Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) appears it will become the leading method to reduce diesel emissions on heavy duty trucks. Before any technology will work, a supporting infrastructure must be in place and unless truck companies agree on which technology will be used, installing the support can be risky. Now, in a major move forward, executives from the leading truck … [Read more...]
Mahindra Diesel Pickup in 09 – Diesel Hybrid in 2010
Mahindra, the Indian automaker, is planning to introduce a 2.2-liter 4 cylinder diesel pickup in the USA in the summer of 2009. The engine numbers are not yet final but it is expected to produce 150 horsepower and 300 foot pounds of torque for 28 to 35 miles per gallon plus it will have a standard six-speed automatic transmission, a floor mounted console shifter, and steering … [Read more...]
Toyota Tundra Getting Non Toyota Diesel?
The new Toyota Tundra, going into production next month, may use a diesel built by a company other than Toyota. While the practice of going outside for a diesel engine is standard procedure elsewhere, Cummins building for Dodge and International building for Ford, Toyota has never gone outside their own walls for an engine. With everyone demanding more diesels and the major … [Read more...]
Truck Gas to Diesel Retrofit Conversions?
Will this become the truck accessory of the near future? What is the possibility of truck retrofit kits to convert your standard gasoline powered truck to a totally different drivetrain? As you stand there filling your Chevy, Ford or Dodge pickup with three dollar gas, has the thought ever crossed your mind? Gasoline prices are going to fluctuate for a long time to come, but … [Read more...]
Dodge Diesels Adding Emission Filters
Dodge will be adding particulate filters and oxides of nitrogen absorbers to their heavy duty diesel Rams starting in January of next year. Stricter emission standards will go into effect then which coincide with the rollout of low sulfur diesel fuel across the U.S. The filters will lower performance somewhat because of greater restriction in the exhaust so Dodge, like GM and … [Read more...]