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Computerized Diagnostic Techniques and How They're Changing Truck Repair

Roadside Computerized Diagnostics

Before 2007, engine diagnostics checks were relatively simple. You could evaluate the seriousness of an engine problem by simply looking at the exhaust smoke. If the smoke was white, you likely had a coolant or fuel problem. If you observed dark black smoke, you certainly had a fuel problem. Blue tinted smoke would likely indicate an oil issue.


Easy Tips to Ensure a Smooth Truck Inspection During Roadcheck 2017

Diesel technician inspection

As you prepare your rig for Roadcheck this year there are just a few items that you should focus on. We know that each year most mechanical violations during a truck inspection are related to brake stroke adjustment. Since this is the primary area of concern I will give you a very simple solution to help avoid being placed out of service for a brake stroke violation.


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