2018 Chevrolet Equinox DIESEL

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    2018 Chevrolet Equinox DIESEL

    Check it out, Chevrolet just released the details for the 2018 Equinox, which will include the 1.6 Whisper diesel bound for the 2017 Cruze. I am in such disbelief, yes this is for the US market.

    All New 2018 Equinox: Fuel Efficient SUV | Chevrolet
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    Interesting, Thanks for sharing
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    Incredible!

    I wonder where they'll use the 2.0 whisper diesel?

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    YESSSSSSSS!

    You don't know how excited I am about that. I think I'm scaring my wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP81 View Post
    YESSSSSSSS!

    You don't know how excited I am about that. I think I'm scaring my wife.
    It will work very well for my needs that have changed since I ordered my CTD 3.5 years ago.
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    Huh, well would you just look at that.

    Hope it catches on, diesel engines make a lot of sense especially for heavy vehicles because of the high torque they produce. I wouldn't personally buy one of these Equinox diesels because I'm not a fan of crossovers and I'm 99% sure they won't offer a manual transmission. I've said it before if I wasn't so stubborn about driving a manual, I would have went with a diesel Cruze. (But I'm never giving up my clutch, and you can't make me!)

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    Gas and diesel engines work in fundamentally different ways. Most gas engines draw in a fuel and air mixture, compress it, then ignite it with a spark plug. But since gas is so volatile it's prone to pre-detonation (pinging/knocking - the gas explodes in the cylinder before the spark plug ignites it) during the compression stroke if the conditions are met (Too much compression/heat and not enough octane). This is why turbo gas engines generally have lower piston compression ratios and require higher octane fuel. Pre-detonation is very harmful to a gasoline engine.

    Diesel engines on the other hand use very high compression to ignite the diesel. They draw in and compress only air, and when the piston has fully compressed the air, it injects diesel which instantly detonates, no spark plug needed. This allows diesel engines to more easily accept turbo chargers since they aren't limited by pinging, they're limited by strength of the parts. That's why diesel fuel has no grades of octane. (Octane ratings are measures of resistance to pre-detonation) Diesel fuel itself has many advantages over gasoline. It contains more energy potential per gallon, and burns cooler than gasoline which is good for efficiency. Diesel fuel also has better lubrication properties, and because diesel engines have higher compression they tend to use higher strength components, both of which aid in longevity of the engines. The downside is a higher initial cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomko View Post
    It will work very well for my needs that have changed since I ordered my CTD 3.5 years ago.
    My wife has mentioned getting a crossover in the past - and this would certainly have my vote. Near-CTD fuel economy, in a slightly bigger package. Boom.
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    I saw that and I instantly fell in love. I want it so bad. I just hope GM knows what they are doing with all these diesels. Either they are the dumbest people in the room, or the smartest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP81 View Post
    YESSSSSSSS!

    You don't know how excited I am about that. I think I'm scaring my wife.
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    I saw that and I instantly fell in love. I want it so bad.
    Yep, I think I've got a woody.
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    I was just about to post this. Pretty cool that the diesel will be put in a crossover!

    ...and thank goodness the Equinox will be motivated by gas turbos as well. The current generation sorely needs torque.
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