Diesel Particulate Filter Warning Light Is On (What Does It Mean?)

DPF warning light is on

Today’s diesel engines are far more complex than those of yesteryear. Though the principle of compression-ignited combustion remains unchanged, most modern diesel engines come equipped with an array of secondary components, intended to reduce noxious emissions output. While the notion behind the use of these components is novel, at times, such efforts prove problematic. Aftertreatment … Read more

What Does Engine Derate Mean? (and What Causes It?)

what is engine derate?

For decades, the diesel engine has tirelessly served the heavy-duty transport industry. Diesel engines, or compression engines as they are also known, can be found powering everything from ¾-ton pickups to locomotives and barges. Known primarily for its reliability, the diesel engine has moved more raw tonnage of shipped goods throughout the last 100 years … Read more