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Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald
Bob McDonald is owner of Atlantic Engines in Granite Falls, NC, and specializes in high performance diesel and gasoline engines and cylinder heads for street, marine, dirt and drag racing.
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Several months ago, (April issue) we covered some history of the well-known...
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The 6.0L Power Stroke (on right) has had a terrible reputation since its birth in...
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Diesel's original 1897 engine on display at the Deutsches Museum in Munich,...
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The clouds of black smoke along with the whistling of the turbo bring out a...
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For the past several years, word on the street was that GM would be bringing...
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There are five ­generations of the Duramax engine. The best way to identify the generation is by the year, model and the RPO (regular...
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I often hear comments from people about a strange and mysterious fluid called DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) that is used in some late-model diesel...
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I often hear customers ask about the difference between a sleeve and a liner. It’s an understandable question. Automotive guys call them sleeves and...
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Most engine builders worth their salt know that with the components and technology available today, it’s not that difficult of a task to make...
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In an age when kids would rather hot rod their computers than their cars, it’s kind of amazing that old fashioned hot rodding still...

I often wonder why so many owners aren’t more concerned with the condition of the coolant in their engines. I don’t know if it...

For some time now, most of the development in diesel technology has been aimed towards making the engines environmentally-friendly. But as diesel engines have...

When diagnosing and repairing today’s modern diesel engines, you often trust your scan tool to give you answers. But what do you do when...

It seems that there have been some improvements in diesel injection technology that have allowed some “clean-up” work on the diesel exhaust system, and...
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  Though they lately seem to be going the other way, with rising fuel prices, consumers are constantly looking for inventive ways to cut fuel...