John Baxter

Purifuing your oil

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

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Big Rig Basics: Remanufacturing cylinder heads

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, ...

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Do it yourself and save

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

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Valve Job

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

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SUMMER READY

A coolant change will ready your truck for thousands more miles without overheating or radiator trouble There are two types of t...

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Not So Unconventional

Synthetic engine oils offer numerous advantages that could save you money By John Baxter If you're thinking about making...

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Keep your cool

Every truck owner has faced flipping on the cab air conditioner the first warm day of spring and feeling little or no cool air. Following a fe...

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2010 Preview

Is SCR the latest cumbersome emissions technology or a cost-effective cure for excessive EGR? Most engine makers believe the latter. One...

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Change It!

Maintain your fuel filter for the entire system's sake Diesel injection systems thrive on clean fuel. The "tolerances" - ho...

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Information Underload?

When a do-it-yourself repair fails, the cause often is not having the right reference materials. Many of the most complex rep...

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