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RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

This thread now four years old and still no semis.
wilber1 04/15/21 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why do you Cummins guys want more gears

I would like more gears. An eight speed in my truck that worked like the ZF in my car would make me a very happy boy.
wilber1 04/02/21 05:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I’ve noticed that the latest ones have a stall on either end where you can pull in with a shorter trailer (maybe 22ish feet) and then the “pump” will line up with the charge port. The non Tesla stalls are because the province is essentially contracting Tesla to make st least 25 percent “generic” connectors. (Read Chademo/CCS). Kind a cool. All charging stations should be available to all vehicles. Does that include yours if you put one in your driveway? Mine would be in my garage.
wilber1 03/31/21 08:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I’ve noticed that the latest ones have a stall on either end where you can pull in with a shorter trailer (maybe 22ish feet) and then the “pump” will line up with the charge port. The non Tesla stalls are because the province is essentially contracting Tesla to make st least 25 percent “generic” connectors. (Read Chademo/CCS). Kind a cool. All charging stations should be available to all vehicles.
wilber1 03/30/21 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cybertruck will not have a door handle -- best news ever!

Sounds like a dumb idea to me.
wilber1 03/25/21 03:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric 1/2 tons will have similar netwrk to Tesla.

I get your concerns. But you will never have to hunt for stations. The cars software knows where they all are. You’ll never have to hunt for compatible chargers as they are all compatible with an ETron. (We’ll accept for Tesla Superchargers but they won’t show up on the software anyway). You’ll have no problems taking the ETron Wilbur. I've looked at maps of charging locations in BC and I disagree. We have been planing a road trip that would take us up the full length of Vancouver Island, the ferry to Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii returning via Prince George and Whistler. As it stands there is no way I would take an EV on that trip. Once you get off major routes, the pickings become pretty slim. My point is, Tesla, Rivan chargers and who knows who else in future, won't be available. That is no way to promote EV's.
wilber1 03/24/21 11:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric 1/2 tons will have similar netwrk to Tesla.

Yah. I don’t think there is a downside to private networks. It raises the bar for public networks, keeps traffic down at public sites and allows for an optional better, faster, more user friendly charging experience for those who buy something like a Rivian, Porsche or Tesla. Porsche private network is so far only in Europe. Competition is good. It forces everybody to do better. Technically Tesla is not a private network as they are open to other manufacturers signing on and further developing the network but no takers to date. I would love to see Jaguar hook up with Tesla. I think that would push me over the edge on that Ipace sitting in Kelowna. I can hear it calling me. :). It's no different from driving your Chev into a gas station to be told only Fords can fuel there. It's a disincentive to buying an EV, especially if you travel distances and can't do all your charging at home. You have just given reason not to go for that Ipace. I'm interested in the Q4 Etron that is coming out to replace my Q5 but might go for a Q5 PHEV instead and this is a big reason why. That ETron is a nice buggy. It’s a CCS car. You’ll have no problem finding public charging. Electrify Canada and Electrify America will probably have some kind of special deal for ETron owners as it is essentially VW’s public/private network. As well any public network will do. Cheers. The Q4 etron isn't out yet, it is based on the same platform as the VW ID4 and will be competition for the Model Y. As things stand where I live, if I was travelling up country for a wine run I would be taking my 1t diesel before I would take an EV. I'm just not interested in making hunting for charging stations my particular brand can use as part of my trip. I'm not interested in vehicles that have brand specific fueling infrastructure and it is something the EV industry and government need to address if they really want them to become truly mainstream.
wilber1 03/24/21 11:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric 1/2 tons will have similar netwrk to Tesla.

OK so if you are travelling you are not going to just randomly see a big sign like Shell and pull off to charge. You will use your navigation to locate the next convenient charging spot appropriate for your vehicle and the navigation takes you there. You will not be directed to a Tesla or Rivian charging station. Same as you would not stop at Home Depot and expect to get groceries. I can pull into any gas station to fill up, I don't have to plan for the next Shell station. VW's system will be open to everyone but If I pull into a VW charging facility and have to wait behind a Tesla and a Rivan to charge my Audi when I can't use their facilities, well I'm not interested in that stupidity. I'll stick with gas or a PHEV until the EV folks get their act together and make it work for everyone.
wilber1 03/24/21 10:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric 1/2 tons will have similar netwrk to Tesla.

Yah. I don’t think there is a downside to private networks. It raises the bar for public networks, keeps traffic down at public sites and allows for an optional better, faster, more user friendly charging experience for those who buy something like a Rivian, Porsche or Tesla. Porsche private network is so far only in Europe. Competition is good. It forces everybody to do better. Technically Tesla is not a private network as they are open to other manufacturers signing on and further developing the network but no takers to date. I would love to see Jaguar hook up with Tesla. I think that would push me over the edge on that Ipace sitting in Kelowna. I can hear it calling me. :). It's no different from driving your Chev into a gas station to be told only Fords can fuel there. It's a disincentive to buying an EV, especially if you travel distances and can't do all your charging at home. You have just given reason not to go for that Ipace. I'm interested in the Q4 Etron that is coming out to replace my Q5 but might go for a Q5 PHEV instead and this is a big reason why.
wilber1 03/24/21 09:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric 1/2 tons will have similar netwrk to Tesla.

Rivian uses a common standard connector. Anything Rivian builds for charging will just add to the already widespread network. www.plugshare.com Not if other brands can't use their system. The company confirmed that these stations are going to be only for Rivian owners.
wilber1 03/23/21 10:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric 1/2 tons will have similar netwrk to Tesla.

This whole thing of chargers being exclusive to certain makes is just going to hold EV's back. It's just dumb. I’m ok with it. They are trying to approach it like Tesla did and make the charge experience better. - Seamless plug and go charging without the billing hassles of public networks - better availability and placement - faster and more reliable stations. This worked and is still working well for Tesla. Rivian is also targeting a certain clientele. Namely the outdoorsy mountain bike, hikey campy bunch does they can concentrate their placement of facilities in places other charge networks won’t. Jmho. Really? To me it is a big negative when it comes to buying an EV. I have been considering one for my next vehicle but if manufacturers insist on building exclusive charging networks, I will probably go for a PHEV instead
wilber1 03/23/21 10:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rivian Electric 1/2 tons will have similar netwrk to Tesla.

This whole thing of chargers being exclusive to certain makes is just going to hold EV's back. It's just dumb.
wilber1 03/22/21 10:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Making Oil

I had a transmission modulator valves go south and fill the crankcase with transmission fluid. Interesting, what vehicle?
wilber1 01/17/21 08:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Making Oil

What vehicle? What engine. Read it on a Ford Forum where is was mentioned as a matter of fact with Ecoboost engines. People were saying things like, "I towed 1,800 miles and only "Gained a small amount of oil". The reason I am not mentioning engine and vehicle is that it was not me that reported the gain. I wondered if others had heard of this. With diesels it can be from extra fuel used during regens. I don't know why you would get it with a gas engine. If it was a bad injector on a DI engine like an Ecoboost you should be getting a CEL because emissions will be out of whack it should be throwing codes.
wilber1 01/16/21 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Making Oil

I see on another forum where owners report of showing more oil on their dipstick at the end of a long hard drive than at the beginning. Mostly with turbocharged engines. Anything to this or explanation? What vehicle? What engine.
wilber1 01/15/21 10:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Seven year old article but among other things it explains why diesels are using lower compression ratios.. Economist
wilber1 01/02/21 01:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Your thinking the torque is 1075 lbft from 1356 to 1800 rpm, then drops to 807 lbft by the time the engine hits 2800 rpm .... maybe, I hope your right but I'm not convinced. I wish they would publish torque curves. Sounds about right. When Cummins went from the 650 Lb Ft to 800 Lb Ft in 2011. Both hit peak torque at 1600 and made the same peak 350 HP at 2800. The 650 torque curve remained flat until peak HP and the 800's torque gradually declined until it made the same peak HP at 2800 RPM. It's impossible to know exactly what the torque curve would look like when we are only given power or torque at two rpm points. If the article I read is right stating peak torque of 1075 lbft @ 1356 rpm, then we know that point. It is only possible that the torque remains at 1075 for as long as 2100 rpm. Beyond 2100 rpm the torque absolutely drops off but it could just as easily be dropping from 1400,1600,1800 ... who knows, we can only guess. If peak HP is 430 HP @ 2800 rpm then we know the torque at 2800 rpm is 807 lbft. As the engine rpm drops lower and lower form 2100 rpm the less relevant the torque value is as far as describing how the engine will pull a hill. It would be nice if Cummins would rate the engine as making peak torque of 1075 lbft from 1356 to 1600 or 1800 rpm ... or what ever it is. The big thing is useful power. The 650 and 800 Cummins had the same peak power at the same RPM but the 800 made 30 more HP at 1600 RPM which is a normal towing RPM and very useful.
wilber1 01/01/21 05:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Your thinking the torque is 1075 lbft from 1356 to 1800 rpm, then drops to 807 lbft by the time the engine hits 2800 rpm .... maybe, I hope your right but I'm not convinced. I wish they would publish torque curves. Sounds about right. When Cummins went from the 650 Lb Ft to 800 Lb Ft in 2011. Both hit peak torque at 1600 and made the same peak 350 HP at 2800. The 650 torque curve remained flat until peak HP and the 800's torque gradually declined until it made the same peak HP at 2800 RPM.
wilber1 12/31/20 03:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Taking a break this year. Will re evaluate next year. Haven't spent a winter at home for eight years and am kind of looking forward to it for a change.
wilber1 11/19/20 10:50am Snowbirds
RE: Canadian Entry with Vaccine?

I still have my yellow book from the sixties when you still needed an up to date smallpox booster for travel to Europe. Canadian dogs also need an up to date rabies certificate to enter the US.
wilber1 11/16/20 10:29am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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