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Need the best brand and price on Diesel Oil or Lubricants??

Torco is the best brand and Orange County Diesel has the best price on Torco Products!!Everyone uses Torco, because Torco makes Oils and Lubricants for everything!! Diesel Trucks, Military, Domestic Drag Racins, Import Drag Racing, Sprint Cars, Domestic Road Racing, Import Road Racing, Drift Cars, Exotic Cars, Daily Driver Cars, Sportbike, Cruiser/HD, Motorcross, Speedway, UTVs, ATV, Snowmobile and Personal Watercrafts.


Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Torco 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 Torco Products, 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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S&B Precision Cleaning & Oiling Kit

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Orange County Diesel carries S&B Precision Cleaning & Oiling Kits, as they are specifically designed for any S&B Performance Filters.  These cleaning & oiling kits can also be used in 95% of all high performance filters.  Included in some of the kits are instructions and interactive CD-Rom on how to properly clean and apply proper amount of oil.

Features and Benefits:

  • Quickly and accurately restore your high performance air filter to like-new condition.
  • Works on most high performance air filters brands.
  • Takes the guess work out of cleaning and oiling your performance filter.
  • Easy-to-use applicator allow user to measure and apply proper amount of oil.

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Orange Count Diesel suggests inspecting your S&B Performance Filters at every oil change.  You can use this time to clean your filters if there is a significant amount of dirt.  By cleaning your filter more frequently, the improvement in airflow will result in better performance and fuel economy similar to new condition.

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

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Torco Advanced Lubricants

Orange County Diesel supplies a great line of Torco oils and lubricants for your Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax and Dodge Cummins diesel engines. Come view what Torco products Orange County Diesel has to browse through.

MPZ Magnetic Friction Reducer:

MPZ Magnetic Friction Reducer is the same race proven, friction reducing technology in every Torco “Professional Series” motor oil. MPZ MFR is a key component to reducing frictional losses and when added to other brands of motor oil can increase horsepower and torque by as much as 1%-3%. This directly translates to improved fuel efficiency (as much as 6.3% during city driving and 8.5% during highway driving conditions), improved component durability, reduced operating temperatures, reduce oil degradation and peace of mind. Compatible with all synthetics, synthetic blends and petroleum based motor oils.

Features:

  • Improves fuel efficiency
  • Increases horsepower & torque
  • Increases wear protection for longer engine life
  • Reduces operating temperatures

TD-1 Super Diesel Oil (SAE Grades: 15W40)

TD-1 is a blend of hydro-processed petroleum base oils, special polymers and the proprietary MPZ additive system focused on superior performance and engine protection. The special detergents and dispersants contained in TD-1 keep sulfated ash to a minimum (low SAPS). TD-1 is fortified with oxidation and corrosion inhibitors, high temperature anti-wear additives and foam inhibitors to protect vital parts during long drain service. It is designed to give excellent performance in all 2007 emission compliant engines using ultra low sulfur diesel fuel (ULSD). Meets or exceeds the performance requirements of virtually all diesel and many gasoline engine manufacturers.

Features:

  • Increase fuel mileage
  • High TBN with low SAPS
  • Oxidation and corrosion inhibitors
  • Extends oil drain intervals
  • Minimizes sulfated ash

SD-5 100 % Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil (SAE Grades: 15W40)

SD-5 is designed to conserve energy and resources by increasing fuel mileage and extending oil drains. SD-5 is formulated using hydro-cracked synthetic base oils along with the chemically balanced MPZ anti-wear package to provide unequalled protection for todays diesel engines. MPZ provides a separating anti-wear barrier to reduce friction and wear while increasing power throughput. The high alkaline reserve (TBN) effectively protects the engine from any corrosive acids that may form.

The low SAPS contained in SF-5 protect your engine from wear even in the presence of soot and other contaminants. SD-5 meets or exceeds the performance requirements of virtually all diesel and many gasoline engine manufacturers.

Features:

  • 100 % Synthetic Formula
  • High TBN with low SAPS
  • Anti-wear additives to reduce engine temperatures
  • Special detergents and dispersants reduce sulfated ash
  • Oxidation and corrosion inhibitors

RTF 100% Synthetic Racing Transmission Fluid (API GL-6)

RTF Racing Transmission Fluid is specifically engineered to reduce fluid drag for increased power efficiency without compromising component durability. It is made from a combination of specially selected 100% synthetic Group IV/V base oils proving superior shear resistance and extreme temperature stability. RTF is specially formulated to exceed the load-carrying and extreme pressure wear protection properties of higher viscosity GL-5 or GL-6 gear oils. RTF provides anti-score protection for high speed, high load and high torque shock-loading conditions, while allowing smooth operation of synchronizers.

Features:

  • Group IV/V 100% Synthetic Formula
  • Maximizes power throughput
  • Reduces gear box temperatures
  • Superior level of shock load, EP and wear protection

Uses:
Recommended for manual transmissions, transaxles and marine outdrive units where an SAE 75W90, 80W90 or 90 is specified. Also replaces SAE motor oil 10W30, 30, 10W40 or 40 where specified for transmissions. Commonly used in circle track (Winston Cup, Busch, modified, stock), road racing, formula, open wheel (Champ Cars, IRL Cars), off road, drag racing, sports compact street and domestic performance street applications. Highly recommended for achieving maximum power efficiency. Excellent for dry sump and fluid drive gear cases.

Note: RTF is specifically recommended for Richmond Gear Racing Transmissions.

ATF 100% Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid

NEW Torco HiVis ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid is specially engineered for severe operating conditions encountered in racing, highway and off highway use. HiVis ATF is formulated using 100% synthetic base oils and additive technologies designed to manage extreme loads, high operating temperatures and high speed conditions. Torco HiVis ATF is a multifunctional fluid for automatic and powershift transmissions offering superior shear resistance, extreme gear protection and clean operation for extended component durability and clutch performance. HiVis ATF will significantly reduce operating temperatures.

Features:

  • Group IV/V 100% Synthetic Formula
  • Maximizes power throughput
  • Reduces gear box temperatures
  • Superior level of shock load, EP and wear protection

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

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How to Improve your Powerstroke Fuel Economy

The number one complaint from Ford Powerstroke owners is fuel economy. Ford Powerstroke mileage improvements are complicated to find and improving fuel economy is on every diesel owners mind these days. Orange County Diesel recommends purchasing a few products to help your Ford Powerstroke achieve the better fuel economy you’ve been wanting.

Purchasing a Downloader can be a cost effective way to help improve your fuel economy. Also purchasing an aftermarket Intake System, which is less restrictive then your stock one and upgrading your Exhaust System is highly recommended.

Also, keeping in mind on how your drive your truck is important factor of  your fuel economy. If your foot always on the throttle? Purchasing a tuner with a Driving Coach software such as Bully Dog’s new Triple Dog GT Diesel Tuner is a great way to go to get tips on how to correct your driving to increase your fuel economy and in the long run… Help you save money.

Visit Orange County Diesel’s online web store to read more on Bully Dog’s Triple Dog GT Diesel Tuner.

Switching to Synthetic Diesel Motor Oil can help maximize fuel economy and reduce oil consumption

Here are some things to keep in mind that will damage your fuel economy goals:

  • Big Tires
  • Lifts
  • adding Weight (such as bumpers, skid plates, tow hooks and such)
  • Hard Driving or driving at high speeds.

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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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