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9 Things That a Cummins ECM Controls

    According to recent statistics, the use of the Electronic Control Module in automobiles is growing at a rapid annual rate of 6 percent. As a matter of fact, nearly all new vehicles have this device attached to them. Two main factors drive the ECM market. They are emission control and better fuel efficiency. Yet, there are more factors than these two that are encouraging the use of the ECM. There are many things a Cummins ECM controls in your diesel engine vehic...

Posted On: 13/06/2018

How a Caterpillar ECM Works

How a Caterpillar Engine Control Unit Works     A computer circuit board is responsible for your car or diesel truck engine running properly. Without this small part, your engine won't run. The ECM provides split-second monitoring and data output for optimum engine performance and vehicle safety. We're going to tell you what your engine control does specifically, what can go wrong, and how to fix it. Caterpillar is one of the major manufacturers of diesel ECM un...

Posted On: 31/05/2018

Common Symptoms of a Cummins ECM Failure

  Over 5,500 Cummins engines were recalled by the manufacturers in 2016 due to a short circuit in the Engine Control Module. This short circuit led to a blown fuse, which resulted in the engine stalling. If you are facing issues with your Cummins engine, it is very possible that the ECM has developed a fault. But the problem is, most times, you may not know if the Engine Control Module is faulty. However, that's about to change. If you are not sure if the problem i...

Posted On: 31/05/2018

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

  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 ways your vehicle can be controlled? Though your Caterpillar ECU. T...

Posted On: 24/05/2018

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 these is the Engine Control Unit (ECU). Also known as the Engine Control Module (ECM), the ECU is essentially the engine's brain. It's for t...

Posted On: 24/05/2018

What is ECM Tuning for Cummins Engines?

What is Tuning for Cummins ECM Vehicles?     Did you know that a gain of just 1 mpg could save you up to $12,000 a year? With the average price of diesel now almost $3.00 a gallon, a tractor truck doesn't need to drive far to realize significant savings. In a fleet of 10 trucks, the fuel savings are more than $125,000 a year. The first fuel consumption and pollution standards for heavy-duty diesel vehicles were adopted in the US in September 2011. The ...

Posted On: 17/05/2018

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

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