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Big OEM Diesel Core Management Changes Ahead

Friday, January 6, 2017

The key to the remanufacturing business is core supply. As the years roll by the supply of older CAT, Cummins, Detroit, International and John Deere Cores will slowly dwindle. Many of the diesel engines still on the road today such as CAT 3126, C7, C13, Cummins 855, N14, and the Detroit Series 60 Engines are now 25-30 years old. Even the popular dual cam Cummins ISX engine is 16 years old now, first introduced in 2001. ... read more »

Diesel Cylinder Head Transport Tools

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Moving around 500-1000 lbs diesel cylinder heads around the machine shop is an arduous and oftentimes dangerous task. Safety is our number one priority here at Capital Reman and we have taken some unique precautions to moving cylinder heads from workstation to workstation. For larger cylinder heads we use an overhead crane or forklift. For small movements or lifts we have created some proprietary tools to get the job done. ... read more »

Happy Holidays From Capital Reman Exchange

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The 10th Annual Harry Samora Toy Drive to benefit infirmed kids at Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado was a huge success! Our small company of 18 employees donated 41 toys to the overall drive. We hope to double that number every year. Big thanks to everyone to donated and supported the Samora Family! ... read more »

12 Tips For Starting Diesel Engines In The Cold

Saturday, December 17, 2016

"Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today.... It's coooold out there every day. What is this, Miami Beach?" (Groundhog Day) That's right folks winter is upon us once again here in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. With a so called "polar vortex" on its way tomorrow, we here at Capital Reman thought it would be fitting to show a little video of some of the best "cold diesel starts" from last month in addition to offering some tips on how to start a diesel engine on a cold day. Take a look at some of the tips below. ... read more »

Cummins Introduces Longer 3 Year Warranty On 6.7 L Engines

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Powerhouse engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. has made public this week that it is introducing a complete comprehensive three-year warranty for its famous B Series 6.7 L diesel engine. The base level warranty covers the same comprehensive coverage for parts and labor on standard engine failures as the old warranty. It also covers some warrantable failures for the emissions after treatment systems. The warranty is unlimited miles but is only good in North America. In addition to the extended engine warranty, an additional towing and travel coverage has been increased from one to three years. The towing and travel coverage includes no deductible and consumables used in the repair will be billed at no charge. Customers can now purchase extended warranties up to 300,000 miles or 7 years if they choose at a much lower cost than before. ... read more »

Uber's First Self Driving Truck Teams Up With Budweiser

Friday, December 2, 2016

The future is now! Uber Technologies Inc. and Anheuser-Busch InBev NV have teamed up to test the joint venture’s first self-driving semi truck. Recently the company was permitted to test its driverless truck on a stretch of I-25 in Colorado. The tractor trailer was the first in history to make a commercial shipment without a driver. ... read more »

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

From everyone here at Capital Reman Exchange family we wish you and your family a happy and gracious Thanksgiving! Thank you for you continued support and business. ... read more »

Cummins Sued For $60 Million Over Faulty Emission Systems

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cummins is in some hot water recently as it was announced Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is suing the engine manufacturer for $60 million dollars. The basis of the lawsuit is in regards to the selective catalyst reduction system (SRC) on Dodge Ram 2013-2015 models. The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resource Board have both come to the same conclusion that the SRC systems are defective and do not meet the current tier emission laws. ... read more »

First Snow of the Season - Denver, CO

Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy Friday from Capital Reman! We got our first snow of the season last night. It has been 201 days since we've had snow on the ground which is unusual for the Rocky Mountains. We managed to take it all in stride though! - Courtesy of 9News in Denver, Colorado ... read more »

Caterpillar's Future Under Trump Administration

Friday, November 11, 2016

Three days after the election of President Elect Donald Trump the DOW Jones Industrial average hit an all time high with a finish of 18,873 points November 10th. Across the board companies are surging in the wake of a pro business administration. ... read more »

Why Do Diesel Engines Last So Long?

Friday, November 4, 2016

Our good friend "Adept Ape" who is a master engine builder and YouTube Blogger recently released a video breaking down the various reasons why diesel engines last so much longer than gasoline engines. Let's dive in and discuss the three major reasons why diesel engines are so durable: ... read more »

Cummins Announces New Powerhouse Engine: The X15

Friday, October 14, 2016

The big news of the day in the trucking world came from the world’s largest engine manufacturer, Cummins Inc. The company unveiled their newest Heavy Duty Truck engine the: X15. The X15 is the newest engine in the much loved ISX product line. The X15 is the successor to the proven workhorse ISX15. The X15 is an upgrade to the ISX15 with an optimized compression ratio, air handling system and combustion process to deliver 25% better fuel economy and up to 30%-40% lower maintenance costs. This class-8 motor is only one of many new engines being developed by the big manufacturers such as Caterpillar, MTU, Paccar and Volvo. Much of this technological advancement was fueled by regulatory changes regarding carbon emissions. The X15 was developed to meet the 201 ... read more »

How Large Diesel Marine Engines Work

Friday, October 7, 2016

This is a great old video from the MAN Corporation about the basic principals of how large diesel marine engines operate. Take a look. ... read more »

Diesel Fuel Extracted From The Air Could Be A Game Changer

Monday, October 3, 2016

Technology is constantly evolving. It truly is an exciting time to be alive more than any other time in history. Two companies in Germany and Canada are making waves with something from science fiction: making diesel fuel out of thin air! ... read more »

Remanufacturing Industry Agrees On Terminology

Friday, September 16, 2016

The remanufacturing industry came to a consensus this week in regards to the official terminology of what “remanufacturing” consists of as well as what constitutes a “core”. Six leading associations in the automotive sector met in Germany this week and reached a common understanding of basic definitions regarding the industry. The declaration helps define a common process everyone can benchmark their work and services. The move also helps raise awareness for remanufacturing worldwide and ties the industry in with the sustainability/green movement. The associations involved are: Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association, Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association, Automotive Parts Remanufacturers National Association, European Association of Automotive Suppliers, European Organization for the Engine Remanufacture and China Association of Automobile Manufactures. John Chalifoux, President of Motor & Equipment Remanufactures Association, stated that this is a giant leap forward for the industry and helps to “communicate the quality, value and sustainability of remanufactured goods.” ... read more »