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  • Shop: Diesel engine smoke

    February 2019
    Smoke told the stories behind two diesel engines’ troubles, and both ended up having straightforward solutions.
  • Shop: Gauging your measurements

    August 2018
    The proper devices and a little insight can ensure precise measurement of gauge dimensions for wire, sheet metal and drill bits.
  • Shop: Corrosion control

    June 2018
    Corrosion never quits, but damage can be curbed with easy additional maintenance during routine servicing and by using the right stuff when replacing parts.
  • Shop: Lubricating O-rings

    April 2018
    Pure silicone oil used as an O-ring lubricant allows for better installation and protects the gaskets from damage.
  • Shop: Don’t trust — verify

    October 2017
    For a veteran technician, a recent timing chain replacement emphasized the importance of verifying when troubleshooting in the shop.
  • Electric maintenance equipment: Can you hear me now?

    July 2017
    While the economic and environmental advantages of electric maintenance equipment are particularly appealing, plugging in also offers additional benefits. A Tennessee superintendent provides an in-depth look at electrifying one’s fleet.
  • Shop: Torque tech

    June 2017
    A digital torque adapter makes calibrating torque wrenches easy, and increases the likelihood that equipment leaving the shop after service will keep performing out on the course.
  • Shop: Restoring threads

    April 2017
    An external-thread restoring file can save hours by quickly taking the nicks and dings out of threaded fasteners.
  • Oil testing: Less waste, lower costs

    October 2016
    Abiding by a one-size-fits-all recommendation for changing the oil on your equipment could be unnecessarily upping your course’s maintenance costs and waste output.