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Reduce Fuel Consumption in your Dodge and Save Money!!

There are many different options to upgrading your vehicle to help save money in the long run. One such option would be  a tuner, and not just any tuner but a MADS Smarty Tuners with CaTCHER Software.

MADS has a tuning software that is as well known as CaTCHER software.  MADS is originally known for EPROMs and Flash-EPROMs or chips which could be installed in place of the original OEM EPROMs and Flash-EPROMs located in the vehicle’s on-board control module.  These chips, just like the tuners of today, keep the entire vehicle safety and emissions systems intact, but modify the fuel injection settings to deliver dramatic power, torque and driveability improvements.

Also, fuel consumption is one of the most important point of  company research. CaTCHER software can be used to reduce fuel consumption up to 15% depending on the driving condition. Saving money and reducing the vehicle emissions.

With the advent of OBD-II vehicle control module in the early 1990’s, most  domestic vehicle manufacturers installed under-dash ports, or ALDL ports, which allowed dealers and service techs to re-flash the vehicle’s control module to change engine settings without replacing any chip.

So today, instead of chips, MADS company primarily sells hand-held tuners which achieve the same dramatic drivetrain improvements, without the hassle of popping the hood, pulling out the vehicle control module, and replacing a chip.

Installation is quick and easy, taking about 5 minutes, depending on the truck model, and requiring no tools or mechanical skills whatsoever.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the MADS Smarty Tuners with CaTCHER Software . Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying MADS Smarty Tuners with CaTCHER Software, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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2003.5-2007 Ford Powerstroke 6.0L

Ford Powerstrokes with a 6.0L engine have one of the worst reputations in the diesel world. Ford has been frequently asked, “Why didn’t you just keep the 7.3L engine?” But really the question is unfair given the circumstances at the time of creation of the 6.0L engine.

After January 1st, 2003, the federal government set tougher diesel emission standards. All the top diesel application manufactures had to restructure and invest a substantial amount of money to abide these new standards. Ford was one to do the same. Some say Ford should of added an exhaust gas recirculation system, a variable geometry turbo, and a high pressure injection system to the 7.3L engine. But others say nay, a clean burning 7.3L engine would have a horsepower disadvantage compared to the GM Duramax and the Dodge Cummins applications at the time. Also with Dodge Cummins Bosch’s latest Common Rail Injection, Ford 7.3L engines were much too loud.

So the 6.0L was created with four goals in mind:

  • Meet Emission Standards
  • Have More Horsepower than the competition
  • Have Better Fuel Economy
  • Make a quieter engine

When 2003.5 came to be, the Ford Powerstrokes 6.0L were out on the market. In stock form this was a consumer dream. The 6.0L engine met all emission standards and passed all testing performed during research and development. Obviously stock vehicles have been factory tested, so they are thought to be more reliable, which is mostly true for 6.0L engines. 6.0L engines rarely experience failures when operating at stock power levels. But let’s be honest, why own a Diesel if you can’t MAX IT OUT! This seems to be the area where 6.0L engines are having trouble, because now with aftermarket modifications your now turning more rpm, fueling heavier, and creating more heat and higher cylinder pressures. But Orange County Diesel feels that aftermarket modifications aren’t bad for 6.0L engines, they just have to be the RIGHT aftermarket product!

Here is a list of common problems of the Ford Powerstroke 6.0L 2003.5-2007

  • Turbo Failure
  • Variable Geometry Turbo Vanes Sticking
  • Leaking Oil Under Turbo
  • Rough Idle Related to the Fuel Injection Control Module
  • Fuel Injection Control Module Calibration(s)
  • Fuel Injection Control Module Harness Wear
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve Sticking
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation
  • Blown Head Gasket Cooler
  • Oil Cooler
  • Oil Rail Plug(s) Leaking Oil
  • Sticking Spool Valve Inside Injector
  • Cracked Intercooler Boot
  • Coolant Leak
  • High Pressure Oil Pump Leaking Oil

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Ford Powerstrokes engine. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B.  We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Diesel Fuel Tanks from Titan

Anyone who travels or pulls a payload knows that factory-equipped fuel tanks in diesel pickups limit range.  Save time,  improve range, cut fuel costs, and fill up when you want with Titan Diesel Fuel Tanks.  Titan extra heavy-duty cross-linked polyethylene fuel tank. Titan Diesel Fuel Tanks come complete with powder-coated cross-member bracket and steel strap set, rubber mounting bushing, vent hoses, rollover safety vent valves, seals and required clamps.

Titan Diesel Fuel Tanks utilize common sense design features, which simplify installation. They re-use most of the stock components, including the existing sending unit. The tank itself is nearly indestructible, but light enough to be handled by one or two people. You may think a vehicle hoist and transmission jack are ideal, but hand tools will get the job done!

Titan, the Best you can buy:

  • Made of High-Density Cross-Linked Polyethylene
  • Corrosion Proof, Durable, Lightweight (approx. 45 lbs.)
  • Easy to Install (2-4 hours)
  • Works with Existing Fuel Gauges
  • No Vehicle Modifications Necessary! (Mounts easily underneath.)

How much will a Titan Diesel Fuel Tank save me in a year?
On a cost-basis alone, a Titan Diesel Fuel Tank will pay for itself within 1-3 years,* depending how you use your truck.

*The range above only looks at the expected savings for those who use their trucks for business and pleasure. It does not take into account the convenience, safety, or efficiency that a Titan Diesel Fuel Tankoffers.


Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Titan Diesel Fuel Tanks. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying Titan Diesel Fuel Tanks, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Do you ever wonder, “What can I add to my Ford Powerstroke??”

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PERFORMANCE: We ask what you do with your diesel BEFORE we make performance recommendations! We understand not everyone’s diesel needs are the same.!

PRODUCTS IN STOCK: With 5 U.S. warehouses we carry all the leading brands making your transaction convenient, correct and ready for your delivery.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying Ford upgrades, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Get your RV ready for Camping Season

It’s the time of year to get that RV back in shape for some winter camping trips!! Here are some general tips that will help  steer you toward a stress-free season on the road:

  1. Clean it up and air it out:  Open all roof vents and windows and then remove any pest control items you may have placed during storage.
  2. Check for damage: Look for deterioration of seals around doors, roof vents and windows and reseal as necessary.
  3. Check all lights. Make sure headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals are all functioning properly.
  4. Examine the hitch system for wear, loose bolts and cracks.
  5. Inspect the tires. Check for cracks, worn treads and correct tire pressure.
  6. Inspect the engine. Change the engine oil, spark plugs, and filters.
  7. Check the battery.
  8. Drain and flush the entire system of the nontoxic antifreeze you used before placing the RV into storage and replace with the proper coolant.
  9. Check for cracks in hoses and fan belts and replace if necessary.
  10. Flush the water system.
Prepare for a safe season. After checking all mechanical components, it’s always a good idea to inspect your safety equipment. This means installing new batteries in flashlights and smoke detectors, and restocking the first-aid kits.
Check your coverage. After making these routine checks, don’t forget to review your insurance policy to make sure it meets your current needs.
If you find you need repairs, Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST

Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel and RV Repair issues.

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Diablosport Predator

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What is the Diablosport Predator?

The Predator is a state-of-the art, high performance tuning flash programmer in a sleek handheld design. Once connected to the vehicle, the Predators internal computer recognizes the vehicles PCM and automatically picks the proper tuning files designed specifically for that PCM. Inside the Predator’s memory are the actual tuning files that optimize spark timing and air/fuel ratio curves. The transmission parameters are remapped to improve the shift characteristics such as shift firmness and shift points. Unlike other ‘tuners’, DiabloSport’s programming is performed in very small increments throughout the entire RPM range, for a smoother, wider and a more predictable power delivery. DiabloSport engineers spend many hours on the dyno, street and track to ensure the tunes provided with the Predator are the best they can be.

Dyno Tested Performance Tunes:

Average power gains are per tune. The Predators additional power makes itself noticeable immediately with an increase in power that starts in the low RPMs and builds into a frenzy at the high RPMs.

A Predator equipped vehicle will notice significant improvements in drivability. The additional power and improved shift patterns created by the Predator tune will yield quicker acceleration and better mileage, whether it is in town or out on the highway. The power increase in the lower RPMs will yield a better throttle response. The increase in MPG is a byproduct of maximized engine efficiency, the improved timing curve and air/fuel ratio creates a more complete combustion, i.e. the engine extracts more power from each molecule of gasoline.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Diablosport Predator. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying Diablosport Predator, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Superchips Cortex Programmer

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The Cortex Programmer Offers:

  • Up to three best-in-class tuning levels
  • Includes industry exclusive 2-year power train warranty at no additional cost
  • Elegant, sleek, innovative design
  • Diagnostic Library retrieves, displays and clears DTCs
  • Log performance times & speeds, displays & stores PID data
  • Supports wheel, tire, and gear swaps
  • Easy to install, internet updateable
  • The built-in MSDP-Link supports accessories (e.g. dash-mount display, additional sensors)

Cortex from Superchips is the latest in the line of advance vehicle performance programmers delivering economy, performance, and power you can trust. Cortex is backed with an industry- exclusive 2 year limited power train warranty and is the only programming device with an expansion port for MSDP-compatible vehicle accessories.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the The Cortex Programmer. Ask about Free Shipping!

Live locally? Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. In addition to carrying The Cortex Programmer, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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