If you want to maximize the performance of your diesel truck's engine, you do not have to drop the big bucks on aftermarket parts and accessories. Simply maintaining your engine and upgrading your fuel injectors can actively boost the power made by your diesel. These important tasks keep the engine breathing in clean air and sending the optimal flow of fuel to produce high horsepower and torque numbers across the board. Here’s how to approach this important task.
Boost Performance with a Strict Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance is key when it comes to increasing horsepower and retaining the overall performance of your engine.
Timely oil changes keep your engine lubricated and cool to maximize its power output on all road surfaces. Since the oil change interval varies with your engine type and size, you should obtain a suitable service schedule from your diesel technician. The oil changes will keep your engine internals, such as the crankshaft, camshafts, rings and bearings, in excellent shape through the miles.
If your engine runs hotter than normal or starts to overheat, it will suffer severe power losses that indicate a problem. Without intervention, the continued high temperatures could damage the engine block or head, causing catastrophic failure. You can prevent this situation by having your cooling system flushed and refilled with fresh coolant on a regular basis.
Power means nothing if you cannot safely slow or come to a stop with very little warning. You must have your brake components, including pads, shoes, rotors and drums, inspected, repaired or replaced on a strict schedule. Your diesel technician can perform a full inspection to determine which brake components are in need of attention and complete the repairs right away to maximize the performance of your diesel vehicle.
Fuel Injector Cleaning
Cleaning out the fuel injectors allows the engine to produce high horsepower numbers through the metered delivery of diesel fuel. A thorough cleaning on a regular schedule can help ensure the injectors always perform at their limits. While the injectors are out of the vehicle, it is possible to perform bench testing that confirms the output matches the specifications listed by the injector manufacturer.
Increase Power by Upgrading Your Fuel Injectors
If you want to experience stunning power output from your diesel vehicle, consider upgrading your fuel injectors with higher output models. This simple upgrade allows your engine to produce more horsepower right off the line. In many cases, the improved flow of fuel from the injector upgrade helps to increase the efficiency of your vehicle while boosting power at the same time.
If you would like to improve the performance of your diesel vehicle, schedule an appointment with our team at Bodacious Diesel by calling 303-808-1563. With just one visit to our Golden, Colorado shop, you will enjoy improved power and performance through timely maintenance and parts upgrade services.