The Autopsy of a Dead Turbocharger

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Why did my turbocharger die? First, we have to understand how a turbocharger works… In a nutshell, a turbocharger uses exhaust gases produced by the engine, which are pushed out of the engine at a velocity that corresponds with the speed of the engine’s rotation to push fresh air into the engine. The faster the […]

The Autopsy of a Dead Turbocharger

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Why did my turbocharger die? First, we have to understand how a turbocharger works… In a nutshell, a turbocharger uses exhaust gases produced by the engine, which are pushed out of the engine at a velocity that corresponds with the speed of the engine’s rotation to push fresh air into the engine. The faster the […]

Why Do I Get Worse Diesel Mileage in the Winter?

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Why does your diesel gas mileage go down in the winter? One reason is the composition of winter diesel makes it more volatile to burn properly in cold weather conditions.  Just like with gasoline, refiners have to change the composition of diesel fuel in the winter to help it function better in the cold weather.  But […]

Is Synthetic Oil Right for Your Diesel?

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There are many advantages to using synthetic engine oil in your diesel engine. Synthetics have a much better flow rate in cold weather than conventional engine oils, allowing critical moving parts to be better lubricated on start up. Synthetic oils also lose less viscosity at high temperatures, providing critical lubrication under high engine loads. They […]

Winter’s coming – Here’s Some Tips to Make Sure Your Truck is Ready

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Winnipeg winters are especially tough on trucks! From overnight cold soaks as low as -40, to icy roads, spray from slush, to blowing snow and snowdrifts, we see it all. To see you and your truck through the season with minimal downtime, there are a some basic checks and tests that can save you time […]

When Do You Need a Certificate of Inspection (COI)?

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You require a valid safety Certificate of Inspection (COI) to register a newly acquired vehicle in Manitoba. A COI confirms that, at the time of inspection, a vehicle met basic standards for operation in Manitoba, which are set out in the Vehicle Inspection Handbook. A COI doesn’t include a detailed inspection of the engine or […]

Think Diesel is Going Away? Think Again!

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Consumers in Winnipeg and across Manitoba continue to display confidence in Diesel technology as a choice for powering their new cars, SUVs, trucks and vans. Diesel accounts for 3% of the consumer market and indications are this number could grow. Diesel is a proven performer that delivers real benefits: high fuel efficiency, great driving range, […]

Diesel Engine Coolant – Not Just Green Anymore!

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Coolant isn’t just green anymore! As engines have developed, taking more horsepower and torque out of increasingly smaller displacements, the load carried by you trucks cooling system has increased significantly.  Coolant now comes in various hues including red, yellow, orange  and purple. It’s important to use the correct coolant for your application, as the wrong […]

2 Tips to Keep Your Diesel Fresh This Summer

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Whether you are using your diesel for fun or for work, there is nothing more frustrating than a breakdown.  In the summer, many issues are related to your engine overheating.  Here are two tips that can keep you motoring during the hot summer months. Get a Coolant Flush As temperatures rise during our Manitoba summer, your […]

Western Turbo Active in the Community

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At Western Turbo, we recognize our success as being the best diesel service centre in Manitoba is due to you, our valued customers. On behalf of you, we support a number of charitable causes every year. We are proud to support Siloam Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Ride for Dad, the Gimli ModelFest as well as […]

Biodiesel Will Shorten Your Filter Life. What’s the Best Filter Option?

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Did you know Manitoba has mandated a minimum average 2% biodiesel for all diesel fuel sales by volume?  Due to potential gelling issues in our cold winters, winter fuel has very little biodiesel added, so to meet regulations summer fuel typically has up to 5% or more by volume. This can have an effect on […]

When You Need to Know Diesel Diagnostics – Bosch is King

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Did you know that Western Turbo is 1 of only 6 Bosch Certified Diesel Centers in all of Canada.The BCD standing that Western has achieved mean all of our technicians are highly qualified and our diagnostic equipment is the most advanced and precise on the market. Western Turbo is authorized by Bosch for the aftermarket […]

Do Diesel Engine Performance Modules Really Work?

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It is widely known that by manipulating your diesel engine’s fuel strategy you can enhance a diesel’s performance and fuel economy. By using a performance module such as Ag Diesel Solutions you can alter the fuel strategy of your diesel by making fueling more efficient.  The performance module gains horsepower and efficiency by altering the […]

5 Tips to Complete Expert Diesel Engine Maintenance

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Diesel engines operate in a way that gives them advantages over conventional gas engines in regard the amount of power they can create while still maintaining excellent MPGs. However, like gasoline engines they do need regular maintenance to ensure the engine continues to operate correctly. Many maintenance services require the skills of a professional diesel […]