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Diesel Power

Diesel Power December 2019

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.

United States
TEN: The Enthusiast Network
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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 THE TRUCK TREND NETWORK ON THE WEB www.dieselpowermag.com www.trucktrend.com www.8-Lug.com www.truckinweb.com 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 Chairman Greg Mays 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…

3 min.
gear selection

KJones@enthusiastnetwork.com FOR ANY “writer,” especially professionals—people who put proverbial pen to paper for a living—not knowing what or how to “say” something is never a good thing. Each month, my colleagues at Diesel Power and I, as well as scribes at other publications that cover diesels, are charged with “finding the right words” to describe trucks, engines, events, and all other aspects of the hobby. While doing this is never really easy, thankfully, we usually manage to produce some type of content for you to read. As editor of this brand, one aspect of my job is to give Tech Editor John Lehenbauer and our regular freelance contributors their writing assignments—basically, let them know what they need to write about. And, of course, I also have my own writing responsibilities (I have…

3 min.
parts bin

3.0L FORD DIESEL SUPPORT Superchips’ Flashpaq and Dashpaq now support the Ford F-150 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine. The two programmers can provide a performance increase of up to 53 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque, and they give owners the ability to manage tire/gear options as well as engine auto start-stop. Furthermore, Dashpaq adds additional digital in-cab monitoring of different vehicle functions. Superchips (888) 227-2447 • superchips.com MAINTAINING RAIL PRESSURE PPE’s Race Fuel Valve is a stainless-steel replacement for the stock or shimmed pressure-release valve on ’01-to-’04 Duramax engines. The valve helps maintain fuel-rail pressure during high engine loads to eliminate potential low-rail-pressure situations that occur from insufficient spring pressure in the valve. PPE (714) 985-4825 • ppediesel.com CNC-MILLED WHEELS SOTA Offroad’s R.E.P.R. cast-aluminum wheels are manufactured using a proprietary multi-axis CNC-machining process that provides a true three-dimensional…

4 min.
how old is your vehicle?

THE AVERAGE AGE of light vehicles on the road today? The answer is 11.8 years, according to IHS Markit, and it has increased over 2018’s figure. “This acceleration of average age can easily be seen when looking across the last 17 years. From 2002-2007, the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. increased by 3.5 percent. From 2008-2013, however, the gain was 12.2 percent. The average-age increase has returned to its more traditional rate—aging by 4 percent since 2014,” a company spokesman says. Factors include improved quality and technology. U.S. vehicles also set an operational record—more than 278 million—and that’s an increase of more than 5.9 million over 2018. It was also noted that vehicle age is increasing at different rates across the U.S., mainly due to demand for…

5 min.
readers’ diesels

EARLY MORNING SHAKES YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: ’07½ Dodge Ram 2500 OWNER: Kevin Bragg HOMETOWN: Boydton, Virginia ENGINE: 6.7L Cummins I-6 TRANSMISSION: 68RFE six-speed automatic ODOMETER: 133,000 miles FUEL ECONOMY: 20 mpg MODIFICATIONS: H&S Performance Mini Maxx, S&B Filters cold-air intake, Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust 4-inch turbocharger-back exhaust, Tuff Country leveling kit, Bilstein 5100 shocks, Moog front-end components, 17x8 Ultra Motorsports Maverick wheels, 285/70R17 Yokohama Tire Geolandar tires, Ferreus Industries custom grille insert, Gator Covers Tri-Fold Pro tonneau cover OWNER SAYS: “This truck is strong, fast, and fun to drive. It’s also known as the ‘Money Pit.’ I’ve got to give a big thank you to my friend Casey who was the first to put his hands on the truck when I started the mods. Also, a big thanks to my brother Joe for his help with all the heavy work. I told…

5 min.
rotary diesel

BUILDING A DIESEL engine that does not use traditional pistons may seem odd, but in today’s modern age of high efficiency, low emissions, and weight reduction, an engine with a nonconventional rotor may be the key to things to come. A compression-ignition rotary powerplant is not a new concept; the idea dates back to around the same period when the first Wankel rotary gas engine was developed (Felix Wankel’s first working prototype was 1957). Sharing a basic design with its gas brethren, the Wankel diesel powerplant uses a triangular-like rotor in an oval epitrochoid-shaped housing. This design offers the proposition of an efficient engine with low mass and smooth operation. The problem that has kept the engine from coming to fruition is the design of the Wankel rotary’s combustion chamber, which is…