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Cummins N14 Specs, History and Problems

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Cummins N-14 is a great engine; quite possibly the best Cummins engine ever produced. These engines are the stuff dreams are made of if you’re an old school guy looking for reliability. No doubt, the N14 is part of “1,000,000 mile club”. The engine features the best of engineering fundamentals mixed with one of the first electronic control system. First designed in the late 1980s it was sent into full production in 1991. The N14 engine is the follow up to the vastly popular Cummins 855 Big Cam which was produced 1976-1985. Cummins listened to it customers and designed a more powerful version of the 855 while maintaining a similar profile and bore/stroke architecture. Overall, the biggest structural difference between the 855 and N14 is the air-to-air cooling system changes but both engines are very similar. ... read more »

What is Crankshaft Grinding?

Friday, June 9, 2017

We here at Capital Reman are experts at grinding and remanufacturing diesel crankshafts. Crankshaft grinding consists of removing a minute amount of finished material from the rod and main journals to rebuild the part back to OEM spec. The full 25 step crankshaft remanufacturing process is quite intensive but is critical to complete engine rebuild. This article will explain the main components of a crankshaft’s design as well as the finer points of crankshaft remanufacturing. ... read more »

New Diesel Emissions Technology Unveiled - ACCT

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We all know of the emissions issues that surround the diesel engine community. It has been a battle between the EPA, Manufacturers and Consumers for well over 20 years now. Physics.org has just broken a story that might revolutionize the industry in terms of emissions control. Scientists at Loughborough University’s School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering have developed new technology that further converts NOx exhaust into harmless nitrogen and water. The problem with current emissions technology is that it doesn’t fully burn emissions particles a lower temperature points. The standard Selective Catalytic Reduction System (SCR) takes exhaust gas and further recirculates it through the combustion chamber to burn off larger hydrocarbon chains. ... read more »

Brand New Caterpillar 3116 Complete Engine

Friday, May 26, 2017

We sure our proud of master engine builder, Ben Gunn, take a look at this brand new Caterpillar 3116 engine he built this week here at Capital Reman. ... read more »

Happy Memorial Day From Capital Reman

Friday, May 26, 2017

All of us at Capital Reman Exchange want wish all of our customers, vendors and friends a safe and joyous Memorial Day. Our very own Frank Lampton is a veteran and we are reminded and humbled by his service to our great country. Thank you to all veterans especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. ... read more »

Rolling Coal Ban Enacted in Colorado

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rollin’ Coal… nothing more wild than driving down the highway blasting a little black smoke from 7 inch chrome stacks. There has been much debate in recent years as to the health and well being of general public. Rolling Coal itself is not illegal however as of July 2014 the EPA stated that any modifications that bypass or defeats or renders emission control systems is illegal. Older manual pre-emissions engines, without modern day emission systems, have been grandfathered in and thus street legal. All vehicles regardless of modifications must pass emissions requirements per the year they were manufactured. ... read more »

Upgraded Diesel Engine Block Surfacing Equipment

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wednesday was a very big day for us at Capital Reman Exchange our upgraded diesel engine block surfacing and boring bar equipment was delivered. ... read more »

Cummins Introduces 'Guidanz' App to Remotely Diagnose Engines

Friday, May 12, 2017

Technology continues to integrate itself in the diesel engine industry. The old guard is on its way out and 21st century technology is alive and well over at Cummins, Inc. The company announced the release of its new Guidanz mobile app which allows customers to access engine fault code and diagnostics within minutes. ... read more »

Causes of Diesel Engine Smoke - By Color

Monday, May 8, 2017

A brand new diesel engine running at full load will experience a little bit of blow-by upon startup. Blow-by is a condition where diesel fuel, air and vapor are pushed past the rings into the crankcase of the engine. Correct pressure should be maintained in the cylinder chamber in order for proper combustion to occur. In a new diesel engine the rings need time to seat properly and develop an air-tight seal. After a short period of break-in hours under load, the blow-by problem should correct itself. Consequently, a proper running diesel engine should produce no visible smoke from the exhaust. If there is smoke coming from the exhaust it could indicate a more serious problem with the engine. This article will help diagnose the underlying causes of diesel engine smoke. ... read more »

ISX Remanufactured Pictures

Friday, April 28, 2017

One of our favorite engines to build here at Capital Reman is the Cummins ISX Longblock; take a look at our newest ISX build from this week. ... read more »

New Shop Safety Signs

Monday, April 17, 2017

Before anything else our number one priority here at Capital Reman is the safety of our employees. Recently we had 23 safety signs designed and erected in our machine shop and engine rebuild facility as well as re-branded the front of the building. Take a look at some our new signs and banners! ... read more »

Kubota Introduces First Ever 200 HP Engine: V5009

Friday, April 14, 2017

Big news dropped today in the diesel engine industry today as the Kubota Engine Corporation announced the arrival of the V5009 Engine. This is significant news for the company as this is the first ever Kubota engine to ever exceed 200 HP. Kubota is known for its small and mid-ranged diesel engines primarily for forklifts, skid steers and wood chippers. The V5009 is a five-liter inline diesel engine and part of its new 09 Series. The engine will begin production starting 2020 and is consistent with Europe’s Stage V emissions mandates. ... read more »

Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Information

Friday, April 7, 2017

The diesel engine industry has encountered many changes over the past 20 years or with the advent of the EPA Tier Emissions Regulations on first enacted in 1994. Since then, the regulations and standards of allowable NOx emissions have gotten more strict thus forcing engine manufacturers to make drastic engineering changes to their products. The early years were difficult for the manufactures as emissions technology was often cumbersome, prone to maintenance issues and expensive. However, the DPF, EGR and SCR systems have all gotten much better as the major players in the industry learned to adapt. ... read more »

Big Win For John Deere Owners Over ECM Modifications

Friday, March 31, 2017

In the heavy duty equipment world there has always been an unspoken battle between the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and the Aftermarket and/or Independent Dealers. The rift goes back roughly 100 years when the first automotive dealers began popping up in mass. Ford, GM, Chrysler as well as long gone brands like Plymouth, Auburn and Hudson all kept an efficient supply chain including the service department, dealership, wholesaler and manufacturer. ... read more »

Shop Talk March 20th-24th, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

What a great week here at Capital Reman Exchange. We are busier than ever too meet the demand of those gearing up for the Summer Construction and Planting Season. Take a look at some of the raw shop picture this week back in the machine shop. ... read more »