“Bad Diesel”, by Eric Peters

As George Harrison once said: everything the government touches turns to crap. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

Government creates problems – and then takes credit for “solving” them.

We have the obvious example of the “pandemic” that it created (in the lab) and then used – to “solve” the problem of people laboring under the idea that their freedom to leave their homes and go about their business was conditional upon government allowing them to.

Here’s another:

The government has made diesel engines – which used to be simple, rugged engines that could burn almost any combustible oil – into delicate and finicky engines that do not work well unless fed a strict diet of highly refined diesel, a fuel that also used to be simple (and inexpensive for that reason) before government got around to “regulating” it.

Mix the two together and – voila! – you have a problem that government is getting ready to solve.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Administration is “probing” reports of Bosch-made high-pressure fuel pumps used in a number of diesel-powered vehicles, including Ram 2500/3500 trucks with the Cummins 6.7 liter turbodiesel six as well as diesel-powered Ram 1500s, Jeep Gladiators and Cherokees and older (2014-2018) diesel-powered BMWs such as the 3 and 5 Series sedans and the X3 crossover (none of the latter BMWs are still available with diesel engines in the United States, because the government has made it all-but-impossible to offer diesel engines in anything except vehicles classified as trucks).

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