Diesel Particulate Filters: Regeneration
The increased use of EGR valves has led to a bigger problem with soot. So, in order to trap the soot, the government has mandated that all trucks built after Jan. 1, 2007, have a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and a catalytic converter. In simple terms, the DPF is a huge screen that traps the soot coming from the engine. This filter looks like a rocket shell underneath newer trucks. The DPF has temperature sensors and pressure tubes used by the PCM to help in determining when the DPF screen is full. When the DPF needs cleaning it undergoes what is called “regeneration.”
How Does The EGR And Secondary Air Injection Work With The Catalytic Converter?
The perfect internal combustion vehicle would be able to put the exact amount of fuel and air into the combustion chamber. If the perfect combustion event happened, you would get nothing more than water and carbon dioxide. There would not be any unburned fuel or oxygen. What would be needed to make this happen? Direct injection into the combustion chamber is a good start. You would also need the perfect combustion chamber free from hot spots – areas of unwanted turbulence or carbon build up. In the mean time, we have exhaust gas recirculation systems (EGR), secondary air injection and catalytic converters to reduce emissions
Tenneco’s Exclusive Loyalty Program Designed To Serve Undercar Service Market And Help Drive Ride Control, Emissions Control Sales
The Expert Plus service dealer loyalty program from Tenneco – created to help automotive service businesses increase their share of the undercar service market – includes a complete marketing and promotional package for 2014.
Emico Unveils New Logo, Branding
Emico, manufacturer of automotive catalytic converters for aftermarket applications, down pipes and exhaust system components, has unveiled a revamped logo in the wake of its sale to Advanced Clean Air Technologies Global (ACAT).
Fall Promotion Rewards Consumers For Walker Direct-Fit Catalytic Converter Purchases
Consumers can receive a $40 Visa prepaid card for a Walker direct-fit catalytic converter purchased between September 1 and October 31, 2013, through Tenneco’s Walker “Ultra Rewards!” promotion. Available at participating automotive service locations nationwide, the Walker “Ultra Rewards!” incentive offers a $40 Visa prepaid card to consumers who purchase a qualifying Walker direct-fit catalytic converter or Walker CalCat direct-fit catalytic converter.
Catalytic Converters: New Diagnostic Strategies
Catalytic converter failures on today’s vehicles are rarely caused by defects in catalytic converters. Most catalytic converter failures can be traced back to problems caused by what happens in the combustion chamber. Almost every part on the engine determines how long it will last. It could be a faulty line of computer code that pulses an injector too long, or it could be a stuck piston ring that allows oil to be sucked into the combustion chamber. These little details can limit the life of a catalytic converter.
New York And Maine Delay Implementation Of New Catalytic Converter Standards
AAIA received a letter on May 21 from Jared Snyder, assistant commissioner for the Office of Air Resources, Climate Change & Energy in the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), announcing that the agency will delay enforcement of the June 1 implementation of six NYCCR Part 218-7.2 (c), adopted standards for new aftermarket catalytic converters.
Tenneco Bringing New Coverage, Latest Technologies To Walker Converter Line
Several popular Toyota, Honda, Subaru, Hyundai and Kia applications will be among dozens of late-model import vehicles that will be added to Tenneco’s Walker line of catalytic converters in 2013. The company also plans to significantly increase its offering of EPA- and CARB-compliant manifold converters to reflect the latest emissions control designs being used by global vehicle manufacturers.
Eastern Manufacturing Expands Overall HQ and Manufacturing Facility with New State-of-the-Art Finished Goods and Distribution Center
Eastern Manufacturing (EMI), a manufacturer of catalytic converters and related components, has just added a new 103,000-sq.-ft. facility that will be transformed into a state-of-the-art finished goods inventory and shipping center. Combined with the current building and near by R&D facilities, this new purchase dramatically increases Eastern Manufacturing’s overall physical size to well over 253,000 sq. ft.
Custom Exhaust Fabrication: Bends, Bungs and Mufflers
Custom exhaust work is one of the first modifications an owner may perform. It can help the car or truck breath better and make more power. But, often some vehicles do not have a performance system available because the vehicle is to new, rare or the owner wants something special.
Exhaust System Welding & Fabrication
Even as direct-fit exhaust systems are dominating the replacement exhaust market, there is still a need for exhaust fabrication that includes welding. Being able to weld exhaust system components is not about creating less-expensive alternatives for your customers. Being able to weld and fabricate components gives you the flexibility to provide your customer with the
Getting Stoked to Service the 6.0L Power Stroke
If there were one engine that plagues the mid-size diesel world, you would have to say that it is the 6.0L Power Stroke. The 6.0L came into existence because the EPA demanded tighter emissions laws for diesel engines. Even though the 7.3L was branded as the reliable workhorse for Ford, it would never be able to pass the tighter emissions laws that were going to come into effect for 2004.