Dump Your Deezel

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Thanks Gibbo, I can rest content that another of life's little puzzles has now been resolved :D

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Not sure if this link has been posted before, but its an interesting rebuttal from Greenpeace on the SMMT’s 10 “Facts” about Diesel:

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/10-things- ... ut-diesel/

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Dump Your Deezel

And use whisky instead :)

According to Gizmodo

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myglaren wrote:
14 Jul 2017, 20:15
Dump Your Deezel

And use whisky instead :)


Best use of it ;)

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Mandrake wrote:
30 Jun 2017, 15:39
Not sure if this link has been posted before, but its an interesting rebuttal from Greenpeace on the SMMT’s 10 “Facts” about Diesel:

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/10-things- ... ut-diesel/


The usual Greenpeace vague facts and inaccuracies .. for a start, removing a DPF is illegal, when they state it isn't...

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Mandrake wrote:
30 Jun 2017, 15:39
Not sure if this link has been posted before, but its an interesting rebuttal from Greenpeace on the SMMT’s 10 “Facts” about Diesel:

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/10-things- ... ut-diesel/



Their answers are twisted to say the least - not saying diesels are not harmful to health as no particulates can be good for your health including petrol particulates.

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I'm very skeptical of what is published. I think its all down to the efficiency and maintenance of each individual engine. It used to be co2 that made the headlines, now nox later something else. Surely it's actually down to everything the exhaust emits.

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Petrol and diesel are clearly coming to the end of their useful life and all will be electric in the not-too-distant future.

I saw a quote recently, perhaps on this forum somewhere, from an Arab Sheik who was minister for oil or something in that vein, that "The stone age didn't come to an end because they ran out of stone"

Due to the increasing population and the reliance on motor transport on land, in the air and on sea the side effects are clearly something that cannot continue much longer.

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Daimler announce a recall to improve emissions from their diesel engines.

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myglaren wrote:
18 Jul 2017, 20:14
Daimler announce a recall to improve emissions from their diesel engines.

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"The move comes as German authorities investigate the firm for allegedly cheating on emissions tests." http://www.dw.com/en/daimler-set-to-rec ... a-39743034

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"Last May, raids on the firm’s Stuttgart headquarters secured files suggesting Daimler OM 642 and 651 motors – fitted in the Mercedes C, E and R class – filter out up to 99 per cent of NOx on test ramps,but as little 35 per cent on the road.

Two Daimler employees are under investigation but investigators are confident they will soon turn up a wider web of fraud." https://www.irishtimes.com/business/man ... -1.3153833

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I am still confused when Jaguar make Daimlers but Daimler make Mercedes Benz and Smart. :(

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myglaren wrote:
18 Jul 2017, 21:54
I am still confused when Jaguar make Daimlers but Daimler make Mercedes Benz and Smart. :(


Daimler was the originator, Mercedes was the daughter of Emil Jellinek and her name was used probably because her dad put up a lot of the money together with Bertha Benz to get Daimler Benz going.

British car dealers set up the UK Daimler company and so the entanglement began. :)

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"The son of a distinguished Hungarian-born rabbi, Jellinek led an adventurous early life, later settling for some time in Morocco, where he swept up a beautiful Sephardic bride - and that is how the car came to be called Mercedes. How would Hitler have reacted as he paraded in the world's most German car, forty years later, had he been told that it was named after a rabbi's grandchild?"
- from Drive On! by LJK Setright

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I knew how the Mercedes name originated but not how there could be a British and a German Daimler without a corporate conflict.