Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many trucks have been running overtime to keep our country supplied. Therefore, mechanical problems are bound to occur with your diesel engine at one point or another. When your engine begins to lose power or efficiency, there are several different factors that may be to blame including general wear and tear. It is important to address these issues before they get worse and lead to complete engine failure.
An engine overhaul is an excellent option for engines that are not excessively worn but are still experiencing issues. An engine overhaul can effectively fix issues with your engine and save you a significant amount of money over having your engine replaced completely. During an overhaul, parts and components are thoroughly cleaned and inspected. Your mechanic will be able to spot minor issues that might not have been noticed yet. The overhauling of an engine and its components restores it to like-new condition for peak performance and efficiency. From our experience, drivers report getting close to 1,000,000 extra miles out of their engine after a complete overhaul.
Regaining truck performance
During an overhaul, inefficiencies with an engine are corrected, worn-out parts are replaced, and others repaired. This means that your engine will be restored to OEM spec for your engine Make and Model. This is a good time to consider installing a set of injectors to help atomize fuel which helps with combustion and fuel economy. Another important item to replace during the process is the oil cooler. Oil coolers can become clogged with contaminants and restrict the flow of oil or coolant for the engine. These items will prolong your engine life by keeping your engine operating at optimal condition and performance.
Improved useful life
An engine overhaul extends the useful life of your truck and increases its resale value. These replacements and repairs improve engine efficiency and prolong its life. Surprisingly even old vehicles can be salvaged through total overhauls.
The greatest benefit of overhauling your engine is reduced down-time and the prevention of a major failure. If you have a major failure, such as a thrown rod or dropped valve, many times you are left with the only option of replacing your engine with another one. If your truck is out of town during a major failure, you could be faced with getting repairs done at an unknown repair facility or facing a large tow bill to get the truck home to a familiar mechanic. Be sure to consider the contracts you have for hauling freight and the potential disruptions that can be created by missed deadlines. If your engine is starting to act up and give you signs, investigate it before you face a potential major failure.
There are several options when considering an engine overhaul including engine overhaul kits. At River City Truck Parts, we can help you select the best engine overhaul kit for your engine as well help you with any parts that your overhaul will require. Contact us today to learn more.