Posts Tagged ‘diesel’

Project TDI

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The latest project vehicle in the Diesel World stable is this ultraclean 2006 VW Jetta TDI.

Buying a Used TDI for Fun and MPGs

Many of us realize that fuel prices will likely never drop back down to levels we’ve enjoyed in the past. The problem is bad enough that some diesel enthusiasts are considering selling their diesel trucks in favor of smaller and more economical daily drivers. So, why can’t you have your diesel cake and eat it too? You can. (more…)

NHRDA at the Texas Motorplex

Monday, August 1st, 2011

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and if you look at both the truck count and attendance figures for the National Hot Rod Diesel Association’s annual visit to the Lone Star State, you’d have to agree. Last year’s event was plagued by rainy and cold weather, which hurt attendance, but this year, the Eyes of Texas and the sunshine were upon the NHRDA at the Texas Motorplex, in Ennis, Texas, just outside of Dallas. (more…)

Level Out Your Super Duty the Easy Way

Monday, July 18th, 2011

When it comes to suspension upgrades, diesel truck owners have a lot of options. You can get the full Monty—an 8-inch lift kit or bigger—or opt for the industry standard, which is typically a 6-inch kit that will allow you to run 35-inch tires comfortably. But for folks whose trucks are still under warranty, during which time an aftermarket lift kit could void the warranty, the choices for improved tire clearance are slim to none. (more…)

Keep Your Diesel—With One Small Addition

Monday, July 11th, 2011

One of the worst nightmares any diesel owner can have is finding his or her pride and joy missing from the driveway.

According to statistics, a car or truck is stolen every 30 seconds in the United States. And if you live in southern border areas, where smugglers target trucks to run drugs and smuggle illegal aliens, the chances of your truck disappearing are pretty good. (more…)

Getting Started

Monday, June 20th, 2011

It’s a no-brainer that most of the readers of Diesel World Magazine own and enjoy diesel trucks. On the other hand, there are quite a few folks who read the magazine but don’t own a diesel. We get a handful of “what if” letters each year that describe the desire to own a diesel and wanting to know how to modify it. So, how do you get started in this passion we call “diesel”? Simple: Start small. (more…)

Understanding Diesel Water-Methanol Injection

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

How does diesel water-methanol injection work, and what are the benefits? We bring you the complete story.

Debunking the Myths With Facts

As fuel costs go up, along with horsepower and torque levels from aftermarket mods, many diesel enthusiasts are turning to water-methanol injection for increased mileage and cooler EGTs. (more…)

When a Hot Rodder Goes Diesel

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The age-old adage that “old hot rodders never die; they just get older” couldn’t be more true, especially if you ask Larry Maupin, of Dallas, Texas. He admits that the passion that makes hot rodders automotive enthusiasts never dies but changes as we get older. More specifically, the vehicles change, but the passion to never leave them stock-still remains. (more…)

A Common Rail That Looks as Good as It Runs

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Most automotive enthusiasts can be divided into two camps: show and go. Diesel folks are kind of the same way, although there is more emphasis on go, rather than show. And what sets diesel truck owners apart from regular automotive enthusiasts is the utility of their vehicles. (more…)

H&S Performance’s Wild Super Duty

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

“Go Big or Go Home!” That’s a well-worn phrase that applies to a small percentage of diesel owners. And you can tell who these people are at first glance: Their trucks sport big lifts and big tires and plenty of bling. But very few of these trucks have the big power to back up the big image, unless you check with Bentley Hugie, of Saint George, Utah. His big, orange 2008 Super Duty is not only an eye-catcher, but he’s also got the horsepower and torque to back it up. (more…)

The Gospel According to Robert Bosch LLC, Senior VP Johannes-Joerg Rueger

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Before he returned to Germany in September, Diesel World magazine arranged an exclusive interview with Dr. Johannes-Joerg Rueger, senior diesel systems engineer for Robert Bosch LLC. He shared with us his views on the future of diesel-powered vehicles in the United States.