Diesel Pistons Hickory NC

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Auto-Master
(828) 328-5006
356 Highway 70 SW
Hickory, NC
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Viewmont Exxon
(828) 322-1678
1128 2nd Street Northeast
Hickory, NC
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

Cougar Custom Cycles
(828) 441-2222
2830 Springs Road Northeast
Hickory, NC
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle Repair

Clark Tire and Auto Service Inc
(828) 322-8130
2105 N Center Street
Hickory, NC
Services
Alignment Repair

Meineke Car Care Center - Auto Repair
(828) 267-2516
270 Hwy 321 Nw
Hickory, NC
Hours
Monday through Friday-7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday-7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday-Closed

B & G Muffler
(828) 324-4909
1207 2nd Street Southeast
Hickory, NC
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Products
Catalytic Converters, Exhaust Systems

Manuel Automobile and Truck
(828) 267-0771
726 20th Street Northeast
Hickory, NC
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Kawasaki of Hickory
(828) 328-6303
1824 13th Avenue Drive Northwest
Hickory, NC
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Aiken Black Tire Service
(828) 322-3736
823 1st Avenue Northwest
Hickory, NC
Services
Alignment Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

Auto Fitness Center Inc
(828) 328-4003
434 10th Avenue Drive Northeast
Hickory, NC
Services
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing

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Diesel Pistons

Because of their higher fuel efficiency (typically 20 to 40 percent better than a gasoline engine with the same displacement), diesel engines power most heavy-duty trucks, transit buses and emergency vehicles.

Larry Carley

The diesel engine market has been rapidly changing in recent years. Higher fuel prices and changes in emission regulations have brought about a whole new generation of clean diesel engines in both the light and heavy-duty truck markets.

According to the Diesel Technology Forum ( www.dieselforum.org ), particulate emissions from new on-highway diesel engines have been reduced 83 percent since 1988. Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions are down 83 percent over the same time period. With the latest low sulfur diesel fuel and exhaust particulate traps, diesel emissions will be reduced up to 90 percent.

Because of their higher fuel efficiency (typically 20 to 40 percent better than a gasoline engine with the same displacement), diesel engines power most heavy-duty trucks, transit buses and emergency vehicles. Diesel engines power most farm machinery as well as a majority of school buses and medium-duty trucks. Diesel engines are also a popular option in many pickup trucks. But Volkswagen has been the only vehicle manufacturer to sell diesel-powered cars in the U.S. in recent years, and in 2007 they didn’t offer any because of changes in diesel emission regulations.

In Europe where fuel prices are considerably higher than in the U.S., and emission regulations are more diesel-friendly, 50 to 60 percent of passenger cars are now powered by diesel engines. Many experts predict that the number of diesel-powered passenger cars in the U.S. will increase dramatically over the next few years as auto makers introduce a new generation of clean diesel-powered cars that meet the new emission rules – especially if fuel prices remain high. That means more diesel-engine rebuilding opportunities down the road.
The interest in diesel performance has also been growing. Bolt-on performance packages for diesel-powered pickup trucks can easily add 75 to 150 horsepower or more for everyday driving and towing. Pulling has been a traditional event for diesel-powered tractors and trucks, but diesel-powered vehicles are now winning races and setting records in venues that have long been the exclusive realm of gasoline-powered engines.

A diesel-powered Audi race car recently won the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race in France. A new land speed record of 328 mph was set by the diesel-powered JCB Dieselmax streamliner at Bonneville a little over a year ago. Back in 2002, Gale Banks set a speed record of 217 mph in a Cummins diesel-powered Dodge Dakota pickup truck at Bonneville.

A group called the Diesel Hot Rod Association (www.dhraonline.com) has been promoting diesel drag racing at various tracks around the country. Many of the diesel-powered Pro Street trucks at these events are running in the 9-second range at speeds ...

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