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Are Automotive Dealerships Inflating Auto Repair Cost?

Repairs at dealerships cost an average of 35% MORE than at independent repair shops.

According to Aftermarket Business Magazine, Los Angles County pays an average of 46.8% MORE at dealership than at repair shops.

“People were asking the difference between a dealership and a repair shop”

Overall independent aftermarket manufactures are holding their part prices down to a competitive level. The report does not explain why repairs are more expensive at dealerships but seems to be the notion that the consumer thinks dealers have been able to charge more because they are perceived to have great expertise.

Choosing an independent automotive repair shop you get a better service over all. Lower cost, one-on-one customer service that includes attention to detail and understanding specific customer needs and wants.

At Orange County Diesel, we are the diesel experts and the reason is simple: We are focused daily and dedicated to providing accurate solutions to your important diesel questions and problems!

Alongside creating a reputable organization for exceeding customer expectations, we have accumulated invaluable experience day in and day out profoundly influencing the world of diesel performance, diesel diagnostics, and diesel repair.

OC Diesel takes every measure achievable to satisfy your diesel needs, wants, and desires as wells as encompassing an appreciation for anyone who brings new and exciting substance to our thriving industry.

The OC Diesel Company Mission Statement: …to continuously create a higher standard of living by taking massive action in performing beyond the expected call of duty with a sense of urgency; to always be committed to providing first-rate service exceeding the expectation of our customers, competition and co-workers…


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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Diesel Performance Parts for Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax and Dodge Cummins Trucks

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Are you looking for a reliable online shop to purchase your Diesel Performance Parts?

Orange County Diesel‘s online store has a wide variety of diesel performance parts for your Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax or Dodge Cummins truck or SUV.

Weather you are looking for an Intake System, Replacement Air Filters, Air Filter Cleaning Kits, Tuners, Programmers, Modules, Gauges, Pillars or Pods, Exhaust Systems, Injectors, Oils and Lubes, Intake Mainfolds, Fuel Tanks, Exhaust Brakes, Intercooler, Lighting Options or a Turbo Charger, Orange County Diesel has them and MORE!

We carry the TOP Manufactures in Diesel Performance Parts including but not limiting to: AEM, AFE, Airaid, AMP Research, ATS Diesel, Banks Power, BD Diesel, Bully Dog, CFM+, Corsa, Diablosport, Diamond Eye, Dr. Performance, Dynomite Diesel Products, Edge Products, FASS, Flash Lube, High Tech Turbo, Hypertech, ISSPRO, Kelderman, K&N, Kleinn Air Horns, LightForce, Mag-Hytec, Magnaflow, MBRP, PacBrake, PPE, Quadzilla, Recon, RIZE, S&B, SCT, Silverline, Smarty, Snow Performance, Spearco, Sun Coast, Superchips, Titan Fuel Tanks, Torco, Transfer Flow, TS Performance, Turbonetics, VisionX and Volant. and so much more!!

We are always adding MORE parts and Manufactures to our website so check back with us often!

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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Is Your Diesel Blowing White Smoke?

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Is your Ford Powerstroke 6.0L 2003 – 2007 or other Ford Powerstroke, Dodge Cummins or GM Duramax blowing a cloud of white smoke?

Are looking for an experienced and reliable mechanic that specialize in diesel engines?

Call Orange County Diesel at 1.888.OC.Diesel to set up an appointment today to diagnose your diesel truck.

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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Quadzilla Boost Fooler for Dodge Cummins 5.9L and 6.7L Trucks

boost_fooler_ad If you are towing heavy loads, using a downloader/programmer or if you are just running modified injectors on your 1998.5-2009 5.9L or 6.7L Dodge Cummins, then the Quadzilla Boost Fooler is a MUST HAVE PRODUCT! On the 6.7L this product is a MUSY HAVE to go with ANY electronic performance device including the plug in devices!

While programmers can definitely improve performance, there are still things that they cannot do to allow you to gain optimal power and efficiency out of your engine. The Boost Fooler will allow you to increase turbo boost to compensate for the added fueling modifications you have made. Enabling your turbo to produce more boost will increase overall horsepower and torque and you will lower your exhaust temperatures.

The Boost Fooler is even a great enhancement for a stock truck that hauls heavy loads and needs exhaust temperature reduction. Even on a stock truck you can easily gain 5-8psi of boost pressure to help cool your EGTs. You will also see a slight improvement in peak horsepower.

The Quadzilla Boost Fooler uses a specialized high impedance circuit to allow you to make more turbo boost without setting any ECU error codes. The Boost Fooler is 100% weatherproof and designed for simple under-the-hood installation.

So what can you expect?

On any year model Dodge, you will be able to make as much turbo boost as possible with your fueling modifications. It is important to notice that the stock turbos do have some limitations.

If you desire extreme levels of turbo boost, you may need a larger, aftermarket turbocharger. Horsepower gains will vary from 10hp on a stock truck up to 50hp on heavily modified trucks. EGT reductions will vary from 75°F on a stock truck and up to 300°F on heavily modified trucks.

1998.5-2004 5.9L Cummins

On 1998.5-2004 5.9L Cummins you will need to physically modify your wastegate to gain more turbo boost. Doing this without the Boost Fooler will result in check engine lights and codes set into the computer. Stock 98-04 trucks should generate 18-23psi of boost pressure stock (depending on year model). With the Boost Fooler you will be able to run 35+ psi of boost depending on your fueling enhancements.

2004.5-2007 5.9L Cummins “600” and “610” Series Engines

The 2004.5-2007 5.9L Cummins uses an electronic wastegate which is operated off of the MAP sensor. In this instance no modifications to your turbo will be necessary. Stock 04.5-07 trucks typically spike up to 32psi of boost pressure. With the Boost Fooler you will see up to 40psi of boost on a stock truck and up to 48psi of boost on heavily fueled trucks.

2007.5-2009 6.7L Cummins

For the new 6.7L we have yet another new turbo design. This turbo uses electronically controlled vanes inside the turbo to adjust boost levels and allow for quicker spool up and ability to precisely control EGT’s. With the Boost Fooler installed you will see drops of 125 degrees on a stock truck (considerably more on modified trucks), up to 10psi peak boost gain and 6-8 psi sustained boost gain. This is the ONLY product on the market that is plug-and-play. There is no cutting, no splicing and no guessing. Simply plug this device in enjoy it!

All of these products can help increase the life of your engine by lowering peak exhaust temperatures while also giving you a small boost in power to go with it!

Part Number: Description:
DBSTF98 1998.5-2000 Dodge 5.9L Boost Fooler
DBSTF01 2001 Dodge 5.9L Boost Fooler
DBSTF02 2002 Dodge 5.9L Boost Fooler
DBSTF 2003-2007 Dodge 5.9L Boost Fooler
DBSTF67L 2007.5-2009 Boost Fooler

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

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Diesel Performance Parts for Ford, GM and Dodge Trucks.

Looking for a Diesel Performance Part for your Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax or Dodge Cummins truck or SUV?

Orange County Diesel’s online store is your One-Stop-Shop for your diesel performance parts needs.

Browse and shop through some of the following diesel part manufacturers. New Manufactures and Parts are always being uploaded.

AEM, AFE, Airaid, AMP Research, ATS Diesel, Banks Power, BD Diesel, Bully Dog, CFM+, Corsa, Diablosport, Diamond Eye, Dr. Performance, Dynomite Diesel Products, Edge Products, FASS, Flash Lube, High Tech Turbo, Hypertech, ISSPRO, Kelderman, K&N, Kleinn Air Horns, LightForce, Mag-Hytec, Magnaflow, MBRP, PacBrake, PPE, Quadzilla, Recon, RIZE, S&B, SCT, Silverline, Smarty, Snow Performance, Spearco, Sun Coast, Superchips, Titan Fuel Tanks, Torco, Transfer Flow, TS Performance, Turbonetics, VisionX and Volant.

Need Help with Installing your new part?

WE INSTALL!


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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Service, Repair and Performance of your Diesel Truck

Orange County Diesel is highly experienced in the service, repair and performance of your Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax and Dodge Cummins truck or SUV.

Specializing in diagnosing Ford Powerstroke F-250, F350, F-450, F-550, F-650, F-750, 7.3L, 6.0L and 6.4L trucks with the newest and most up-to-date technology and equipment.

We offer a large selection of aftermarket diesel performance parts from over hundreds of the top manufacturers; some of them including but not limiting to: AEM, AFE, Airaid, AMP Research, ATS Diesel, Banks Power, BD Diesel, Bully Dog, CFM+, Corsa, Diablosport, Diamond Eye, Dr. Performance, Dynomite Diesel Products, Edge Products, FASS, Flash Lube, High Tech Turbo, Hypertech, ISSPRO, Kelderman, K&N, Kleinn Air Horns, LightForce, Mag-Hytec, Magnaflow, MBRP, PacBrake, PPE, Quadzilla, Recon, RIZE, S&B, SCT, Silverline, Smarty, Snow Performance, Spearco, Sun Coast, Superchips, Titan Fuel Tanks, Torco, Transfer Flow, TS Performance, Turbonetics, VisionX and Volant

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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Synthetic Oil Change for your Ford, GM and Dodge Diesel

Using Synthetic Oil on your Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax or Dodge Cummins Diesel engines has many benefits that include:

  • 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 and last longer

Orange County Diesel, located in Huntington Beach, California is highly experienced in your Ford Powerstroke, Dogde Cummins and GM Duramax diesel engines.

Mention this Blog and receive your Oil Change using 100% Synthetic Motor Oil for

Only $279

* Price above does not include tax

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding  Synthetic Oil. 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 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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Orange County Diesel – Complete Diesel Services

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Orange County Diesel has the greatest selection and most competitive prices for all your diesel performance parts needs. We offer professional service for all Ford, GM and Dodge diesel powered trucks with precision diagnostic and repair of any Ford Powerstroke being our specialty.

OC Diesel specializes in service and repair work in the Ford F250, Ford F350, Ford F450, Ford F550, Ford F650, and Ford F750. With the latest and most technologically advanced diagnostic tools and equipment, Ford Powerstroke 7.3L 94-03, Ford Powerstroke 6.0L 03.5-07, and Ford Powerstroke 6.4L 08-09.

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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Get your Diesel’s Oil Changed!

Time for an oil change?  Looking for an experienced diesel mechanic shop in Orange County with a will provide speedy and efficient work?

Mention this Blog and get your Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax or Dodge Cummins Truck Oil Change and Filter for

Only $109.00

(Non-Synthetic Motor Oil)

Changing your trucks oil every 2,500-3,000 miles is crucial. Changing your oil on a routine basis will help to ensure the life of your truck for many years to come.

There are many benefits that are associated with changing your trucks oil including increased gas mileage, increased performance and improved engine stability and life.

Your trucks oil is packed with important protective additives that can be depleted after about 2,500-3,000 miles.  Oil changes are the very best way to maintain adequate levels of protection for today’s high-performing engines, especially in severe driving conditions that include:

  • Rush Hour traffic commuting that requires frequent stops and idling
  • Dusty driving conditions
  • Heaving towing
  • High temperature operation
  • Long distance trips

Your trucks engine oil carry metals that have worn away, dirt and moisture from the air and combustion gasses that gets past the piston rings as well as sludge from chemical processes. These materials increase friction on your engines metal parts and seals and causes seals and gaskets to harden.

We see the difference in trucks daily that have been serviced regularly and those who have not.

In short changing your trucks oil and oil filter every 2,500-3,000 miles will save you a lot of money later on down the line in engine repairs.

 

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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