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Old 09-16-2011, 07:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Was reading some more last night on Class 8 FE. Came across these:

DEFLECKTOR WHEEL COVERS

The Fleet Air Filter

Microblue Racing Products

And, a retailer of such devices

Truckrfuelmileage

The Microblue site has some interesting stuff on micro-polishing bearings, axle and trans gears, etc. A fairly high claim on friction-reduction. An interesting thread on The Truckers Report entitled: Is 10 MPG Possible with a Fully Loaded (80K gross) 5 Axle Truck? where the above are discussed in light of one O/O's experience.

Since big trucks tend to run 10,000-miles/month, the results can be quick as to calculated effects.

More:

Cummins: White Paper [.pdf] Secrets to Better Fuel Economy

Kenworth: White Paper [.pdf] on Fuel Economy

Fitzgerald Glider Kits

MOLAKULE: SAE Tech Brief: Bulk Oil Temperatures in the Sump verses Coolant Temperatures; A summary.


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