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Diesel Power

January 2020

The magazine shows owners what's on the market to improve their trucks' engine, transmission, and driveline. Diesel Power also shows prospective new truck buyers the newest light trucks with diesel engines and catalogs their performance. Diesel engine technology, motorhome engine upgrades, "diesel drags", "dyno days", and towing are all part of the package as well.

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1 min.
diesel power

EDITORIAL Network Content Director Sean P. Holman Editor KJ Jones Managing Editor Courtney McKinnon Staff Editors Jason Gonderman Brett T. Evans John Lehenbauer Social Media Director Brandon Scarpelli ART DIRECTION & DESIGN Art Director Mark Snyder Creative Director Alan Muir ADVERTISING General Manager Jerome Dziechiasz Network Advertising Director Maher Boulos Eastern Sales Director Michael Essex, 863/860-6023 Western Sales Director Scott Timberlake, 310/531-5969 Advertising Operations Manager Monica Hernandez Advertising Coordinator Gail Burns TEN: PUBLISHING MEDIA, LLC President Kevin Mullan SVP, Editorial & Advertising Operations Amy Diamond General Manager, Automotive Network Tim Foss Senior Director, Finance Catherine Temkin CONSUMER MARKETING, ENTHUSIAST MEDIA SUBSCRIPTION COMPANY, INC. SVP, Circulation Tom Slater VP, Retention & Operations Fulfillment Donald T. Robinson III VP, Acquisition & Database Marketing Victoria Linehan VP, Newsstand Retail Sales William Carter MOTORTREND GROUP President/General Manager Alex Wellen Group SVP, Sales Eric Schwab Head of Operations Jerry Solomon Head of International & Business Development Francis Keeling Head of Digital Product & Technology Argam DerHartunian SVP, Digital Media Sales Jason Rice SVP, Aftermarket Media Sales Matt Boice SVP, Marketing Ryan Payne SVP, Content & Editor-in-Chief Edward Loh SVP, Content Strategy Aftermarket David Freiburger VP, Product Pepper Chiavacci VP, Finance /Controller Shilpa Joshi VP, Social Media & Content Monetization Megan…

3 min.
don’t panic

KJones@enthusiastnetwork.com “I GOT A letter from the government the other day. I opened and read it. It said…” While Chuck D, lead MC of old-school rap group Public Enemy, is actually referring to a draft notice in the group’s 1988 hit, “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos,” that opening line really resonates with me now. Since June of 2019, many diesel-parts manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers/installers, and ECM tuners received their own “letters from the government,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The document, billed as a “Request to Provide Information Pursuant to the Clean Air Act,” is basically the first leg of what could end up being the EPA’s deep dive into a company’s operational practices and financials, in an effort to determine whether or not that business is or has been, well, “dirty,”…

3 min.
parts bin

SHOCKING LIGHTING THE VISION X Shocker Dual Action LED lightbar allows users to easily adjust lighting to ever-changing driving conditions with the flick of a switch. At high speeds, the VRT (vector reflector technology) lights provide a long-distance broad spot beam that fans out across the trail for great visibility. When dust and fog hamper driving, the Amber PLC (photon light core technology) can be switched on to break through the haze and reduce shadows. Vision X (888) 489-4460 visionxusa.com TEMPERATURE CONTROL Keeping engine temperatures in check is important regardless of whether you are driving on the highway or putting down times at the track. This is why Red Line Synthetic Oil developed Water Wetter, a cooling-system additive designed to improve water’s ability to transfer heat and lower coolant temperatures by as much as 20 degrees.…

3 min.
pto now standard on ’20 ford super duty

FORD HAS made power take-off standard equipment for the ’20 Super Duty chassis cab Power Stroke models. As Ford explains, “Combined, the 6.7L Power Stroke and all-new TorqShift 10-speed heavy-duty automatic transmission with the power-take-off provision delivers best-in-class stationary torque of up to 300 lb-ft for commercial vehicle bodies that require direct-to-component or hydraulic power. That’s 50 lb-ft more than the closest competitor.” Having PTO torque on demand allows for mounting accessory equipment to the transmission for auxiliary power from the Power Stroke, helpful when direct or hydraulic power is needed, including for cranes and generators. NISSAN TITAN XD CUMMINS ENGINE DISCONTINUED In 2015, Nissan first revealed the Titan XD—complete with a 5.0L Cummins diesel engine—for the 2016 model year. But at the end of 2019, Cummins will no longer make the…

3 min.
readers’ diesels

TURTLE POWER YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: ’87 AM General M998 HMMWV (Humvee) OWNER: Justin Massey HOMETOWN: Monteagle, Tennessee ENGINE: 6.5L General Motors V-8 TRANSMISSION: TH400 three-speed automatic ODOMETER: 33,000 miles FUEL ECONOMY: Depends on whether you are going up the mountain or down. MODIFICATIONS: New soft top and doors; bedliner paint; LED turn signals; corner markers and taillights; new front and rear light buckets, reflectors; new bucket seats, restraints; rails, bows and C-pillar; 37x12.50R16.5 Military OZ radial tires OWNER SAYS: “This has been a fun project. My wife and I appreciate the truck’s versatility. We can be seen at The Caverns (a venue for bluegrass underground) or riding trails at the Adventure Offroad Park.” HEAVY CHEVY YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: ’12 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD OWNER: Justin Nelson HOMETOWN: Durham, California ENGINE: 6.6L Duramax V-8 TRANSMISSION: Allison 1000 six-speed automatic ODOMETER: 75,000 miles FUEL ECONOMY: Bad MODIFICATIONS: 6-inch lift, 35-inch Toyo Tires Open Country M/T…

4 min.
cargo hold

john.lehenbauer@motortrend.com THOSE OF US who regularly use a truck’s bed or a trailer to haul cargo are familiar with what it takes to properly strap things down and the different ways loads can be secured. One method is using a ratchet strap, which is available in what seems like 100 different sizes and styles, from a little 1-inch-wide strap with a cheap, stamped ratcheting mechanism to the 4-inch-wide, heavy-duty industrial belts used to lash down commercial freight. There is also the “motorcycle tie down,” which features a strap that is pulled through a buckle to grip and secure cargo. Heavy chains and binders are used to properly secure such loads as tractors and construction equipment to trucks and trailers. Of course, there is also a huge array of bungee cords to choose…