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Truck Talk November 2018

Nate Brekken  | Published on 10/29/2018

Your Diesel needs clean air!

 

I know I am a bit over protective of my truck. Every oil change I clean and re-oil the air filter in my truck. Overkill? Diesels are always thirsty for air. Emissions engines aside, there is no throttle plate to restrict the air flow. Newer emission engines do have a throttle plate, but it is only used to help assist in EGR flow, but I digress. It is always surprising to me to see the amount of dirt and contamination that is stuck in my air filter after just 5000 miles. Having a slight lead foot syndrome, I always want my engine to be able to breathe at it’s optimum level. 

Your air filter is one of the basic elements for taking care of your diesel engine. With a clean air filter you get better performance, better mileage, longer engine life, and a cleaner engine which improves your emissions at the tail pipe. 

It may seem too good to be true, but it really is that simple. 

If you live on dusty roads, frequent construction sites, hit the trails on the weekends to get to your favorite dirt biking spot - your air filter maintenance will be different. 

Be sure to inspect the air filter housing for larger debris and clean the edges of the air filter sealing surfaces in the air box to ensure that your air filter seals tight to your housing. If you run an aftermarket style air filter housing, be sure the clamp and sealing surface of the tube is in good shape.  There are pre- filter kits to add protection to your aftermarket filter as well. 

Keep Strictly Diesel in mind when you go to service your air filter. We know what to look for, and can help you make a decision if you are looking to upgrade your air filter housing. We even have air filter kits in stock. Give us a call today 623-582-4404 or strictlydieselrepair.com