Engine heads looking for opportunities to tinker with their engines, look no further. There is no harm in trying to enhance performance of your engine, to squeeze that extra bit of power. In fact, it should be imperative for all heavy duty equipment users, to modify their engines for optimized mileage and performance. Here are a few tips to enhance performance of your heavy duty equipment.
Friction between moving parts
A lot of energy is lost as heat because of friction between moving parts. That is why lubricating heavy duty equipment regularly is an important part of preventative maintenance. Regular lubricants work fine. But if you really want to enhance performance, then synthetic lubricants are the way to go. Synthetic lubricants create better lubrication between moving parts. They also don’t break down under high stress and high heat. They provide excellent lubrication in cold weather conditions and protection from extremes of temperature.
There are many things that go into an engine for optimizing engine performance. The right balance between horsepower and torque is one. Few know that upgrading your fuel line is crucial to increase engine power. Keep in mind that a balance needs to be maintained between fuel and air intake for combustion. So it’s a good idea to upgrade your cold air intake as well. Remember, a large amount of horsepower is useless if it isn’t accompanied by appropriate amount of torque.
Maintain your equipment
Heavy duty equipment should be regularly cleaned, to make sure clogged debris does not decrease efficiency. Clean the fuel injectors in heavy duty trucks to atomize fuel more efficiently. Change the exhaust system to a more advanced model to pump gasses out better. Upgrade your air filter to prevent dust and debris clogging the engine. Spark plugs should also be replaced to ensure ignition efficiency. These are all preventative maintenance tips that should be done regularly.
Upgrade your vehicle’s performance tuner to optimize your engine’s fuel to air ratio, ignition timing and get the most out of your equipment. Telemetry sensors provide data on your equipment’s condition that can help you plan your maintenance schedule. Engine power raised from these enhancers is significant in increasing your performance.
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) trucks cost more than regular diesel trucks. But they offer optimized combustion, better fuel efficiency, increased power, reduced maintenance, and less wear on the engine. What’s more, a DEF heating system is optimum for running in extremely low temperatures. Of course there are cons to using DEF but the benefits are well worth it.
You can enhance performance of your heavy duty equipment only so much. Sooner or later you may choose to upgrade to new equipment. If that is the case, check out our inventory at Heavy Duty Direct. We sell the latest heavy duty equipment on the market.
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