New Boss at Penske

Penske Commercial Vehicles, distributor of the Western Star, MAN and Dennis Eagle commercial vehicles in Australia and New Zealand, have announced the appointment of a new Managing Director. Kevin Dennis, after two years with Penske Power Systems in Australia as its Director for On Highway business, has been moved to the position of Managing Director of PCV.     “Kevin brings a passion for developing new business sales...

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Turbo Compounding Explained?

Does anyone know exactly how turbo compounding works in a truck engine? It seems to be one of those technologies which appear and disappear without truck buyers actually working out how the thing works. This video doesn’t tell us anything except it will save US truck buyers fuel.   Over the years both Scania and Volvo have introduced and then un-introduced turbo compounding on their truck engines. The current DD 15 from...

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Fault Codes on your Phone

A new app has been released which will mean mechanics will be able to read fault codes on their smart phones, along with a raft of other useful information. Detroit has launched a free app for its dedicated on-highway customers.     The all-new app from Penske Power Systems provides an interactive way for customers to get the latest from Detroit, with engine fault code and parked regeneration information, dealer location and...

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Detroit Diesel DD 15 Engines Explained

The Detroit DD15 has been on our roads for some time now, but remains a bit of a mystery to some. Penske Power Systems have set up a DD 15 website with a number of multimedia explanations of the engine’s technology. Apart from the videos showing the engine’s manufacture, there is a tear down of an engine after it burned 720,000 litres of diesel.   Here is Detroit US Technical Guru, Terry Bistue, talking to Australian...

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Backwards Compatible

Detroit is introducing a new engine to meet old exhaust gas emission rules. Penske Power Systems has announced it will introduce a Euro 4 version of the DD15 engine in 2016 as part of, what it says is, its initiative to both boost engine life and maintain its service to Series 60 EGR customers.     The Australian and New Zealand Euro 4 DD15 project has been developed by Penske in direct response to customer demand.  ...

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New Engineering Boss for Detroit

Penske Power Systems has a new engineer heading up its technical team in Australia. The owner of the Detroit Diesel brand in Australia announced the appointment of Ross Deves to the position of National Engineering Manager, this week.   He replaces a man who has been ‘Mr Detroit’ for the past 27 years, Guy Macklan. He has been involved with the engine brand through n era where the product grew from two stroke...

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