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  • Did You Know?

    The 3.2L Power Stroke diesel engine in the Ford Transit is the first Ford diesel that has an exhaust aftertreatment system that does not use the dosing method that injects fuel into the engine cylinders during the exhaust stroke to create heat during active DPF regeneration. The Transit's aftertreatment system utilizes a Fuel Vaperizor Sytem consisting of a diesel fuel pump and a glowplug which actually vaporizes diesel fuel directly into the exhaust stream before the aftertreatment catalyst assembly. The glow plug does not actually light the fuel. The fuel introduced into the system reacts with the oxidation catalyst to raise the exhaust temperatureenough to burn the soot collected in the Diesel Particulate Filter similar to the other Ford systems. Why did Ford name it a "glowplug?" Your guess is as good as ours!

  • Technician Mentor

    A little advice from an experienced peer.

    Learn from others. I don't think that this necessarily applies to just the younger technicians. Anyone in this industry with time under their belt knows that things change and at times very rapidly respect to technology and vehicle design. Part of the job is learning as much as you can from the past as well as keeping current with the new technologies constantly being presented. Whether you are a seasoned Senior Master or a young class C or B technician it is always good to share knowledge with others or ask questions. It will not only make you a better technician but your shop will benefit from the entire team being more knowledgeable, resourceful and willing to work together. Who benefits from this way of thinking? Everyone including your customers whom without your employer would not have a business and you would not have a job.

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