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2019, Catalyst, Emissions, Peterbilt -

Fuel Borne Catalyst: To me it was just another chemical and the world is full of chemicals that promise to do everything.  I was to the point if it didn’t say Lucas Oil on the container, I paid no attention to it. I personally know Forrest Lucas, I’ve spent time with him at his plants, I use his products,  and sell them at our shop. It was hard for me to accept another chemical at Pittsburgh Power, however, we tested Max Mileage Fuel Borne Catalyst in April of 2018 for two days on the dyno utilizing emissions testing equipment and...

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2019, Catalyst, Fuel, Truck Show -

As we travel through life in this trucking industry, we have the opportunity to meet many very interesting people. The weekend of October 4-6, Pittsburgh Power had a booth at the “Made In America” trade show in Indianapolis, IN. Unfortunately, the show was low in attendance, but Pete, Debbie, Jane and I enjoyed spending time with our Max Mileage dealers Mike and Beth Thompson of Indianapolis. Many of you may recall, about three years ago, we built a DD4 Detroit engine in the convention center at the CMC, sponsored by Kevin and Leesa Rutherford, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mike Thompson,...

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2019, Catalyst, Cooling -

Do you think all radiators are created equal and built to the same specifications? Please don’t ever think that. Original equipment radiators are built to the minimum requirements because the average grade in the USA is 3%. Can you believe that? An OEM engineer told me way back in 1992 that they only had to spec a radiator to control coolant temperature for a 3% grade. I asked him if he has ever traveled outside the state of Texas, and all I got was a cold stare. Even though he was older than me, I knew a lot more about...

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2019, Air Filter, Catalyst -

For 42 years I have found that owner-operators will tell you the truth about how a product performs on their truck. There is no BS – if the product makes a change, good or bad, they will tell you. Nobody knows their truck better than the man who owns it, drives it, and sleeps in it every day. Over the years, many products have been tested this way at our shop, and I must say, we have been very successful with owner-operator testing. If six owner-operators from different parts of the country, driving different trucks, pulling different trailers all get...

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