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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-04-2017, 04:51 PM
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It may be worth you looking at what the 3P...

It may be worth you looking at what the 3P linkage does to understand how it works. It doesn't generate force. Rather, it shifts the point at which the lateral forces are applied. Instead of...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-22-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By jcl
GM Heritage has the dealer info on the 1987...

GM Heritage has the dealer info on the 1987 Suburban.

454 had 230 hp, but the standard 350 had 195 hp in the 3/4 ton model.

3 speed auto in the 3/4 ton, or a manual transmission.

Brakes were...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-16-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 280
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Posted By jcl
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fueling...

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fueling-our-transportation-future-2006/

I didn't read that conclusion in the linked article.

Ten to twenty years ago, European regulators also went...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-16-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 280
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Posted By jcl
Don't know about USAtraveler, but here is a...

Don't know about USAtraveler, but here is a scenario for you, looking a little broader than just tow vehicles.

Reduction in use of diesel for lighter duty vehicles. Continued use of diesel for...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-15-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By jcl
David clarified what SCR is above. The SCR...

David clarified what SCR is above.

The SCR system (using DEF) certainly does reduce the levels of NOx. There have been great advances in that area over the past few years. It doesn't eliminate...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-14-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By jcl
Tailpipe emissions, in case that wasn't clear. ...

Tailpipe emissions, in case that wasn't clear.

Whatever the tailpipe standards are, do you concur then that diesels are emitting more than comparable gasoline engines, which was your claim above?
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-13-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By jcl
If that was true VW, Mercedes, and Ram would...

If that was true VW, Mercedes, and Ram would still be selling the same Diesel engines they offered in previous years, but which can't meet current emissions standards in the real world, at least at a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-13-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,589
Posted By jcl
That simply isn't true. Yes, there is ammonia...

That simply isn't true. Yes, there is ammonia and water vapour emitted as a result of the SCR, but also a host of harmful substances, including carcinogens and smog creating NOx.

LEV is an...
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