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CGIron

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  1. CGIron

    F-150 with a new engine making 44 mpg

    You are like the old countrywoman that on her first visit at Zoo watching a giraffe and said " such animals doesn´t exist" Watch the video and understand that modern tech like the Eaton TVS air pump and the Sintercast CGI in the block didn´t exist 70 years ago. 90% reduction in NOx and a 15–20% fuel efficiency improvement. doesn´t sound like MORE emissions right? There´s a new sheriff in town.
  2. Is it Ford that´s behind this lines about " OEM is tooling up" or is it just a coincidence that Achates picked a F-150 to install their new engine in? https://www.wardsauto.com/engines/achates-opposed-piston-engine-makers-tooling and https://www.motortrend.com/news/at-least-one-automaker-plans-to-produce-an-opposed-piston-engine/ First drive. Listen to the SOUND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usmauFigpzk Massive roar without sound of strokes 😲 270 hp, 479 lb/ft , 44 mpg with diesel and 37 mpg on petrol, cheaper to produce, lighter. less parts. So what are we waiting for?
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    New Ford 7.0 L....?

    Remember that with presumably CGI in the blocks the length can be made smaller due to the thinner but stronger cylinderwalls . Hope for a official debute soon.
  4. from Mike Levines Twitter ( Ford North America Product Communications manager. ) "The mighty 2.7-liter EcoBoost is the top-selling F-150 engine - out of six engine choices!" ---- with CGI in the block, same as PS 6.7. and the new 3 l diesel V6
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    Info on new gas engine???

    https://www.svtperformance.com/forums/threads/update-return-of-the-pushrod-fords-new-7-3l-engine-is-actually-an-ohv-v8.1160212/ Smaller in size, may fit in more enginebays.
  6. http://​​​​​​​https://5thgenrams.com/community/threads/2020-ram-cummins-to-get-a-cgi-block.482/ This engine may have superior facts. The blocks will be poured at the Tupy Saltillo foundry in Mexico. Will the current Super Duty Power Stroke follow by upgrading?
  7. The company said workers likely would end up with less time off this summer to make up for the shutdown. https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2018/05/16/ford-restarting-f-150--super-duty-production-ahead-of-schedule.html Up and running tomorrow
  8. 32.1 mpg sounds impressive or not? F-150 Power Stroke diesel Lariat 4x2. 32.1 mpg over 9 mile city and highway route with hills just outside Denver. Media get to drive the same route this week. by Mike Levine, Ford North America Product Communications manager. Sounds impressive. https://twitter.com/mrlevine/status/988183638305984513
  9. You are not alone about wondering about the coming take rate. One dealer say "“It will be a question of will Ford be able to make enough of them,” Hovik said. “The demand will be considerable.” https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2018/04/19/diesel-fuel-economy-ford-f-150/33998943/ This engine in the TRANSIT would be a homerun
  10. When Ford revealed its F-150 Power Stroke engine earlier this year, engineers said 30 mpg highway was their target. Testing by the EPA confirms that rating for the truck that goes on sale in May. http://wardsauto.com/engines/ford-s-light-duty-diesel-pickup-claims-mpg-leadership The leader of the pack. FORD It think it will sell much more than the Fords 5 % estimates.
  11. http://achatespower.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Achates-Power-Light-Duty-Demonstrator-Truck-Announcement-1.pdf With 37 mpg on petrol and 42 mpg with diesel in a Ford F-150 this will be a gamechanger . Soon. In this year in a driveable truck. http://newsletter.motor.com/2018/20180320/!ID_AchatesEngine.html forget Mazda. https://youtu.be/8qmAlnIh4mk
  12. The Achates engine has the same blockmaterial as Fords 2.7 l EcoBoost, the 6.7 l PowerStroke and the new 3 liter V6 diesel. Compacted Graphite Iron The engine needs that material to withstand the exterme pressure during peak combustion. Historically instead they had to make thicker cylinderwalls and that made the engines too heavy. https://sintercast.com/$-1/file/dokument/2017/2018/NAIAS-2018-English.pdf “SinterCast identified diesel engines as an important contributor to fuel economy and driveability in the North American pick-up sector more than ten years ago. Today, diesel engines are available in four of the five full size pick-ups in the American market, confirming our initial outlook and confirming the role for modern clean diesel engines as an important part of the solution for improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions” said Dr. Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast. “We also congratulate Achates on their positive progress with the opposed-piston demonstrator pick-up. We are pleased to have supported the initial development at Achates and we look forward to continuing to support their market development.”
  13. The block is made of CGI, the same material as the 6.7 l Power Stroke and the 2.7 l EcoBoost.
  14. http://www.tfltruck.com/2017/11/2019-ram-1500-jeep-new-diesel-v6-specs/ " Although. the power output for the Ford’s engine has not been released as of this writing. FCA US is putting their foot down with 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. How will Ford respond?"
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