månadsarkiv: juni 2014

RAM säljer bra i Canada och USA

The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Laramie Crew Cab 4X4. (Photos: Todd Gillis)





The reasons for the Ram’s success are many. The EcoDiesel option provides yet another.


The diesel puts out 240 horsepower, not too impressive if you go by this useless way of rating engines. More importantly, it produces 420 pound feet of torque, more than any V6 in the class and, in fact, more than the mighty Hemi V8 available in this same truck.


De ökar nu sin produktion.

Chrysler is working to increase production of the diesel engine in Europe that powers the 2014 Ram EcoDiesel pickup. Bigland said demand for the diesel model — which many customers say is topping the 28 miles per gallon fuel economy label — has exceeded expectations.

“Frankly, the demand for diesel has really surprised us,” said Chrysler Group LLC sales chief Reid Bigland.



The diesel version of the truck is sitting on dealer lots for an average of just 13 days, and demand for the diesel engine is about 20 percent of sales. The company is currently building at about 5 percent, Bigland said.

“We’re going to be able to meet that demand, it’s just going to take us a few months,” he said

Ny Ford Edge med den nya motorn från F-150

Nu börjas det. Jag har inte själv trott en enda sekund att den nya fina motorn skulle stanna i F-150. Den kommer att få en vid spridning inom Ford.


Ford har varit mycket tystlåtna sedan den nya motorn visades i Detroit på NAIAS men nu skriver de att den har en effekt ” på mer än 300 hästkrafter”.

A Sport version of the vehicle will be exclusively available with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6 expected to deliver more than 300 horsepower.


Detta är en mycket intressant uppgift. Den nuvarande Duratech 37-motorn är på 3,7 liter och har 305 hkr. Den nya 2,7-liters har alltså motsvarande hästkraftsantal ( 305) trots att den är på en liter mindre. Det är en Mustangmotor. Räkna med en snart debut för 2,7-liters V6an i Mustang.



Den stora produktionen av den nya motorn har fått Ford att nyanställa vid Lima fabriken och öka personalstyrkan med ca 50 %




The automaker has yet to release horsepower and torque ratings for the 2.7L EcoBoost V-6, but says the engine will produce power comparable to a mid-range V-8. It uses the same compacted graphite iron in its cylinder block as the 6.7L Power Stroke diesel, which Ford says allows for a remarkably stiff and compact design.




Bra artikel från Mortimer idag den 25 juni 2014



The Edge gets two new engines for 2015 but loses the 3.7-liter V6. The basic SE, SEL and Titanium trims will have the option of a 245-hp, 270-lb-ft EcoBoost 2.0-liter I4 or a 265-hp 3.5-liter V6. The Edge Sport gets a new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 making “more than 300 hp” according to Ford. The new 2.7-liter mill uses compacted graphite iron in its cylinder block like the Power Stroke diesel. Ford says that not only saves weight, but also reduces NVH. A six-speed automatic with paddle shifters is standard across the range

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20140625/carnews/140629913#ixzz35iyQTx1e

Eventually, Edge will be sold in more than 100 markets worldwide.


F-150 kommer enligt tidtabellen

Aluminum Ford F-150 remains on track, Hinrichs says

Hinrichs, speaking on preparations for the next-generation Ford F-150: “Everything is on schedule and everything is going as planned.”


——-Vilken är då tidabellen? Jo Truett på Autoimotive News tror:


This 2015 Ford F-150 was seen driving undisguised in suburban Detroit on Sunday. The aluminum-bodied truck begins production later this summer. The lightweight body saves as much as 700 pounds over the outgoing steel-bodied truck.

MAN ökar

MAN Truck & Bus To Expand Marine Engine Line

Posted on June 6, 2014

MAN Truck & Bus revealed it will introduce a new vee-configuration 12-cylinder diesel engine for heavy-duty marine applications at the SMM show in September. The new D2862 LE441 marine diesel will be rated 735 kW (985 hp), which is a significant increase from the existing D28 engines, the company said.

The company said that through use of a single-stage wastegate turbocharger with charge-air intercooler and adapted valve timing, the engine’s mean pressure was increased and power output raised by 73 kW over the previous D28 engines. In addition, a common rail fuel injection system with EDC control allows for a pre-injection stage, which provides significant benefits in terms of vibration and noise emissions, MAN said.

Den har block i CGI

Engine design and materials

If break mean effictive pressures and ignition pressures are to be achieved, high-strength materials and a rigid engine block design are needed. The crankcases of the D20, D26 and D28 engine ranges are made of high-quality CGI-450 (compacted graphite iron). This material is much stronger than grey cast iron.


RushYates är också stora inom racing i USA

De har också CGI från Sintercast i sina  motorer sedan ett bra tag.

Output peaks at 900 horsepower at 9000 rpm
The blocks are compacted graphite iron—like in the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 headed for the 2015 Ford F-150—and the heads are aluminum. While every engine is torn down after each race, each block generally lasts 10,000 miles; heads live for 4500 miles.

CGI-motor till flygplan

The engine is designed with extremely rugged technologies, like steel pistons and CGI iron crankcases that provide superior strength and durability over aluminum without sacrificing weight









Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) Cylinder Block



Grainger & Worrall

Grainger & Worrall

The casting of major engine parts like the blocks and cylinder heads will be done by the British firm Grainger & Worrall, which has 75 years experience, operates 6 foundries, employs 400 people, and is recognized worldwide for its castings development and innovations.

Tillägg den 17 dec 2015


Omtalad för att kunna ha potential att skapa en ny era inom flygmotorer, är Graflight-aerodieseln mer bränsleekonomisk än någon annan flygmotor på marknaden idag.

För mer information:

Mr Michael Fuchs  President/CEO Business Development Director President & CEO Engineered Propulsion Systems

Mr Edward Grainger  Grainger & Worral

Dr Steve Dawson SinterCast




Dart är stora inom racing i USA


Rena rama CGI-reklamen


Today, 95 Dart employees make about 8000 blocks and 16,000 heads a year for drag racing, circle track racing, road racing, and high-performance custom cars, as well as marine and industrial power applications – 

Dart Machinery technician Bob Dimitrijevich installs iron sleeves in a cast aluminum block while a billet aluminum racing block awaits installation. Aluminum block bores are honed for size and geometry before liner installation.

Hela artikeln finns här.




Ny motor med CGI-förstärkningar från Ford


With all the other weight savings onboard, less engine is needed to motivate a family Fusion, so the 1.0-liter EcoBoost I-3 is fitted, but with a bunch of further upgrades. The biggie is swapping cast iron for aluminum with compacted-graphite iron inserts to help tie the head bolts to the crankshaft bearings, so the engine block saves 45 percent

Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/future/concept_vehicles/1406_ford_lightweight_concept_first_look/#ixzz33eigunzB


Detta kan bli riktigt stort. Ford verkar insett till fullo hela potentialen i CGI-användandet. Denna bil är en koncept men det är tydligt att CGI kommer mer och mer i mindre volymmotorer. Överallt där man behöver mer styrka är CGI intressant.

F-150 och produktionsstarten

Nu kommer uppgifter om att den skall börja produceras under sensommaren.


This 2015 Ford F-150 was seen driving undisguised in suburban Detroit on Sunday. The aluminum-bodied truck begins production later this summer. The lightweight body saves as much as 700 pounds over the outgoing steel-bodied truck.

Det innebär i så fall att de får varva upp på gjuteriet i Saltillo vilken dag som helst.