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Synthetic Oil VS. Regular Oil

Synthetic oil is an oil product that contains additional chemical ingredients that are not present in crude oils. These additional ingredients are synthesized or created artificially and added to petroleum as a means of meeting specific needs for lubrication.

Fully synthetic motor oils contain non-conventional, high-performance fluids and a system of additives that helps prevent wear, keeps engines clean, flows easily, maintains viscosity performance, prevents rust and reduces friction.

Using synthetic oil has many advantages associated with it. The addition of artificial ingredients also helps to ease the burden on diminishing crude oil reserves, making it possible to use natural oils much more efficiently. Using a synthetic product often minimizes the oil sludge issues in your truck especially in older vehicles. Synthetic oils also have a higher tolerance to heat and aging.

A major benefit of using synthetic oil is a more efficient performance when your trucks engine is started in cold weather. Petroleum-based motor oil thickens in cold temperatures, requiring the starter and battery to work much harder to start a cold engine. Synthetic oil is not as affected by low temperatures and begins to lubricate all the working parts much more quickly and efficiently than crude oil products would, thus lowering your chance of gumming and unnecessary wear on your trucks individual engine components.

Synthetic oil was originally developed as a way to deal with the shortage of crude oil products and is used more frequently today due to the better performance. During periods when the price of crude oil rises significantly, synthetic oils may also be a less expensive lubricant option to go with.

Advantages of Using Synthetic Oil:

  • Better low and high temperature viscosity performance
  • Improved fuel economy in most engines
  • Decreased evaporative loss
  • Better lubrication on cold starts
  • Resistance to oxidation, thermal breakdown and oil sludge problems
  • Oil changes are not needed as often because synthetic is more durable

Disadvantages of Using Synthetic Oil:

  • The cost is usually 2 to 4 times more than petroleum-based oils
  • The lower friction may make them unsuitable for break-in period
  • Potential decomposition problems in certain chemical environments
  • Potential stress cracking of plastic components like polypxymethylene (POM) in the presence of  polyalpholefins (POA’s)
  • Synthetics do not hold lead in suspension as well as mineral oil
  • Synthetic oils are not recommended in automotive rotary engines

Please Remember! Never dump your used motor oil in the trash, on the ground or down a sewer or storm drain!!!

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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. In addition to carrying Synthetic oil, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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50 Horsepower Injector Nozzles for your Dodge Cummins!

If you want an extra boost of 50+ rear wheel horsepower then these nozzles will provide that for you!

No other upgrade on a Dodge Common Rail can provide the stump pulling torque that a set o f  Dynomite Diesel injector nozzles can. Some of the electronic boxes available today can actually crack your injectors, causing thousands of dollars in repair bills. Be confident that you have a mechanical change that will add reliable power, without the headaches.  If reduced smoke, more power, and better mileage are what you’re after, then you have come to the right place. These nozzles will give you 50+ horsepower at the wheels.  They have been used on trucks making over 550 horsepower on fuel only.  If you are looking for a mild upgrade with the potential to make great power, then these are the way to go.
This nozzle will also provide optimum fuel economy. If you have to make big power and care less about mileage and smoke, then we recommend the 90 horsepower set.  We also carry larger nozzles for those with Dual or modifed CP3 Injection Pumps. Mileage on your truck should increase by about 2 miles per gallon.  Please wait a while to determine how your mileage has been affected.  Your driving style has much to do with your mileage and that can be affected drastically by an excited driver.
Included with your nozzles is a nozzle removal tool to help you change the nozzles.  This tool gets clamped in a vise and holds the injector so you can easily remove the nozzle.  Also included in the box are color instructions and a set of copper washers.

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So many manufacturers making 24 valve injectors, how do you choose which one is right for you?

With so many manufacturers making 24 valve injectors, how do you choose which one is right for you? DDP 24 Valve injectors are not the cheapest or the most expensive, but they are guaranteed to be the best.

These injectors will give you 40 plus horsepower at the wheels with virtually no more smoke than stock.  These injectors can be used on a completely stock truck, or on a highly modified on as a set of driving injectors.  With a box and turbo, these injectors are capable of 380 horsepower.

Your mileage will increase over stock with these injectors.  You will likely see 2-3 miles per gallon after your excitement wears off.


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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. In addition to carrying DDP 24 Valve injectors , we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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AEM Water/Methanol Injection Kits

Water / Methanol Injection Kits

AEM Water/Methanol Injection Kits reduce air inlet temperatures which allows users to increase boost pressure (and advance timing on forced induction gas applications) to create more power by utilizing the cooling effects of the system under heavy load. The kit is offered in 2 configurations: a 1-Gallon kit for racecar applications, and a 5- Gallon HD kit for Diesel applications or racecars requiring extended range. Both kits include all the elements necessary to do water/methanol injection right, including a standard fluid level sensor for the tank, recirculation-style pump, feature-loaded controller, and complete hardware for installation on practically any diesel or gas application. For users who intend to use a custom or existing reservoir, AEM also offers a “tankless” pump and jet kit. There are no hidden costs or additional components required.

HOW IT WORKS

Once the AEM Water/Methanol Kit is installed, a boost-dependent, variable-flow progressive controller allows the user to determine the amount of water/methanol mixture (up to 50%) to feed into the inlet stream from the fluid reservoir. The controller commands a high-pressure, recirculation-style 150-PSI pump that delivers the mixture. Overall flow adjustments at the inlet are made via one of three different-sized jets (included) that are designed to match most engine power requirements.

RECIRCULATION-STYLE PUMP

AEM’s recirculation-style pump offers improved performance, reliability and a much smoother, quieter operation when compared to older switched-style pumps. With the use of a new internal bypass design, AEM’s upgraded pump eliminates erratic on and off switching/pulsing and ensures consistent fluid delivery for optimum performance. With durability and reliability in mind, AEM has designed the pump with a Santoprene diaphragm and EPDM seals to withstand the harshest of alcohol mixes.

BOOST SAFE!

All AEM Water/Methanol controllers include a Boost Safe feature. This feature allows users to retard timing or reduce boost via a ground output if the system runs out of fluid or detects a controller error, ensuring fail-safe operation of the engine whether the system is engaged or not. Critical safety features are integrated into the system to virtually eliminate any chance of failure, including an integral fluid level sensor in the reservoir, internal controller diagnostics and an LED dash light to warn of low fluid level or error codes (including short circuits.

KEY FEATURES

  • Universal kit includes everything you need for installation
  • Boost Safe” feature lets you retard the timing or reduce boost via a low side output if the system runs out of fluid or detects a system error
  • Recirculation-Style, controller-driven 150-PSI pump provides boost-dependent variable flow
  • One- and five-gallon tanks with integral fluid level sensors available
  • LED dash light included for system status and low fluid warning
  • Methanol compatible (up to 50% in solution with water)
  • Includes three different-sized jets to match your power requirement

Legal in California only for racing vehicles which may never be used upon a highway

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

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AEM Analog and Digital Gauges

AEM’s Face Gauges offer quick and smooth needle movement that is easy to read in daylight and night. Each gauge offers a swept arc of 320 degrees, resulting is the most resolution possible. All AEM analog gauges offer seven back-light colors and two bezels (silver and black) to best match the interior of your vehicle. All wiring and sensors are included for easy installation.

Analog Gauges:

  • Seven user-selectable back-lighting to match most popular factory gauge clusters
  • Each gauge comes with interchangeable black & silver bezels and is available in black or white gauge face plates
  • Features a differential analog output, 0V to 5V for data logging or closed-loop tuning
  • Smooth, accurate and quick needle action
  • Built-in readiness light and internal diagnostic warning light

AEM Digital Gauges look nice and are complete with sensor with no additional parts needed.

Digital Gauges:

  • 24 color-coded LED display lights provide immediate reference to monitored engine function
  • Interchangeable black & white face plates and black & silver bezels to customize the gauge’s appearance
  • 0-5V analog output included for use with data loggers and virtually any engine management system
  • Three-digit digital readout for quick reference
  • Auto-dimming gauge face and read out lighting
  • No laptop required for monitoring

 

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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. In addition to carrying AEM’s Face Gauges, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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AEM DRYFLOW Filters


AEM DRYFLOW air filters do not use oil so there is no chance of over-oiling your filter which takes the guesswork out of servicing. The DRYFLOW filter uses environmentally friendly, mild, all-purpose cleaner.  Simple cleaning instructions.  Under extremely dusty/dirty conditions, DRYFLOW filters can be knocked a few times to remove excess dirt off of the filter pleats. DRYFLOW filter media is so durable that it can withstand almost unlimited cleanings and also resists water absorption. DRYFLOW air filters will not void your warranty.

Durable
DRYFLOW filters are constructed to last!  Not that you would ever do this to your filter, but with a DRYFLOW conical filter you could…

Incredible durability
Incredible durability
DRYFLOW filter media bounces back to original shape
DRYFLOW filter media bounces back to original shape


Many of their competitors emphasize flow as a primary means of power production in air intakes. While flow is certainly an important part of the equation, they find that tuning the inlet to work with the harmonics of the engine produces the best power gains. They address flow in the sense that the engine requires a given amount of flow, so they calculate their filter size to exceed this flow requirement by a wide margin to accommodate potential future engine modifications. This allows them to retain a high level of filtration efficiency and still exceed the flow requirements of an engine. Their filters will trap more dirt, and consequently extend the life of the rings and seals in your engine.

By designing their DRYFLOW filters to exceed the flow requirements for the size of the engine that they designed the intake for, it allows them to do two things. The first is that it allows you to add modifications that increase flow demand without exceeding the flow capabilities of the filter. Second, it extends the filter’s service cycle (you don’t have to clean it as often) because it can trap more dirt without sacrificing flow. Rest assured that they have taken flow into account for all of their intake designs and their DRYFLOW filters will deliver more than adequate flow for your vehicle.

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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. In addition to carrying AEM DRYFLOW, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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AEM Brute Force HD Air Intake Filters


AEM Brute Force HD Diesel Air Intake Filters
AEM Induction Systems is proud to release its Brute Force HD air intakes for diesel applications with a massive DRYFLOW air filter element! They engineer their Brute Force HD intakes to deliver maximum flow, filtration and durability for heavy duty applications and they even outperform our BRUTE FORCE intakes for these vehicles in both dust holding capacity and filter flow.

AEM’s reusable DRYFLOW air filter for diesel applications is huge. Compared to the standard 9″ Brute Force Dryflow Filter, the Brute Force HD Dryflow filter features over twice the surface area of filter media and utilizes deep, bull-nosed pleats to improve dust holding capacity and increase intervals between cleanings. The DRYFLOW air filter does not use oil to trap dirt so it takes the guesswork out of servicing your filter.

AEM manufactures its BruteForce HD intakes from mandrel-bent, lightweight aluminum with high-strength dogbone brackets and dual rubber soft mounts for maximum durability, and includes a heat shield (when applicable) with a powder coated black finish, a complete hardware kit and comprehensive photo installation instructions. Brute Force HD intakes are available with a gunmetal powdercoat or mirror-polished finish.

Brute Force HD Diesel Air Intakes

AEM Brute Force HD Diesel Air Intakes
AEM Brute Force HD Diesel Air Intakes

AEM Induction Systems is proud to release its Brute Force HD air intakes for diesel applications with a massive DRYFLOW air filter element! AEM Brute Force HD intakes are available for popular late model Cummins, Duramax and Power Stroke diesel engines. We engineer our Brute Force HD intakes to deliver maximum flow, filtration and durability for heavy duty applications and they even outperform our BRUTE FORCE intakes for these vehicles in both dust holding capacity and filter flow.

AEM’s reusable DRYFLOW air filter for diesel applications is huge. Compared to the standard 9″ Brute Force Dryflow Filter, the Brute Force HD Dryflow filter features over twice the surface area of filter media and utilizes deep, bull-nosed pleats to improve dust holding capacity and increase intervals between cleanings. The DRYFLOW air filter does not use oil to trap dirt so it takes the guesswork out of servicing your filter.

AEM manufactures its BruteForce HD intakes from mandrel-bent, lightweight aluminum with high-strength dogbone brackets and dual rubber soft mounts for maximum durability, and includes a heat shield (when applicable) with a powder coated black finish, a complete hardware kit and comprehensive photo installation instructions. Brute Force HD intakes are available with a gunmetal powdercoat or mirror-polished finish.

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

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