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If you read post #327 a lot was addressed. Either you or this site; http://www.tnrcc.state.tx.us/air/ms/lev2001list.html
is FOS. The toy V8 is NOT LEV much less ULEV.
BTW, I know of no automatic trans equipped car/truck that does not have a trans cooler. Now if you MEANT to say auxiliary cooler.....
Still want to learn how short skirt pistons aid in emissions. I always thought it was a clearance issue for longer rods....but, hey, what do I know.
Agree to disagree about the trucks and MOVE ON
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V8 engine delivers adequate performance, ULEV rating, stability features
The Sequoia is powered by a 240-horsepower version of the Tundra pickup V8, a modern, 4.7-liter engine with dual overhead camshafts and four-valves per cylinder. Matched to a four-speed automatic transmission, this engine provides good acceleration and steady highway cruising at the speed limit. While some people may want a bit more torque or towing capacity, the Sequoia will certainly satisfy the performance needs of most of its buyers.
Though mileage is not great (14/17 miles per gallon in city/highway driving on four-wheel drive models), the Sequoia engine is the first Toyota SUV engine to be EPA-certified as an ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV).
Toyota and Ford appear to be going in opposite directions with their handsome new entries. Toyota's Sequoia - based on the company's Tundra pickup - is BIG, while the Ford Escape is much more diminutive. Sequoia, Toyota's first truck to be certified as "an ultra low emission vehicle" (ULEV) shares Tundra's V8 engine and power train, taking 240 horses off the road with you.
The Toyota Sequoia September 27, 2000 Toyota’s Ultra-Low-Emission Sequoias Debut in Indiana Toyota's first Sequoia rolled off the assembly line today in Princeton, Indiana, to mark the beginning of production for the all new, full-sized sport utility vehicle. The Sequoia model is being built alongside the Toyota Tundra pickup at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI), which is the exclusive manufacturer of both the Sequoia and the Tundra pickup truck, currently has combined capacity to produce 150,000 units each year. With production of the Sequoia, Toyota fills an important market segment for a full-size sport utility between its high-volume, mid-size 4Runner and the low-volume premium-brand Land Cruiser, though the Sequoia is significantly larger and roomier than the Cruiser.
A “Green Monster” with Safety Features The Sequoia features the same 4.7-liter "i-Force" V8 engine that powers the Tundra model – an engine that produces 240 horsepower, produces 315 pounds of torque, and is the first Toyota truck engine to be EPA-certified as ULEV, or ultra-low-emission. By comparison, Sequoia's ULEV engine produces 40 percent fewer non-methane organic gases (NMOG) than the Ford Expedition's 2000 LEV V8 engine.
And the Sequoia is as big as its name suggests. Sequoia's overall length, width, height and wheelbase ---as well as its interior volume dimensions--- are larger than those of Chevrolet Tahoe and nearly identical to those of Expedition. Its third seat and rear cargo area are more spacious than both, and its ground clearance---at more than 11 inches--- is significantly higher than both. Sequoia transports eight passengers in three rows of seating, and Toyota promises that these passengers will be transported safely. Sequoia is the first Toyota truck to feature curtain-shield side air bags and it also features three-way seat belts at all eight passenger positions.
A Bold Move in Branding Sequoia sempervirens is the name of the coniferous redwood trees that grow mostly in coastal California and can reach heights of 360 feet. The tree’s wood is extremely durable and commercially important. According to Don Esmond, group vice president and general manager of Toyota North America, "Sequoia is a significant vehicle for Toyota. It deserved a significant name...Like its namesake, Sequoia stands tall, an icon of strength and longevity. It is a name that reflects Toyota's commitment to meeting customers needs, while continuing its pursuit of cleaner, more fuel-efficient engines.”
Toyota has long needed an SUV model that could fit the market segment void between its 4Runner and Land Cruiser models to compete head-to-head with the popular SUV models of Ford and GM. Toyota’s ability to combine the SUV aspects of spaciousness and power with an EPA-certified ultra-low-emission engine and fill that niche is frankly a work of genius. Naming this vehicle after one of the most recognizable icons of America’s natural resources is equally bold. And the timing of the Sequoia’s first roll-out from Toyota’s Indiana plant adds the element of luck to the company’s genius and boldness as the backlash grows against Ford’s popular Explorer SUV.
The Greening of Toyota Toyota employs more than 30,000 people in North America, including about 20,000 at its manufacturing plants in California, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, West Virginia, and Ontario and British Columbia in Canada. With the debut of the Indiana-built Sequoia and the Canadian-built Lexus RX 300 debut, Toyota produces nine vehicles in North America: Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Lexus RX 300, Sequoia, Sienna, Solara, Tacoma and Tundra.
While some skeptics might accuse the company of environmental gimmickry to keep selling SUVs, Toyota has made great strides in improving the environmental performance of its North American operations. On August 1, 2000, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. announced that it was challenging its North American-based suppliers to adopt environmental standards specified in Toyota’s "Green Supplier Guidelines: Leadership in Environmental Performance" guidelines. Those guidelines extended the company's environmental commitment beyond its own direct processes to its entire supply chain. As part of the Toyota Supplier Environmental Program, approximately 500 suppliers who provide parts, materials and components directly or indirectly to Toyota are required to complete one or more of the company’s initiatives, to include obtaining ISO 14001 certification; complying with Toyota’s chemical ban list; and implementing Toyota’s Hazardous Materials Transportation Management System
As part of its environmental commitment, Toyota Motor Corporation maintains a worldwide Earth Charter, which was first established in 1992. The Charter reinforces Toyota's goal of being the global environmental leader in both product and manufacturing process, and the Charter has served as a vehicle to help Toyota embrace the concept of environmental management systems. By the end of 2000, all of Toyota's North American manufacturing plants and facilities will be ISO 14001 certified.
So who is the liar now? You Chevy guys sure like to distort facts :-P
The Vortec 8100’s added displacement (from 7.4 to 8.1 ltrs) comes from a stroke increase of 0.37-inches (9.4 mms). New pistons are shorter in both deck height and skirt length to minimize heat build up. A Teflon™ coating reduces friction. An especially short (.2-inch/5-mm) top ring land and a full-radius top ring design improve combustion efficiency and diminish exhaust emissions. Engineering tests reveal that specific fuel consumption--fuel used per unit of power produced--is lower by four percent in comparison with the previous Big Block V8.
Ironically it is about the GM engine, something you should know about
As a matter of fact the V8 is not even listed in any vehicle.
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