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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. CGIron

    A new petrolengine with CGI in the block?

    By the way akirby . The shareprice is up 73 % this year. 💪
  10. Will it be Ford or the VW-group? From a PR today from Swedish Sintercast that´s providing Ford with the Nano-engines at 3 and 2,7 liters with a highTech CGI. The company also expects the production approval of a new SinterCast-CGI petrol engine, potentially marking the company’s second passenger vehicle petrol engine application. Sintercast AGM today
  11. #akirby. Do you know that the shareprice of Sintercast has rised 60 % this year? Thanks to Ford, the main customer.
  12. https://www.motor1.com/news/315421/ford-focus-fiesta-mild-hybrid/ Scheduled for a market launch next year, the Fiesta EcoBoost Hybrid and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid will use a version of the 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost equipped with a belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) which replaces the traditional alternator. The BISG will recover and store energy usually lost during braking and coasting in a small 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack. Is it this engine? http://autoindustrynewsletter.blogspot.com/2016/07/ford-puts-cgi-into-1-litre-ecoboost.html#more Ford puts CGI into 1-litre EcoBoost Ford in the UK has confirmed its three-cylinder 1-litre Fox gasoline engine does have a cylinder block of compacted graphite iron (CGI). The turbocharged, direct injection engine is being built at Ford’s Camaçari engine plant in Brazil, which opened two years ago.
  13. Apparently it´s just an increased production of the EcoBoost and no new program. Good in any way. It seems to to have a good impact of the volumes for Tupy as they mention it in the Conference Call
  14. CGIron

    2020MY Production Schedule

    In a recent conference call after the Q4 report at the Brazilian foundry Tupy the CEO is talking about the recent start of the Cummins production for RAM but then he says that a new volumeproduction will start this May of a petrolengine with a block in CGI for Pickups Is this the added production of the Nano-V6 EcoBoost engine with a displacement of 2.7 and 3 liters he is talking about or can it be some new production? We know this engine will come in the 2020 MY of several models like Explorer and Lincoln Aviator but can we consider these mentioned as Pickups? Is it migrating to the Ranger? Is it just a production for the Explorer and Aviator with JOB #1 date 05/06/19 , the MKZ with JOB #1 date 08/05/19 ? Conference call http://ri.tupy.com.br/default_en.asp?idioma=1&conta=44