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A win for Australian car owners – vehicle data sharing becomes a reality. 

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) Choice of Repairer campaign launched in 2009 achieved its aim when peak industry bodies signed a voluntary agreement on 15 December 2014 to make vehicle data sharing a reality.

The Agreement on Access to Service and Repair Information for Motor Vehicles was signed by five organisations representing key industry and consumer groups – the Australian Automobile Association, AAAA, Australian Automotive Dealer Association, Australian Motor Industry Federation and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

To read the full press release please click here

Members Forum Have you checked it out yet? This is a great place to ask your fellow members for hard to get parts, share tips or advise on problems you have solved, let members know that you have some equipment for sale, or have a general comment about industry related topics.There are new posts in the Forum. Dont forget to check it out regulary! 

AADS have a Facebook Page, many of our users don't for a number of reasons. Here is a newspaper article on facebook and its changing user demographic. Have a read and see what you think? Click for the link 

ASA is assisting in the distribution of a survey to ascertain why some automotive apprentices do not complete their training. This work is critical in understanding some of the issues of apprentice retention and attraction and your input would be most welcome.

VACC and the Department of Industry are conducting a project to help prevent non-completion of apprenticeship within the automotive industry. The link below takes you to the survey which will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. As many views as possible are needed to grow the skills within the automotive industry. Survey link

NZ Branch Treasurers Position - Vacant. More details here

Venue - Swissotel Sydney CBD
26th-29th March 2015
Counterfeit product sales on social media websites. Be aware of non genuine Garrett Turbochargers (and no doubt other brands) being advertised on websites such as Facebook. These social media websites are not designed to be an online sales site and you have no protection against counterfeit goods. Visit our AADS Facebook page for a local example
Calling all "Young Guns" If you are under 40 and work in a member company we want to hear from you! Please send your name (or Young Gun employee's name) along with your member company name and any other details you'd like to share with us (such as years in the industry, qualifications, or anything else industry related) to Also, now is a great time to check out the new Young Guns Blog Page under the "About Us" menu.

Cummins Launches QSK50 "Cummins Inc. a leading manufacturer of diesel engines for the commercial marine industry, is pleased to announce the availability of the QSK50 marine engine for variable speed diesel electric (VSDE) applications. The 50-liter platform has been used in traditional fixed speed diesel electric applications, as well as traditional propulsion and power generation, since its launch in 2006." Click for more 

U.S. Diesel Fuel Demand to Peak in 2015 While World Demand Will Grow Through 2030
"An increase in overall vehicle efficiencies and the growing use of compressed natural gas for heavy-duty vehicles will more than offset a substantial increase in the number of diesel-powered light-duty vehicles in the market and lead to a decline in U.S. diesel demand beginning in 2016, according to a new report released today." Click for more 
2015 ADS Convention & Tradeshow 
August  4 - 7, 2015  San Antonio, TX 
BMW 535d "Diesel engines offer higher mileage, more torque and lower greenhouse emissions. Diesel engines are generally more durable than gas engines, and, consequently, diesel vehicles hold residual value better. And then there's modern diesels' graceful, unstrained athleticism, as keenly exemplified in a turbocharged compression-ignition showboat like our test car, the 2014 BMW 535d xDrive sedan." Click for the link  
"BorgWarner supplies its innovative Pressure Sensor Glow Plug (PSG) for Volkswagen's all new diesel engines starting with the 1.4-liter version and then adding the 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter versions later this year. " Click for the link 
"The new Ford Focus ST diesel will become the Blue Oval's most fuel efficient and lowest CO2 performance car ever when it launches overseas early next year." Click for the link
Operators keen for a 450HP, 13L, 6Cyl engine that produces 2350Nm of torque from just 1000rpm now have a choice of 2 solutions, depending on their specific application requirements. Click for more 
Believe it or not, it’s only been a little more than a decade since the commercial vehicle industry was first introduced to strict air quality control and emission regulations with the Highway Rule. The performance advancements made since that announcement in ... Click for more 
The dirty diesel engine isn’t quite as bad as it is normally painted, according to a paper issued by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the body which develop the safety and emission standards for many parts of the world, including Australia Click for more 
Changes within automotive
This years’ Automotive Environmental Scan highlighted many areas where significant changes are occurring in industry.... Click for more 

Training Package updates
Stephen Wrathall – Senior Training Package Specialist – Mechanical & Specialisation and Marine
Since my last Autozine article, there has been some very useful feedback with regards to the Marine sector... Click for more 

Hybrid & Battery Electric vehicle training
Neil Hunichen – Training Package Specialist – 
Auto Electrical; Bicycles; Sales, Parts, Administration & Management;
My ongoing work re-editing units of competency to the new NSSC standard for auto electrical, air conditioning, sales, part interpreter, administration and management sectors requires me to engage with both Industry and RTO's nationally.... Click for more 
Renewable Diesel Reduces Emisisons
"The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has recently completed tests of renewable biofuel technology onboard the training ship State of Michigan. The project was part of a MARAD initiative to conduct "at sea" tests of advanced renewable fuels and assess its impact on the ship's engine." Click for the link 

"There's a rumor going around Japan that the Subaru Viziv 2 concept car revealed at this year's Geneva Motor Show previews the next-generation Forester. But our sources point in a different direction." Click for the link 
2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel Review
"We drove the face-lifted Porsche Panamera Diesel in the UK late last year, but Porsche isn't finished yet.
The 247bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine of that car has now been replaced by a new, more powerful 296bhp 3.0 V6, which also produces an extra 74lb ft of torque.
That means the Panamera Diesel is now quicker to 62mph, shaving 0.8 seconds off the old car's 6.8-second sprint time. Its top speed also increases from 151mph to 160mph." Click for the link 
"More popular in Europe, diesel-powered cars are making a comeback in America.
Long thought of as loud and dirty, today's diesels benefit from tough emission standards that took effect a few years ago. Now they run quietly and cleanly on ultra-low-sulfur diesel - no black smoke." Click for the link
Said to be powered by a 2.0-litre TDCi turbo diesel four-cylinder engine, the Focus ST diesel will give Ford a competitor to the Volkswagen Golf GTD Click for the link 
The environmental and health benefits resulting from the Environmental Protection Agency's new Tier 4 Final standards have been one of the major focuses of attention at North America's largest construction and farm equipment event - the CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 convention this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center Click for the link 
Diesel Cars Cheaper and Economical Diesel-driving motorists can rest easily knowing that their cars are cheaper to run and more economical than they were 10 years ago - thanks to clever advances and new technology. Click for the link 
Diesel Dream Team Chevrolet Philippines, has the answer by offering a balance between engine responsiveness, effective fuel consumption, and eco-friendly features with its line-up of CRDi Turbo-Diesel powered vehicles. With the Spin, Cruze, Colorado, and Trailblazer, Chevrolet presents a Turbo-Diesel Powerhouse Team built to provide the best overall on road experience Click for the link 
Gasoline Fueled Diesel Engine
"How do you make a diesel engine more efficient? One answer may surprise you: Run it on gasoline.
That's what researchers at Sweden's Lund University are doing, and they believe this combination could cut both fuel use and emissions in heavy-duty trucks." Click for the link 
Alfa Romeo Diesel "The Alfa Romeo Giulietta has added a powerful new 2.0 liter turbodiesel engine, and corporate cousin the Dodge Dart should be in line for a diesel as well. With the success Chrysler is having with the sales of other diesel models, an efficient and torquey diesel compact could give struggling Dart sales a much-needed jolt. It's a no brainer, but I'm not sure it'll happen soon enough." Click for the link 
2014 ADS Convention - Early Bird Registration Open!  Registration for the 2014 International Convention & Tradeshow (Las Vegas, NZ, USA) is now open! More information will come in the next weeks. You will not want to miss this amazing opportunity to learn about what is coming in the industry and network with others in your field. Click for the link 
Bosch Looks Ahead To Diesel Vehicle Service  "With the market for diesel vehicles expanding rapidly in North America, Bosch has announced it is developing an independent repair network of shops equipped to diagnose and service these vehicles. Much like the Bosch Car Service Program (BCS), the Diesel Vehicle Diagnostics (DVD) program will help consumers find independent repair shops offering quality diagnostics and service for all passenger cars, light-duty trucks and SUVs running on diesel fuel." Click for the link 
Turbo Diesel motorcycle more efficient?  "Many in the industry already concede that diesel cars simply don't make sense for many drivers. Diesel engines are designed for high mileage but because of emissions-linked taxation they have become the preferred choice for the majority of Irish drivers." Click for the link
Plastic Bags and Diesel Fuel  "Plastic shopping bags, an abundant source of litter on land and at sea, can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, researchers report." Click for the link
Diesel Helicopter!! "The diesel engine research and development project that Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) is conducting with racing car engine specialist Teos Powertrain Engineering and engine manufacturer Austro Engine, under Europe's Clean Sky joint technology initiative, has cleared significant milestones. The demonstration engine is now being tested on an iron bird, before the first flight planned for this year on a modified EC120. The stakeholders in the Green Rotorcraft "integrated technology demonstrator" program hope diesel engines will eventually offer reduced fuel burn on light singles." Click for the link
Maserati Diesel  "With plenty of bravado, Maserati are entering their centenary year by introducing their very first diesel. Maserati Ghibli. A high-performance 3.0-litre V6 engine, claimed to be good for almost 48mpg, is arriving in an all-new Ghibli sports saloon." Click for the link
Nissan (Cummins) Diesel Debuts at Chicago Auto Show "Nissan is seriously excited about their new alliance with Cummins, and showed off the Frontier Diesel Runner pick-up truck with a 2.8L Cummins turbodiesel pumping 200 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft of torque to prove it. Nissan wants the public to tell them whether or not to build it. With a lack of interesting midsized pick-ups out at the moment, we imagine they'll hear an unequivocal "Yes." Click for the link    

AADS are now a member of the AAAA (Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association). Visit to learn more about this association.

The next AADS National Committee Meeting is scheduled for 20th March 2014 as part of the 2014 AADS convention in Freemantle, WA. 

Automotive Turbocharger Reports now available

A list of Bosch Injector pumps that have become surplus to requirements can be found on the Forum. Follow this link for more  

Cummins - Newsmaker of the year Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced today that it is the recipient of the 2013 Newsmaker of the Year award from Diesel Progress North American magazine. This is the third time that Cummins has received this honor. Cummins was previously named Newsmaker of the Year in 2002 and in 2007. Follow this link for more

Is Diesel cool? "Is diesel propulsion reaching a tipping point in North America where it could actually be considered cool? Is holding the yellow handle at your local fuel station a sign of enlightenment? Does the faint whiff of diesel oil on your Gucci gloves tell the world you're Euro-chic?" Follow this link for more  

Green Diesel for Boeing? "New research by Boeing Co. shows that so-called green diesel, a fuel blend made from oils and fats that's already used in trucks and other ground transportation, can be used to power aircraft too, the Chicago-based aviation giant announced Tuesday." Follow this link for more  

Cold Diesel. While Some of Australia is suffering a heatwave, bare a thought for those in the USA "Wisconsin's State Patrol says it's seen a spike in demand for assistance with commercial trucks because the frigid temperatures are turning their diesel fuel into gel." Follow this link for more

GMC Canyon 4-Cylinder "GMC said it expects the Canyon to be the most powerful and efficient truck in the segment, allowing owners to haul and tow more while being efficient. Unfortunately, no fuel consumption figures have been released yet." Follow this link for more  

VW sells 100,000 TDi Vehicles in 2013 "Selling more than 100,000 TDI Clean Diesel vehicles is a significant milestone for Volkswagen Group of America," said Mark McNabb, Volkswagen of America chief operating officer, in a statement." Follow this link for more  

2014 Top 10 Engines "Wards Automotive released its 20th annual top 10 list of the best engines for 2014, with turbocharged, supercharged and diesel engines claiming the top spots, along with one electric motor. To be eligible, the new or improved engine must be on sale in a production vehicle during the first quarter of 2014." Follow this link for more

2013 Fiat Panda Review "Fiat only offers a limited range of vehicles in Australia: one people mover, two vans and three light cars. The newest to join its stable, the boxy Panda, isn't chic, and isn't retro, but is certainly intriguing.
It keeps to compact 'light car' dimensions, but adds in a square-cornered interior perfect for filling with stuff." Follow this link for more.
Porsche Panamere Diesel Review "The Panamera's impressive fuel figure is helped by a capacious 80-litre fuel tank, enabling the huge Porsche a continent crossing range. In fact, after 160-odd motorway miles, the fuel needle hadn't moved and, at least according to the Porsche's useful data display, we managed 43.6mpg on a trip down the motorway. Not bad in a world of skeptical economy claims..." Follow this link for more.

New diesel engines cleaner than expected! A new study by the Coordinating Research Council, in cooperation with the Healt Effects Institute, highlights the robust low-emissions performance of the new generation of clean diesel technology manufactured starting 2010. Follow this link for more.

Lady Tradies make it onto TV. TODAY’s Christine Ahern reports on the growing number of women in the male-dominated trade industries. Click here for more.

Honeywell at Dresden Supercharging Conference 2013

For Honeywell, 2013 marks another year of strong showing at this key industry symposium devoted to turbocharging - Honeywell engineers are presenting or co-presenting four papers on new turbo technologies covering diesel and gasoline Light Vehicles as well as medium- and heavy-duty Commercial Vehicles.

"These papers show that Honeywell is committed to helping deliver advanced performance, fuel economy and reliability all the way - from the component to the powertrain level," says Peter Davies, Director of Performance and Systems Engineering at Honeywell Turbo Technologies. Click here to read more

Europe Diesel Gensets "The rapid urbanization of the Eastern European countries has led to more diesel gensets vendors entering the Eastern European market. The market provides more opportunities to these vendors because of the increasing infrastructure and industrial activities. The increasing development activities in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, and Croatia have helped the vendors to shift their business or marketing strategy toward the European market." Follow this link for more.

Diesel Fuel Filter Problems in the UK "The fuel and motor industry is investigating a spike in the number of problems affecting diesel fuel filters. Failure of the part, which screens out dust and dirt, can lead to power loss and cost hundreds to replace. BBC Radio 4's You and Yours found that groups representing fuel companies and motor manufacturers had been compiling details of the problems. In a joint statement, they said the issues had not been limited to one area and no conclusions had been drawn." Follow this link for more

Jeep 2014 Grand Cherokee Diesel
Jeep aims to draw buyers away from SUVS of German luxury brands with entries including the 2014 diesel Grand Cherokee Summit, which comes with lots of goodies. Follow this link for more
Diesel Car Sales Likely to Decline
The share of diesel passenger vehicles is likely to drop to 30-35 per cent of annual passenger vehicle sales in the next two years from a current 55 per cent, says a recent report by ICRA. Follow this link for more

A.F.E Air Intakes for 2013 and 2014 Ram 6.7L Cummins Diesel Trucks
2013 and 2014 Ram diesel trucks with the 6.7L Cummins diesel engine can now be upgraded with an A.F.E. (Advanced Flow Engineering) Magnum Force Stage 2 Cold Air Intake System that outflows the original factory intake by 113%. Follow this link for more

NZ Proposed New qualifications pathway A chart outlining the proposed qualification pathway involving theDiesel Fuel Injection and Turbocharger industry has been produced. If you have any comments or questions you can contact Marty Kemp(NZ Branch Chairperson) for more details. Click Here To View The Chart
Audi A6 Clean Diesel in 2014 "The Audi A6 model line, representing class-leading technology, performance and precision, is enhanced for the 2014 model year with the addition of the Audi A6 TDI clean diesel model." Follow this link for more
Diesel Moving Into The Spotlight "With U.S. sales of plug-in electric vehicles on pace to reach half of President Barack Obama's goal, regulators are following customers and automakers to vehicles powered by other fuels, from hydrogen to diesel." Follow this link for more
Hyundai Working On Gasoline Engine That Works Like Diesel  "Hyundai is working on a 1.8-liter engine that works like a diesel, but burns gasoline. If the engine makes production, Hyundai officials say, it could deliver a 25 percent fuel economy gain over a comparable gasoline engine -- about the same gain as a diesel -- but it would cost less to buy and operate." Follow this link for more

Cummins ISB Helps Spur Navistar Orders

Navistar, Inc. announced it has secured nearly 5900 Class 6-8 truck orders in September, making it the company's highest order receipt month since December 2011. The company's orders for the month include more than 2100 medium-duty trucks with the Cummins ISB 6.7 L engine. Click for the link 

Buick Diesel Soon "Word has it Buick is considering a diesel engine for the US market. According to Edmunds, quoting a company source, Buick is likely to offer diesel power "as it increasingly aligns its US product line with models sold by Opel, GM's European arm." Follow this link for more

Largest Diesel Engine in the World! "Maersk ships are most famous right now for the movie CAPTAIN PHILLIPS and his hijacking story as captain of the Maersk Alabama. But Maersk also has some dang impressive machinery that's worth noting." Follow this link for more

Mazda 6 Wins Award "Mazda's new Mazda6, featuring SKYACTIV technology, has won the 2013 Eco Car Award at the annual Scottish Car of the Year (SCOTY) awards ceremony. The new Mazda6 2.2-liter 150ps diesel which claimed the Eco Car Award, delivers fuel economy up to 67.3mpg (imperial, combined cycle) and CO2 emissions from 108g/km.... Follow this link for more

Diesel Convertible in the UK "Yes, MINI already makes a convertible model but this one is a bit cheekier and slots into a market that should be receptive to just such a thing - at least in petrol form. But with a diesel engine? Will that be a step too far for buyers in this sector?" Follow this link for more

Kenworth’s 50,000th Australian-made truck rolls off production line
Kenworth has delivered its 50,000th Australian-designed and manufactured truck at its Bayswater plant in Melbourne. Managing Director of PACCAR Australia, Mike Dozier, handed the keys of a K200 prime mover to... Follow this link for more

Cummins unveils 5-liter diesel engine for light- and medium-duty commercial markets

Just a few weeks after announcing a partnership with Nissan to supply the automaker with 5-liter turbo diesel engines for the next-generation Titan pickup line, Cummins has unveiled the ISV5.0, a 5-liter diesel engine aimed at the light- and medium-duty commercial vehicle market.
The ISV5.0 marks the latest announcement from Cummins as the engine maker continues to branch out from its Class 8 heritage. "We've worked hard to understand what the market needs and wants," said Jeff Jones, Vice President of Cummins' North American engine business. "The recipe that we use in all the markets round the world we've applied here."
The ISV5.0 features Cummins' variable geometry turbocharger, Bosch high pressure common rail fueling system, two-stage filtration using Cummins Filtration's NanoNet media, cooled exhaust gas recirculation and Cummins Emission Solutions aftertreatment system with a diesel particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction technology.
"With the launch of the ISV5.0, the engine becomes part of a growing family of one of the most capable and broadest product offerings in the industry," says Dave Crompton, vice president and general manager of Cummins' engine business. "Many of our customers have asked for a Cummins alternative for gasoline or other small displacement automotive diesel engines. The ISV5.0 represents the next dimension in fuel economy and performance as Cummins continues to broaden our on-highway product line."
Mitsubishi ASX Aspire Diesel "The ASX's new 2.2-litre diesel engine isn't the big kid in the diesel sandpit. Other diesels of similar capacity crank out significantly more power and torque than its 110kW/360Nm peaks, and the one in Mazda's CX-5 manages to do it while beating the Mitsubishi's 5.8L/100km official economy rating as well (albeit by just 0.1L/100km)
Don't go looking for a model of high-rev flair or silver-tongued refinement, either. The ASX diesel gets a bit wheezy when revved, redlines at a comparatively ho-hum 4000rpm and isn't particularly smooth or quiet." Follow this link for more

Scania passes contracts milestone for Maintenance and Repair Programmes
The Scania Maintenance and Repair Programmes that offer customers complete peace-of-mind when running Scania trucks, buses and engines, have recently notched up their 1000th live contract. The milestone contract was... Follow this link for more

Mitsubishi ASX - New Zealand " the people at Mitsubishi NZ have made some changes that have the potential to transform the ASX diesel from a wallflower to belle of the ball. They have replaced the single 1.8-litre turbodiesel with a pair of more powerful 2.2-litre versions, their engines the same as that aboard the larger Mitsi SUV, the Outlander." Follow this link for more

Automotive Environmental Scan 2013 is now available

Auto Skills Australia has just released the 2013 Automotive Environmental Scan. The E-scan is a report on the current state of the automotive industry in Australia.

Goodbye Gasoline! "Love them or hate them, diesels, turbocharging, and electric cars will be the new norm for the automotive industry, Read writes. The shift toward smaller, tech-heavy engines has played out in family cars, luxury rides, and even performance models." Follow this link for more

Mercedes E250 I-4, BMW 535d I-6, or Audi A6 TDI V-6?! "The biggest news with the refreshed, diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz E-Class diesel is the switch from six-cylinders to an inline-four. We've now had two opportunities to drive the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec, which gets the new 2.1-liter turbo-four that makes 195 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The outgoing E350 Bluetec had a 3.0-liter V-6 rated at 210 hp and 400 lb-ft." Follow this link for more

Scotland to ban Gasoline and Diesel Vehicles? "The Scottish government is aiming to ban all petrol and diesel cars from towns, cities and other communities by 2050. This is according to a new "Switched On Scotland" document, intended to serve as a 'roadmap' towards the future that encourages businesses and private motorists to swap to electric vehicles (EVs)." Follow this link for more

Australian-made IVECO Stralis building on success. The design and performance of the new Stralis, released in Australia in May, have been enhanced by the inclusion of new safety, styling and drivetrain features. Follow this link for more

Hino prepares for Dakar at Mongolian rally. Hino Team Sugawara’s preparations for next year’s Dakar rally continued in August with an impressive performance at Rally Mongolia 2013. Follow this link for more

Mazda 6 Diesel Delayed (USA) "It was with great enthusiasm earlier this year that Mazda announced it would begin offering a 2.2 liter turbodiesel in the U.S. market 2014 Mazda 6 sedan. But instead of hitting dealerships later this year as planned, the diesel Mazdas have been delayed until late April." Follow this link for more 

Mazda 6 Wins at Indianapolis. 20-July-2013 A diesel powered Mazda 6 became the first diesel car ever to win a race at the legendary Brickyard speedway. 

Sales up 41% (USA) "August was a robust month for passenger vehicle sales in the United States and clean diesel and hybrid cars were no exception, with diesels showing a 41.8 percent increase compared to August 2012 and hybrids experiencing a 38.1% increase, according to data compiled by Hybrid and Baum and Associates." Follow this link for more 

How Ammonia works to prevent harmful emissions. "The newest catalytic converters in diesel engines blast away a pollutant from combustion with the help of ammonia. Common in European cars, the engines exhaust harmless nitrogen and water. How they do this hasn't been entirely clear. Now, new research shows that the catalyst attacks its target pollutant in an unusual way, providing insight into how to make the best catalytic converters." Follow this link for more

Snap-on’s CEO urges industry collaboration to fight technician shortage The numbers are staggering. After 24 hours, supermarkets run out of fresh foods. After 72 hours, people start hoarding food; gas stations run out of fuel. By the end of a week, our retail marketplace shuts down. Follow this link for more

VW Twin-Turbo Diesel "A high-ranking source at Volkswagen has confirmed to Car and Driver that the Wolfsburg-based automaker is developing a new twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel." Follow this link for more

New Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo "345 horsepower. 516 pound-feet of torque. Zero to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds. 54 combined miles per gallon. These are the numbers behind the new Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo, the magical and insanely powerful diesel wagon dreams are made of." Follow this link for more

Why modern diesels are more popular than ever. Think of “diesel” and what comes to mind? Rumbling big rigs spewing twin plumes of black smoke? Clattering old sedans that can’t get out of their own way being driven by professors smoking pipes while wearing tweed jackets? Follow this link for more

Highlander Hybrid and RX400h are having Inverter Trouble Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall.
Worcester, Massachusetts, Sept. 4, 2013 - Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall. This involves approximately 133,000 MY 2006-2010 Highlander Hybrid and MY 2006-2008 Lexus RX 400h vehicles. Follow this link for more

New Diesel Training Program in Ohio (From ADS in the USA)
"A high school vocational program in the late 1980s lit the spark for Jim Luevano's lifelong interest in diesel engines. His love of everything diesel stretched from the truck dealership service department where he worked to the diesel Volkswagen Rabbit that he drove.  Follow this link for more

Find Diesel (From ADS in the USA)
"With more than 20 new clean diesel vehicles entering the U.S. market in the next 18 months, the Diesel Technology Forum has compiled a collection of apps, retailer sites and other search services from a variety of sources to help diesel drivers easily find clean diesel fuel in all 50 states."  Follow this link for more

Denver Transit Opts for Diesel (From ADS in the USA)
"The RTD Board of Directors last week decided to replace 52 of its aging articulated buses with ones that run on clean diesel instead of CNG."  Follow this link for more

DIESEL’s Editor Steve Brooks gets the “First Drive” of Volvo’s new FH16 700 in Australia. Watch the movie!
With huge shoes to fill, the new FH is unquestionably the most important development from Volvo in decades and its impact on the Swedish giant’s future will be great ... Follow this link for more

Double the Diesel in 2014 "The number of diesel models on the U.S. market should double during the 2014 model-year, according to various industry-watchers, with Nissan, Audi and Chevrolet key to the rapid growth. The technology is set to get its biggest boost since falling out of favor with American motorists back in the 1980s. This change in mentality is due to not only maintains an estimated 30% mileage advantage over gasoline engines, but also resolves traditional concerns such as noise, roughness and foul-smelling emissions."  Follow the link for more

VW Urges Regulators to Back Diesel "Volkswagen AG wants federal and state regulators to do more to encourage fuel-efficient diesel vehicles.   "We're not feeling the love," said Anna Schneider, vice president for industry and government relations at VW Group of America, at a forum on the future of diesel vehicles Tuesday held by the automaker's luxury unit Audi. "This is one of the greenest choices... It's time the U.S. government included clean diesel in its 'all of the above' strategy' for greening U.S. roads. Putting these vehicles on the road should be incentivized and not penalized, and that's our goal."  Follow the link for more

The New Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel Brings Manufacturing Back to Downtown Columbus. COLUMBUS, IN -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/13 -- Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced ­today that its historic Columbus Engine Plant (CEP) is being readied to build the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel for Nissan's next generation Titan pickup truck.  Follow the link for more

Record global Hino sales. Booming international interest has propelled Hino Motors Ltd to record-breaking highs in Japanese first-quarter sales results. Record sales in Central and South America, Europe and Africa contributed to an all-time... Follow the link for more

The Coronado 114 … a new dimension – driven by Steve Brooks. Developed exclusively for the Australian market, the importance of Coronado 114 to Freightliner’s local ambitions can’t be underestimated. But while it looks great on paper, one of the big questions... Follow the link for more

A Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel for the next-generation Nissan Titan:  Nissan teased us with announcements that the next-generation Titan would have more powertrain options, and now we’re seeing it come to fruition. A partnership between Cummins and Nissan has resulted in the optimization of a Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel engine to be offered in the next-generation full-size Nissan Titan pickup. Click here for more 

Plenty of pulling power in Ford Kuga diesel crossover Ford's EcoBoost brand is so hot right now.  A lot of column inches have been devoted to it, and that's not just because it's a catchy name. As Ford's global engine architecture, the same basic technology powers everything from superminis to hot hatches to SUVs. It does so with clever technology that extracts big outputs from small capacities. Click here for more

Chevy Cruze Sharing Stage with VW Passat 
"As General Motors begins to offer a diesel engine in a car for the first time in nearly 30 years, it's remarkable to note how much diesel technology has progressed in efficiency, power delivery, environmental friendliness, and overall refinement in the last two decades." Click for the link

Record Setting Diesel Truck
"The Phoenix started out as a 1947 International diesel truck, but by 2004 it had smoked 285 mph and set several world speed records in the unlimited diesel category at Bonneville Speedway in Utah." Click for the link

Super Diesel Shootout 
"The inaugural Super Diesel Shootout takes place at the Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway as a celebration of diesel performance and torque with drag racing, sled pulls, show and shine and chassis dyno runs!" Click for the link

Bosch Testing Reveals Hazards In Some Diesel Fuel Injectors. Bosch reports that recent comprehensive testing has revealed potential hazards when installing some remanufactured fuel injectors that were not authorized by Bosch. Click for the link.

ADS International Convention and Trade Show Report. Click here for more

Ban on Non-Hybrid Cars in the UK coming?  A major political party in the U.K, the Liberal Democrats, which is part of the current coalition leadership, has proposed banning non-hybrid gasoline and diesel passenger cars from British roads by 2040. Click here for more.

Isuzu to introduce 1.9 litre diesel engine in 2015. Isuzu is reportedly set to begin selling pickups powered by a smaller capacity diesel engine in Thailand by 2015. According to the Nikkei, the company will introduce a 1.9 litre oil burner for the Thai market. It currently uses 2.5 and 3.0 litre versions for its D-Max. Click here for more

Volkswagen will offer new TDI diesel engine. Volkswagen will offer a new, more efficient four-cylinder diesel engine in its 2015 Golf, Beetle, Passat and Jetta that it says could be EPA-rated as high as 46 mpg highway when the final numbers are in. Click here for more

VW said the new diesel four (the EA288 in its nomenclature) will replace its ubiquitous 2-liter turbodiesel four."

Mitsubishi Fuso has issued a national recall for its Rosa and Canter Trucks built between July 25, 2003 and July 5, 2011. Recall. The defect may result in a fuel leak causing a hazard to other road users and in extreme circumstances may result in a fire hazard. Click for the link.


Posted by Auto Skills Australia on 30 July 2013

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"The global market for automotive turbochargers: 2013 edition" reviews the key market drivers for turbochargers for both the light vehicle and heavy commercial vehicle markets, and offers forward-looking analysis through to 2020. For more detailed information, or to order your copy today, click here for more information.

Auto Skills Australia on 04 January 2013
iTunes are currently featuring a series of free Stanford University lectures discussing the past. present and future of cars. For those who are interested in a very broad range of discussions on this subject. Follow this link
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BORGWARNER B2UV Turbo Actuator Service Information.
These instructions outline the recommended service and test procedure for B2UV turbocharger actuators applied to International MaxxForce 7 EPA07 engines. The instruction content will display torque specifications for cartridge to endhousings and summarize an operational bench test for the Smart Remote Actuator (SRA). click here for more information.

BMW Celebrates 30 Years of Diesels
"When it came to developing the engine, BMW decided it had to combine fuel efficiency and durability as well as "high performance, spontaneous power delivery and optimum smoothness." As a result, engineers created a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine that produced 115 HP (85 kW) and 210 Nm (155 lb-ft) of torque." Continue here for more information.

Diesel Racers Not New to the Brickyard 
"As more diesel-powered passenger cars make their way to the North American market, auto manufacturers seem eager to showcase the capabilities of these new machines in grueling motorsports trials. But there is really nothing new about diesel racecars like the Audi R18 E-tron quattro, which dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans last month, or the Mazda 6 Grand-Am racecar scoring wins and getting attention." Continue here for more information

Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Test Drive 
"The GLK 250 SUV is small and funky-looking, and now it sports the first four-cylinder diesel that Mercedes-Benz has sold in the U.S. since the early 1980s."  Continue here for more information.

Navistar launches Heavy-Duty International Workstar with 13-Litre SCR engine
Navistar this week announced the launch of its heavy-duty International WorkStar vocational trucks powered by the company’s 13-litre engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology. Navistar originally dismissed the... Continue here for more information.

Is there enough room for one major truck show a year in Australia? We’ve recently posted the story about Cat Trucks not going to attend the 2014 Melbourne Truck Show... Continue here for more information.

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