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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Isuzu Trucks has announced the latest addition to their N-Series diesel trucks – the NPR-XD. The NPR-XD bridges the gap between the NPR-HD (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,500-lb) and the NQR (17,950-lb GVWR) with a weight rating of 16,000-lb. “This new diesel model meets a number of vocational applications […]

Mazda To Delay SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel Launch In North America

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AUTOSERVICEWORLD.COM Mazda Canada Inc. has announced that the launch of its SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine in North America is being further delayed from its Spring 2014 announced debut timing. While Mazda understands its SKYACTIV-D can meet emission regulation requirements without the use of a NOx after-treatment system, it has decided that further development is required […]

Turbocharger’s future in North America

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North America‘s turbo ‘revolution’ The change in the market in North America – led by Ford – is particularly remarkable; in 2008, there were no turbocharged petrol engines made in North America, all previous turbo-fitted engines having been imported. The first North American built turbocharged petrol engine was fitted to the Lincoln MKS which used […]

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Biodiesel Fight Heating Up The National Biodiesel Board is teaming up with Diesel Technology Forum to “fight for clean diesel technology”. By joining the National Biodiesel Board hopes to help raise the awareness of the benefits of diesel over other fuels.

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Will Diesel Prices Drop in 2013? Some forecasts have diesel prices dropping by an average of $0.16 per gallon in 2013 according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.

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Fuel Pump Failures Under Scrutiny Volkswagen and Audi TDIs are under investigation for fuel pump failures. The NHTSA opened the investigation in February 2011 on the 2009 and 2010 Golf and Jetta models. The issues seem to center around contaminated fuel and the high pressure fuel pump not being capable of dealing with diesel that’s […]

BorgWarner EFR Turbocharger Technical Training Guide

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Brock Fraser is the Chief Engineer & Team Leader of the EFR project for BorgWarner Turbo Systems. In his forward to the EFR Turbocharger Technical Training Guide, Mr. Fraser describes the project vision and the process of development. Below is an excerpt from the guide Forward by Brock Fraser “The first thing worth explaining is […]

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Maintaining Diesels   You don’t have to go far to find a fleet having trouble with engines. Mostly they report emissions systems problems, not surprising given the short time the engine makers had to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s tight timelines.  The importance of Diagnostics   http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=78510&news_category_id=74&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Enewsletter

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Clean diesel automobile sales in the United States have increased 25.6 percent in 2012, according to sales information compiled by HybridCars.Com and Baum and Associates.   http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-clean-diesel-auto-sales-increase-256-percent-in-2012-181048881.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Honeywell’s 2-Cylinder Diesel Engine

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A new chapter in the story of ultra-fuel efficient auto design opened in 2011 with the development of the world’s first 2-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. Today, the 0.8L engine, boosted by Honeywell’s smallest-ever turbo, can be seen powering vehicles through the busy streets of India’s cities and towns, typically carrying goods from warehouses to local […]

ADS News – Yanmar America Announces Partnership with The Toro Company

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By BusinessWirevia The Motley Fool Posted 12:05PM 10/16/12 Posted under: Investing 040220 Yanmar America Announces Partnership with The Toro Company to Provide Tier 4 Compliant Diesel Engines for Commercial Applications ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Yanmar America Corp., a division of Yanmar Company Ltd., is pleased to announce a partnership with The Toro Company to provide diesel […]

Happy 100th Birthday to the Turbocharger

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A century ago, Swiss engineer Alfred Buchi was studying steam turbines when inspiration struck: Why not spin the wheel with exhaust from an internal combustion engine and use the recovered energy to force-feed the intake side? It was a brilliant concept, since roughly a third of the energy in fuel is normally squandered out the […]