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Obviously, the dirtier your fuel system is, the bigger the improvement you will see in performance and fuel economy after a fuel system cleaning. But it is important not to wait until your system is running poorly. If you do, by the time you get a cleaning, you’ve wasted hundreds of dollars in gas or even possibly damaged your fuel injectors and catalytic converter.

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We would like to take this opportunity to say Happy Fathers' Day to all of the wonderful fathers out there. Our team here at Motorworks Northwest, Inc understands how integral fathers are in the lives of their children, so we want to show our appreciation for those in our community. If you are a father, take some time to give yourself a pat on the back for all that you do. We hope that you enjoy this Fathers' Day weekend. 

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Your car’s fuel system works with the rest of the engine control system to deliver the best performance with the lowest emissions. Check your car’s fuel system regularly or immediately if you smell gas or suspect a problem.

What does it do? - The fuel system transfers fuel from the fuel tank and passes it through a fuel filter for straining before it arrives at the injectors. A pressure regulator controls fuel pressure to ensure good engine performance under a variety of speed and load conditions. Fuel injectors, when activated, spray a metered amount of fuel into the engine. Some vehicles use a return line system to return unused fuel back to the tank.

Dirty Hands Working on a diesel truck engine

Keeping your fuel system maintained will prevent premature parts failure and poor running conditions. Here are some important aspects of diesel fuel system maintenance, to keep your fleet running smoothly. While your system and components should typically be serviced by a professional technician, there are some things you can be conscious of that will go a long way toward keeping your engine in good shape.

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Brake pads are important - you don’t need them to go, but you do need them to stop. At Motorworks Northwest, Inc in Mt Vernon, WA, we like to keep your vehicle stopping exactly as it should - it’s less dangerous, and it keeps insurance premiums low. So, how do you know if your brake pads are going bad? How do they work? What even are they? We’ve got the answers!

vehicle drive axle

Do you hear a funny clicking sound when you turn the wheels of your vehicle? It could be your car or truck's CV or Drive Axle, and it may be in need of repair. Safety is the number one priority for our customers here at Motorworks Northwest, Inc, and it is our goal to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Driving around with a damaged CV Joint or Drive Axle problem can be extremely dangerous. The axle is a structural component that bears the weight of the vehicle, any cargo, and the acceleration forces between you and the ground. It is so important to have your vehicle inspected regularly by a trained automotive repair professional here at Motorworks Northwest, Inc to ensure its safety.

RPMS on a car

Your transmission’s shift points are exactly what you think they are - the points at which your transmission shifts. From the transmission experts at Motorworks Northwest, Inc in Mt Vernon, WA, here’s what you need to know about them.

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Diesel engines are known for their reliability - that’s probably at least partially why you bought one. However, like all things, diesels and their components wear out eventually. Fortunately, the technicians at Motorworks Northwest, Inc in Mt Vernon, WA have you covered. Here are some fuel system issues to watch out for.

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  • Bosch Automotive
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Enterprise Fleet
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  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • Oreilly
  • State Inspection
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