Heating Element Ruptured
- Use of non-Duraterm glow plug in post-glow system
- Short circuit due to overheating
- Tube may burst or split
- replace with Bosch quality glow plugs
Heating Element Ruptured
What happened to my glow plugs this time? Southwest Diesel has come across another unfortunate glow plug issue.
No glow-plug continuity
Engine power is proportional to the amount of air and fuel that can get into the cylinders. If we want our engine to produce more power the ultimate objective is to draw more air into the cylinder. Installing a Garrett turbocharger will increase the power and performance dramatically.
How does a turbocharger get more air into the engine?
And that is how a turbo system works. Thanks for reading, if you need to purchase a turbo please click here or call us at 800-658-5806 we are happy to answer all your questions.
The first diesel Jaguar to enter the US. The Jaguar XF 2.2L diesel’s journey is being driven by two independent UK test drivers who will be tracking the trip through facebook and twitter; including posts and pictures from the trip.
Despite being the most fuel efficient Jaguar ever created, the XF 2.2 produces 190 HP and 332 lbs ft of torque, to allow the XF to accelerate from rest to 60mph in just 8.0-seconds before reaching a top speed of 140mph. The XF 2.2 emits just 149 g/km of CO2.
It will feature a water-cooled turbocharger with low-friction pistons, new injectors, and a new crankshaft. The new configuration allowed Jaguar engineers to add a new oil pan and new electronic systems which affect the crankshaft to allow the new intelligent Stop-Start system to operate more efficiently. The new engine will be mated to an advanced eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, with the seventh and eight ratios effectively acting as overdrive gears.
Watching the diesel engine transition from heavy duty trucks and light -medium trucks that were for “work and the rugged”, to the everyday vehicle is exciting. The diesel vehicle is growing and changing, to fit the needs of the everyday customer, now if we could just grow the acceptance and lose the bad 70′s image of the diesel here in the USA the diesel could grow.
Diesel is taking on the look of luxury in the recent years; BMW, AUDI, Mercedes and now Jaguar.
Water in Fuel
The greatest enemy of diesel fuel injection components is water. Once the water enters the system, it will rapidly wear and oxidize steel components and lead to:
Water contamination can exists in diesel fuel in three forms:
Free or emulsified water must be removed from the fuel to prevent corrosion and damage to the fuel system. The best way to do this is with a Stanadyne Fuel Manager filter incorporating a water separator. Be wary of certain additives which claim to “remove water.” In fact, they dissolve the water, which eventually will pass through the filter and attack the injection components. Stanadyne additives demulsify the water, pulling it out of solution so the filter/water separator can more effectively remove it.
What Is A Diesel Vehicle?
A diesel vehicle uses an engine that has a different combustion cycle than a gasoline engine. In a gasoline engine, fuel is mixed with air, drawn into the cylinder, and ignited by a spark plug. In a diesel, air is drawn into the cylinder and compressed first without fuel present. This compression heats the air to such a high temperature that when fuel is then injected into the cylinder, it combusts. By using higher compression ratios and higher combustion temperatures, diesels operate more efficiently. As a result, diesel vehicles attain better fuel economy than their gasoline counterparts. In addition, a gallon of diesel fuel contains about 10 percent more energy than a gallon of gasoline. These two factors help modern diesels achieve roughly 50 percent higher fuel economy than their gasoline counterparts. Diesel vehicles now account for nearly half of all new vehicle sales in Europe, and a small but growing market share in the US.
Basics of Fuel Filtration
Every diesel engine should come with a factory installed “secondary” or final fuel filter. Often, this is the only fuel filter on the vehicle. However, for complete protection, and especially for applications where water, dirt and other contaminants are possible, a primary or pre-filter separator should be installed. It should be located upstream of the existing fule filter, between the fuel tank and the fuel lift pump.
Leading OEM’s such as General Motors, Caterpillar, John Deere and Perkins specify Stanadyne’s Fuel Manager to protect their engines. Follow thier lead and fit a Fuel Manager filter/separator to your vehicle for additional protection. An added benefit of the Fuel Manager is its modular design with see-thru water collection bowl, fuel heater, electronic water-in-fuel sensor and other options.
The particles that a secondary or final fuel filter must remove, for example, are in the range of 5-10 microns(.0002-.0004). To illustrate how small these tolerances are, consider that:
Your diesel vehicle is important to you. It is your means of transportation and sometimes apart of your livelihood. Much like someone in a relationship; if one is happy than the other is as well. Your diesel engine is not happy with low sulfur diesel fuel, it makes things a bit dry in there. It wants and needs to be lubricated.
Not only does Stanadyne Fuel Additive add lubricity to your engine it offers many other values. Below is a list of benefits from using the additive:
Stanadyne fuel additive is made by a fuel injection systems manufacturer, it is tested and approved by major diesel engine and vehicle manufacturers.
Then bottom line is; you need to go back to the shopping page and purchase some stanadyne additive for your diesel vehicle.