By JC Whitney Staff
Drum roll please….We would like to introduce the newest vehicle in the JC Whitney fleet-it’s a 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty and its primary task is pulling the JC Whitney trailer to the various Jeep and Truck events we attend. The F-250 is a true work horse; it’s designed for hauling, towing and long distance driving and we plan to upgrade and modify our truck to maximize its abilities.
The first “install” on our new rig was an oil change and fuel treatment using Chevron’s Delo Brand motor oiland Techron® D Concentrate,Diesel Fuel System Cleaner. With just over 16,000 miles on the clock we expect a long life from our 6.7 Power Stroke diesel engine and keeping the fuel and lubrication systems in top condition are critical to maintaining engine health. We are the second owners of the Ford and wanted to make sure the engine got the love it deserves so 13 quarts (!) of fresh Delo® 400 XLE SAE 10W-30 and a bottle of TechronDiesel were at the top of the maintenance list.
Chevron’s new TechronDieselprovides multiple user benefits in a simple onebottle treatment including comprehensive fuel system cleaning of the injectors, fuel pump and combustion chambers. Like gasoline, diesel fuel contains impurities that when burned cause a build-up in these key components that eventually reduce power, efficiency and overall performance. Each bottle of Techron Diesel treats up to 35 gallons of diesel fuel or biodiesel and won’t harm our diesel particulate filter (DPF) requires no mixing or measuring and we just add a bottle every 3,000 miles.Techron Diesel makes it easy to keep our fuel system operating at its best and we will be adding it regularly as we haul across America.
The 6.7 Power Stroke motor is full of great features designed to make it a great performer, for example the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system includes a valve that controls the flow of the waste gasses and cools them after they pass through EGR and minimizes soot and carbon build-up in the EGR system. Another slick feature is cooling jets for oil in the pistons; oil is “shot” into the bottom of the pistons and a cavity inside the pistons carries oil to the underside of the piston top, cooling it for longer life.
With all of the engineering and technology inside this engine you can see why we want to keep it running right. With 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque our F-250 is a comfortable and competent highway cruiser with or without the 26 foot long JC Whitney trailer attached. With Techron Diesel safeguarding our precious fuel system we expect many miles of trouble free driving across the country.
We have big plans for our F-250;make sure and visit the JC Whitney blog for details on our 2017 Wrench and Ride Event Tour, and for more information on Techron Diesel please visit: http://www.techronworks.com/en-US/products.html#.WQjGhVMrL3g
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