Author: Max Tyler

Cass joins us today to talk about their new location! Choate Engineering Performance just moved into a huge facility that’s going to allow more engines, parts and trucks to be serviced. A podcast listener requested this episode and wanted to know, what was the move like? What challenges come along with business growth? Give a listen! Looking to be more involved in the podcast, want to chat with us direct, hear episodes first and more? Join our Discord server, link is below!

Is your #Powerstroke or #Duramax having issues? Is your #Cummins rolling too much coal? Maybe you’re tired of dealing with fly by night mechanics who wont give you straight answers.

In this episode of ‘Questions and Answers with Cass’ , get some straight talk and some direct answers to your biggest worries. He is a well known genius when it comes to the world of diesel, so let him help you with your problems.

We ran across a new bearing issue building a new engine! This could have caused catastrophic failure in the engine if this wasn’t caught by our quality control. Let US do you machine work for you if you’re going to build an engine the right way !!

John’s 6.0 powerstroke lifter failed, and now he’s buying an engine. But why did it fail?

We are discussing the Roational Assembly failures. A failed connecting rod is easy to discover, but what about:
1. Bearings Issues
2.Clearances Issues
2. Crankshaft Issues

Is it Installation errors?

Be careful when building your building your own engine. If you do this is a MUST LISTEN!
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No matter if it’s a Cummins, Duramax or Powerstroke, failed head gaskets can be an issue. And, getting the most out of airflow factors into your high performance build. Cass from Choate Engineering is our guest today to talk about airflow, valves, valvetrain upgrades, machine work and all the details you want to know!

Special edition of ‘Questions and Answers with Cass’ takes place on the set of ‘The Hidden Horsepower Podcast’. Cass and the guys discuss issues with Powerstroke engines. How Cass rose to such prominence in the diesel community. And what Cass’s advice for the next generation is.

These are just a few tell-tail signs of how engines can get wiped out after a new install…We have WAY MORE issues happen with engines that get installed by other dealers vs them being installed here in house. Let us be your insurance and get your truck shipped in to get your engine installed here in house by our team. Give us a call- 901-553-9847


What’s needed for a 6.0L to reliably hold power? How to stop high-pressure oil leaks? What’s the best engine? Do emission-equipped diesel not last as long?

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