Dodge Ram (Cummins)
The Cummins Diesel engine is one of the most well known and legendary diesel engines that were introduced into the market in the early ’90s. Since then the Cummins Inline six family of engines has been known to be a powerhouse for those that haul heavy or like a solid performing engine.
Servicing these engines, arent straight forward, most require an experienced eye with keen knowledge on what to look for as far as basic services (air filters, fuel filters, valve adjustment, brake fluid) along with the ability to look at the rest of the drivetrain.
The Cummins engine, along with any Dodge Rams that are equipped with these Cummins engines, must have a regular 30,000-mile service to keep the truck on the road for years and years to come. It is always cheaper to change fluids and filters than it is to replace complete components such as transmission, injectors, fuel pumps, and cooling systems.
If neglected these vehicles can result in injectors failure, fuel system damages, component failures, and even catastrophic engine damage.
At Mike’s, we carefully inspect all aspects of these trucks and help prevent major repairs.
The Powerstroke diesel engine was originally introduced in the F-series trucks from Ford, there are many variations of this family of engines from the legendary 7.3L turbo diesel that has been known to run to a million miles with regular maintenance, to the newest 6.7 Powerstroke which was designed and manufactured by Ford Motor Company when Ford split ways with International after the 6.0 and 6.4 Powerstroke was introduced into the market. The biggest thing with the Powerstroke Family of engines, at least with the Late model diesel engines (7.3, 6.0, 6.4) is the design of their injection system. These engines use oil pressure fed by a high-pressure oil pump in order to open and close the injectors that spray high-pressure fuel into the engine. It’s imperative to have the oil changed regularly and to be aware of any potential oil leaks as this can cause long cranking, and eventually poor operation. The bright side to this is the truck will not start or run without oil; which prevents damage. The 6.7 Powerstroke uses an updated fuel system more similar to the Duramax and Cummins injection system.
Duramax engines can be found in both GMC and Chevy trucks. Regarding GMC specifically, the Duramax is included within the Canyon, the Sierra HD, the Topkick, and the Savana. The Savana, which is not a pickup but a full-sized van that can be used for moving cargo or as a passenger van. And of course, each vehicle had a number of different engine sizes to choose from. In 2021 Chevy will offer a Duramax diesel in SUVs, including the Suburban and the Tahoe. Options will include a 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V-8 engine. Like the newer pickups, there will also be a 3.o-liter V-6 option for the SUVs as well. It’s important that you have a mechanic that stays up to speed on the latest changes in these models and the required maintenance to keep them on the road and running smoothly.
Our BMW Expert
My experience with BMW includes owning nine BMW’s ranging from a 1981 BMW 528I which was one of only five imported in the USA in with its color and configuration. I also had the pleasure of owning a 2015 M235i, and my current 2014 550i with the twin-turbo V8.
I have been working on BMW’s since 2008 and have experience in almost every engine made by BMW from 1987 to 2019. I also have experience in the following chassis, the 2 series, the 3 series, the 5 series, and 1 series. I have done everything from custom race/drift car builds including a 1993 325is that made a little over 600 hp on the stock 6 cylinder, to a 900 hp 2019 m5 complete with custom big turbos and tuning.
I also have extensive experience in the general maintenance and repair of BMWs over the last 12 years. BMW’s are a passion of mine, and I have vowed to always have a BMW in my fleet of vehicles simply because of the experience you have while driving one. With proper maintenance, they are very reliable if not more reliable than almost other vehicles on the road.
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The best way to minimize more serious breakdowns and the higher costs associated with automotive repair is by doing routine maintenance.
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The transmission may well be one of the most complicated and important components of your car or truck. That's why it's important to trust its maintenance and repair to a full-service shop.