John Baxter

Do it yourself and save

| August 10, 2009

Greasing Your cost: $10 Shop cost: $45-$85 Time: 3⁄4 hour Greasing is simple and inexpensive. You can purchase a high-q...

KEEPING COOL

| July 15, 2009

How to maintain your A/C system to avoid poor cooling Cab air conditioners use R134a, a refrigerant that's always under pressur...

Specs that Payback

| July 01, 2009

The days of the prototypical heavy-duty truck with a long, straight hood and a wheelbase that reaches halfway across Texas are disappearing. A...

Adjusting belt tension

| July 01, 2009

To adjust belts that are tensioned with bolted brackets, rather than an automatic tensioner, it's best to use a tension gauge, which is calib...

Purifuing your oil

| July 01, 2009

Many bypass oil filter manufacturers claim their products can extend oil life almost indefinitely by removing the finest particles. But major ...

Big Rig Basics: Remanufacturing cylinder heads

| June 04, 2009

Having a cylinder head rebuilt in a shop environment will fix it but likely will not bring the head back to as-new condition. Craig Wood, ...

Do it yourself and save

| June 02, 2009

Greasing Your cost: $10 Shop cost: $45-$85 Time: 3/4 hour Greasing is simple and inexpensive. You can purchase a high-quality, le...

Valve Job

| May 18, 2009

Any cylinder head work requires expert precision for guaranteed reliability The cylinder head on your diesel helps contain the h...

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