While good compression is important to any combustion engine, it’s an even more essential aspect of how well you Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke diesel runs. At Diesel Pickup Specialists, Inc in Inman, KS, we have the equipment, ability, and knowledge you need.

It’s a good idea to compression test your truck regularly, and especially if something is wrong. While most modern gas engines run at 10 or 11 to 1 compression ratios, your Chevy, Ford, or Ram is more likely in the 18:1 range, and more than that if you have a turbo. Your engine is way more heavy duty than a car engine, of course...but still, that’s a lot of pounds per square inch.

The way diesels operate is what makes compression so important; they don’t have spark plugs to ignite the fuel, they rely on compression and heat alone. Without good compression on one or more cylinders, diesels are hard to start, run poorly, produce low horsepower, get bad mileage, and experience far more carbon buildup. Obviously, none of these things are ideal.

Low compression can be caused by a variety of issues, from worn out rings to a failing head gasket. Whatever the reason, make sure and get it fixed as soon as possible, to keep your truck on the road and running strong.

For all your diesel pickup repair and maintenance needs, call or stop by today. Diesel Pickup Specialists, Inc is home to the finest diesel repair technicians and service shop in Inman, KS, where we’re leading specialists in the field of diesel engine technology and ability. No matter what you need, we’ve got you covered.


Thank you for visiting Diesel Pickup Specialists, Inc in Inman, KS. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your trucks on the roads longer and safer.

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Diesel Pickup Specialists, Inc

104 Industrial Dr
Inman, KS 67546

location small (620) 585-2111
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Lunch Break: 12:00 - 1:00PM CLOSED
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