Crushing an Owner’s Altered Emissions Pickup Truck
“Diesel Ram Owner Crushes Truck After New Jersey DEP Orders Deleted Emissions Fix,” (msn.com), Caleb Jacobs
One diesel pickup truck owner was hoping to sell his modified diesel engine pickup truck. Unfortunately, the State of New Jersey DEP would not be issuing a new title unless he restored the pickup truck to its former EPA required condition. The DEP issued a violation to back up their demand. This came after attempting to sell the modified diesel pickup on Facebook Marketplace in June.
After attempting to sell the modified pickup on Facebook Marketplace in June, Mike Sebold was contacted by the DEP with a notice of violation. Selling vehicles with deleted emissions equipment is illegal in New Jersey, and rather than returning the Ram to its stock configuration, he opted to turn in his plates so he could keep it for off-road use. DEP agents then followed up and told him he had two choices—fix it or scrap it. The truck is now crunched and stacked at a junkyard in Newton, New Jersey.
Of course, social media chimed in with splits between those who believed this was infringement upon his individual rights and altered engines blowing excess exhaust violating EPA laws. The New Jersey DEP gave the owner 60 days to bring the pickup into compliance. Instead, the owner sold off non-engine parts and had it crushed. The DEP was willing to extend the compliance time if he corrected the noncompliance.
State governments and the Feds are cracking down on dirty diesel trucks.
In “Polluting the Air We Breathe,” Angry Bear, detailing how one entrepreneur Matthew Geouge raked in $10 million for selling similar devices making trucks produce hundreds of times more pollution. Modifying these pickup trucks to go faster and leave a trail of exhaust behind them. This is one of those what-fors? Akin to jacked up vehicles and what they are now calling squats (rear end real low), Just to be cool . . .
And another “I have a rights argument.” The right to retune my vehicle to go faster and emit more plumes of diesel exhaust and pollution, the right to run over a person or a vehicle in front of me, the right to the Left-lane because I want to do 85 instead of the speed-limit of 65 mph.
Sermon over . . .
“Polluting the Air We Breathe” – Angry Bear (angrybearblog.com)
Jacked-up, de-engineered suburban assault vehicles with tires the size of Volkswagons and the hood ornament a perfect rendition of the human female reproductive system.
How much does one of those car-ups cost new, run? How much is this munchkin out of pocket?
There’s only one cure for stupid. Rightfully so …
This should be the rule everywhere. I hate the DPF on my tractor as it limits total torque and horsepower, but given the realities, I can sacrifice a pony or two and still get plenty done with the same equipment.
What is a Turbo: Why Turbocharged Engines are Environmentally Friendly
June 21, 2018
Turbos, even diesel turbos, are associated with high rpm and rapid acceleration. It isn’t often that people talk about turbos in association with environmental consciousness and saving fuel. However, though it is true that turbos increase torque and acceleration, turbos are in fact technologies that increase fuel efficiency and reduce toxic engine emissions.
Turbos are — contrary to what one might assume — green technologies.
In order to understand why turbos are such valuable technologies with respect to both the environment and the expenditures-versus-net gain of a business operation, it is necessary to understand what a turbo is, how it functions, and why what turbos do is different than almost every other mechanical device in auto engineering.
Understanding of Combustion to Understand the Value of Turbos with Respect to the Environment
Complete combustion of hydrocarbons — the combustible element of fossil fuels — produces only two emissions: carbon dioxide and water. Neither is toxic. Though carbon dioxide is often spoken of in the most negative of terms because of its association with global warming, in fact, carbon dioxide is as important as water with respect to the biosphere….
OK, not a gas turbine or hydrogen fuel cell engine, but those techs are not here yet for ordinary consumers. My 2011 F-150 V-6 gas turbo engine gets 19 mpg highway while still producing the necessary torque to haul 7K pounds of trailer (only my Big Tex Vanguard 70TV18 yet since my bay boat needs major restoration). In any case, there is tech that produces both more power and fewer harmful emissions by more completely combusting hydrocarbon fuels albeit not on the cheap. Better gear-head article below.
Turbocharger vs. Supercharger: What’s the Difference?
And which is better?
Mar 24, 2020
As government legislation and environmental concerns drive a shift away from fuel-thirsty big-displacement naturally aspirated engines toward smaller thriftier ones, automakers are increasingly employing turbochargers and superchargers to make more power from less fuel. Both devices serve as a “replacement for displacement” by helping cram the same amount of air a bigger engine would naturally inhale into a smaller engine so they can make the same power when the driver’s foot hits the floor. Oxygen, it turns out, is way harder to get into an engine than fuel. (This is also the purpose nitrous-oxide systems serve in the go-fast aftermarket.) Let’s take a fresh look at the relative merits of turbocharging versus supercharging.
What’s the Difference Between a Turbocharger and a Supercharger?
“Supercharger” is the generic term for an air compressor used to increase the pressure or density of air entering an engine, providing more oxygen with which to burn fuel. The earliest superchargers were all driven by power taken from the crankshaft, typically by gear, belt, or chain. A turbocharger is simply a supercharger that is powered instead by a turbine in the exhaust stream. The first of these, dating to 1915, were referred to as turbosuperchargers and were employed on radial aircraft engines to boost their power in the thinner air found at higher altitudes. That name was first shortened to turbocharger and then to turbo….
I thought most modern car engines used some kind of turbo or super charging, basically powered air flow. I gather that about ten years ago they figured out how to cut the turbo lag, the time it takes the air pressure to ramp up. I’m not sure how it works, but I’m sure there is a computer involved.
Ford and GM use turbos on the smaller engines (EcoBoost and EcoTec, respectively) but for the larger V8s, superchargers are optional and used primarily for corvettes. You can get an L86/87 supercharged but it isn’t standard.
What blows my mind is that diesel engines are more efficient thank gas, the engines are easier to work on and they generally last longer. A million miles on an I4 turbodiesel is expected. Go more than a quarter of that on an aluminum Ecoboost I4 and you’re going to have issues.
They crushed the wrong polluter.