Mark Nyholm

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Stiction… What Is It?

By now you’ve inevitably seen this term in turbo diesel enthusiast magazines.  And if you own a Ford Powerstroke 6.0L diesel engine, then you likely have experienced it. Stiction… it’s a combination of two words. Static and Friction. What it really means is that there are two components touching each other and a specific force

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What I Learned at The Ultimate Callout Challenge

Lavon Miller Ultimate Callout Challenge 2017

Have you ever seen a turbodiesel pickup roll onto a dyno and put down 3,311 ft-lbs of torque? Yeah, right. Impossible. Au contraire, my friend. Shawn Baca did just that at this year’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, which took place last month outside Indianapolis. How about an 8.63-second ¼-mile rip down the drag strip? No way!

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McDonalds or KFC: Should I Run Vegetable Oil in my Diesel?

French fries

Ever drive down the road in the middle of nowhere and run across the scent of French fries? Maybe it made you think some punk threw his garbage from his car into the ditch and the wind was just right to catch a whiff as you drove by.

Top 5 Tips for Protecting Your Diesel

If you love your diesel pickup as much as I love mine, then you know what it takes to make it look good, run good and sound good. It’s no task for the weary or lazy, however.

How to Increase Torque in a Diesel Engine

Torque – the end game for every diesel enthusiast I bet if I asked six different people how much torque is enough, maybe, just maybe, two of them would agree that stock is enough. I would be in the group of four devising ways to build more torque. But, then again, I’m the guy who can’t leave

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Do You Know What You’re Getting from the Diesel Pump?

Up here in northern Minnesota, we’re getting on to the frigid season. The season where we can no longer run around outside without clothes capable of temps well below -20ºF

How to Clean and Prepare Your Gun for Hunting Season

Deer hunting tips

It’s nearly November already, which means if you are an avid hunter like myself, you’ve already been out kicking the bush testing your skills.

Deer Hunting Tips

Deer hunting tips

The days are getting shorter and the temps are getting cooler, which can only mean one thing: the season is upon is. You know what I’m talking about. It’s hunting season and many of you are ramping up.

Diesel vs. Gas Engines: What’s the Difference?

Diesel Truck - differences between gas and diesel engines

This is the story about the differences between diesel and gasoline engines: Diesel engines burn diesel fuel and gasoline engines burn gasoline. The end. Short and sweet, eh? Actually, there’s quite a bit more to the story. Different ways of igniting the fuel Outside of differences in the fuel used, the most notable difference between

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