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Common Reasons Why Your ECM Diesel Engine is Failing

    Automotive and engine experts agree that nearly 50% of issues with any vehicle can be linked to electrical problems. If you're having trouble with your ECM diesel engine, the computer, electrical system, or a simple relay could be keeping your engine from running. Understanding what common issues are can help you to diagnose your problem. Your ECM is a standard part of your engine's system. It's not usually considered exceptional unless it's been specially...

Posted On: 17/05/2018

Can Your Caterpillar ECU Get Hacked? Tips for Keeping Your Vehicle Safe

  How to Keep Your Caterpillar ECU Safe from Hackers     These days, if someone wants to take control of your vehicle, there's no need to smash a window or slash your tires. Instead, they can engage in car hacking. While the rise of autonomous cars might bring with it added excitement, safety features, and convenience, these high-tech vehicles will also put you at an increased risk of being taken advantage of by a hacker. One of the most common w...

Posted On: 10/05/2018

How a Cummins ECU Affects Vehicle Performance

      An engine control unit is an essential component of any vehicle. Here's how a Cummins ECU affects vehicle performance.   Around 30,000 parts. That's the number of individual components that go into a single car. And of course, the bigger and the more features a vehicle has, the higher this number goes. While each and every part of a motor vehicle plays integral roles, there are some that affect the machine's performance the most. One of t...

Posted On: 10/05/2018

Why the Caterpillar 39.3B is the Future of Diesel Engines

    Caterpillar ECU: Why the 39.3B is the Future of Diesel   The newly-released Caterpillar Electronic Control Unit (ECU), the Cat C9.3B, is a high-powered ECU with a small design. We think it will inspire competitor's to make similar design changes to their ECUs. The Cat C9.3B engine's design is smaller, simpler, and yet provides more horsepower (HP) and torque. Let's take a look at how a lighter engine system can put out 18 percent more power than any ...

Posted On: 27/04/2018

The Differences Between Cummins and Caterpillar Diesel Engines

    If you have done any reading online, you likely have come across mixed reports about Cummins and Caterpillar Diesel Engines. This can be very confusing, especially if you are seeking the information because you are weighing out whether or not to buy one. The truth is, that there are positive and negative reports on anything that you can buy in today's marketplace. But let's look at the facts... Both Cummins and Caterpillar have established brands with huge cus...

Posted On: 27/04/2018

Understanding the Full Range Impact of Your Cummins ECM on Engine Performance

    The first car production ECM to hit the markets was back in the 1980s. Since then, the ECM has significantly changed over the years and has grown to become a global standard. With that, so has the market perception changed. To be precise, the global ECM market had hit 33.5 billion dollars by 2016. The growth margin is tremendously huge, with the market expected to hit a value of 48.3 billion dollars by 2020. Why such tremendous growth? Well, it's b...

Posted On: 27/04/2018

Get Better Engine Performance With ECM Diesel Tuning

    Since you bought your car or truck, have you ever thought of tuning its ECM diesel components? Sure, a standard ECM still offers better fuel economy and engine performance, but that's not enough in this day and age. According to statistics, tuning ECM diesel components can save trucking companies up to 228 million liters of fuel per year. Putting this in dollar figures, this amounts to 200 million dollars per year. How is this possible? By simply limiti...

Posted On: 27/04/2018

7 Common Reasons for a Failing Diesel ECM

    Common Reasons for a Failing Diesel ECM     The diesel ECM is the beating heart of your vehicle. Whether it's a big rig or family SUV, this part monitors data from a range of sensors and makes tweaks to ensure performance and efficiency. For example, the ECM maintains cruise control speeds. It can limit engine RPM from a cold start to protect it until it works its way up to the optimal temperature. And it controls fuel mixture and controls the emissi...

Posted On: 27/04/2018

Symptoms of a Bad ECM (And What You Should Do)

  Every now and then a part or component fails in a way that the company makes a recall. The rest of the time it is up to the owner to figure out when something goes wrong. Engine control modules weren't always an essential component of a vehicle, obviously. Since the 1970s the modules have become increasingly integral to the operation of a vehicle. Now, a bad ECM can cause rolling damage or prevent a vehicle from operating at all. Learning to spot the warning signs of an ...

Posted On: 27/04/2018

How to Handle a Problem With Your Engine Control Module

    Does it seem like there's an issue with your car's engine control module? You don't need to be a mechanic to know what to do when engine control module issues come up. All you need is a step-by-step guide to walk you through how to handle the problem. That's why we've put together this handy guide so you'll know exactly what do to when you're having ECM trouble. Read on to find out what you need to know! What is an Engine Control Module? In modern cars,&n...

Posted On: 27/04/2018

When Should You Change Your Dodge ECM?

    A Dodge ECM has over 6 sensors. That's a lot of components that could give you a faulty signal. Even after a recent repair on your vehicle, its possible the ECM could still give you problems. How can you get to the root of the problem? Fortunately, there are specialized companies that can provide a rigorous assessment for an ECM - backed with a lifetime warranty. Read on for more info on this complicated topic, and how you can save money should your Dodge EC...

Posted On: 27/04/2018

Differences Between Your Car's Caterpillar ECM and PCM

  In the near future, a car will be one of the most important assets you could possess. By the end of 2017, around 79.6 million automobiles were expected to be sold worldwide. Without a doubt, the demand for cars is on the rise. By accepting this technology into our day-to-day lives, there are certain things we need to pay attention to. Out of all the new and old cars running today, some contain a caterpillar ECM. Others use a PCM. Do you know the difference betwee...

Posted On: 27/04/2018

Signs You Need Your ECM Replaced

  Mechanical issues are among the top causes of vehicle crashes in the United States. When ignored, they can also end up costing you a lot of money. A bad engine control module (ECM) can lead to numerous vehicle issues, including engine and transmission problems, electric issues, poor driving, and an undrivable car. These reasons are why it is critical to pay attention to your vehicle. Sometimes a failing ECM will trigger warning signs. However, it is important to ma...

Posted On: 27/04/2018

Tips For Understanding Your Caterpillar ECM

  Are you thinking you may be having some troubles with the Engine Control Module (ECM) in your car? Before you buy a replacement, read this information. You should make sure you are diagnosing the correct problem. Electronic troubles are tricky and are very hard to accurately pinpoint. Before you run out and buy a new Caterpillar ECM, take a moment to learn about your ECM. Understand what it is and how it works is very important. This will be the best way to accurately de...

Posted On: 27/04/2018

A Guide To Buying A Cummins ECM

    Problems with the electronics in your car are often confusing problems. It can be very difficult to pinpoint the issue. Many times it appears that such-and-such part is failing. But your mechanic checks it out and says it appears to be working fine. This can happen when it is actually the electronics behind the part that are failing. Computer and electronics are in everything these days--and that includes your car. Your car is full of engine control modules&nbs...

Posted On: 27/04/2018

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