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Universally Guarded – Universal High-Flow Diesel Catch Can R&D – Part 1 – The Plan

This Universal High-Flow Catch Can Kit is now available! Click here to check it out!
It’s no secret that the world relies on the diesel engine. From the mega-motors powering cargo ships across the ocean to the 4-cylinder TDIs, the turbodiesel has become synonymous with longevity and dependability. Even after hundreds of thousands of miles, the deep chugging and piercing whistle of a turbodiesel keeps going. While the diesel engine is a staple of reliability, its lifespan is still determined by how it’s taken care of. Even with all the advancements in technology and engineering, the diesel engine is … Continue Reading ››

Transmission Cooling to the duraMAX – 2001-2010 Chevy /GMC Duramax Transmission Cooler, Part 1 – Stock Review

This 2001-2014 Chevy / GMC 6.6L Duramax Transmission Cooler is now available! Click here to check it out! Extreme heat is always the enemy, especially when it comes to vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. The Allison gearbox mated with your 6.6L Duramax is no exception. With the high temperatures produced by an automatic transmission, it seems almost cruel that the sweltering summer heat comes when most of the towing of campers, boats, and other outdoor toys happens. GM did include some help to keep your gears cool. Unfortunately, it’s a little small. For … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2011+ Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L LML Duramax Performance Intercooler, Part 6: Final Results and Product Conclusion

Interested in purchasing this Duramax Intercooler? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L Duramax Intercooler Kit

With our testing complete, it was time to recap the results and see what kind of benefits our cooler was capable of producing. The testing procedures and information from our previous posts are outlined below. Testing Procedures and Information Vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet 2500 6.6L LML Duramax Engine Modifications: None, all factory equipped Ambient Temperature: 85°F (29.5°C) Humidity: 35% Sensors: PLX Pressure and temperature sensors were placed on both the hot-side and cold-side intercooler boots. Physical Benefits Before we jump right into the testing data, let’s compare the physical aspects … Continue Reading ››

Winterize Your Diesel: How to prepare your truck for the coldest of enemies!

If you’ve faced a winter or two with your diesel truck, you are probably aware of the challenges that lie ahead for this coming season. Proper vehicle preparation is key to reducing vehicle downtime and making sure your truck survives low  temperatures. Although modern trucks are well set up from the factory for cold climates, there are always preventive measures that will make your life a bit easier when the temperature drops. Our team has prepared an in-depth checklist, with the goal that your truck makes it to spring without incurring too much wear.

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Mishimoto 2011+ Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L LML Duramax Performance Intercooler, Part 5: Prototype Testing

Interested in purchasing this Duramax Intercooler? Check out our product page for more information!

Mishimoto Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L Duramax Intercooler Kit

Product Testing and Procedures

The fun part of development is the reveal of our initial prototype design, but the truly exciting part is the testing portion of development. At this point our offices are disrupted by noise from the dyno pulls, tempting a few of our empolyees to filter into the garage and check out the action. Below we see the truck loaded onto the dyno.

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