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Cummins engines with DEF & DPF on 2011's and up

This is one of our test on a customers truck. He volunteered to see if this would in fact work on a random engine and not one of our test engines.
Here are the results.
6000 miles for test.
Increase in power
Fuel before 5.5 MPG.
Fuel after 7.5 MPG. Loaded
Fuel empty 9.0 MPG.
Water temp went to 200 Deg. at first the dropped back to 180 Deg. a short time after.


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Lemans Corporation Case Settles for $627,250

LeMans Corporation (LeMans) is a distributor of aftermarket parts. LeMans sold, offered for sale, and/or advertised, in California, aftermarket critical emission control parts. These parts modified or altered the original design or performance of the motor vehicle pollution control device or system. Upon receiving an administrative subpoena from the Air Resources Board (ARB) LeMans immediately halted all performance parts sales and transactions in California. LeMans promptly and fully cooperated with ARB to resolve the violations at hand.
The case was settled in January 2016 with LeMans agreeing to pay $470,437.50 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund and $156,812.50 to the School Bus and Diesel Emission Reduction Supplemental Environmental Project for a total of $627,250.00.
http://www.arb.ca.gov/enf/casesett/casesett.htm

!!!!WE DON'T SELL IN CALIFORNIA- CARB IS THE REASON!!!!

1. Vehicle Code section 27156, subdivision (c) provides, in pertinent part, that 4No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise any device intended for use with, or as a part of, any required motor vehicle pollution control device or system which alters or modifies the original design or performance of any such motor vehicle pollution control device or system,"

2. Vehicle Code section 27156, subdivision (h) provides, in pertinent part, that this section shall not apply to an alteration, modification, or modifying device found by resolution of the State Air Resources Board to either not reduce the effectiveness of any required motor vehicle pollution control device or result in emissions from any such modified or altered vehicle which are at levels that comply with existing state or federal standards for the model year of the vehicle being modified or converted.

3. Vehicle Code section 38391 provides, in pertinent part, that "[n] person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise any device, apparatus, or mechanism intended for use with.,. any required off-highway vehicle pollution control device or system which alters or modifies the original design or performance of any such motor vehicle pollution control devise or system."

4. California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2222, subdivision (b)(2) provides, in pertinent part, that "no person or company doing business in interstate commerce shall advertise in California any device, apparatus, or mechanism which alters or modifies the original design or performance of any required motor vehicle pollution control device or system and not exempted from Vehicle Code section 27156 unless each advertisement contains a legally adequate disclaimer."

5. California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2222, subdivision (j) provides, "The Executive Officer shall exempt aftermarket critical emission control parts on highway motorcycles from the prohibitions of California Vehicle Code sections 27156 and 38391 based on an evaluation conducted in accordance with the 'California Evaluation Procedures for Aftermarket Critical Emission Control Parts on Highway Motorcycles' (The Critical Emission Control Procedures), as adopted on January 22, 2009, which is incorporated by reference herein."

2007 to 2011 with DPF engines give us a call we might have something you will like.

Our product will not hurt or damage your ECM



EGR and the nasty mess it creates.

Engine Design:
The design of the combustion engine did not come with EGR. It was added on after the fact. Some genius out there sold this idea to reduce the NOX from the atmosphere and at the time it was good. Then the aftermath hit. Engineers, Chemist, Mechanic's, found that the idea has some devastating side effects. The side effect include, less engine efficiently, Premature engine failure. less fuel efficiently, costly repairs.

EGR FLOW: When EGR flow's through an engine it creates a carbon gooey mess from the EGR valve and all the way down to the drain plug in the oil pan. Not only does it build up in the air plumbing (IE: intake system) It gets into the rings on the piston. The piston rings need to move to make the engine more efficient. If the rings are dirty and can not move, it deadens the power cycle of the stroke and let carbons enter into the crankcase. Now the carbons enter the oil and flows through all of the engine. Crankshaft bearings, camshaft bearings, wrist pins, etc. This is a big problem. It shortens the engine life, It causes the engine to be less efficient by reducing the viscosity of the engine oil and creates more friction in the engine. The reaction, engine wear. Not only engine parts wear out prematurely, the engine has more strain on it for the friction factor. (takes power from the ground to turn the engine.)IE: Less efficiency of the engine.

Solution:
It is quite simple, Stop the EGR flow, (The Ugly Fix™) Use (Oxytane) to clean the carbons from the engine. The two combined will bring back the efficiency of the engine that was lost over time. The intake system will have to be manually cleaned.

By: Anthony Hanak and a bunch of scientist and engineers.


Paccar trucks mainly Peterbilts.
We are finding that the Pete's with the ISX engines have some weird fleet calibration in them which allows the EGR to open at an idle about 7%. But when power is drawn from the engine it will close. This is only about 1% of the ISX engines in the Pete's. We are working on a solution for this event and hope to have a fix soon. Meanwhile if needed, make a plate for the mixer pipe that attaches to the intake to cover the hole. That should fix the minor issue and keep any idle flow from reaching the engine.

"The Ugly Fix for ISX engines update"
We are still testing the ISX with the DPF systems. We will update all here when done with the results. We do not have a date as of yet.

"The Ugly Fix for ISM, ISC engines update"

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Beware of The Ugly Fix copies out there.
Yes it's true, businesses and individuals are copying our product. Sad where nothing is sacred in longer. We have a great product and it is in patent pending status. Both the Ugly fix for Detroit and ISX engines.
And we were worried about China copyng us. Nope just Americans. So when you look to purchase, look at the customer service, contact information and how easily it is to get to the supplier for information. Also Check to see if it is a legitimate business. We hope you will purchase from us but if you do go somewhere else use caution.


EGR - An Engine Killer
1) Shortened engine lubricant life
2) Increased carbon/soot deposits throughout the engine
3) Reduced engine performance
4) Reduced fuel economy
5) Increased emissions
6) both minor and catastrophic powertrain component/engine failure/reduced engine/equipment life
7) Damaged emission controls IE, EGR, Turbo, Diesel Particulate filter
8) Cost of Time, Expense and Inconvenience to the operator/end user

Depending on the use of the vehicle, these problems can crop up in a very short time and even in ideal conditions they will still develop. It is quite evident that the researchers are still trying to identify cause and effect of the problem and from my reading they have no solution to the problem. EGR's appear to be a very expensive technology over the long haul for reducing Nox emissions.
For the diesel engine operator of any kind, truck, bus, equipment operator or Car, It appears it is not a matter of if they will have a problem caused by Cooled EGR? It is a matter of when? and more importantly how severe will the problem will be?

Quote by: Mike Colburn (Advanced Hydrocarbon Technologies)

To eliminate the problems above is to fix the problem at its source. The ECM. Our product can save the life of your engine. Don't wait until the EGR fails to see about fixing the problem.

EGR Working Systems

== In diesel engines ==

''The Effect of EGR on Diesel Engine Wear''
In modern diesel engines, the EGR gas is cooled with a heat exchanger to allow the introduction of a greater mass of recirculated gas. Unlike Spark-ignition engine | SI engines, diesels are not limited by the need for a contiguous flamefront; furthermore, since diesels always operate with excess air, they benefit from EGR rates as high as 50% (at idle, when there is otherwise a large excess of air in controlling NOx emissions Exhaust recirculated back into the cylinder can increase engine wear as carbon particulate wash past the rings and into the oil.
SAE 1999-01-0839, In-Cylinder Diesel Particulate and NOx Control 1999 Dennis A., Garner C., Taylor D. (1999).

''Diesel Engine and Fuel System Repair''
Since diesel engines are unthrottled, EGR does not lower throttling losses in the way that it does for SI engines. Exhaust gas—largely carbon dioxide and water vapor—has a higher specific heat than air, so it still serves to lower peak combustion temperatures. However, adding EGR to a diesel reduces the specific heat ratio of the combustion gases in the Stroke (engine)|power stroke. This reduces the amount of power that can be extracted by the piston. EGR also tends to reduce the amount of fuel burned in the power stroke. This is evident by the increase in particulate emissions that corresponds to an increase in EGR.
Nagel, John (2002).

Manufacturers
Though engine manufacturers have refused to release details of the effect of EGR on fuel economy, the EPA regulations of 2002 that led to the introduction of cooled EGR were associated with a 3% drop in engine efficiency, bucking a trend of a .5% a year increase.
National Academies Press | page=98|year=2008

Some Air Flow Tips.

To help save fuel and let the engine breathe better. Try a full flow mufflers. It a great product. If you have over 500.000 miles on your engine you need to change the muffler. It would be full of soot and could be restricting the air flow through the engine creating back pressure. This would cause your engine to consume more fuel in its operation.

Also try the K&N air filters. They are washable and help the engine breathe better. with the two together (muffler and air filter)you could see a 30% better air flow. Also you could gain you around 3/10 a mile to the gallon in fuel economy
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"Combustion less efficient"
By feeding the lower oxygen exhaust gas into the intake, diesel EGR systems lower combustion temperature, reducing emissions of NOx. This makes combustion less efficient, compromising economy and power. The normally "dry" intake system of a diesel engine is now subject to fouling from soot, unburned fuel and oil in the EGR bleed, which has little effect on airflow, however, when combined with oil vapor from a Crankcase ventilation system | PCV system, can cause buildup of sticky tar in the intake manifold and valves. It can also cause problems with components such as swirl flaps, where fitted. Diesel EGR also increases soot production, though this was masked in the US by the simultaneous introduction of diesel particulate filters.
Fleet Owner magazine.

EGR Systems
EGR systems can also add abrasive contaminants and increase engine oil acidity, which in turn can reduce engine longevity.
Bennett, Sean (2004). ''Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems 2nd Edition''