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Diesel Performance Handbook for Pickups and Suvs

By Ben Watson

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Format: Paperback, 175 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 December 2008
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With petrol prices rising (always), alternative fuels look like an answer. Hybrids sound good, but what about the batteries? And fuel cells still seem to be pie-in-the-sky. Which leaves us with good old diesel. This book shows how to get the most out of the diesel engine, at a time when its fuel efficiency is almost as important as its massive torque. Although most diesel truck owners probably aren't planning to break any land speed records, advances in diesel technology, such as ultra-low-sulfur fuel, high-pressure common-rail fuel injection, electronic fuel management and variable geometry turbocharging, are bringing diesel engines into the performance arena. And this book is the ideal guide for making your diesel engine perform - adapting intake and exhaust, torque converters, engine electronics, turbochargers, and much more.

About the Author

Ben Watson has been an auto and truck service technician, instructor, and author for over 30 years. In addition to operating an auto repair shop, he's worked as an instructor and curriculum director at several colleges, universities, and major vehicle and parts manufacturers. He is also the author of 11 automotive books, including Pro Engine Blueprinting, How to Tune and Modify Chevrolet Fuel Injection, and How to Tune and Modify Ford Fuel Injection. He lives outside Seattle, Washington

EAN: 9780760328972
ISBN: 0760328978
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Dimensions: 24.84 x 21.13 x 1.55 centimetres (0.67 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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