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  1. https://fordauthority.com/2020/07/ford-has-allegedly-received-230k-bronco-reservations-in-just-two-weeks/
  2. CGIron

    Bronco on the move

    I looked at Mike Levines Twitter and found this https://twitter.com/mrlevine https://twitter.com/mrlevine/status/1260719573717807104/photo/1 But is that right? 18mpg city 27 highway, that must be the old one.
  3. https://www.autonews.com/china/china-sales-likely-rose-april-ending-nearly-2-years-decline To levels higher than a year ago.
  4. https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2020/04/29/restarting-ford-company-hosts-media-briefing.html News today at noon EDT
  5. Too weak engines. They would bring the EcoBoost 2,7 l V6
  6. No hard feeling as long as Ford isn´t delaying the SOP😁
  7. Reddit.com Why not? In 2019, according to TFL truck tuners have been able to push 540 wheel horsepower, 550lbft wheel torque out of a 2018 2.7 Ecoboost with just a new turbo, intake, exhaust, tune and e30 fuel. And remember, the 2nd gen 2.7 Ecoboost has only been out for a year, replacing the old 2.7 in the 2019 model year.
  8. I say that Duramax is in a heavy state of backlogging due to their stubborn ideas about NOT letting the CGI in instead of their almost antique grey iron.
  9. I wouldn´t be so sure about that. The super high pressure from that pump may tear on the cylinderwalls. The greyiron in the combustionchamber is so much weaker in the Duramax
  10. I think the reason for this might be that GM is still using grey iron as a block material instead of following RAM and Ford by changing to the much harder Compacted Graphite Iron.
  11. Finally it seems that GM will follow Ford and RAM in the choice of blockmaterial. The larger sum of money from the DOE will go toward research of a "low-mass and high-efficiency" engine for medium-duty trucks. GM's stable of medium-duty trucks currently includes the Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD. These Class 4, 5 and 6 trucks boast a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8 engine. cnet.com 5: NEW MATERIALS AND ENGINE TECHNOLOGIES FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY POWERTRAINS General Motors LLC Pontiac, MI Low Mass and High Efficiency Engine for MediumDuty Truck Applications $7,007,878 https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2019/08/f65/FY19%20VTO%20selections%20table-for%20release_updated_0.pdf Could it come from Brazil? https://mb.cision.com/Main/15118/2889549/1097252.pdf
  12. CGIron

    A new petrolengine with CGI in the block?

    It seems so. More interest in discussing different colours and various trims. Not a genuine interest of raw mecanics and better mpg.
  13. CGIron

    A new petrolengine with CGI in the block?

    It isn´t a matter for Wall Street. GM hasn´t a single block with CGI in their stable but Ford has been innovative and has several. Both petrol and diesels. CGI is the future blockmaterial, period. I think very soon GM will be forced to follow. With och without some influence from Wall Street. About CGI: ”There was a lot of debate about using that material; it"s more costly. However, CGI enabled us to meet our attributes for toughness and for compact engine size. It gave us a good overall engine length; it"s more weight-efficient than old-fashioned cast iron. Using an aluminum block would have required a larger, longer engine. We were able to shorten the engine and get good durability with CGI." Note that, because compacted graphite iron is used, no liners are necessary, which saves costly machining operations, parts, and assembly costs. Trucktrend
  14. CGIron

    A new petrolengine with CGI in the block?

    So far no guesses of what engine it could be? It´s intended to have a SOP in 2021 and so far the only CGI-blocked petrol engine is the Ford EcoBoost Nano-familys 2.7 l and 3 l V6 that´s coming in several Fords MY 2020. By making the block in CGI the engine can be much smaller and even lighter than an aluminium engine. Could it be a hybrid?
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