Bringing the Suburban Up to Speed
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The diesel Suburban has received a lot of attention over the past few days, because I'm determined to drive it to work this coming week. Everybody there has heard me go on and on about this, but they still want to see it! I haven't been posting much, as I push through and achieve this milestone. Today my son and I took care of a few more things that needed to be done and took the Suburban for a ride into town. This is the first time that this "diesel" project actually entailed buying a substantial amount of diesel fuel. This thing has a 40 gallon tank -- so if I get good fuel economy with it, the range will be truly remarkable.
Here's some video from that ride (camera work by my son).
When we got back, we talked to a nice neighbor who helped us install the hood. The vehicle actually looks like a Suburban, again.
The next steps are to get the a/c working, wash the dusty machine (it's been in my workshop for 15 months, so it has an excuse), and do a little performance tuning. The exhaust was never visible in today's drive, so it's time to play with the power screw.
-Putting the "engine" back in engineering.