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  1. xcel liked Jay's post in the thread GM’s All-new 2.7L I4 Turbo Slated for the 2019 Silverado!.

    My question also. I like a turbo 4 over a v6. I think maintenance is easier on the L4.

    May 21, 2018 at 11:05 PM
  2. xcel liked jcp123's post in the thread GM’s All-new 2.7L I4 Turbo Slated for the 2019 Silverado!.

    I'd hope regular, though with that specific output I don't know how the octane requirements are kept down. DI helps I suppose. Your...

    May 21, 2018 at 11:05 PM
  3. xcel liked thunderstruck's post in the thread GM’s All-new 2.7L I4 Turbo Slated for the 2019 Silverado!.

    Regular or premium fuel? It seems most of the new small turbo engines need higher octane fuel. Even VW did it with their hybrid Jetta....

    May 21, 2018 at 11:05 PM
  4. xcel liked jcp123's post in the thread GM’s All-new 2.7L I4 Turbo Slated for the 2019 Silverado!.

    20/26? Maybe. Turbo fours game the system for FE ratings. My guess is that it won't do much better than anything else given the chunky...

    May 21, 2018 at 11:05 PM
  5. xcel posted a new thread.

    GM’s All-new 2.7L I4 Turbo Slated for the 2019 Silverado!

    [IMG] Finally GM is getting the message!!! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May , 2018 2019 Chevrolet Silverado RST [IMG] An efficient I4...

    Forum: In the News

    May 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM
  6. xcel added new media GM 2.7L Turbo I4 to General Photo Category

    GM 2.7L Turbo I4

    GM 2.7L Turbo I4.jpg May 18, 2018 at 7:27 PM
  7. xcel added new media 2019 Chevrolet Silverado RST to General Photo Category

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado RST

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado RST.jpg May 18, 2018 at 7:27 PM
  8. xcel replied to the thread 55 mpg Rated 2019 Honda Insight Reveal at the NYIAS.

    Hi All: The production news was good. Nothing on the release date, full specs, or EPA yet however. Maybe this coming week?...

    May 18, 2018 at 6:37 PM
  9. xcel liked Carcus's post in the thread The Myth Of An Imminent Energy Transition.

    "Meaningful “transitions” occur when new offerings handily clobber the installed user base. When calculators came to market the use of...

    May 18, 2018 at 6:23 PM
  10. xcel liked Jay's post in the thread 2017 LA Auto Show.

    In Colombia they're called "lay police".

    May 18, 2018 at 4:56 PM
  11. xcel liked BillLin's post in the thread 2017 LA Auto Show.

    Another attraction for the CUVs is the factory blacked out rear passenger windows. e. g. Crosstrek vs. Impreza :)

    May 18, 2018 at 4:56 PM
  12. xcel liked Carcus's post in the thread 2017 LA Auto Show.

    Yah, but you had to black out the windows and engage in nefarious activities.

    May 18, 2018 at 4:55 PM
  13. xcel liked Trollbait's post in the thread VWs Near Future Electrified Drivetrain Designs.

    I was using CVT as an example. The things that could make the driving experience better in a full hybrid for one person, can make it...

    May 18, 2018 at 4:55 PM
  14. xcel liked Carcus's post in the thread 2017 Toyota Prius Prime: Price + Content + Efficiency = WOW!!!.

    The prime looks like the most "nerd" fun, but from a cost and convenience standpoint: - charging efficiency loss will add another 15%...

    May 18, 2018 at 4:54 PM
  15. xcel liked EdwinTheMagnificent's post in the thread 2017 Toyota Prius Prime: Price + Content + Efficiency = WOW!!!.

    So , if the engine is off during a glide, does the Prime call that EV use ? Where did the energy for the pulse come from ? My engine's...

    May 18, 2018 at 4:54 PM