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From Diesel Technology Forum Diesel car and truck buyers are finding that their vehicles are actually holding on to their value more than a comparable gasoline model. According to a new study, after five years of ownership, the total cost of owning some diesel models may actually be almost $20,000 less than a gasoline counterpart. [...]

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Diesel cars and trucks may be more expensive to buy, and the fuel generally costs more per gallon, but owners may still be able to amortize those costs over a fairly short period. That’s the conclusion of a new University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study, which should put an extra spring in the step [...]

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BorgWarner’s Advanced Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) Turbochargers Boost Performance and Reduce Emissions for New Fuel-Efficient Diesel Engines. Read More.

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The diesel engine for the 2014 Ford Transit van will be a five-cylinder PowerStroke model, the company announced today, extending the fuel efficiency benefits of clean-diesel powertrains into its upcoming commercial van. The new 3.2-liter PowerStroke Diesel will be the only five-cylinder turbodiesel sold in the U.S. Read story here

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The motorsports SKYACTIV-D clean-diesel engine is the first production-based, four-cylinder racing diesel engine on the market to be used in a major racing series. Read full story here

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Six German companies, the car makers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen, as well as the component supplier Bosch Group, started a “clean diesel” marketing campaign in the United States. Using the slogan “Clean Diesel. Clearly Better.” the campaign emphasizes the benefits of current technology diesel passenger cars, compared to gasoline vehicles, in terms of [...]

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Clean Diesel Technology Delivers – The advancements in clean diesel technology over the past decade in conjunction with new research and development in all modes of diesel engines will play a major role in helping meet the updated Clean Air Act particulate matter (soot) standards announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Application: Dodge Cummins 6.7LSubmitted by: Performance Training Techniques LLCDiesel TrainingDodge Cummins 6.7LThis bulletin is to aid you on resetting the Perform Service indicator you will find on a Dodge 6.7L with the EVIC displaying this message.PERFORM SERVICE INDICATOR- RESET the “Perform Service” message will display on the EVIC each time you turn the ignition switch [...]

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Submitted by: Richard KellettCummins has been studying fuel economy for years. In this whitepaper, learn more about the best ways to get better fuel economy. Learn about the effects of:• Various vehicle components like aerodynamic fairings and low-rolling-resistance tires• Power train applications and gearing recommendations• Engine operating conditions such as fan and air compressor operation, [...]

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Known for its high-revving VTEC engines and hybrids in the United States, Honda long resisted developing its own diesel for the European market, where compression-ignition engines have dominated market share for decades.  Full story here.

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