diesel engines

Diagnose your diesel with new HotshotSecret.com tool

New online tool aims to help pickup and semi-truck drivers quickly diagnose diesel engine issues based on model-specific symptoms.

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A basic understanding of the magic … of the diesel

"How terrifying would it be to pull into a service bay at a shop and have me pop out to run a diagnostic? I can take your blood pressure while we wait ..."

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Too little too late? New grants for CARB upgrades

News of new grant funding available for truck DPF retrofits and truck replacements for California-based owner-operators shows limitations of California's grant programs.

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Last days for CARB’s manufacturer-delay extension

With yearend upgrade deadlines looming for small-fleet (1-3-truck) owner-operators of 1996-2006 model-year engines, purchases must be made by Sept. 1 to take advantage of manufacturer-delay extension if necessary.

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Retrofit-DPF sales to satisfy California regulations lag

The total number of verified DPFs sold by companies for diesels operating in California in the first half of 2013 was 3,508 and includes both passive and active DPFs.

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Eaton, Cummins unveil new powertrain package

The companies estimate their new powertrain package -- combining the ISX15 and Eaton's Advantage Series automated series transmission -- will deliver 3-6 percent fuel economy improvements.

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Study: Diesel engines to remain top power source

Clean diesel engines will continue to be the dominant power source for heavy-duty vehicles in the United States for decades, says a Department of Energy study.

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Diesel exhaust listed by WHO as cancer causing agent

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has formally categorized diesel exhaust as cancer-causing but fails to recognize advancements in diesel technology in the developed world.

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Navistar changing exhaust technology for 2013

ICT+ sounds similar to the selective catalytic reduction emissions systems used by all of Navistar’s heavy-duty engine competitors in the United States.

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Amendment seeks to curtail EPA oversight of fuel standards

A House committee may consider an amendment to prevent the EPA from regulating fuel and emission standards in trucks.

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