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RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Says a guy who drives an 8.1L that emits more PM, NOx, CO, CO2 and gets worse fuel mileage than any modern diesel. And drives a direct injected gas engine that emits more PM, CO, CO2, and used more fuel than the equivalent diesel car. Practice what you preach much? I had two PSD Excursions that were a pain in the but to maintain compared to my 8.1 van that has double the space and payload compared to my PSD Excursions.What SUV could carry 12 passengers and luggage on long trips ? BTW I just road my bike over 12,000 miles since Oct. 20 2017 and that is more miles than my 8.1 van in the last ten years. A used E350 with a PSD if you need to tow more than 5k or a new Transit with a 3.2L diesel if you don't. Either come with a payload of over 2,500 lbs. To me, someone who is telling others that they should protect the environment should do all they can to do the same as well. Like Elon who makes electric cars yet flies over 150k miles a year on a private jet and blast rockets into the sky. One would think that if we were really on the brink of a major climate catastrophe like they claim, then he would stop using private jets and put blasting rockets into the air on hold until we got it under control. I guess they are more into people doing as they say and not as they do. Is that a joke or what ? No. :S Like Elon who makes electric cars yet flies over 150k miles a year on a private jet and blast rockets into the sky. Get a clue. https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/12/18616535/spacex-starlink-elon-musk-60-satellites-launch https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-made-in-china-gigafactory-3-test-track-sighting/ And...... those rockets still pollute regardless if he is doing it to make profit by blasting satellites in the air. He also doesn't need to fly 150k miles on a private jet.
ShinerBock 10/11/19 11:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

The tax subsidies don't have an effect on people's lives? The millions Tesla gives to one political group does not have effect on people's lives? The millions spent on lobbying for more money or peripheral treatment does not have effect on people's lives? The fact that these cars are not only taking money, but are not paying for road usage through fuel taxes not effect people's lives? The fact that their CEO logs 150k miles a year on his corporate jet and sends up countless rockets into the air polluting the atmosphere even more not effecting people's lives? Pulling in investors with propaganda events making empty promises and then not delivering making your investment decrease don't have an effect on people's lives? There are probably many more reasons not to like Tesla just like there is with any other car company.Yes all that and I suppose the 45,000 jobs at Tesla have an effect on people's live too. Although please clarify what political group get millions from Tesla. Now if those road taxes would actually get spent on the roads. Millions spent on peripheral treatment? You mean like fighting to even have it legal to sell their products in half the states? Jet travel? Reminds me when Congress asked GM if they flew commercial when they came begging for money. Yes those rockets send communication and military satellites up so we can have TV and a secure place to live. Actually the reusable rockets should be less polluting compared to anything used prior and still used by every other launch. Investments come with risks. If you don't have the stomach, stay away from the free market. Or are you saying the entire market system should be abolished? You seem just angry at the entire world. I feel sorry for you. Go find some joy. You asked for reasons people may dislike Tesla and I gave you some from what I have heard here and other sites so this is not me being angry at the world or whatever you are insinuating. The same can be said for any other brand. I have heard many reasons why people hate them as well. Some valid, some irrational. It is also the same visa versa for people who have an irrational love for a brand that only see pros and never want to admit or see cons which is why we tend to call them fanboys.
ShinerBock 10/11/19 09:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

But this is really more on my disagreement of the government picking winners and losers and what technology should be emphasized. They have picked (govt) electricity where maybe a better alternative is an option but may never be realized because the capital has already been earmarked. Yeah, just like the government does with diesel over gasoline engines. Gasoline engines are worse for the environment than diesels, but the EPA has a hard on against diesels. That is why the US have more strict regulations on emissions from diesels like Nox than places like the EU yet have more lenient emissions from gas engine like CO and CO2 in the US versus the EU. Not only that, but our fuel mileage test cycles are designed so that gas engines achieve the best mileage possible which do not allow diesels achieve their best fuel mileage. This is why most gas engines get worse fuel mileage in the real world versus EPA mpg and diesels generally get much better mpg than EPA mpg. This also makes their estimated CO2 output much lower in the real world since it get much better fuel mileage in the real world and gas engines get much worse. There is also the fuel standards. Today's diesels are most effiecnt at cetane levels between 48-50 CN. However, US federal standards are for a minimum of 40 CN which is what is used in EPA mileage and smog tests. Some states like California which has a 53 CN requirement and Texas which has a 48 CN requirement do not use the federal 40 CN minimum. The EU has a 51 CN minimum. It is like someone at the EPA can't stand diesels so they stack then deck against them in every way possible to get rid of them with overly strict standards that no other country in the world puts on them along with the lowest fuel standards as well.
ShinerBock 10/11/19 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

You don't actually need to care about the environment to enjoy the smooth, quiet, effortless power an EV provides. Lower fuel cost and fewer trips for scheduled maintenance is a bonus. And you don't even have to buy a Tesla. Plenty of choices on the market. I already have that with my current diesels aside from the quietness. I don't like a completely quit car. There is a reason why I generally don't listen to the radio when I am driving. It is because I like to hear my car/truck while I am driving. It is apart of the whole experience that I enjoy. I also like doing my own maintenance modifications and upgrades on vehicles. Reminds me of when I was a kid helping my pops with his race cars. So to some, these things may be a bonus. To others it may not. There are also negatives to owning an EV so you can't just point out the positives.That is wonderful. Keep on truckin' I still find it odd to be put off by Tesla if they basically have no effect on your life. The tax subsidies don't have an effect on people's lives? The millions Tesla gives to one political group does not have effect on people's lives? The millions spent on lobbying for more money or peripheral treatment does not have effect on people's lives? The fact that these cars are not only taking money, but are not paying for road usage through fuel taxes not effect people's lives? The fact that their CEO logs 150k miles a year on his corporate jet and sends up countless rockets into the air polluting the atmosphere even more not effecting people's lives? Pulling in investors with propaganda events making empty promises and then not delivering making your investment decrease don't have an effect on people's lives? There are probably many more reasons not to like Tesla just like there is with any other car company.
ShinerBock 10/11/19 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

You don't actually need to care about the environment to enjoy the smooth, quiet, effortless power an EV provides. Lower fuel cost and fewer trips for scheduled maintenance is a bonus. And you don't even have to buy a Tesla. Plenty of choices on the market. I already have that with my current diesels aside from the quietness. I don't like a completely quit car. There is a reason why I generally don't listen to the radio when I am driving. It is because I like to hear my car/truck while I am driving. It is apart of the whole experience that I enjoy. I also like doing my own maintenance modifications and upgrades on vehicles. Reminds me of when I was a kid helping my pops with his race cars. So to some, these things may be a bonus. To others it may not. There are also negatives to owning an EV so you can't just point out the positives.
ShinerBock 10/10/19 06:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Says a guy who drives an 8.1L that emits more PM, NOx, CO, CO2 and gets worse fuel mileage than any modern diesel. And drives a direct injected gas engine that emits more PM, CO, CO2, and used more fuel than the equivalent diesel car. Practice what you preach much? I had two PSD Excursions that were a pain in the but to maintain compared to my 8.1 van that has double the space and payload compared to my PSD Excursions.What SUV could carry 12 passengers and luggage on long trips ? BTW I just road my bike over 12,000 miles since Oct. 20 2017 and that is more miles than my 8.1 van in the last ten years. A used E350 with a PSD if you need to tow more than 5k or a new Transit with a 3.2L diesel if you don't. Either come with a payload of over 2,500 lbs. To me, someone who is telling others that they should protect the environment should do all they can to do the same as well. Like Elon who makes electric cars yet flies over 150k miles a year on a private jet and blast rockets into the sky. One would think that if we were really on the brink of a major climate catastrophe like they claim, then he would stop using private jets and put blasting rockets into the air on hold until we got it under control. I guess they are more into people doing as they say and not as they do. Is that a joke or what ? No.
ShinerBock 10/10/19 06:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I thought the Econolines stopped with diesel with the 6.0 PSD? After that, they only came with gassers? The Express did have the 6.6 DM until 2016 and now is optioned with the 2.8 Yeah, I meant to put 6.0L instead of 6.7L. I guess I am so used to typing 6.7L. I forgot about the GM. Another good choice that is better for the environment than an 8.1L.
ShinerBock 10/10/19 01:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Says a guy who drives an 8.1L that emits more PM, NOx, CO, CO2 and gets worse fuel mileage than any modern diesel. And drives a direct injected gas engine that emits more PM, CO, CO2, and used more fuel than the equivalent diesel car. Practice what you preach much? I had two PSD Excursions that were a pain in the but to maintain compared to my 8.1 van that has double the space and payload compared to my PSD Excursions.What SUV could carry 12 passengers and luggage on long trips ? BTW I just road my bike over 12,000 miles since Oct. 20 2017 and that is more miles than my 8.1 van in the last ten years. A used E350 with a PSD if you need to tow more than 5k or a new Transit with a 3.2L diesel if you don't. Either come with a payload of over 2,500 lbs. To me, someone who is telling others that they should protect the environment should do all they can to do the same as well. Like Elon who makes electric cars yet flies over 150k miles a year on a private jet and blast rockets into the sky. One would think that if we were really on the brink of a major climate catastrophe like they claim, then he would stop using private jets and put blasting rockets into the air on hold until we got it under control. I guess they are more into people doing as they say and not as they do.
ShinerBock 10/10/19 12:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Says a guy who drives an 8.1L that emits more PM, NOx, CO, CO2 and gets worse fuel mileage than any modern diesel. And drives a direct injected gas engine that emits more PM, CO, CO2, and used more fuel than the equivalent diesel car. Practice what you preach much?
ShinerBock 10/10/19 12:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Why do people hate Fords when they don't own one? Why do people hate GM's if they don't own one? Why do people hate Ram's if they don't own one? Many of my friends hate BMW's even though they have never driven one or owned one, and they are more than happy to tell you about it. You think it is just a Tesla thing? Some may have very valid reasons like the amount of taxpayer subsidies they and many other makes receive or the fact that Tesla lobbies heavily to gain even more taxpayer subsidies through things like the Driving America Forward Act of 2019. It may also be the fact that Tesla gives most of its money towards a certain political side or the fact that they view the company as a hypocrite of saying they save the environment yet their CEO logs more jet flight miles per year to exceed the emissions of their vehicles if they were IC engines. Others may have illogical reasons like hating Musk himself which extends to his company or they just hate anything electric. There are also the owners that don't do the company favors either. Tesla has become the new BMW in regards to the fact that many of their owners are perceived as irrational narcissistic holier-than-thou d-bags. Not saying that all of them are, but many are perceived that way. Although, there are a few Tesla fanboys here who do fit the bill, and they are the ones who are making people hate Tesla even more.
ShinerBock 10/10/19 09:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford knox sensor

Stop using the aftermarket fuel additives. You are told why your check engine light comes on. Diesel fuel already is formulated to prevent gelling right out of the pump. Isn't science amazing? Try telling that to folks in areas where temps get down to -30 to -20. My son drives an over the road tractor trailer Chicago and north into Minnesota and Wisconsin and has yest to put anything in the truck but the fuel that comes out of the pump. The refiners put in anti gel additives as it leaves the terminal. You can buy all the snake oil you want and put it into your truck to set off the check engine light and ultimately lead to a shorter life of those sensors. Its your truck and your wallet. Your dealer told you to stop. Many long hisl truck drivers that go from south to north in one tank need them because the fuel in the south doesn't have these additives. Also, aside from California and Texas that have higher fuel requirements than the US federal standards, most states only meet the minimum federal diesel fuel standards of 40 octane and lower scar value. Not saying everyone needs it, but there are those that might. 40 cetane... Also I remember a couple years ago reading another diesel forum there was a serious rash of diesel fuel gelling up north. I didn't read of many issues this past winter. Yeah, Texas fuel has a CN 48 minimum,California has a CN of 53 minimum, and all other states go by the federal standard which a CN 40 minimum. Most diesels operate at peak efficiency at CN levels between 48-50, especially diesels that rev high like most light duty diesels engines do. EU has a CN minimum of 51.
ShinerBock 10/09/19 08:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford knox sensor

Is this another Ford thing? No, it is any diesel with NOx sensors which is all of them.
ShinerBock 10/09/19 08:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford knox sensor

Stop using the aftermarket fuel additives. You are told why your check engine light comes on. Diesel fuel already is formulated to prevent gelling right out of the pump. Isn't science amazing? Try telling that to folks in areas where temps get down to -30 to -20. My son drives an over the road tractor trailer Chicago and north into Minnesota and Wisconsin and has yest to put anything in the truck but the fuel that comes out of the pump. The refiners put in anti gel additives as it leaves the terminal. You can buy all the snake oil you want and put it into your truck to set off the check engine light and ultimately lead to a shorter life of those sensors. Its your truck and your wallet. Your dealer told you to stop. Many long hisl truck drivers that go from south to north in one tank need them because the fuel in the south doesn't have these additives. Also, aside from California and Texas that have higher fuel requirements than the US federal standards, most states only meet the minimum federal diesel fuel standards of 40 octane and lower scar value. Not saying everyone needs it, but there are those that might.
ShinerBock 10/09/19 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford knox sensor

ACZL, if it is a NOx sensor that your are referring to then yes aftermarket fuel additives could be the culprit. NOx is created when in cylinder temps get above 2,800F which a diesel engine normally does. To combat this, two things may happen. One, the EGR valve will open introducing cooled exhaust gas back into the intake to cool the in cylinder temps down. Two, if the SCR catalyst is hot enough, the system will inject more DEF if the NOx sensors detect more NOx downstream from the DPF. You have NOx sensors at various parts in the exhaust/emissions system, and a fuel additive may alter NOx level. So basically what is happening is the ECM is triggering the EGR and SCR to combat the NOx being created, but the fuel additive may be making the engine run more efficient creating more NOx(yeah, an oxymoron). This will trigger a CEL because the engine is doing what it is programmed to in order to reduce NOx, but the amount is still not coming down to normal levels due to the fuel additive. NOx and emissions devices is the real reason why diesel makes don't recommend additives anymore even though they want the best fuel possible ran through their engine and they do make them run more efficiently. If they recommend a fuel additive that increased NOx output or damages emissions equipment, then they could be liable.
ShinerBock 10/09/19 08:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford knox sensor

The are knock sensors and a NOx sensors. Which one are you referring too? I am guessing since it is a diesel in your sig that you are referring to the NOx sensor.
ShinerBock 10/09/19 08:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge / Chrysler Uconnect Issues

Yeah, I just had an over the air update last week, but I was not having issues before. You might have to delete and re-pair your phone to the Bluetooth after the update like I did.
ShinerBock 10/09/19 06:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram overtakes GM

Again Chrysler engineers gets tossed under the bus for the car design that Marchionne approved. What does that have to do with FCA US LLC being allowed to call the shots on profitable products and brands. The 200 was not profitable and not well liked by consumers so maybe Chrysler engineers and designers should be thrown under the bus and held to higher standards for creating it. The outside design is okay, but the interior is ****. You know precisely my point... Also that LLC suffix is another specific label for another day. No, I don't because it appears to be a double standard and bias.
ShinerBock 10/08/19 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram overtakes GM

Again Chrysler engineers gets tossed under the bus for the car design that Marchionne approved. What does that have to do with FCA US LLC being allowed to call the shots on profitable products and brands. The 200 was not profitable and not well liked by consumers so maybe Chrysler engineers and designers should be thrown under the bus and held to higher standards for creating it. The outside design is okay, but the interior is ****.
ShinerBock 10/07/19 06:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.7L 1050 ft lbs TQ at 1,600 rpm, 475 HP at 2,800 rpm

I get a great laugh watching these diesels on the street. Except for those on rev.net, I’ll bet the most that 99% of these tow is a load of mulch on a utility trailer. Speculation is that many will never tow and just be a $75k daily driver. Ah well, to each his own. Isn’t that the beauty of America? I will bet that 99% of four door sedan's/SUV's/Crossover's has less than two people in them and most owners would be fine in a smart car. Or that most Sports cars never get taken to the track. Or most Jeep or 4x4 truck owners hardly ever go off road. However, these people, just like diesel truck owners, buy one because they want whatever it is they bought even though they don't use it to its full potential most of the time. I see nothing wrong with it if they are paying for it with their own money.
ShinerBock 10/07/19 05:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram overtakes GM

Don’t waste your time as I’m sure it’s a fairy tale. Also I’m sure that any US based Chrysler management gets any credit is when someone across the pond needs to cast blame for something that went wrong. Are you saying it is fairy tale based on first hand knowledge, an article you read of someone with first hand knowledge, or is it just subjective and biased opinion? If the later, then I will stick with the first hand knowledge information. I’m saying Marchionne threw Chrysler engineers under the bus for the failure of the important Chrysler 200 that we all know he approved to go into production. All makes made an about face ending or putting an end date on many(if not all) of their sedans and small cars in the past few years due to low sales, including Ford. As I said before, the only time FCA group steps in is when a product or brand is not profitable. Aside from that FCA US LLC(aka the Chrysler side of FCA Group) is calling the shots on their US products especially the ones that are profitable. This is from an FCA exec and not from someones opinion or what they believe is true. Here's a quote from Marchionne: Marchionne said part of the problem was that Chrysler designers "copied" the entry point to the rear seat from an unnamed Hyundai model which is likely the previous generation Sonata. The executive went on to say the designers where "dummies" and "some people from design left some of their private parts on the table after we came up with that determination." Link And again, they 200 was loosing profitability just like most other cars. Hence the reason why FCA Group stepped in which goes a long with what the FCA exec said that FCA US calls the shots unless the product or brand loses profitability.
ShinerBock 10/07/19 05:44pm Tow Vehicles
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