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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 »

10 Best and Worst Diesel Engines in History

Friday, February 26, 2016

Ah the elusive diesel engine: power, strength and the raw horsepower to get the things done. You can’t go wrong with diesel and in this author’s humble opinion you’re already way ahead of the curve if you go diesel vs a puny gas engine. Ok we get it. Diesel is awesome but what diesel truck engine out there is truly the BEST? Cummins guys will fight until their dying breath that the Cummins 5.9 is arguably the best diesel engine ever made while CAT or PowerStroke gents will look in disbelief at the verbal diarrhea spewing forth from their buddies' mouths. The debate is as old as Rudolf Diesel himself. Well good thing I don’t have to be “The Decider”… I don’t need that kind of pressure. Good thing someone else is willing to take the bullet for me. The guys over at Capital Reman, have given it their best shot to rank the Top 10 Best and Worst diesel engines of all time. This article is about what they came up with. What do ya’ll think? Did they hit the nail on the head or completely miss the target on this one? ... read more »

Even Bruce Wayne is allowed one midlife crisis

Friday, February 26, 2016

Don't worry buddy you'll get the batmobile back someday! ... read more »

Happy Happy Friday!

Friday, February 12, 2016

This pup has got it ruff! Happy Happy Friday From Capital Reman! ... read more »

Remanufactured CAT C13 In Progress

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We are hard at work tearing down a CAT C13 for remanufacture ... read more »

What a 12,000 HP Steam Engine Looks Like

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Take a look at this 12,000 HP Steam Engine! This engine was first built in 1905 by River Don Steam Engine and ceased production in the mid 1970s. It is the last working engineremaining in Europe living out its days at the Kelham Island Museum. The museum powered up the old gal to a curious crowd of spectators recently. The old girl has still got it! ... read more »

Rebuilt John Deere 6061 Diesel Engine Job Complete

Friday, January 29, 2016

Now that is a fine looking engine there. The John Deere 6061 is complete! The rebuilt John Deere 6061 engine consists of engine block, cylinder head, camshaft, crankshaft, rockers, lifters and connecting rods. Nice job guys! Speaking of John Deere you can read about the history of the John Deere 4045 Engine here. ... read more »

$3 Million Dollar Car

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The world's most expensive car was introduced to the world yesterday as it was strategically spotted outside a "well to-do gym" in the Kensington area of London. The car in question was later identified as a Ferrari 458 Spyder. A Ferrari in an of itself is nothing newsworthy but this particular Ferrari just so happened to be wrapped in a $7,000 per once layer of paint. The Ferrari 458 Spyder retails around $330,000 but with the gold trimmings the car is worth well over $3,000,000. That's a spicy meatball! The ride has received considerable attention on social media and after some digging was found to belong to undefeated world kickboxing champion Riyadh Al Azzawi of Iraq who has held his place as King since 2008 with 47 wins from 47 matches. Much like a lot of diesel reman engine projectsthe Ferrari 458 Spyder engine produces a lot of tire to ground torque with an impressive 570 HP with a 4.5L V8 engine. ... read more »

CAT Introduces Electric Engines

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Caterpillar first introduced its hybrid electric motor in the D7E Dozer back in 2009. The electric drivetrain is said to deliver roughly 35% better fuel efficiency and deliver 10% more production capability than the previous D7R2 Dozer. It is easy to see why the new electric engines are selling like hotcakes. There are simply fewer mechanical parts, reduced lubricant use, better fuel savings and lower operating costs make the engine a big win for Caterpillar. The D7E meets the EPA’s Tier 4 Rating for emission standards. ... read more »

1939 Porsche VW Type 60

Friday, January 15, 2016

Now this is quite the impressive automobile. The sleek and mysterious design embodies all of the mystery and intrigue of the 1930s. This is a 1939 Porsche VW Type 60 Prototype is in MINT CONDITION. Let's put this bad boy back into production. The future is now! Check out other engine photos here. ... read more »

How An Engine Works

Friday, January 15, 2016

This is quite the explanation and animated graphic of how an engine works. It very cleanly describes the process. Take a look at the full animation here. ... read more »

Crazy Cool "Rat Rod" Turbo Diesel Truck

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A “Rat Rod” is characterized by a custom build which is offbeat and unique in a whimsical way. The more odd the build the better. With this turbo diesel powered truck the engine is mounted right smack dab in the bed for an old school tough as nails look. Check out the video below for a better look at the mounted engine. ... read more »