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New Dodge Fuel Filter Setup

This bulletin applies to 2009 Dodge Ram vehicles equipped with a Cummins 6.7L diesel engine (sales code ETJ) and built after Dec. 15, 2008, and to all 2009 6.7L with sales code ETJ.


Ford Water Warning

Ford cautions about the use of tap water when final flushing the cooling system of a 6.0L or 6.4L diesel engine in 2003-2010 F-Super Duty trucks. The use of tap water in some geographic areas can lead to unacceptable scaling and/or corrosion within the cooling system (water jackets/passages) as well as decreased coolant pump life.


Turbocharger Service Tips

Turbochargers are essentially compressors that direct more air into the engine’s cylinders in order to produce additional power. A turbo derives its energy source from both temp and pressure of exhaust gas. Intake air enters through the air cleaner into the turbo compressor inlet. The air is compressed which raises air density and volume.


Not So Super Ford Diesel Glitch

Some F-Super Duty F-250/350/450 trucks equipped with a 6.7L diesel engine and built on or before 5/16/2012 may experience an engine shudder with or without turbo flutter noise around 900-1,400 rpm with steady throttle.


Bosch to Present Online Training for Diesel Exhaust After-Treatment

AVI on Demand, which offers online training for automotive professionals, is broadcasting a session on diesel exhaust after-treatment.


Funky Fuel Gauge

This bulletin applies to 2011-2012 Dodge Journey vehicles equipped with a 3.6L or 2.0L Turbo Diesel engine and 20.5 gallon fuel tank. This bulletin does not apply to vehicles equipped with AWD.


Don’t Hotwire Glow Plugs

This bulletin applies to the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan or any VW equipped with a TDI diesel engine. According to VW, DO NOT test the glow plugs by applying battery voltage to see if they glow. They will become damaged or non-functioning in a very short period of time.


Super Duty Brake Warning

Some 2013 Ford F-Super Duty 250/350 trucks equipped with the 6.2L diesel engine and built on or before 2-21-2013 may exhibit an illuminated red brake warning indicator with DTC C101A:62 (vacuum pressure sensor signal error in the ABS module).


Faulty Ford DEF Heater

Some 2011-2014 Ford F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with a 6.7L diesel engine may exhibit an illuminated MIL and DTC P2043 (fault in the DEF reductant heater assembly).


Less Than Super Ford

Some 2008-2010 Ford F-Super Duty 250-550 trucks equipped with a 6.4L diesel engine may exhibit a lack of power with an intermittent DTC P0088 at full operating temperature during moderate to heavy acceleration. A calibration update is available to resolve the concern.

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