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ATO's new approach to biodiesel testing
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 14:34
The ATO's new approach to the testing of biodiesel you should undertake when claiming the cleaner fuels grant will minimise your testing requirements while still providing them with a reasonable assurance that all biodiesel you produce on an ongoing basis meets the biodiesel fuel quality standard.
Tech Talk - VACC Technical Publication - E85 Ethanol
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 11:54

TechTalk_AugInside this issue: The fuels available to us are changing, so we have a look at what ethanol blended fuels mean for the cars we see in our workshops.

We print part one of a two part article about the Nissan Patrol ZD30 engine management. This month we look at diagnostics.

In the Mix
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 13:19

aamagvol3Ethanol is quickly growing in importance in Australia. As a result, many of the vehicles in our workshops have an ethanol fuel blend in their tanks. Its significance is being emphasised by Holden's imminent release of their E85 Flex-Fuel Commodore. Designing Australia's best selling passenger car as a flex-fuel vehicle is
sure to raise the profile of ethanol.

Making power with E85
Friday, 09 July 2010 09:28

makingpowerUsually stuff that's good for you isn't too flash on the taste buds. Same applies to cars, where unleaded fuel and catalytic converters do their best to strangle performance, leaving a bad taste in every petrolhead's mouth. Then along comes a product that turns conventional thinking upside-down – its called E85.

Fuel Requirements for Diesel Fuel Injection Systems
Friday, 09 July 2010 09:25

dieselinjectorThe continuous world-wide tendency to increase engine performance and reduce emissions has necessitated the development of new generations of enhanced diesel fuel injection equipment, supporting the achievement of stringent legislation targets. Rising injection pressures and multiple injections result in higher operating temperatures, increased contact pressures and reduced clearances. Minimum standards of fuel quality are essential to maintain durability and emission compliance over a longer duration.

GHG Emission Reductions from Biofuel Production and Use
Friday, 09 July 2010 09:20

ghgAs environmental awareness increases, governments, industries and businesses have started to assess how their activities affect the environment. Society has become concerned about the issues of natural resource depletion and environmental degradation...

Tech Talk - VACC Technical Publication
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 13:03

Inside this issue: We have a close look at a growing trend in the use of Biodiesel, as well as the issues surrounding it.

The Auto Technician’s Guide to Spark Ignition Engine Fuel Quality
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 10:00

GasolineFor a number of years there has been an ever-growing body of governmental regulations to address concerns about the environment and energy security. Many of these regulations have been aimed at minimizing the environmental impact of the automobile. Most regulations initially focused on the automobile and have resulted in automotive technology which significantly reduces vehicle emissions compared to pre-control levels...

VACC Roadtest Ethanol
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:00

TechTalkMany differing viewpoints and assertions about the effects of using E10 has lead VACC to conduct its own testing. Orbital Engine Company and others have carried out comprehensive testing. So the aim was to simply verify for our members how ethanol could influence an engine's operation.