FAQs—Chevrolet W4500 Tiltmaster
I am shopping for my very first delivery truck for a business I am going to start. One of my options is a Chevy W4500 Tiltmaster. Will it be worth my penny?
It depends on the requirements of your business. Since you did not specify the nature of your business and the extent you are going to use the truck, the specifications will be discussed here to help you decide if the Chevrolet W4500 Tiltmaster suits your needs.
The Tiltmaster series is designed for medium-duty and utility purposes. Its W4500 model weighs a maximum of 14,500 lbs. The W4500 is a direct-injection diesel truck equipped with a four-cylinder, turbo-charged, and inter-cooled engine that can churn out 175 horsepower at 2,700 rpm. It has an automatic transmission. Its gross axle weight rating is at 5,360 lbs. (front) and 9,880 lbs. (rear), translating to gross payloads ranging from 9,000 to 9,200 lbs. As for its design, this mid-range diesel truck is intended for city driving, with its minimized overall length but without compromising its hauling capability. Another feature that makes it perfect for city driving is its 42.5-degree angle turning cut. This Chevy truck's cab is more forward and lower than other trucks of its kind.
My Chevy W4500 keeps on losing power. Nothing happens when I press the gas pedal. I have replaced the distributor cap, spark plugs, and rotor. Still, my truck just bogs down. Removing the oxygen sensor did not fix the issue, either. Any ideas and suggestions?
If your truck shuts down each time you step on the gas, chances are high that a defect in your fuel system is keeping the engine from getting the right amount of fuel it needs to operate properly. The problem could be a fuel line leak, faulty fuel pump, or clogged fuel injector.
To give you a clear idea of what might went wrong, here's how the fuel injection system works: A fuel injector transmits fuel into the engine cylinder, where it gets mixed with air for combustion that drives the piston. The fuel line is where fuel flows from the tank to the engine, and the fuel pump pushes the fuel to keep it moving.
Any problematic component in the fuel system of your Chevrolet W4500 Tiltmaster can affect proper fuel delivery, and in the process, the engine's performance. So check your fuel line, fuel pump, and fuel injector for any sign of damage and have any faulty part replaced soon.
I hear groaning sounds from outside the engine compartment, and it gets louder as engine speed increases. I am afraid that if I just ignore it, my engine might eventually overheat. What should I do to fix the problem?
A water pump that leaks or is in a bad condition may be the culprit. It is recommended to check the belt drive system that drives the water pump, as a defective belt and tensioner can reduce your water pump's lifespan. In turn, a water pump leak causes the belt and tensioner to malfunction. A good preventive maintenance measure is to replace the belt, water pump, and other drive components at the same time.