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Things You Should Know Before Choosing a Diesel Replacement Engine

Diesel engines are a trucker's best friend. They are more fuel efficient, more sturdily built, less likely to suffer a breakdown, and the diesel fuel they use is less dangerous to handle than gasoline. With the help of a reliable San Diego diesel truck repair service, you can get much more mileage out of a diesel than any equivalent gasoline engine.

However, as with all machines, there comes a time when not even regularly changing motor oil and performing thorough maintenance on your diesel truck can prevent your old diesel engine from failing.

When this happens, there is no choice but to replace your engine with a new one. Read on to learn a few important things about diesel engines that may aid you in choosing the right replacement engine for your truck.

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How to Repair Common Diesel Engine Problems

Like all machines that contain moving parts, diesel engines will eventually fail due to damage caused by constant wear. While a dependable diesel truck repair service in San Diego can get your burned out engine running again in no time, knowing how to correctly maintain your truck will avoid pricey repairs down the line.

Unlike gasoline-powered engines, diesel engines need no tune-ups. However, this doesn't mean they can't break down due to various reasons. Read on to learn how to keep your diesel truck in tiptop shape and how to deal with common diesel engine issues.

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How Faulty Glow Plugs Affect Your Diesel Engine's Performance

Glow plugs are specially designed heating devices that help start diesel engines in low temperatures. Taking care of your glow plugs can go a long way toward preventing costly diesel truck repair in San Diego and avoiding diesel engine breakdowns.

In previous articles, we discussed the benefits of regular oil changes, and told you about the correct way to start a diesel engine. Now we'll inform you about the importance of glow plugs, and how they can help you avoid expensive diesel engine maintenance.

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