Though a diesel engine will probably last longer than your average gasoline engine, there’s a little more effort and time that have to go into the repairs. Regular maintenance, oil changes, fuel filter cleanings and fuel and air filter changes ensure that your engine is running cleaner and will prolong its lifespan, saving you money in the long run.
Unlike gasoline engines, diesel engines use their own compression to ignite the fuel with a rate of compression more than three times that of a regular gasoline engine. Instead of spark plugs, diesel engines use glow plugs to start and also help the vehicle to run more effectively in cooler weather thanks to two heating elements that get them hotter quicker. Turbochargers increase compression ignition by quickly compressing air flowing into the engine, which allows more air into the chamber at a time. This means more fuel can be added to the combustion process, which ultimately gives your engine more efficiency in the long-term. Though not all diesel engines have turbochargers in them, it is useful for higher power output, lower emissions and an improved proficiency from an engine with similar capacity.
Because diesel engines are more complex and many diesel engine manufacturers require slightly different pre-emptive maintenance procedures, technicians need special training for maintenance and repair. When you bring your diesel engine in for a repair with Weldandgrind Ltd., you can be sure our skilled and highly trained technicians are proficient when it comes to inspecting, diagnosing, repairing, rebuilding and dealing with any issues that may arise. Our team is trained on industrial and diesel engine repair for the Edmonton area so if you’re in need of work done on one or more trucks in your fleet, give us a call or book an appointment today.
As diesel engines tend to be noisier than gasoline ones during day to day use, it can be harder to diagnose issues that might be happening by yourself. Having regular appointments ensures you’re up to date with what’s going on in your engines and smaller issues can be handled before they become larger and more costly problems. Our diesel engine repair technicians in Edmonton can help diagnose a variety of problems with symptoms such as low RPMs or trouble with getting the engine to turn over. Once we get your engine into the shop and diagnosed, we can offer solutions that will help safeguard your diesel engine and help prolong its life.
In addition to regular maintenance, ensuring your engine’s essential parts, such as glow plugs and turbochargers, are working efficiently and effectively can make sure your engine doesn’t have to work harder than it should and will prolong its life.
Contact us today with any questions you may have or to book an appointment with one of our experienced technicians.