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Death Wobble or Violant Shaking on Diesel Trucks

Is the front end of your Ford Powerstroke, Dodge Cummins or GM Duramax experiencing violent shaking or/and extreme wobble in the front end of your diesel truck?

There are a few things your may want to have checked out on your diesel truck when this dangerous wobble happens. After installing a lift kit on your diesel truck it is highly recommended to have your truck re-torqued to factory specs after 500 miles and periodically after that. The track bar, pitman arm and pan hard bar are notorious for coming loose. Inspect these three areas on your truck and re-torque if necessary.

Also you may want to have your diesel mechanic check your ball joints. Worn or damaged ball joints can also be a factor to this dreaded death wobble. Orange County Diesel is an experienced repair facility specializing in diesel engines such as Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax and Dodge Cummins trucks and SUV’s. Orange County Diesel has seen and fixed many of these Death Wobbles and we recommend stopping by to have your diesel truck diagnosed and repaired by a DIESEL EXPERT.

Give us a call at 714-848-2170 M-F from 8-5 PST – We will answer your questions regarding the aFe Cat Back Exhaust 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 Cat Back Exhaust Systems, 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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S&B Cold Air Performance Intake Kits

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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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Orange County Diesel Repair, Service, and Performance

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Do you own a Ford Powerstroke, Dodge Cummins or GM Duramax Diesel truck or SUV? Are you looking for an experienced diesel repair, service and performance facility in Southern California?

At Orange County Diesel, We are the diesel experts!

Check out what kind of services we have to offer you:

Aftermarket Parts

  • Service & Repair
  • Aftermarket Parts Installation Service & Repair
  • Troubleshooting Service & Repair

Custom Service Repair & Upgrades

  • Custom Fabrication Service
  • Driveshaft Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Exhausts Upgrade & Repair
  • Glass Repair Service
  • PCM Tuning & Upgrades
  • Window Tinting Service

Engine Service, Repair & Upgrades

  • Check Engine Light Service & Repair
  • Custom PCM Tuning & Upgrades
  • Electrical Diagnostics, Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Engine Diagnostics, Service, Repair, & Upgrades
  • Engine Service, Repair, & Upgrades
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service & Repair

Fleet Service, Repair & Upgrades

  • Electrical Diagnostics, Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Engine Diagnostics, Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service & Repair
  • Suspension Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Transmission Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Wheel & Drivetrain Service, Repair & Upgrades

Suspension Service, Repair & Upgrades

  • Alignment for all Trucks, Cars, & SUV’s
  • Ball Joint Service, Repair, & Upgrades
  • Lift Kit Installation Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service & Repair
  • Shocks & Struts Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Steering Service, Repair, & Upgrades
  • Suspension Diagnostic Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Tie Rod Repair & Upgrades

Transmission Service, Repair & Upgrades

  • Automatic Transmission Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Manual Transmission Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service & Repair
  • Transfer Case Service, Repair & Upgrades

Wheel & Drivetrain Service, Repair & Upgrades

  • Alignment for all Trucks, Cars & SUV’s
  • Brake Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • CV Axles Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Differential Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Gear Ratio Change
  • Hub & Wheel Bearing Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service & Repair
  • Tire Rotation Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • U-Joints Service, Repair & Upgrades
  • Wheel & Tire Mount & Balance

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’s Blowing White, Blue or Black Smoke

Does your Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax, Dodge Cummins blowing White, Blue or Black smoke from the exhaust?

Orange County Diesel is your experienced and reliable diesel aftermarket and repair shop located in Huntington Beach, CA. If your diesel is blowing smoke, we suggest bringing it in to have it diagnosed by one of our experience and highly qualified diesel technicians.

White Smoke

White smoke usually occurs when raw diesel fuel comes through the exhaust unburned and intact. The reason for this could be any of the following:

  • Faulty or damaged injectors
  • Low cylinder compression
  • Worn timing gear or damaged crankshaft cause incorrect injection timing
  • Water entering combustion spaces due to bad head gasket or broker cylinder heads or blocks

Black Smoke

Black smoke is the most common and can indicate incomplete combustion of your diesel fuel due to any of the following reasons:

  • Worn or dirty injectors
  • Over fueling
  • Low Cylinder compression
  • Bad fuel
  • Low or cool operating temperatures
  • Carbon build up in combustion and exhaust areas
  • Incorrect air-fuel ration
  • Bad or faulty turbocharger
  • Incorrect timing
  • Restricted inductions system
  • Or other engine tune factors

The sooner your replace worn or damaged parts or components the less damage will be done on your engine. It is important to keep on top of your diesels maintenance including tunes, valve adjustments and servicing on your air, fuel and oil filters.

Blue Smoke

Blue smoke is usually an indicator of your oil being burnt from the combustion chamber, which can happen from several different ways including:

  • Piston ring sticking
  • Cylinder glaze
  • Worn valve seals or guides
  • Wrong grade of oil
  • Or other reasons

Blue smoke is often evident at cold starts.

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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