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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Service Your Vehicle On Time

This fuel filter is a very graphic example of why you should service your vehicle on time.
As you can see it has been restricted for some time causing it to collapse.
This kind of neglect can completely damage a fuel system.
The truck this particular filter came out of had to have the following replaced; 
  • High Pressure Pump
  • Transfer/Base Pressure Pump
  •  Fuel Pressure Regulator

It could have been much worse.

Compare a new filter to the abused one.
Note the concaveness of the filter, the fuel system was literally starving.

Your Fuel System Includes and Generally Cost Approx.;
  • High Pressure Pump ~ $2000. - $3500
  • Base Pressure Pump ~  $200. - $500.
  • Fuel Pressure Regulator ~ $180. - $300.
  • Fuel Injectors ~  $2000. - $6000.
  • Check Valves ~  $20. - $50.
  • Fuel Lines ~  $100. - $1500.

These components are expensive parts that your fuel system needs to function.
Those prices are just the cost of the parts, they Do Not Reflect any Labor Costs yet.
This filter came out of a tow truck, a service for it cost's approx. $300.
Had this owner maintained his truck with his scheduled services, can you imagine how much this fella could have saved? You do the math.
Avoid expensive repairs.
Don't put off servicing your vehicles when they are scheduled.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Free DOT's through January 1st !

Hey folks, hope your Thanksgiving was good and filling!
We have a new promo for December, Free DOT's through January 1st
One per customer and by appointment only.
If you need your DOT inspection done soon, give us a call to set up an appointment for your free DOT inspection.
Happy Holidays!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Power Stroke Diesel Tech Tip

Hard Starts in the Mornings
White Smoke in the Mornings
Cranks, but No Starts in the Mornings

Glow Plug System
Injector Damage
Damaged Fuel Injector Control Module
Damaged FICM Relay
EGR System Plugged
Plugged Fuel System
Vehicle Not Maintained Properly or on Time

Glow Plug System Diagnosis
Power Balance Test with Compression Test
FICM Load Test
Oil Cooler Test
Fuel Pressure Test
EGR Valve Cleanup
EGR System Decarbed includes removal of Intake Manifold and Decarbed
Decarb EGR Cooler On/Off Vehicle Test; If cooler tests bad replace.

Deer Valley Diesel can diagnose and fix all of these problems including the replacement of the EGR and oil coolers with a Lifetime Warranted Bullet Proof Cooler kit.

We Fix it Right the First Time.
Your Only One Call Away.

EGR Coolers for 2003 / 2004 and After

Friday, October 14, 2011

From the Diesel Desk

Did you know?
Coolant leaks will create pockets of air that cause cylinder heads to over heat, causing block and head warping.
Worst case scenario; Need a new engine. 
Average Cost; $3,000.00 - $8,000.00

Did you know? 
Water causes rust that cause internal engine damage such as pitted cylinder walls and heads, it will clog radiators causing restriction in coolant flow.
Worst case scenario; Need a new engine and the replacement of cooling system, which includes radiator, thermostat, water pump, and cooling hoses.
Average Cost; $4,000.00 - $10,000.00

Example of pitted Piston and Cylinder Wall.

DVD Advice #1: Promptly repair coolant leaks with proper components.
DVD Advice #2: When coolant level is low, DON'T just add water, use proper coolants at a 50/50 ratio.

Remember; Fix it right the first time. You will prevent big expensive repairs later.
Your only one call away from hitting the road again with Deer Valley Diesel.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Winter Advice / Tips

Get ready for cold weather and hard starts.

~ Prevent engine damage
~ Get injectors checked out
~ Get your glow plug system checked out
~ Don't spend extra money in additives, fix it right the first time

If you have any questions leave a message here and we will answer it.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Welcome to the Deer Valley Diesel Desk

Welcome to Deer Valley Diesel Desk, where we give advice and answer questions on diesels and trucks in general.