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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 »

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 »