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Diesel Engines

Cummins Sued For $60 Million Over Faulty Emission Systems

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cummins is in some hot water recently as it was announced Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is suing the engine manufacturer for $60 million dollars. The basis of the lawsuit is in regards to the selective catalyst reduction system (SRC) on Dodge Ram 2013-2015 models. The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resource Board have both come to the same conclusion that the SRC systems are defective and do not meet the current tier emission laws. ... read more »

Caterpillar's Future Under Trump Administration

Friday, November 11, 2016

Three days after the election of President Elect Donald Trump the DOW Jones Industrial average hit an all time high with a finish of 18,873 points November 10th. Across the board companies are surging in the wake of a pro business administration. ... read more »

Why Do Diesel Engines Last So Long?

Friday, November 4, 2016

Our good friend "Adept Ape" who is a master engine builder and YouTube Blogger recently released a video breaking down the various reasons why diesel engines last so much longer than gasoline engines. Let's dive in and discuss the three major reasons why diesel engines are so durable: ... read more »

Cummins Announces New Powerhouse Engine: The X15

Friday, October 14, 2016

The big news of the day in the trucking world came from the world’s largest engine manufacturer, Cummins Inc. The company unveiled their newest Heavy Duty Truck engine the: X15. The X15 is the newest engine in the much loved ISX product line. The X15 is the successor to the proven workhorse ISX15. The X15 is an upgrade to the ISX15 with an optimized compression ratio, air handling system and combustion process to deliver 25% better fuel economy and up to 30%-40% lower maintenance costs. This class-8 motor is only one of many new engines being developed by the big manufacturers such as Caterpillar, MTU, Paccar and Volvo. Much of this technological advancement was fueled by regulatory changes regarding carbon emissions. The X15 was developed to meet the 201 ... read more »

How Large Diesel Marine Engines Work

Friday, October 7, 2016

This is a great old video from the MAN Corporation about the basic principals of how large diesel marine engines operate. Take a look. ... read more »

Diesel Fuel Extracted From The Air Could Be A Game Changer

Monday, October 3, 2016

Technology is constantly evolving. It truly is an exciting time to be alive more than any other time in history. Two companies in Germany and Canada are making waves with something from science fiction: making diesel fuel out of thin air! ... read more »

Why Diesel Engine Cars Aren't More Popular in the U.S.

Friday, August 26, 2016

America is run on gasoline, pure and simple. Billions of tons of good each day are shipped every day in this country but the majority of engines in this country are gas engines. Unlike our brothers in Europe, the vast majority of U.S. car buyers prefer their gasoline engines vs. a diesel engine. In fact in Europe diesel powered automotive models account for more than half of all the vehicle sales with Italy and France having over 70% market share of diesel cars. ... read more »

Engine Production Pictures Week of August 15-19th 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

It's been another busy week here at Capital Reman. Here are a couple of highlights from the week including shipping a Cummins ISX, CAT 3406 and setting the crankshaft in a John Deere 6101. Another week in the books. Good work fellas! ... read more »

Cummins Engine History: American Gumption

Friday, August 12, 2016

Like most success stories, the history of Cummins Engine Company, started from humble beginnings and a perseverance to try something new. The early days of Cummins Engines were not like what we have all come to expect from the power generation giant of today. In fact the company almost folded a few years after its start. ... read more »