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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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Unlock your Diesel’s Performance Potential with Superchips New Flashpaq!

Flashpaq

A programmer is the secret to unlocking the performance potential of your diesel truck.  Superchips Flashpaq  is an easy purchase choice when you compare horsepower improvements and ease of installation to common under hood upgrades. Installing the Flashpaq is easy. Plug it into the diagnostic plug under your dash, select your options, and about 10 minutes later you’re done optimizing the performance of your diesel truck.

Part number SC1855 is for the Ford 7.3L, 6.4L or 6.0L Power Stroke F-Series trucks or Excursion SUV. Using the performance tune, Flashpaq delivers up to 114 horsepower and 206 lb-ft torque of power.

Part number SC2855 is for the GM 6.6L Duramax 2500 and 3500 series trucks. Using the performance tune, Flashpaq delivers up to 119 horsepower and 206 lb-ft torque of power.

Part number SC3855 is for the Dodge 6.7L or 5.9L Cummins Ram trucks. Using the performance tune, Flashpaq delivers up to 130 horsepower and 240 lb-ft torque of power.

Superchips does a variety of testing to ensure that you’ll get maximum power without compromising driveline durability. Every tune is dynamometer validated for power to the rear wheels, not the flywheel. One of the most important measurements used in testing is Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT). This is especially critical in turbo diesel applications. Tuning with EGT in mind will lead to impressive power without jeopardizing the longevity of your engine.

For users looking for towing power, Flashpaq optimizes your engine and transmission settings for towing up to OEM recommended weight limits. Superchips comprehensive approach to engineering for towing power targets these key areas: fuel injection and ignition, throttle position optimization, boost/VGT (variable gain turbo), transmission shifting and torque converter strategies. These areas are tuned across the entire RPM band to deliver a powerful, yet reliable towing experience.

Superchips can also deliver fuel savings and the ability to switch back and forth as much as you want. Superchips goal when it comes to improving power and fuel economy, is to provide optimal towing power while reducing cost of ownership. Superchips completed a year long real world study with the assistance of Richard Petty Driving Experience to answer that question. Superchips validated they deliver towing power and fuel economy. RPDE drove a portion of its diesel pickup truck fleet over 140,000 miles towing a 40-foot trailer with a weight of 13,500 pounds. They saved almost 20% in fuel during the test and they continue to use the product today.

Additional features of Flashpaq include transmission tuning settings for improved drivability and enhanced shift firmness, raised speed limiter and read and clear trouble codes. All Superchips products are available for purchase on Orange County Diesel’s online  store.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the Superchips Flashpaq . 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 Superchips Flashpaq , 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 Cold Air Performance Intake Kits

S&B

These S&B cold air intake kits are customized to isolate the heat from the engine while drawing in cooler outside air to boost engine performance.  With exceptional design in airflow, they are designed to ingest more air to increase both performance and horsepower.

Their washable, reusable filters are manufactured with eight layers of premium cotton for maximized airflow and filtration.  With better air flow, it means more horsepower for your diesel performance.

Features:

  • Simple to install
  • Custom air boxes made for your specific vehicle.
  • Each kit is manufactured to the highest standards for CARB exemption.
  • Washable, reusable filter
  • More air flow to your engine, increasing more horsepower.

S&B provides ISO 5011 Certified Test Results for their kits to make sure air flow restrictions are greatly reduced for your engine.  In years of research and development, they are tested in a climate-controlled labs with same technology used by Ford, Dodge, and Generals Motors when they design the original induction system that comes with your vehicle.  Simply, S&B wants to make it easier for your engine to breathe, giving you better throttle response and producing more horsepower and torque.  Since your engine will not be working so hard to get the amount of power, the result is better fuel economy.

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 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 S&B cold air intake kits, we have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Ford Powerstroke 6.0L Problems?

If you have a 6.0L Ford Powerstroke, we’re sure you have come across some of the problems this troublesome engine has since its release in 2002.

Ford Powerstroke 2003 to 2004 medium and heavy duty pickups have been the real issue for Ford and has cost them money in abnormally volume of warranty repairs as well as Ford’s “Built Ford Tough” image.

As reported by Autoweek, Ford has been sued 58 times over 6.0L engine and within the first nine months of the 2005 warranty, cost at the company have raised by $500 million.

Although the 6.0L Powerstroke has been partially redesigned by its supplier, International Truck and Engine Corp., some technicians are still struggling with this complex unit.

The newer Ford Powerstrokes, such as the 6.4L Super-Duty pickups, have a much better record than those of the 6.0L 2003 and 2004 model engines.

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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Banks Six-Gun Diesel Tuner for the 6.4L Ford Powerstroke

Orange County Diesel  carries the Banks Six-Gun Diesel Tuner for the 2008-2009 6.4L Ford Powerstroke!

The Ultimate Sport Tuner Combo!

  • Destroys the competition, not your vehicle
  • 6 change-on-the-fly power levels
  • 0-60 mph 12% quicker!
  • Banks’ CleanTune Technology out-powers dirty, smoky tunes!
  • ActiveSafety® protects engine & powertrain
  • Touch-screen Vehicle Command Center

Calibrated for sport applications, Six-Gun delivers pavement-shredding power with CleanTu63907ne technology, which out-performs dirty, smoky tunes; has change-on-the-fly power levels; is Stacked for Power® to tune pulse width, timing and fuel pressure; and has exclusive AutoRate® and ActiveSafety® engine and transmission safeguards. Six-Gun will rocket you from 0-60 mph 12% quicker

Now with the new Banks iQ Dashboard PC!!

 

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

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The Facts on Rotating Your Trucks Tires

Tire rotation is an important maintenance routine that extends the life of your tires and ensures safe driving and handling of your vehicle.  Rotating your trucks tires also prevents the tires from developing pattern wear problems that result from turning in the same direction on the same wheel for thousands and thousands of miles.

Rotating your tires evens out the wear between the front and rear tires (usually front tires wear out faster), so that your tires don’t wear out prematurely. It is necessary to rotate your tires front-to-rear several times during their life cycle. This will help equalize tread wear and maximize the life of your tires.

Not all tires can be rotated from side to side and front to back. Make sure you follow the recommendations set by the manufacture of your tires. How often should you rotate your trucks tires? Well that all depends on your manufacture. Check back to your trucks owner’s manual for specific guidelines. Most manufacturers recommend rotating your tires every 5,000-10,000 miles.

When rotating your trucks tires you should also take this time to check the pressure of each tire, measure the tread and look for any unusual wear.

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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