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ATLANTA, GA, January 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The John Deere parts business, APM Heavy Duty, discusses how you should winterize your truck's diesel engine. To ensure the motor runs strong and efficient during the course of the winter months, you should make it a habit to inspect and service it before the seasons change.
This is particularly important for drivers who travel into harsh climates more frequently. If this is the case, it would be wise to prep your truck for the worst; it is always better to be safe than sorry when traveling. There is nothing worse than breaking down in the dead of winter, especially when you are en route to your unloading destination.
Winterization for Diesel Trucks
The Perkins diesel parts supply company stresses the importance of choosing the right fuel and taking steps to prevent your it from turning into gel. When diesel becomes cold enough, it changes into a gel-like substance due to concentrations of paraffin wax that are present in the mixture. If this occurs, your truck's entire fuel system is at jeopardy, which includes its ability to transfer heat to the cabin.
Needless to say, you will want to do everything to keep this from happening. Thus, the best thing you can do when driving in cold weather is to always use a winter blend. In contrast to summer formulas, these ones also contain kerosene, which markedly lowers the fuel's gel point (from 32 to -20 Fahrenheit in some cases).
"Inserting winter fuel additives and covering your tank with a thermal blanket are also recommended precautionary measures," says David DeBuc, Vice President of APM Engine Parts. "Anything beats being stranded on the highway waiting for a tow truck to arrive."
APM Heavy Duty sells Duetz engine components and many other parts. Learn more by visiting http://www.apmheavyduty.com/.
About APM Heavy Duty:
APM Heavy Duty is a division of APM Inc., a family-owned business operating in Metro Atlanta since 1961. We have a comprehensive selection of engine parts and offer a wide variety of services as well, including complete engine rebuilding, crankshaft grinding and restoration, and cylinder boring and honing.
For more information, visit http://www.apmheavyduty.com/.
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