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Cummins X12 Engine Review

Friday, May 18, 2018

For centuries the argument has raged. Does size matter? Well, if you like great performance, power and copious amount of torque, the answer is a resounding no. At least in the world of diesel engines. Currently being tested on the roads of North America, the X12 is a massive 600LBS lighter than other medium bore engines and has been especially designed for weight sensitive applications and for vehicles where the X15 has more grunt that’s needed for the task. ... read more »

Brand New Diesel Engines in Stock

Friday, November 10, 2017

Take a look at some of our new stock diesel engines for sale including Mack Aset, Cummins ISX, CAT 13 KCB and Detroit Series 60 models. ... read more »

Cummins Pioneers 3D Printing Technology to Produce Diesel Engine Parts

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Leading heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturer, Cummins Inc., is pioneering the use of 3D Printing technology to produce and repair critical engine parts. Unlike many manufacturers in the diesel industry, Cummins has its sights on future technology; recently unveiling the first electric engine for semi-trucks. The company believes that in order to thrive in the 21st century it must innovate new technologies rather than adapt to them. Although, 3D Printing is still in its infancy it is becoming more common place for manufacturers due to the potential cost and time to market savings. ... read more »

Cummins N14 Specs, History and Problems

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Cummins N-14 is a great engine; quite possibly the best Cummins engine ever produced. These engines are the stuff dreams are made of if you’re an old school guy looking for reliability. No doubt, the N14 is part of “1,000,000 mile club”. The engine features the best of engineering fundamentals mixed with one of the first electronic control system. First designed in the late 1980s it was sent into full production in 1991. The N14 engine is the follow up to the vastly popular Cummins 855 Big Cam which was produced 1976-1985. Cummins listened to it customers and designed a more powerful version of the 855 while maintaining a similar profile and bore/stroke architecture. Overall, the biggest structural difference between the 855 and N14 is the air-to-air cooling system changes but both engines are very similar. ... read more »

Cummins Introduces 'Guidanz' App to Remotely Diagnose Engines

Friday, May 12, 2017

Technology continues to integrate itself in the diesel engine industry. The old guard is on its way out and 21st century technology is alive and well over at Cummins, Inc. The company announced the release of its new Guidanz mobile app which allows customers to access engine fault code and diagnostics within minutes. ... read more »

ISX Remanufactured Pictures

Friday, April 28, 2017

One of our favorite engines to build here at Capital Reman is the Cummins ISX Longblock; take a look at our newest ISX build from this week. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »