The price of diesel fuel has always kept fuel economy front and centre in the minds of diesel owners. The good news is that with regular maintenance and a few engine modifications, you can vastly improve not only the fuel efficiency of your vehicle but also its performance. Read on for five ways to make your diesel truck faster, stronger and more efficient.
You would think this would be a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised by the number of drivers that don’t keep up with regular maintenance. To keep your truck running at its peak efficiency, you need to make sure all of your vehicle’s system are working properly. Dirty air filters and oil are easy ways to reduce your engine’s performance and fuel economy. Chat with your local diesel repair shop to establish a maintenance schedule that includes all fluids, filters and service items.
2. Diesel Fuel Additives
Adding in a diesel fuel injection additive is a great way to keep your fuel injection system running smoothly and efficiently. There are many additives to choose from, including:
In order to improve the efficiency and performance of your diesel engine, you need to be able to get more air in and out. In simple terms, more air in = more power out. For a boost in engine performance, consider installing an aftermarket air filter and cold air intake kit. These kits help to reduce airflow restriction while filtering out unwanted contaminants.
4. Diesel Fuel Injectors
The injector on a diesel engine is the most complex component in the engine and as such, has been subject to a lot of experimentation. Upgrading your fuel injectors to a performance model can give your diesel engine a higher range of power. These high performance models use a special pattern to provide the optimal delivery of fuel to your engine, and can greatly improve your fuel efficiency with the right adjustments.
5. Synthetic Lubricants
Switching all of the oils in your truck over to synthetic can extend oil life and get you an extra 2-3 miles per gallon. Synthetic oils do a better job of lubricating all moving parts, which then reduces drag and frees up horsepower. Anytime horsepower is freed up, fuel economy will rise. Ask your mechanic about changing out your engine oil, transmission oil, transfer case, and front and rear differentials over to a synthetic lubricant.
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