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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!!!

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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aFe Superstock IRF – Inverted Replacement Filters


Attributes:

  • 90% airflow increase* / 65% more dust-holding capacity**
  • Unique inverted design provides 76% more dust-holding surface area
  • Pleated depth loading media with large surface area provides high airflow,
  • high dust-holding capacity and high-filtration efficiency

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

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aFe Intake Systems for Ford Powerstroke

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If you have a Ford Powerstroke under your hood and you’re still working with your stock air intake system then you should consider one of aFe’s MAGNUM Force Air Intake Systems for Ford Powerstroke. These high quality air intake systems will provide you with greater engine efficiency and power gains with minimal effort on your part.

At aFe their engineers make sure to design their intakes to install using all stock mounting spots. They do not interfere with the MAF sensor. They always make sure their systems work with all stock electronics.

aFe offers a superb line of Cold Air Intake Systems for your Ford Powerstroke in 3 Stages:

Stage 1:

  • 1-10 horsepower gain and 10-20 LB-FT torque gain
  • For great value and easy installation
  • Adds instant horsepower and torque
  • Quality performance you can trust
  • Installs in as little as 30 minutes!

stage 1

Stage 2:

  • 20-40 horsepower gain and 35-60 LB-FT torque gain
  • For the largest possible performance gains
  • Replaces entire air box and intake tract
  • DYNO-proven performance
  • Installs in as little as 45 minutes!

stage 2

Stage 2Si:

  • 11-19 HP gain and 20-40 FT-LB  torque gain
  • For the consumer wanting to maintain a factory appearance
  • Sealed air box provides quiet power
  • Industry-leading power gains
  • Installs in as little as 45 minutes!

stage 2si

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

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Hypertech Products

Hypertech

Hypertech Products is a technology-driven company with a unique status in the aftermarket industry. Hypertech is the technology leader in High-Performance engine tuning computer-controlled vehicles. Electronic engine controls have evolved rapidly since their introduction in the early 80’s. Hypertech has kept pace with these rapid advances in technology by developing power tuning products that take advantage of the capabilities of these electronic controls. Early automotive computers used replaceable PROM’s or chips to calibrate the Electronic Control Module (ECM) for a specific engine, power train, and vehicle combination. Hypertech created the original Power Chips to recalibrate these electronic brains for improved performance.

Hypertech created the Power Programmer to access this flash memory and download the Hypertech Power Tuning program directly into the ECU’s programmable memory.

In addition to controlling engine functions such as air/fuel mixture, spark timing, and maximum rpm, these highly evolved ECU’s also regulate transmission shift points and firmness, limit top speed, and display speedometer and odometer readings. Hypertech engineers were able to use these capabilities to provide additional features for enthusiasts. The Power Programmer is much more than a tuning chip – it is a self-contained automotive tuning computer. The Power Programmer automatically installs the powerful Hypertech tuning program. It also allows enthusiasts to access and reprogram the vehicle’s computer to function properly with aftermarket components such as non-stock wheels, tires, and rear-end ratios. A Hypertech Power Programmer is really the most powerful and versatile tool a performance enthusiast can own!

Today Hypertech Power Tuning products span the spectrum of automotive technology. They continue to offer their famous Power Chips for older vehicles while constantly updating their Power Programmers for the latest cars and trucks on the market.


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

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Looking for a DPF Back Exhaust?

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A Diesel Particulate Filter, sometimes called a DPF, is a device designed to remove diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. Wall flow diesel particulate filters usually remove 85% or more of the soot. A diesel powered vehicle equipped with functioning filter will emit no visible smoke from its exhaust pipe.

The new Rapid Flow High Performance Ceramic Coated Exhaust from Bully Dog Technologies uses a coating rather than stainless steel to produce a high quality exhaust product, higher quality in fact than any stainless steel.

Appearance: The ceramic coating has a very attractive luster that improves the appearance of the exhaust system.  It will maintain that luster for the life of the vehicle and beyond with minimal mainte­nance.  The polished aluminum look stands up to extreme temperatures and will not discolor like stainless or chrome.  Every exhaust also comes with a high quality ceramic coated exhaust tip to complete the package.

Performance: This coating provides better laminar flow than any other exhaust available in the aftermarket whether it is stainless steel, a larger diameter, or dual. This coating greatly reduces thermal radiation to take exhaust flow to a near maximum.

Longevity: The coating greatly protects the substrate against thermal fatigue and corrosion. The coating comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

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

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Synthetic Diesel 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

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.

The Diesel Performance Experts