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20 Facts You Need To Know About Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency was created in the footsteps of the Clean Air Act of 1970. For 46 years the EPA has been constantly evolving and enacting laws to address the environmental needs of this country. For many years owners of three-quarter and one-ton light duty pickup trucks enjoyed no additional smog equipment on their vehicles. All of that changed in 2008 with the EPA required the use of diesel particulate filters on all three-quarter-ton and larger trucks as well as required biannual smog tests which included a visual inspection of the vehicle to make sure the DPF parts were still on the truck. In 2010 the regulations got even tighter. ... read more »

Highlights from June, 6th-10th 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Another great week of production in the books. The best part about working at Capital Reman Exchange is the people. Everyone works with such enthusiasm and passion. ~Happiness is contagious~ Awesome work everyone! ... read more »

Top 2016 Commercial Duty Diesel Vans

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

When you think of diesel vehicles the first thing that comes to mind are semi-trucks and heavy haul equipment. However, we forget a big segment of the light/medium duty diesel market consists of commercial vans. Believe it or not the commercial van market has gone through some big changes in the past few years. This article from Car and Driver Magazine reviews the new diesel vans on the market today and showcases the best option for your needs. ... read more »

Work of Art

Friday, June 3, 2016

Truly remanufacturing is a work of art. Each camshaft, crankshaft, cylinder head and engine we build here is a custom made product. Nothing is automated here at Capital Reman Exchange. Our expert team members rebuild these engines parts to OEM specification and take great care to deliver a Quality Product. Take a look at some of the latest remanufactured cylinder head work we delivered this week. ... read more »

Common Causes of Engine Misfires

Friday, May 27, 2016

Automotive misfires are a whole different animal than with diesel engines. Diesel engines ignite the fuel through compression where as automotive gas engines use a spark from an ignition system. With automotive misfires an ignition system is the first place to start looking for the misfire. The next appropriate steps to diagnose the problem include inspection of the ignition cables, spark plugs, distributor cap/rotor components and the ignition coil. The spark generated for ignition oftentimes will not be properly transferred as those components mentioned above wear significantly over time. The inability to ignite the air/fuel mixture in the combustion chambers will result in the engine not being able to turn over. ... read more »

Happy Memorial Day

Friday, May 27, 2016

Capital Reman wishes you and your loved ones a joyous Memorial Day Weekend. We want to extend our utmost thanks to all who have served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this great country. ... read more »

Caterpillar 3306 Engine Production & Pressure Testing Detroit Series 60 Head

Friday, May 13, 2016

Woof! Another busy week is in the books here at Capital Reman. Take a look at some of the highlights of what has been going on this week. We did a great job on an Caterpillar 3306 engine as well as pressure testing a Detroit Diesel Series 60 Cylinder Head. Quality remains top priority here at Capital Reman as we continue to grow. We currently have 23 engines in the production queue. ... read more »

Top 5 Cars from the New York Auto Show

Friday, May 6, 2016

It’s hard to rank this beauty at the bottom of our list but a diamond in the rough none the less. Spyker is latin for “Warrior” and you can definitely tell by this aggressive yet sleek design that this car means business. The engineering reflects its fighter jet connection with the Dutch military. Spyker’s company motto is “For the tenacious, no road is impassable.” This car features a 4.2 liter, Audi V8 supercharged enginewith a whopping 532 horsepower and a top speed of 201 mph. This beast can reach 0-60 in just 3.7 seconds. Truly, no road is off limits to this amazing piece of craftsmanship. ... read more »

Ford Confirms 200 Mile Electric Car for 2017

Friday, April 29, 2016

The future of engine building both on the diesel side as well as gasoline will continue to push towards hybrids and full on electric engines. Ford Motor Company announced this week that they are developing an electric vehicle with a range of 200 miles. CEO Mark Fields confirmed the speculation in a conference call with investors. ... read more »

Cummins Unveils 90% NOx Emission Reduction Engine

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Since the inception of the EPA Tier Regulations in 1994 diesel engine manufactures have made tremendous strides into making diesel engines more environmentally friendly. Cummins recently introduced a new natural gas engine that produces a near zero amount of emissions. The commercial truck and bus engines is seven years ahead of the ultra-low emissions schedule enacted by the EPA. ... read more »

CAT 3196 Rebuild Photos

Friday, April 8, 2016

The CAT 3196 Rebuild is coming along nicely. Watch the production video on our facebook page here! ... read more »

Cummins ISX Engine Rebuild Precautions

Friday, April 1, 2016

This informative video from IPD explains various precautions when working on the Cummins ISX or QSX Engines. The older Cummins ISX dual cam design poses some interesting challenges when doing an engine overhaul. The exposed oil port openings pose a real threat to contamination of the bearings with dirt and debris. Dirt is the number cause of engine failure. ... read more »

Students Swap In John Deere 4045T Into Dodge Ram

Friday, March 25, 2016

Different strokes for different folks that’s what I always say. It’s funny how different yet the same city kids are from farm kids. It’s two completely different worlds both with their own unique pros and cons. My freshman year college roommate was a corn-fed farm boy named Anthony who hailed from Kimball, Nebraska… a one stoplight town located right smackdab in the panhandle of Nebraska. I on the other hand was a mischievous city lad from “Hippie Town USA” also known as Boulder, Colorado. Despite our different backgrounds we became quick friends and the following summer Anthony invited me to visit his hometown for a weekend. I didn’t think I would enjoy my trip to the land of dirt but I obliged my friend and went anyways. But hey maybe an adventure awaits I thought? And off we went. ... read more »

Before and After Photos of Cylinder Head Remanufacturing

Friday, March 18, 2016

For those who are unfamiliar what the reman process looks like take a look at these before and after pictures of a remanufactured cylinder head. You can get a "like brand new" cylinder head for roughly 70% of the cost of a new head from the dealership. If you have any questions about the cylinder head remanufacturing process you can read about it here. ... read more »

Goodyear Unveils Magnetic Levitation Tire Concept

Friday, March 4, 2016

Goodyear Tire Company unveiled a wild concept video today which has the ability to revolutionize the tire industry and the way we drive. The new concept uses spherical 3D Tires which resemble a ball design which levitate on magnets. ... read more »