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    Thread: I wonder if this will cause tighter regulations for Diesel engines?

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      06-13-2012 01:16 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by DasCC View Post
      Doubt it. Lots of things are carcinogenic. Ink toner etc.


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      Exactly. Find something that isnt possibly going to cause cancer. I think gasoline can too.
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      06-13-2012 01:17 PM #27
      WHO: Diesel Exhaust Causes Lung Cancer

      no.
      its always been an issue.

      FYI.

      gasoline exhaust will kill you in minutes, while diesel exhaust MIGHT give you cancer.... i know which one i would rather sit in a non-vented room and breath for an hour.
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    3. 06-13-2012 01:22 PM #28
      Smoking kills.

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      06-13-2012 01:28 PM #29


      Clean diesels in action!
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      06-13-2012 03:42 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Clean diesels in action!

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      06-13-2012 03:58 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by gti_matt View Post


      Misleading pic is misleading.
      You're right..... that exhaust should be coming out of a 10" pipe straight up through the bed.

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      06-13-2012 04:21 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      many people still feel that way...

      my mom is the same way... she was shocked to find my MB was a diesel as shes used to late 70s and 80s rabbits and mercs which do fit/started the stereotype
      And when properly tuned they don't even smoke...

      Just think about all the lead that's being put in the air by old airplanes.

      Or the lead that entered the atmosphere when they were dumping it on Chernobyl.

      ...and it's not like all the atomic bomb tests were good for the environment.
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      06-13-2012 04:23 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      Current regulations on new cars are already very tight. Basically we're at the point where gas engines emit more soot and smoke than diesels.
      This.

      Park my GTI next to the TDI, and look at the exhaust tips. The TDI's are totally clean; the GTI's will be covered in soot.

      Big issue is older heavy truck diesels, large ships that run on bunker oil, and in countries with a large number of older diesel vehicles without pollution controls.

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      06-13-2012 04:32 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by gti_matt View Post


      Misleading pic is misleading.

      Sadly that article will continue to mislead the public into this mess and diesels will continue to get an underserved bad rep.
      More misleading as this pic was taken on a drag strip: LACR in Palmdale. Used to race there all the time. It's been gone for a few years. There's a big quarry hole in the earth where it used to be.
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      06-13-2012 04:35 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Big issue is older heavy truck diesels, large ships that run on bunker oil, and in countries with a large number of older diesel vehicles without pollution controls.
      A big part of SoCal smog comes from our large ports -- between the ship, train and truck traffic moving cargo. The port is taking steps to clean up, though.
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