Diesel Performance Camshafts Collierville TN

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D U O Auto Repair and Detail
(901) 432-1515
2029 Covington Pike
Memphis, TN
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : ASE
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Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
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Chuck Hutton Toyota
(901) 345-3200, 001-2004
4601 Hutton Way
Memphis, TN
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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E HWY 72 Exxon
(901) 853-9595
252 US Highway 72 East
Collierville, TN
Services
Car Detailing,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

Star Auto Repair & Transmission Service
(901) 493-8852
108 West US Highway 72
Collierville, TN
 
Landers Ford Lincoln Mercury of Memphis
(901) 854-3600
2082 West Poplar Avenue
Collierville, TN
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Truck Dealers,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Mr. Quick-Tune, Inc.
(901) 382-2530, 001-2004
5941 Stage Road
Bartlett, TN
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Excursion Recreational Vehicle Rentals LLC
(901) 853-8693
826 Collierville Arlington Road
Collierville, TN
Services
RV and Camper Repair

Collierville Car Stereo
(901) 853-1505
107 Us Highway 72 West, # 4
Collierville, TN
Services
Audio and Video Installation

Firestone Complete Auto Care Store
(901) 853-2930
1100 W Poplar Ave
Collierville, TN
Hours
M-F: 7:00am-7:00pm
Sa: 7:00am-6:00pm
Su: 8:00am-5:00pm

Midas Auto Service Experts
(901) 854-2264
796 W Poplar Avenue
Collierville, TN
Services
Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

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Diesel Performance Camshafts, Lifters and Valvetrain

Diesels are setting all kinds of records from land speed to elapsed time. So if you’re not already dabbling in diesel performance, you may be soon.

Larry Carley

Diesel performance is nothing new. What is new is the level of interest in diesels for all kinds of racing; everything from traditional truck and tractor pulling to drag racing, even sports car and endurance racing.

Diesel engines are a different type of animal when compared to gasoline engines. While both use the same four-stroke cycle of combustion, diesels use the heat of compression rather than a spark to ignite the air/fuel mixture. A diesel engine requires a much higher static compression ratio than a gasoline engine, and on most engines there is no intake vacuum because the engine is unthrottled. Speed and power outputs are determined by the fuel injection system.
Most diesel engines are also turbocharged, yet make most of their torque and power at relatively low rpm (typically 2,500 to 4,000 rpm, though in some forms of racing diesels are being revved to 5,000 to 7,000 rpm).

So what does this mean to our readers? It means if a customer asks you to build a performance diesel engine, it’s going to take a different approach than building a performance gasoline engine. The bottom end in most diesel engines is fairly stout already, with forged steel crankshafts and beefy connecting rods, so the amount of modifications that may be needed here are usually minimal. And because most street performance and pulling applications don’t require a lot of rpms, engine balance is not as critical as in a high revving gasoline engine.

Pistons may have to be cut, modified or replaced, however, depending on how much turbo boost the engine will be running, what kind of fuel it will be burning (diesel only, or diesel plus nitrous oxide or alcohol), and what kind of modifications are being made to the camshaft and valvetrain, which is the focus of this article.

Breathing Considerations
Because diesels require a lot of compression, camshaft duration tends to be short with minimal overlap. Valve lift may also be limited by the tight piston-to-valve clearances in most diesel engines. So unlike gasoline engines, you can’t go hog wild with lift and duration to make more power. A bigger camshaft can provide more power, but only if the lift and duration are right for the turbochager, cylinder heads, pistons, valvetrain and application.

The most significant power gains in a diesel engine come from increasing the amount of boost delivered by the turbocharger(s). But there’s more to the secret than just bolting on a bigger turbo. The camshaft must have the right exhaust characteristics so it will spool up the turbo faster and keep it spinning at peak efficiency in the engine’s power band. For some types of pulling, the power band can be quite narrow, say only 2,000 to 3,000 rpm for a big agricultural diesel engine, or maybe 3,000 to 5,000...

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