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Navy Testing on Hybrid Diesel Trucks

Beginning on June 15, 2011, the United States Navy is testing diesel-powered hybrid vehicles.  For the next six months, the US Navy will be testing a total of four vehicles at two Naval locations.  Bangor, Washington, and San Diego, California, will each test one diesel hybrid and a similar non-hybrid vehicle. The goal of the testing…

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A Touch of Diesel History

Diesel engines, also known as internal combustion engines or compression-ignition engines, have been around since 1893.  Rudolf Diesel, a German man living in Paris, wrote an essay titled “Theory and Construction of a Rational Heat-engine to Replace the Steam Engine and Combustion Engines Known Today.”  A few years later, Rudolf Diesel had built his first…

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More Regarding the Infamous Dodge Ram “Death Wobble”

Dodge Ram truck owners have been reporting more cases of the “death wobble”. Dennis Warren of Brantford, Ontario, says of his experience, “We hit a pothole in the road and the truck just started shaking violently.” Chrysler advises service technicians to check vehicle suspension and steering components, as well as adjust the tire pressure.  These…

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10 Reasons to Choose Diesel

With gas prices constantly rising, diesel vehicles are getting a second look by many economically-minded people. Here are 10 reasons why diesel is sparking such interest: 1.      Diesel vehicles deliver 20 to 30 percent greater fuel economy than vehicles with gas engines. 2.      Diesel cars and trucks burn less fuel and emit less carbon dioxide…

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H&S Performance announces tuning for 06-07 5.9L Dodge Cummins

Building on their reputation as the tuner of choice for the 07.5-2011 6.7L Dodge Cummins H&S Performance announces the release of tuning for the 06-07 5.9L Cummins.  H&S also says that their Overdrive Transmission Tuning will be available next week.  On the initial release the power levels will be Stock, 60HP, 120HP and 200HP.  As…

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BD Full Bore Exhaust Manifold for 01-11 6.6L GM Duramax 1041460

You may not know it, but the factory driver’s side exhaust manifold is pinched down to allow for steering shaft clearance, which actually isn’t required. As a result, this manifold only flows 80% of the passenger side. We offer the BD Full Bore exhaust manifold, which restores exhaust flow balance, improving power and reducing exhaust…

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