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(The New York Times)   Exposure to Diesel causes lung cancer, crappy movies   (nytimes.com) divider line 75
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2012-06-13 12:24:17 PM  

dittybopper: mytdawg: Hey I liked Pitch Black.

Same here. It was an original and worthy B-movie SciFi flick. Well done, and I like the anti-hero aspect of it.

I have the Ridicules of Chronic, but haven't watched it yet, so I can't pass judgement on that one.


Conan the Usurper with spaceships. So, yeah, It's pretty good.
 
2012-06-13 12:30:38 PM  
i.imgur.com
What a real man's diesel may look like.

/more power!
 
2012-06-13 12:32:14 PM  

Ivo Shandor: kcfoxie: Does this not make the case of biodiesel?

The article didn't say what it was about the diesel exhaust that made it dangerous. Biodiesel exhaust will have some differences (e.g. less sulfur) but won't necessarily be any better in terms of hydrocarbons.

The article did make a good point, that exhaust from a modern filtered diesel engine is much cleaner than the clouds of black smoke that were traditionally associated with diesel.


Yeah I doubt most people notice the difference between a TDI and a gas engine. Except for the sound. I love the sound of a TDI!

/getting the sulfur out makes a huge difference in the particulates.
 
rpl
2012-06-13 12:33:50 PM  
www.seatwave.com

Cancer, you say?
 
2012-06-13 01:24:53 PM  
Bah! You've never been truly woken up in the until you stand behind an Abrams firing up first thing in the motor pool.

/I love the smell of diesel in the morning.
 
2012-06-13 01:28:28 PM  
Hell I even like XXX

The sillier and more cartoon-ish the better I say.
 
2012-06-13 01:28:55 PM  

The_Sponge: mytdawg: Hey I liked Pitch Black.


I like the first "The Fast and the Furious" movie.

/But we need another F&F sequel like we need the black plague making a comeback.


The last one (with Vin Diesel again) was actually pretty good.
 
2012-06-13 01:43:10 PM  

The_Sponge: busy chillin': I like the smell of diesel and gasoline. I mean, I don't go around with a gas can huffing, but I like how it smells.


I'm the opposite. If I am on a boat and get even a whiff of gas fumes, I usually puke.


Sorry to hear that chum.
 
2012-06-13 01:48:08 PM  
Diesel was exposed in a very good movie.
idbuythatforadollar.co.uk
 
2012-06-13 01:53:15 PM  
Europe has far more diesel-powered cars than the US does in far higher concentrations, so they have higher lung cancer rates.

Oh wait, but they don't.... Something's not right here.
 
2012-06-13 01:53:33 PM  

Ivo Shandor: kcfoxie: Does this not make the case of biodiesel?

The article didn't say what it was about the diesel exhaust that made it dangerous. Biodiesel exhaust will have some differences (e.g. less sulfur) but won't necessarily be any better in terms of hydrocarbons.

The article did make a good point, that exhaust from a modern filtered diesel engine is much cleaner than the clouds of black smoke that were traditionally associated with diesel.


Diesels are certainly a lot cleaner than they used to be. I drive pickups for the farm and diesels also get much better fuel efficiency than even the modern gas engines. Does that increase in efficiency make a difference in the amount of particulate released or does the difference between diesel and gasoline not make a straight comparison possible?
 
2012-06-13 02:41:08 PM  
 
2012-06-13 03:33:24 PM  
Diesel? He's a pretty good singer too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-IDGrvkqlk&feature=related
 
2012-06-13 04:24:40 PM  
Exposure to large amounts of smoke causes lung cancer, what a total shocker.
 
2012-06-13 07:02:25 PM  
www.decodedstuff.com

Master terrorist
 
2012-06-13 07:09:48 PM  

xip_80: I hope that now people get just as up in arms about walking through diesel smoke on the sidewalk as they do about cigarette smoke.

//oh wait, it's not as easy to feel self-righteous about diesel smoke
///im a non-smoker btw


When the whole hullaballoo about lead free gasoline started I wondered even then how the heck diesel got a pass. Still not sure why one type of toxic exhaust is okay while another type of toxic gas is outlawed. Some consistency would be kind of nice.
 
2012-06-13 08:20:39 PM  
Kaparzo!!!!!
 
2012-06-13 08:52:54 PM  
When the whole hullaballoo about lead free gasoline started I wondered even then how the heck diesel got a pass. Still not sure why one type of toxic exhaust is okay while another type of toxic gas is outlawed. Some consistency would be kind of nice.

All exhaust is toxic to some level, but tetra-ethyl-lead used to increase the octane in the old leaded gasoline is particularly nasty stuff. Lead is a toxic heavy metal that accumulates, you don't need to breath the exhaust to get exposed.

For what it's worth, 100LL avgas still contains quite a bit of the stuff as no suitable alternative for piston aircraft engines has been found.
 
2012-06-13 08:54:27 PM  

busy chillin': I like the smell of diesel and gasoline. I mean, I don't go around with a gas can huffing, but I like how it smells.


Gasoline smells nice but diesel stinks.
 
2012-06-13 09:16:34 PM  

HAMMERTOE: Hey, I liked Hot Summer Night in Sausalito.


Down in the Silver Mine ain't bad, either.

/BTW the title of the song is Saulsolito Summer Night
 
2012-06-13 09:30:01 PM  

Sean M: Europe has far more diesel-powered cars than the US does in far higher concentrations, so they have higher lung cancer rates.

Oh wait, but they don't.... Something's not right here.


I was just getting primed to tar and feather you over this when I found out you're right. Sort of anyway.

Europe does have higher rates of lung cancer in men but the US has the world's highest rate of lung cancer in women.

Link
 
2012-06-13 10:41:02 PM  
i306.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-13 11:12:40 PM  

Kenny B: [i306.photobucket.com image 480x480]


Things that says about the person:

1. I'm too ignorant and poor to properly tune my trunk and outfit with emission control to reflect the tuning work I had done.
2. I have all kinds of free time, because I only work half shifts at WalMart, to clean soot off my truck.
3. I'm the kind of asshole that pours oil down the storm drain.
4. I'm an impotent asshole and think smoking out imports is funny.

/regarding point 1, yes you make more power but its the redneck version of slapping NOS on a 4 banger
//just because makes more power doesn't mean you did it right
 
2012-06-14 08:49:55 AM  
images.wikia.com
Wanted for questioning.
 
2012-06-14 12:07:52 PM  
Mr. Right: Ivo Shandor: kcfoxie: Does this not make the case of biodiesel?

The article didn't say what it was about the diesel exhaust that made it dangerous. Biodiesel exhaust will have some differences (e.g. less sulfur) but won't necessarily be any better in terms of hydrocarbons.

The article did make a good point, that exhaust from a modern filtered diesel engine is much cleaner than the clouds of black smoke that were traditionally associated with diesel.

Diesels are certainly a lot cleaner than they used to be. I drive pickups for the farm and diesels also get much better fuel efficiency than even the modern gas engines. Does that increase in efficiency make a difference in the amount of particulate released or does the difference between diesel and gasoline not make a straight comparison possible?


I'm pretty sure the emissions are worse just because diesel burns so dirty, but um yeah fuel mileage vs Ft-lbs of torque produced are no comparison.

diesel like 700-800 ft lbs of torque and like 15-20 mpg

big block or V 10 gasser like 450-500 ft lbs of torque and like 10 mpg

Small block gasser like 350-400 ft lbs of torque and like 12-15 mpg.

If you have anything heavy enough to need a 3/4 or 1 ton diesel is much more pulling power for much better fuel mileage
 
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