I was instrumental in getting a couple of hundred motorhomes on the road with
the 5.9L Cummins Diesel as I thought that diesel should be the real future
of motorhomes, that tend to get bigger and heavier and is a tow vehicle for
heavy toys. This was in the 80s. I think I see a marked trend toward diesel
power, but at some point there just isnt any choice. Size matters.
One thing that I think I learned about the diesel engine business is that is
extremely competitive. I dont really know what is out there today in the
market, but I suspect it might be tough & high risk sell, if they arent out
now. ad nauseum.
> I was thinking of our TR tractor motors and one thing led to another. So,
> why doen't Cummins take their prooven 5.9L diesel take two cylinders off and
> make it a 4 cyl 2L motor? Give it all the fancy electronics, best
> turbocharger and fuel mangement software and get 250hp and 300ftlb of torque
> it in a light weight PU truck or sedan? I bet a light weight vehicle with
> this could be very peppy with good mileage.
> I know emissions are always a factor.. but, with all the know how we have
> today -this is duable.
> Why is it that we don't have a good reliable domestic 4 cyl diesel?
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