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  • Should filtration remove oil oxidation?

    Dealing with oil oxidation

    Article • March 29th, 2011

  • Do lubricating solids help extend kingpin life?

    Q: Do lubricating solids help extend kingpin life?   A: Absolutely. Lubricating solids like molybdenum disulfide (MOS2) and graphite provide protection during extreme shock loads. They are especially effective when sliding wear prevents...

    Article • February 1st, 2011

  • Downsides to tracing fuel mileage using the ECM data?

    Q: What are the downsides of tracing fuel mileage using the ECM data in regards to best accuracy possible?   A: The most accurate MPG data still comes from using the actual gallons purchased and mileage. The difference between the MPG reported by...

    Article • November 17th, 2010

  • How do wet washing air filters work?

    How do wet washing air filters work?

    Article • November 9th, 2010

  • What CMMS software can I use with GPS trackers?

    Q: We are installing GPS trackers on our vehicles, what CMMS software can I use to link the data recorded by these trackers (eg mileage, speed etc) to my maintenance program?   A: Thank you for the question. I am not sure what you are utilizing...

    Article • September 10th, 2010

  • What kind of training is available for our mechanics, that complies with the FTA?

    Q: What kind of training is available for our mechanics? The fleet is a small 10 cutaway bus fleet. Part Chev, 5500m; part Ford 6.0. Need some help to better service the fleet to comply with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).   A: Thank you...

    Article • August 17th, 2010

  • What are some tips for improving fuel economy from a maintenance and driver perspective?

    Q: Are there some tips available to me about improving our fleet fuel economy from a maintenance perspective as well as from a driver prospective?   A: Here are a few pointers I used effectively in the fleets I managed both private and the...

    Article • August 17th, 2010

  • What is the best full-flow filter for MACK Trucks with ai-350 engines?

    Q: I run MACK Trucks with ai-350 engines. What is the best full-flow filter on the market to catch all the soot that engine makes?   A: There are many full flow filter constructions on the market today and to choose the best with extensive laboratory...

    Article • August 10th, 2010

  • Are there any benefits to using fuel additives?

    Q: I have been researching some fuel additives and I am wondering if you have heard of Mantek Road Runner Fuel Treatment? This is suppose to improve Cetane up 15 percent, reduce emissions, clean injectors and pumps, improve mileage and average of 5...

    Article • July 29th, 2010

  • Suggestions on what is important when you enter a lease?

    Q: Being in the maintenance field I'm sure that you would have an opinion on leasing and the benefits to a good lease to protect an organization on unanticipated repairs. We have little capital dollars, and are considering leasing as a way to get the...

    Article • July 29th, 2010