Overdrive Extra

James Jaillet

More in the name of stock

| April 14, 2012

Earlier this month the Association of Diesel Specialists – a trade association for diesel mechanics – released a statement in support of what it calls “economical, durable and clean diesel engines,” saying diesel could be a viable fuel of the future if seen and used as a more cleanly burning fuel than what it’s been in the past.

More noteworthy in some respects, though, was the end of the Association’s statement, in which it stated its concerns about bypassing emissions intentionally to achieve better performance, this in line with what every truck manufacturer had to say about retuning or flashing stock engine electronic control modules for better performance or fuel economy – the subject of this month’s cover story.

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