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Association of Diesel Specialists
(816) 285-0810


What is ADS? And How Can ADS Help You?

What is ADS? And How Can ADS Help You?

ADS membership is a company based membership open to those in the fuel injection equipment, governors, superchargers, turbochargers, replacement parts, diesel engines and vehicle repair industry. Benefits include Worldwide Recognition in the diesel industry, communication with others in the field, equipment and tool sales, education, HR & Business Assistance, and much, much more.  Full list of benefits.  Membership categories include (descriptions):

  • Service Members
  • Manufacturer (OEM) Members
  • Diesel Engine and Vehicle Manufacturer Members
  • Replacement Parts Manufacturer and Distributor Members
  • Allied Equipment Manufacturer and Distributor Members
  • Technical Training (Educational) Members
  • Associate (Individual) Members
  • Honorary Members

Swap & Shop

Swap & Shop is available to assist members seeking to buy, sell or trade equipment.  Swap & Shop ads run in the ADS Newsletter, Nozzle Chatter and here.

ADS/Ortner Foundation

The Association of Diesel Specialists / Henry and Esther Ortner Educational Foundation was established in 1994 following receipt of a gift from the estate of the late Mrs. Esther Ortner, widow of Henry Ortner Jr., the first ADS Technical Director. It benefits educational programs for the ADS and for the diesel fuel injection industry and also offers annual scholarships. Students can apply online.

Parts Finder

Parts Finder is a source for diesel specialists to locate hard to find parts no longer in manufacture or in short supply, as well as a sales outlet for ADS Members wishing to improve inventory turn. For more information e-mail

Member Forum

The ADS Online Forum is available for members to connect with one another, compare notes, exchange information, post questions, share knowledge and experiences.

Communication/ Publications

ADS provides a printed newsletter, weekly e-newsletter, technical & business bulletins, an annual directory and this website.  Nozzle Chatter and News@ADS serve as a source for details on ADS programs and services as well as useful information on current technology and management practices. The annual directory is read by more than 120,000 diesel customers around the world.

Equipment & Tool Sales

The ADS Master Pump Kit checks the accuracy of diesel fuel injection calibration equipment.  The kit lets shop owners keep expensive calibration machines and their accessories within tolerance.  ADS also offers for sale the tools needed to work on injectors used on the Ford Power Stroke Diesel Engine. Members receive discounts when ordering the tool kit.


ADS offers educational programs designed to enhance technical expertise and business knowledge including the International Convention, technical and regional events and On-Engine Training Courses.

Much More...

There are many more benefits to being a member of ADS including, HR Assistance, Identification Codes, Manufacturer Liaison, Nationwide Warranty, Online Forum, Surveys, Technical Information and the Parts Finder.  Email us today for more information on the benefits of ADS members!