Archive for the ‘PACCAR Engines’ Category

DPF and DOC Cleaning

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

The Importance Of Cleaning Diesel Filters

When was the last time you had your diesel particulate filter (DPF) or diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) cleaned? If the answer is, “I don’t know” and your truck is newer than a 2007 model, it is time to visit a repair shop. If your diesel engine is newer than 2007, here are a few things you should know to extend your filter life and increase your fuel efficiency.

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Valve Adjustments Explained

Friday, December 15th, 2017
Service Valve Adjustment

Why You Need a Valve Adjustment for Your Diesel Engine

A valve adjustment (sometimes also called an overhead) is vital to the health of your diesel engine to ensure proper combustion. This is often an overlooked task for proper engine maintenance; however, neglecting your valves could lead to a lot of unwanted hassles like loss of power and decreased fuel efficiency. Keeping a close eye on the valve lash can alert you to a problem before it leads to hefty repair costs for your diesel engine and a lot of unplanned downtime.

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PACCAR Introduces New Automated Transmission

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Models offering the new PACCAR transmission

Models offering the new PACCAR transmission

PACCAR is always pushing commercial truck technology forward. The latest advancement PACCAR has made is the introduction of a new automated transmission. There will be multiple Peterbilt models offering the new PACCAR transmission. (more…)

How has PACCAR updated the MX-11 and MX-13 engines for 2017?

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
2017 PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 Engine Performance Ratings

2017 PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 Engine Performance Ratings

2017 brought with it upgrades to two of the top engines in the PACCAR lineup; the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines. Several upgrades have led to increased performance ratings. (more…)

Planning for the Next Round of Emission Regulations “GHG Phase 2”

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

By Tom Wentworth
General Sales Manager
Allstate Peterbilt Group
Have you ever thought it would have been nice to have a “do over” on how you planned for 2007 and the first DPF trucks required by the EPA? If so, Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 may provide you with your chance. By the time you read this president Obama will most likely have signed the latest emission reduction proposal into law. It may be worth a quick google search of the topic which will provide you with dozens of articles detailing the new requirements. (more…)

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