The hunt for fuel efficiency goes on

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Obtaining better fuel economy is a never-ending quest in the truck manufacturing field, as engineers continually seek ways to make components lighter, more efficient, and integrate better so vehicles will burn less diesel, natural gas, or whatever, over their life cycles. I got a recent lesson in this during a recent visit with Mack Trucks at its customer center outside Allentown, PA; a facility that used to serve as the OEM’s research, development, and testing grounds from ...

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on Oct 4, 2013

Wow, another article about fuel efficiency that discusses everything EXCEPT fuel quality. ASTM spec fuel works, but it can be better...and better fuel means higher cetane for more efficient combustion, improved lubricity, sufficient detergency, and other chemistries. All are easily achieved (and applied) with a comprehensive additive package.

Mechanical/technical improvements are great, but when the 'food' that feeds these engines has not kept pace with the design and engineering improvements doesn't it make sense to use a 'supplement' to give them what they need?

on Oct 30, 2013

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