failure: Lack of Lubrication/Contaminated Oil Your turbocharger spins at incredibly high speeds in your engine, making it all the more susceptible to damage and failure than...

Feb
19
2019

OEM vs. Aftermarket: Parts and Warranties

OEM vs. Aftermarket: Parts and Warranties For a long time now, people have assumed that the best quality parts come from that OEM—and the OEM isn't going to do anything to make them...

Feb
18
2019

Prevent Parts Problems from Derailing Your Repair Shop

Prevent Parts Problems from Derailing Your Repair Shop Are you having trouble getting the right parts? Are your orders getting mixed up? Markups not making you enough? Parts problems can...

Feb
14
2019

Turbochargers: A General Guide

Turbochargers: A General Guide It makes your engine more powerful and it helps with efficiency. Your turbocharger helps increase the power of your engine without the need to increase...

Feb
12
2019

Engine Sleeve / Liner Pitting Explained

Engine Sleeve/Liner Pitting I'm sure everyone out there religiously takes oil samples at every change so you'll know if you have a drop of coolant in your oil, right? Yeah, right! So, here...

Feb
11
2019

How to Get and Keep Qualified Diesel Technicians

How to Get and Keep Qualified Diesel Technicians If you own a repair shop, I don't have to tell you there's a shortage of qualified technicians. It's a problem the vast majority of shops...

Feb
5
2019

Fixing the Problem: Identify and Replace Faulty Diesel Injectors

Fixing the Problem: Identify and Replace Faulty Diesel Injectors As the name says, a diesel fuel injector literally injects fuel into the cylinder as part of the combustion process. In...

Feb
4
2019

Keep Work Delays from Stalling Your Repair Shop

Keep Work Delays from Stalling Your Repair Shop In a previous post in this series, we talked about what to do if your bays are full but you're not making enough money. Closely related...

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