The way to start the diesel engine is too a bit different from another vehicle. When you turn on the ignition of the diesel engine, it takes time to heat the cylinders before it start up. When the cylinders get heated, and the diesel’s engine get started by itself but it also depends upon the weather, if the weather is cold, it takes more time and when it is hot, less time is taken. As soon as the engine starts, the light goes on and changes in to red. Hence, this is how the engine starts but that does not mean it starts the same way if you give it less time or neglection. Your engine can give you a hard time if you do not take care of it. Therefore it is very important to look after your engine to keep it running. Following are some tips and guidelines to help keep your engine in good condition. They are as follows:
TIPS FOR DIESEL TRUCK MAINTENANCE AND CARE:
1. To keep your engine running for longer times, always give it enough time to heat up. In cold temperatures, your engine needs 10 – 15 minutes to warm up and not less. If you start your engine too soon, then problems can occur as the engine might get pressurized due to slow absorbing of oil.
2. Changing oil at a certain time is very important. Changing oil when you have used the diesel truck for about 60000 miles. Also replace the spark plugs fuel injector and timing belt too when you feel there is a need to. If your belt shows some changes too, replace it.
3. The quality of oil that you use for your diesel truck should be good so that problems like engine gelling would not occur. Also check your radiator, water pump and freeze plugs from time to time. Also, rid your radiator from debris and once the engine has traveled 40,000 miles, try to replace the coolant from the radiator with a new one.
4. It is necessary to check the brake oil along with the fluids and this can also be done if you take your engine for servicing.