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​What Is a Diesel Injector Driver Module?

Jun 10th 2022

The injector driver module (IDM) on a diesel engine is an electronically controlled device that controls the timing and force of the diesel fuel injectors. The IDM tells the injectors when and how long to fire based on current driving conditions and how fast you’re trying to go. Diesel fue …

​How Often to Change Oil in a Diesel

Jun 7th 2022

You need to change the oil in your diesel engine every 7,500 miles or once every six months, whichever comes first. Changing the oil is one of the most effective ways to maintain your diesel engine. Oil is an essential lubricant that helps protect the engine from wear and tear. The fuel …

​7.3 Powerstroke IDM Failure Symptoms

Jun 1st 2022

The Injector Driver Module (IDM) is an essential part of your 7.3 Powerstroke diesel engine. It controls the diesel fuel injectors that send fuel into the combustion chamber, which powers the vehicle. The injection process in a diesel engine is extremely precise. The IDM tells the injector …

​What is an Oil Cooler?

May 11th 2022

Oil is considered the lifeblood of any diesel engine. It keeps the various parts and components lubricated, so they can do their job without getting stuck or grinding to a halt. The oil system is made up of several components that make sure the oil gets where it needs to go. One of t …

​What is an Exhaust Back Pressure Sensor and What Does it Do?

May 9th 2022

The exhaust back pressure in a diesel engine is the exhaust pressure necessary to overcome hydraulic resistance to release the exhaust gasses in the atmosphere. The engine needs to pressurize the exhaust gas enough to make sure it will go out the exhaust naturally. The exhaust back pressure (E …