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Diesel World

Diesel World

September 2021

Covers all diesel-powered vehicles, trucks and tow vehicles with an eye for technical innovation, and advancements in related equipment and fuel technology.

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3 min.
game changer

A dynamometer is a device that measures horsepower at the rear wheels. As the diesel performance industry has progressed through the years, these dyno runs have gotten more and more interesting. Especially lately with the 3,000 horsepower goal within reach. We’ve gotten to the point where safety measures are exponentially more important than before. I’d like to talk safety for a bit, but first a little history. In 2019 Derek Rose broke the chassis dyno record for diesel’s at UCC, with a 2503 rear wheel horsepower hit. Fast forward to September 2020 and that number got eclipsed by Shawn Baca with a 2920 rear wheel horsepower hit. Shawn replaced the nitrous bottles and tried again for that elusive 3k number, immediately after. That last dyno hit ended up splitting the block…

1 min.
thousands of brand-new super duty’s sit, undeliverable

One reason why the used truck market is sky-rocketing right now is the fact that you can’t get your hands on a new one. In particular, Ford is in a very tough spot. Thousands of brand-new Super Duty’s are being stored at vacant Kentucky Speedway, 50 miles from the Louisville Truck Plant. The reason? The semiconductor computer chips required to finish the trucks are in short supply. Worse yet, one report indicates that the chip shortage may not be resolved until 2022. Rumor has it that Ford is also storing its trucks across the Ohio river in Charlestown, Indiana. SOURCE: WWW.WHAS11.COM…

1 min.
ford on pace to sell 1.1 million trucks

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), a global surge in greenhouse gas emissions is inevitable as the world recovers from the international financial crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. The IEA’s Global Energy Review for 2021 predicts that worldwide energy demand will increase by 4.6-percent, which would more than cancel out the 4-percent contraction in 2020 and push energy demand 0.5-percent above what 2019 levels were. The review also states that nearly 70-percent of the projected increase in global energy will stem from emerging markets and developing countries. Key takeaways from the report are that: global oil demand is predicted to increase by 6.2-percent in 2021, natural gas demand could grow by 3.2-percent, and electricity demand is due to increase by 4.5-percent. SOURCE: HTTPS://DIESELNET.COM/NEWS/2021/04IEA.PHP…

1 min.
wagler rail suffers a setback

In the words of industry leader, Jeremy Wagler: “It was a tough day watching our dragster go into pieces.” After putting in a successful day of testing at Wagler Motorsports Park the first weekend of May (where rumor has it they were darn close to 3’s), violent tire shake took out the blown Duramax rail’s driveshaft, which also took the brake line out with it. With no brakes or parachute to help slow him down, driver Andre Dusek had no other choice than to take a ride into the net at the end of the track. Luckily he was unhurt in the process, but the same couldn’t exactly be said for the dragster. The chassis is currently stripped and sitting at HammerTech Racecars to see if it can be repaired.…

1 min.
opposed-piston, 2-stroke diesel meet’s stringent nox emissions

Achates Power has announced that the opposed-piston, 2-stroke diesel engine it has been developing for Class 8 trucks has achieved NOx emissions of 0.02 g/bhp-hr. This level of NOx production would meet the 2027 California emission requirements over the FTP cycle. Engine designers point to the engine’s low surface area to volume ratio of the combustion chamber, which results in lower heat losses and higher brake thermal efficiency, as being the key to its extremely low NOx emissions. The 10.6L engine is a three-cylinder that produces 300 kW (402 hp), and given the success its seen so far, Achates Power plans to also begin development of two and four-cylinder variations for Class 3-6 medium duty applications. SOURCE: DIESELNET.COM…

1 min.
garrett’s new, two-stage vnt system

Garrett has opened up about its two-stage variable geometry turbocharger configuration designed for the BMW 3.0L inline-six, a turbo system that originally debuted on four-cylinder engines back in 2015 (via the 125d, X125d, and 225d). The dual VGT system, combined with a 48-volt starter-generator, can turn out 340 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque in factory form. The system features an integrated, 7-port exhaust manifold (one of which is dedicated to EGR), an electronically actuated turbine bypass valve, VNT technology on both the low-pressure and high-pressure turbochargers, and a water-cooled compressor. Garrett claims the water-cooled compressor enables higher EGR rates to reduce NOx formation. With its two-stage VNT system aboard BMW’s 3.0L I-6, it meets stringent Euro 6d emission regulations. SOURCE: DIESELNET.COM…