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Happy New Year 2018!
To celebrate the new year, we are doing a promotion for our diesel swap book The Art of Diesel: Building an Efficient Family Hauler. Go to Amazon now and get the e-book for free this Monday and Tuesday, the 1st and 2nd of January 2018. The paperback version is also available at its normal price.
Why a Diesel Conversion?
This effort stemmed from my dissatisfaction with what the market was offering for large vehicles with reasonable efficiency. I chose to build an efficient vehicle of my own. I created a diesel-powered Suburban with an EMP-proof drivetrain that delivered 26 mpg on the highway. The vehicle retained four wheel drive and air conditioning, making it a practical family hauler.
Why Write a Book?
I gleaned a lot of information from web forums. Finding useful information this way is slow and painful, though. I wished for a comprehensive book on a diesel conversion, but couldn't find any. So, I wrote one to help others with their conversion projects. People universally underestimate the complexity of diesel conversion. So, my book examines each subsystem that needs to be modified and discusses the decisions I made. This book helps anybody considering a diesel conversion by covering the full scope of the undertaking.
What Has Happened Since Then?
I no longer own the Suburban. A rod bearing failed at a time when I was buried in my day job. I sold it to somebody who is fixing it, and I hope to report back on it later. In my blog at The Art of Diesel, I continue to work on my fleet of diesels and I will eventually get back to other conversions.
May God bless you and keep you running on all cylinders!