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Air care for diesels?

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Recent report suggests closer scrutiny of diesel vehicle emissions in BC
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I understood it to be big diesels that are under extra scrutiny - commercial vehicles.
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I heard this on the CBC, suggesting a replacement vehicle for anything 2007 and older. I think they were meaning "commercial", 'though I don't recall that word being used, perhaps I was in the other room when they used it.

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Had my aircare done a couple of weeks ago. Didn't seem to be any additional scrutiny. The guy doing the inspection just seemed really interested in the Delica itself as he's looking for something similar as a camper.
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They were talking about big trucks.
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I read that as a tax grab and a step to eventual fleet renewal legislation.

So what is the point of buying an engine that can put on half a million km's for more money, paying more for fuel/taxes/maintenance, and then having to replace it after 10 years? This will hurt industry, and in turn hurt our pocketbooks.


I think we should be looking at the freighters in the harbour everyday idling their ships. I remember reading a report that states that they are the cause of a huge amount of pollution all the way up the valley due to the bunker oil they burn instead of cleaner diesel. Due to lax environmental regulations I doubt that this will change any time soon, but is a much bigger problem than many think.

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I am curious to what features the newer diesels have that make them so much cleaner? EGR valves? IDI?
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pajerry wrote:I read that as a tax grab and a step to eventual fleet renewal legislation.

So what is the point of buying an engine that can put on half a million km's for more money, paying more for fuel/taxes/maintenance, and then having to replace it after 10 years? This will hurt industry, and in turn hurt our pocketbooks.


I think we should be looking at the freighters in the harbour everyday idling their ships. I remember reading a report that states that they are the cause of a huge amount of pollution all the way up the valley due to the bunker oil they burn instead of cleaner diesel. Due to lax environmental regulations I doubt that this will change any time soon, but is a much bigger problem than many think.

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I am curious to what features the newer diesels have that make them so much cleaner? EGR valves? IDI?

New diesels have catalytic converters, common rail injection, sensors everywhere, and most recently diesel exhaust fluid. There has been a lot of advancement as far as environmental controls go, however that all usually works against the fuel economy of a vehicle. It seems like a double standard, it will fart roses but your burning more fuel to go the same distance.

As far as ships go, I don't believe it is possible to have an engine of the size they use, and burn diesel in it, It would be super inefficient, and I don't even think they would run properly. Keep in mind ships chug along at less than 500rpm at full blast. Its all about the torque.

I have even heard of ships running on a mix of coal dust and water, Those engines are a whole other world of technology. Pretty cool stuff!
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pajerry wrote:I read that as a tax grab and a step to eventual fleet renewal legislation.

So what is the point of buying an engine that can put on half a million km's for more money, paying more for fuel/taxes/maintenance, and then having to replace it after 10 years? This will hurt industry, and in turn hurt our pocketbooks.


I think we should be looking at the freighters in the harbour everyday idling their ships. I remember reading a report that states that they are the cause of a huge amount of pollution all the way up the valley due to the bunker oil they burn instead of cleaner diesel. Due to lax environmental regulations I doubt that this will change any time soon, but is a much bigger problem than many think.

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I am curious to what features the newer diesels have that make them so much cleaner? EGR valves? IDI?

Ships sitting in the harbor don't run on bunker fuel. They are on generators running low sulphur diesel when the main engines are off line.
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