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How Often Should I Clean and Service My S&B Filter?

S&B LogoThe capacity of an air filter is directly related to how often you must service your filter. Capacity is defined as the total amount of contaminants/dirt particles that the filter will hold before reaching its termination point. The termination point is a predefined restriction number that is used as the cut-off point when measuring how much dirt a filter will hold. For typical passenger cars and light-duty trucks, 10” H2O is used at the termination point.

In OE applications, a new filter must be purchased every time the filter reaches maximum capacity. Not only is this costly, but it also creates unnecessary environmental waste. When an S&B intake kit or performance air filter is installed, you simply clean and re-oil the air filter per S&B’s specifications. Keep in mind that the conditions that the vehicle is operated under will determine how quickly it will take a specific filter to reach its capacity. With this being said, you can compare the ISO 5011 test results to find the difference in capacities for the OE air filter and the S&B air filter on the Orange County Diesel website just look up the part and click on the “extended information” tab.

The spreadsheet below is the Service Factor for each filter, this compares how the frequency of Servicing the Filter is affected. For example, if the S&B filter capacity is half that of the OE filter, the Service Factor is twice that of the OE filter. Simply put, you will have to clean the S&B filter in half the time you would normally take for an OE filter to load.


It is extremely important to clean and oil your filter correctly. Instructions, oil amounts and other pertinent information regarding S&B filters can be seen on the Orange County Diesel website in the description of each filter or intake and can also be found in the manual for the product under the “extended information” tab.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding  S&B filters. 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 S&B filters, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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S&B Performance Intake Kit? How much horsepower will I see? Will it increase fuel economy?

S&B LogoHorsepower can be increased by increasing airflow to the vehicle’s engine. Typically, the OE stock air box and induction tube significantly restrict the airflow. S&B design’s its intake kits to increase the amount of horsepower by 5-10% by allowing the engine to breathe easier.

S&B does not publish horsepower results specific to each part because the majority of our competition makes outrageous horsepower claims that are unsupported and often are accompanied by the disclaimer “Up To, As Much As, or Results May Vary.” There is no standard for dyno testing, it is difficult to hold our competition accountable for their inflated claims. S&B utilizes its 1/2 million dollar, climate controlled lab to test its intake kits and filters to the same standard (ISO 5011 Test Standard) used by the OE manufacturers, so there is substance behind S&B’s test results.

S&B publishes 2 critical results: airflow & efficiency

1. Airflow Rating: This rating shows how much the filter/intake improves the airflow vs. stock. Improving the airflow results in more power and better fuel economy.

2. Efficiency Rating: Protecting your engine while dramatically improving the airflow is S&B’s competitive advantage which is why we post the efficiency numbers along with the airflow rating. The efficiency rating shows how much dirt our filters will stop. Our minimum goal for efficiency is 99.0%.

Question:
Will an S&B cold air intake kit provide me with an improvement in fuel economy?

Answer:
The simple answer is yes. By lowering the restriction level vs. stock, the S&B intake allows the engine to work more efficiently which will improve fuel economy.

According to the Department of Energy, a dirty air filter will have an adverse affect on fuel economy. Fueleconomy.gov states that replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car’s gas mileage by as much as 10 percent.  The reason a clean filter improves fuel economy is because it is less restrictive than a dirty filter, so the engine works less to consume the air it needs. This S&B intake kit is substantially less restrictive than the OE induction system with a clean filter installed thus allowing the engine to breather even easier which results in better fuel economy. S&B does not make a specific claim with regards to fuel economy because there are too many factors that can affect your miles per gallon.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the S&B cold air intake kit. 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 S&B cold air intake kit, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Ford 6.0L 2003-2004 F-Super & Excursion lack of power condition, surge, or turbocharger flutter after performing Field Service

Ford 6.0L 2003-2004 F-Super & Excursion lack of power condition, surge, or turbocharger flutter after performing Field Service

OC Diesel discovered that some Ford 6.0L 2003-2004 F-Super Duty and 6.0L Excursion vehicles built on or before 9/29/2003 may experience a P006A, P132B, P0401 or P0402 diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) with a lack of power condition, surge, or turbocharger flutter after performing Field Service Action or after recalibrating the vehicle with the inferred Exhaust Pressure (EP) strategy. This inferred EP strategy does not use the Exhaust Back Pressure (EBP) sensors input, although the EBP sensor must remain connected to the tube and the wiring harness.

OC Diesel service technicians use procedures to repair troubles after receiving the inferred EP calibration update. There are a variety of reasons why a customer could experience a lack of  power condition with the inferred EP calibration.

These can include causes a person may not directly see as impacting the condition or codes set. For example; a Mass Air Flow (MAF) / Manifold Air Pressure (MAP) code can be related to a MAF sensor or a MAP sensor problem. However, those codes can be caused by other items such as: intake leak, exhaust leak, Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) problems, and aftermarket modifications.

 

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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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Check Engine Light on Ford 6.0L Powerstroke?

Do you have that pesky Check Engine Light (CEL) on your 6.0L Ford Powerstroke?

Being a 6.0L Powerstroke owner you are probably already aware or have already come across some of the problems this troublesome engine has since its release in 2002.

If have recently noticed the Check Engine Light has come on in your 6.0L you will need to take it to an experienced Diesel Mechanic to have the codes read and the engine properly diagnosied. There are a whole list of problems your 6.0L is could be having that is making your check engine list appear such as bad EGR Valve to an Exhaust Backpressure Sensor or a Vane is stuck open.

Orange County Diesel are the experts in diesel repair. Bring in your Ford 6.0L Powerstroke so we can proper diagnoise the reason for your Check Engine Light.

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. We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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2003-2007 6.0L Ford No Start / Hard Start / Runs Rough

If you own or operate a 2003-2005 6.0L Excursion, 2003-2007 6.0L Ford Super Duty, or 2004-2009 6.0L Ford E-350, E-450, E-550, read this useful information:

OC Diesel recognizes that some 2003-2005 6.0L Excursion, 2003-2007 6.0L Ford Super Duty, and 2004-2009 6.0L Ford E-350, E-450, E-550 series vehicles equipped with a 6.0L Ford diesel engine may experience no starts, hard starts or rough running when cold and may be accompanied with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0611, P1378 and/ or all 8 injector circuit codes. These symptoms may lessen or disappear when the engine is warm. These conditions may be caused by the Fuel Injection Control Module (FICM) or injector spool valve sticking internally during cold engine operation.

OC Diesel takes a methodological approach in the matter to overcome what may be a very frustrating situation for you, the customer. With their highly qualified team technicians who have experience with every possible diagnosis/problem when it comes to the 6.0L Ford it is not a big task for OC Diesel Technicians to overcome a resolution to your problem.

In some cases the failed FICM module can cause diagnostic trouble codes related to injectors even when the injectors or injector wiring are not at fault. OC Diesel Technicians take measures in checking the FICM module for proper operation before evaluating injector operation or wiring issues. Be assured OC Diesel will diagnose and deliver the correct resolution to your annoying problem accurately and quickly.

Other possible causes of this problem exist from “stiction”.  These conditions are caused by the injector spool valve sticking internally during cold engine operation. Engine oil temperature can be improved by using the lightest possible specified weight oil during winter months. Call OC Diesel for advice in choosing the best possible fluid to utilize during these months of operation.

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. We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Juice with Attitude by Edge Products

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Edge’s Juice with Attitude controls timing and duration of injector firing for your Powerstroke, Cummins or Duramax to deliver maximum performance, improved driveability and better fuel economy. Get on-the-fly adjustability and monitoring capabilities at your fingertips. This plug-in module is easy to install and comes with factory style connections.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Edge’s Juice with Attitude. 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 Edge’s Juice with Attitude, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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S&B Filters Cast Aluminum Elbow Intakes

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S&B manufactures their Intake Elbows out of cast aluminum because they believe you need a part that delivers extreme performance without the risk of it bursting in the field. While we too liked the idea of using a composite material to make our elbows, trust us, it’s not worth the risk.

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The smooth design of the S&B Intake Elbow significantly improves the airflow after the intercooler. The result is denser air delivering more power and better fuel economy.

S&B’s Intake Elbows include 1/8″ NPT ports for simple gauge and power adder installation. S&B taps all the ports on our CNC machines, so you can be assured of a perfect fitment without scraping your knuckles. If it leaks, you lose power. Whenever possible, S&B utilizes an o-ring to seal the elbow and provided worry free operation for the long haul. While many competitors insert bolts through the air chamber to secure their elbow, S&B kept it clear to provide you with the best possible airflow.

 

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the S&B Intake Elbows. 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 S&B Intake Elbows, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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