2008 - Volume #32, Issue #6, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Fuel Solenoid Driver Aftermarket KitTim Wasner, 8768 N. Centerline Road, Bitely, Mich. 49309 (ph 231 745-4254; www.accuratediesel.com): "Our new fuel solenoid driver (FSD) aftermarket kit is designed for 1994 to 2001 Chevy pickups equipped with 6.5-liter diesel engines. It's designed for the do-it-yourselfer and takes only about 15 minutes to install.
"The kit solves an engine-stalling problem specific to these pickups. What happens is that the engine can shut off when you're driving down the road, almost like someone reached over and shut the key off. You can put the pickup in neutral as it rolls along and then start it back up. However, as time goes by it takes longer and longer to restart, until finally the engine won't restart at all.
"There's a module on these engines that drives the injection pump, and the problem occurs when some of the components inside the module fail due to overheating. If you go to a GM dealer they'll charge $2,200 or more to replace the entire injection pump. Our kit mounts the module in a different location and requires no disassembly. You just unplug the original module and bolt our kit to the top of the engine. A cooler on top of our module causes it to run cooler.
"The kit sells for $350."
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