Maximizing the Performance of Your Power Stroke Engine: Tips from Littleton’s Leading Diesel Mechanics

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Maximizing the Performance of Your Power Stroke Engine: Tips from Littleton’s Leading Diesel Mechanics

Maximizing the Performance of Your Power Stroke Engine: Tips from Littleton’s Leading Diesel Mechanics

Maximizing the Performance of Your Power Stroke Engine: Tips from Littleton’s Leading Diesel Mechanics

If you’re the proud owner of a Ford Power Stroke diesel engine, you already know you’re behind the wheel of a powerhouse. At Branch Automotive in Littleton, CO, we’re not just diesel mechanics; we’re Power Stroke specialists committed to helping you get the most out of your engine. With our ASE Certifications and specific training in Ford diesel engines, we have the expertise to enhance your Power Stroke’s performance.

Understanding Your Power Stroke Diesel Engine

The Power Stroke diesel engine is renowned for its strength, durability, and performance capabilities. However, like any high-performance engine, it requires specialized care to maintain and improve its efficiency and power output.

The Key to Power Stroke Performance

Optimizing the performance of your Power Stroke involves a combination of regular maintenance, timely repairs, and attention to detail. Let’s dive into some tips that can help you boost your engine’s performance.

Essential Maintenance for Peak Performance

Regular Oil and Filter Changes

  • Quality Lubrication: For a Power Stroke diesel engine, using high-quality oil and changing it according to manufacturer recommendations is crucial. Regular oil and filter changes prevent buildup and ensure your engine components stay well-lubricated.

Fuel System Upkeep

  • Fuel Quality and Filtration: Use high-quality diesel fuel and regularly replace your fuel filters to prevent contaminants from affecting your engine’s injectors, injection pump and overall performance.

Cooling System Checks

  • Maintain Coolant Levels and Condition: Keeping your cooling system in top shape is vital for preventing overheating, especially when pushing your Power Stroke to its limits.

Expert Tips to keep your Power Stroke Diesel engine at the peak of performance

  • Only use original equipment filters: The original equipment air-box and filter were designed together, why would you trust an aftermarket filter to protect your high performance diesel engine? This is the same with fuel filters, that protect the fuel system, and the engine oil filter that protects the engines internal parts.
  • Avoid the bolt-on “performance parts”: Cold air intakes are not necessary and oftentimes will result in power loss and poor fuel economy. Additionally, most cold air intakes come with filters that are oiled, which over time deposit that oil on the Mass AirFlow sensor, which will provide false readings, and result in undesired drivability concerns.
  • Leave the exhaust alone: On today’s trucks, the exhaust is a highly sensitive area. Pressure, temperature, and chemical content are measured constantly. Changing the flow characteristics will change how the exhaust measures and deals with these elements, and the performance rumble you hear could be a large repair in waiting. 
  • Performance tuning is not recommended: Performance tuning on any vehicle that has a diesel particulate filter is a reliability killer. By adding more power, the truck will generate more soot for the particulate filter to have to process, leading to quicker failure of the particulate filter.
  • Do not avoid maintenance or fault lights: When your truck is telling you it has a failure, get it evaluated and repaired as quickly as possible. Letting a problem go for an extended time is highly likely to create additional failures due to how these engines and aftertreatment systems function. Nobody celebrates when their truck breaks, but we can hopefully limit the repairs when the failure is found and repaired quickly.

The Branch Automotive Advantage

At Branch Automotive, we understand the intricacies of the Power Stroke diesel engine. Our technicians are equipped with the latest diagnostic tools, ongoing training, current ASE certifications with most being at master level, and all the specialty tools necessary, including a chassis dynamometer, to accurately assess and maintain your vehicle’s performance.

Why Choose Us?

  • Specialized Knowledge: Our ASE-certified technicians have specialized training in Power Stroke engines, making us your local Power Stroke diesel engine specialists.
  • Comprehensive Services: From routine maintenance to complex diagnostics and repair, we offer a full range of services to meet your Powerstroke’s needs.
  • Quality Assurance: We have the best technicians, we only use the best parts, and we stand behind our repairs with our 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty. We care about our customers and their worry-free operation of their vehicle.

Schedule Your Power Stroke Service Today

When you’re looking to maintain the robust performance of your Power Stroke diesel engine, the team at Branch Automotive is here to help. Contact us at (303) 771-2224 or visit our shop at 6030 E County Line Road, Littleton, CO 80126. Discover more about our services at https://branchautomotive.com and take the first step toward maximizing your Power Stroke’s performance today.