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Boost Your Bottom Line: Detroit ECM Tuning Explained
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Boost Your Bottom Line: Detroit ECM Tuning Explained

Discover how Detroit ECM tuning from Adrenaline Diesel in Edmonton, AB, can boost your bottom line by enhancing efficiency and performance. Learn more about our expert tuning services today.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Effective Cummins ECM Tuning
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Step-by-Step Guide to Effective Cummins ECM Tuning

Unlock hidden power & fuel savings in your Cummins engine with tuning! Learn the benefits (better mileage, more power) & steps for safe & effective tuning by a professional. Avoid DIY & warranty risks. Achieve optimal performance for your heavy-duty truck!

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Truck ECM Tuning
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Can ECM Tuning Save You Money on Fuel Costs?

Save on fuel costs by tuning your engine's ECM. Maximize efficiency and savings with this article.

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Engine Maintenance Tips for the Peterbilt 379: Ensuring Optimal Performance
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Engine Maintenance Tips for the Peterbilt 379: Ensuring Optimal Performance

Unlock the full potential of your Peterbilt 379 with our engine maintenance guide. From cleaning tips to fluid service essentials, we've got you covered. Ensure optimal performance and longevity on the open road.

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Transmission Fluid Leaks in Heavy-Duty Trucks
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

How to Identify & Repair Transmission Fluid Leaks in Heavy-Duty Trucks

Your truck's transmission relies on fluid for smooth operation, but leaks can cause damage. Learn to spot and fix them with this guide.

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How To Choose The Right Truck Fleet Maintenance Shop For Your Commercial Truck Fleet
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

How To Choose The Right Truck Fleet Maintenance Shop For Your Commercial Truck Fleet

Choosing the right fleet maintenance shop is vital for the success of your commercial truck fleet. Explore key considerations, advantages of a management system, and find a partner committed to efficiency, safety, and optimal performance.

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Truck Maintenance & Fuel Tips For Winter
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Top 10 Truck Maintenance & Fuel Tips For Winter

Winterize your truck now to prevent roadside issues and extend your vehicle's lifespan. Discover the top 10 maintenance and fuel tips for winter in this article, ensuring a worry-free drive during the season. Don't wait—take action now.

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Truck oil and fluid system
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

The Benefits Of Regular Oil & Fluid Services For Your Truck's Longevity

Discover the benefits of regular oil & fluid services for your heavy-duty truck's longevity. Learn about engine care, importance of oil changes, and fluid services for optimal performance.

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Mechanic performing truck repair in repair shop
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Common Issues With Peterbilt Model 579 & How to Fix Them

Learn about common issues plaguing the Peterbilt Model 579 and proactive solutions to maintain a smooth ride. From electrical system challenges to brake and cooling system troubles, explore troubleshooting tips and preventive maintenance strategies for optimal truck performance.

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Heavy-duty truck in for electrical repairs
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Common Electrical Problems Heavy-Duty Trucks and How to Diagnose Them

Truck drivers deal with electrical issues that can disrupt operations. The truck's electrical system is crucial, and this guide helps diagnose and fix common problems.

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Truck repair shop in Edmonton, AB
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Top 9 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing A Truck Repair Shop

Picking the right truck repair shop is crucial. A good one ensures peak performance, while a bad choice can lead to problems. Here are nine mistakes to avoid.

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Heavy-duty truck in shop for axle maintenance
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Best Practices For Maintaining Heavy-Duty Truck Axles

Unveiling truck axles: key to smooth rides. Guide covers upkeep, from steering to driving, for an effective journey.

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Truck receiving ECM tuning services
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Top 3 Reasons Why Truck ECM Tuning Can Increase Fuel Efficiency

Boost truck fuel efficiency! Choose ECM tuning - save big on expenses. Custom tuning cuts fuel consumption by up to 8%! Skilled technicians optimize performance. Learn more below.

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Diesel mechanic performing ECM tuning service
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

5 Tips To Find The Right ECM Tuning For Heavy Duty Diesel Trucks & Equipment

Choose the right ECM tuning shop for your heavy-duty truck with these five essential tips.

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Peterbilt Model 579
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

The Peterbilt Model 579 - Is It The New Benchmark for 2023?

If you work in the trucking industry, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Peterbilt trucks. You’ve likely heard of the new Peterbilt Model 579, too. Are you curious about this new model and what separates it from other trucks on the market? If so, this guide will answer all your most pressing questions. Find out everything you need to know about the Peterbilt 579 below.

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Kenworth AG400L suspension
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Kenworth AG400L Suspension - Ultimate Guide

Kenworth is a brand that focuses on delivering innovations to their heavy-duty trucks all the time. The Kenworth AG400L suspension is in a position to cater to these needs, along with many other benefits. 

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Semi truck in shop for engine repairs
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

5 Indicators Your Heavy Duty Truck Needs Engine Repair

Did you know that on an almost daily basis, a truck breaks down on the side of the road? Learn the five warning indications that your diesel engine requires maintenance or repairs by reading on.

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Heavy-duty diesel truck in for engine conversion service
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Top Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck Engine Conversion Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

The most common types of engine repairs for heavy-duty truck owners include replacing the engine, converting it to a different type, and exchanging it for another engine. A heavy-duty repair shop can assist with all of these options. In this post, we will delve deeper into the specific procedures involved in each type of engine conversion.

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Freightliner truck in shop for transmission repairs
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Freightliner Truck Repair: Signs Your Truck Needs Transmission Repair

If you neglect transmission issues for too long, your Freightliner truck can need a whole transmission replacement, which is far more costly than simple transmission repairs.

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Semi truck in shop for fleet maintenance services
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

3 Things To Look For When Choosing A Truck Fleet Maintenance Service Provider

Proper fleet maintenance is critical to ensure the longevity of your company. But how can a business locate top fleet maintenance specialists? To find out what to look for, continue reading.

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Kenworth truck engine warning lights
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Kenworth Truck Engine Repair Warnings and Indicators – Guide

This article delves into some of the most frequent Kenworth truck warning lights and offers advice on what to do if they show on your dashboard. Mentioned are five of the most regularly visible warning lights.

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Semi truck with brake problems
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

5 Common Heavy Duty Truck Braking Problems And How To Avoid Them

Heavy-duty truck brake problems are hazardous, putting operators and other drivers on the road at risk. Here are five symptoms that your heavy-duty truck's brakes are failing and require attention from a certified diesel mechanic immediately.

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Semi truck in need of radiator repairs
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Heavy Duty Truck Radiator Repair: What Is Cooling System Repair?

Your heavy-duty truck engine starts operating at extraordinarily high temperatures within seconds of turning it on. If these temperatures were allowed to get too high, the engine would overheat and risk melting.

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Kenworth T680E
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Green Trucking - T680E - A True, Zero Emission Solution

The T680E is a zero-emissions truck that runs entirely on electricity, making it an excellent choice for businesses to reduce their environmental impact. Learn more about this exciting new truck below.

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Semi truck in for diagnostic services
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

The Importance Of Proper Truck Diagnostics

Regular inspections by a reputable diesel repair shop may detect issues early on, resulting in safer driving and avoiding costly repairs down the line. Here are five compelling reasons to see your local diesel repair shop for a comprehensive diagnostic service

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Kenworth W900
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Kenworth W900 Pros And Cons - Ultimate Guide

One of the best and most durable trucks available for your purchase in the market as of now is the Kenworth W900. Continue to read, and we will share more details with you on what this truck is all about.

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Diesel mechanic repairing diesel engine of semi truck
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

9 Rookie Engine-Building Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Engine rebuilding is a complex job, and therefore, you will need to avoid mistakes as you go through the engine rebuilding process. To make your life easy, we thought of sharing a list of 9 rookie mistakes you could make when building an engine. Make sure that you don't commit any of these mistakes to stay away from trouble. 

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Truck repair services in Edmonton, AB
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Top 10 Most Expensive Truck Repair Mistakes: How To Avoid Them?

Do you drive a truck? Then you need to pay attention to its maintenance regularly. Failing to maintain the truck regularly can lead you to multiple problems in the long run. So, we decided to put together a list of the most expensive truck repair mistakes to be mindful about. On top of that, we’ll also share the steps to overcome these mistakes with you.

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Diesel repair shop near you in Edmonton, AB
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Diesel Repair Tips: How to Find the Best “Diesel Repair Near You” Now

Let’s face it: Finding the right mechanics is not an easy task, especially for those who have recently purchased a new vehicle. That’s because most technicians lack considerable experience in repairing various parts of a vehicle, especially engines. Use the information we’ve provided in this guide to find the best diesel repair near you.

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Heavy-duty Mack truck parts
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Heavy-Duty Mack Parts Make a Huge Difference for Truckers

Mack parts are made to be used in Mack engines, but these engines are utilized by trucks of all kinds. Mack engineers set out to design truck parts that were powerful enough to handle the roughest conditions and last for decades.

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Semi-truck in shop for engine conversion service
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Three Common Heavy-Duty Engine Conversions Explained in Detail

Engine conversions on heavy-duty trucks can be complicated. There are three engine conversions that are considered the most common among heavy-duty truck owners: engine swap, engine conversion, and engine replacement. At Adrenaline Diesel in Edmonton, Alberta, our heavy-duty repair facility is well-equipped to handle all of your engine swap, conversion, and replacement needs.

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Peterbilt truck
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

A Professional Glimpse into the State of the Heavy-Duty Repair Industry in Edmonton, Alberta

Adrenaline Diesel takes a closer look at the current state of the heavy-duty repair industry in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Piperworx Komatsu
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Summer Projects Series 2: Komatsu ECM Tuning

For the second part of our summer project series, Adrenaline Diesel journeyed to Grand Prairie, Alberta to collaborate with one of our primary vendors on some tricky Komatsu ECM tunes. Today we invite you to join our field technician, Christian, on-site as he works to fine-tune and streamline the performance on a small fleet of diesel-burning, off-road service vehicles using his experience and depth of knowledge regarding Komatsu's engine control modules (ECM).

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Cummins 871
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Cummins 871 to Detroit 60 DDEC V Engine Conversion

As part of our summer project series, we recently completed a complicated engine swap, converting a 2009 Kenworth W9 series truck from the stock Cummins 871 engine that it came included to a newer Detroit 60 DDEC V engine.

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Heavy duty truck parts
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Parts Shortages?

Parts shortages are creating challenges in our industry. We can help.

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Detroit Diesel DDEV IV
Detroit Diesel Series 60
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Detroit Diesel Series 60: 3 Most Common Problems

The Detroit Diesel Series 60 is a beast of an engine that sometimes falls ill. Here are the most common problems it sees.

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Cummins ISX
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Cummins ISX: 3 Most Common Problems

It goes without saying that the Cummins ISX is one of the most popular and well loved diesel engines on the road today. Initially released in 1998 as a response to tightening EPA emissions standards, the ISX replaced the N14, Cummins’ original workhorse engine.

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Semi truck ECM tuning services
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

7 Signs of Bad ECM Tuning (2021)

Identifying early warning signs can be the difference between thousands of dollars in repair and a small maintenance bill. Steps that we've outlined here are almost guaranteed to save your time and money.

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Caterpillar C15
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Adrenaline Diesel Staff

Caterpillar C15: Most Common Problems

The CAT C15’s ubiquity, fuel economy, reliability and low operating costs make it the engine of choice for fleet and owner-operators all over Canada. From harvesters, pumps, paving equipment, to compressors, dredgers and power equipment, this engine is built to get the job done.

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Peterbilt 389
Adrenaline Diesel repair shop
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COVID-19 Protocol

As of March 26, 2020 Adrenaline Diesel will be practicing a social distancing protocol for visiting customers, to minimize gathering in the waiting rooms due to recent COVID 19 concerns. We know that the backbone of our country is transportation and the heavy equipment industry, and we must keep this going!

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