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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 »

OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts: Are They Really Better?

Thursday, September 8, 2016

In the automotive industry there are really two options when it comes replacement parts: OEM and Aftermarket Parts. We all know those guys that are die hard OEM people. They will swear to their dying day that OEM parts are vastly superior to their Aftermarket counter parts. They tell tales of “that one time” they got a sensor, gasket or O-Ring from a local auto parts supplier that didn’t fit quite right or failed right away. Expletives fly from their mouth at a rate of 1000 exploding suns as they go on and on about the horrible ordeal and cost them bookoo bucks. That’s all fine and well but what is the real truth? ... read more »

Happy Labor Day!

Friday, September 2, 2016

All too often we get caught up in the day to day aspects of running a business and we forget that it is our customers and vendors that really makes all of this possible. We at Capital Reman Exchange wish everyone a happy and relaxing Labor Day and thank everyone for their support! ~Cheers!! ... read more »

Why Diesel Engine Cars Aren't More Popular in the U.S.

Friday, August 26, 2016

America is run on gasoline, pure and simple. Billions of tons of good each day are shipped every day in this country but the majority of engines in this country are gas engines. Unlike our brothers in Europe, the vast majority of U.S. car buyers prefer their gasoline engines vs. a diesel engine. In fact in Europe diesel powered automotive models account for more than half of all the vehicle sales with Italy and France having over 70% market share of diesel cars. ... read more »

Engine Production Pictures Week of August 15-19th 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

It's been another busy week here at Capital Reman. Here are a couple of highlights from the week including shipping a Cummins ISX, CAT 3406 and setting the crankshaft in a John Deere 6101. Another week in the books. Good work fellas! ... read more »

Cummins Engine History: American Gumption

Friday, August 12, 2016

Like most success stories, the history of Cummins Engine Company, started from humble beginnings and a perseverance to try something new. The early days of Cummins Engines were not like what we have all come to expect from the power generation giant of today. In fact the company almost folded a few years after its start. ... read more »

Shop Talk: Cylinder Liner Protrusion Installation Tips

Friday, July 29, 2016

Liner protrusion is the measurement the cylinder liner extends above the surface of the engine block. It is supposed to stick above the surface of the block and act essentially as a cushion on the cylinder head gasket. Once torqued into place the cylinder head crushes the gasket evenly and to the correct OEM specifications. In essence the cylinder liner is a guide to make sure the cylinder head and block are in proper alignment. Measurements are taken using a bridge micrometer and a dial indicator. ... read more »

Capital Reman At Work - Busy Busy

Friday, July 22, 2016

Every day a lot of work gets done here at Capital Reman Exchange. Our current backlog is 27 diesel engines currently in production or slated for production. Each department is busy every day but we strive to keep organized, keep clean and keep on track. We live and die by the Quality of the work we do here. In fact our company motto is : Quality, Customer, Company.Above all, the quality of work comes before anything else we do. Next is to deliver top notch customer service. We are nothing without our customers. The last priority is the needs of the company. We will always do our best to deliver diesel engines and parts that work as described. We know our customers count on these engines to get back on the road or to finish that mining or paving project. Money, time and people's livelihoods are on the line and we know that first hand. We take our job here very seriously. Our goal as an AERA Engine Rebuild Facility is to be as efficient as possible while never cutting corners. Take a look at some real live action shots of the guys at work. Thanks again to our employees and our customers who make all of this happen. ... read more »

Capital Reman Loves Its Bikes

Friday, July 15, 2016

A lot of the guys here at the shop also ride motorcycles. Here are a couple of our favorite bike images. Happy Friday Everyone! ... read more »

Inframe and Overhaul Kits

Friday, July 8, 2016

Here at Capital Reman we are dealers for all of the best aftermarket parts manufactures out there including: Instersate McBee, PAI, Costex, IPD, Maxiforce, Reliance and KMP Brands. If you are looking for new parts we are your source for aftermarket inframe and overhaul kits. We also supply a wide range of other smaller parts including water pumps, oil pumps, thermostats and aftercoolers. ... read more »

The War Between Caterpillar Inc. And Its Dealers

Friday, July 1, 2016

When you think of Caterpillar what comes to mind most? Dozers, Excavators, Skid Loaders? Maybe the iconic “CAT Yellow”? If those aren’t on the top of your list the fine network of Caterpillar Dealers has to be a close third. For years Caterpillar has maintained a long standing tradition of publicly loving and standing behind all 178 of its dealers. ... read more »