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#1 OFFLINE   the tc life

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:24 AM

I took the truck through emissions testing here in Spokane and I must say, I do not like the way they test diesels. They have you push the accelerator to the floor and let it idle back down 3 times. I do not treat my truck like that...having the RPM's redline. That is not the best thing you can do to an engine. It is not a racing engine meant to be pushed at high RPM's. It passed fine but I think it is crap that they have you do that to it. The only thing that was kind of funny...my truck has an muffler delete...having the engine race at those RPM's sure was very loud.

 

 

​ If my truck weighed about 2000 lbs less...I would not have had to go through emissions (stupid, they still emit exhaust), or of it was newer. Mine is a 2004 and a big heavy truck. So going through the test is required.


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#2 OFFLINE   RichConley

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:48 AM

I don't like the engine run at  wide open throttle (WOT).  But it's done all the time in the boating world. Engines are built to be run a wide open throttle.

My dad was a GM corporate trained mechanic.  He once commented about the noise in the building where GM tested engines - no mufflers, engines were mounted on stands and allowed to run continuously at wide open. 

Many boats can run at WOT for sustained periods of time when they use exterior water for coolant - cylinder head temps don't reach the same temps as a closed cooling system.

Unless an engine component is already going south, then WOT for brief periods should not be of concern.



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:24 AM

Just think of all the diesel soot you get to subject the emmision tester to by reving the engine that many times. I wouldn't want that job.



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:11 AM

If your engine is tuned properly, it shouldn't be spewing soot (over fueled). My 2005 PSD had no problem passing this test although I never rev the engine that high either.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:57 PM

It passed just fine...no big soot cloud. Loud, yeah it was loud. No muffler. lol


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