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AFI Certifies Ford 4.9L Engine for California Emissions

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AFI Certifies Ford 4.9L Engine for California Emissions

June 03, 2010 Bloggies by media Edit

Environmental Protection AgencyAFI announces the certification of the Ford 4.9L engine meeting stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exhaust emissions standards. After two and a half years of research, development and extensive testing, the certified engine is now approved for use in 50 states. “This has been the primary focus of our company for some time now,” commented Norman Witte Jr., President of AFI, “Completing the CARB certification process marks a great day for our company and the GSE industry as a whole.” Along with prevalent use throughout the GSE industry, this CARB and EPA certified engine is also relevant to other industries that use the 4.9L Ford engine in equipment ranging from irrigation pumps to generators. 

Much of the aviation industry’s ground support equipment has been designed around the Ford 4.9L engine, presenting a problem maintaining the equipment to new standards aimed at reducing carbon emissions. This engine is the first of its kind that allows manufacturers to comply with stringent exhaust emissions standards without making major modifications to their equipment or purchasing expensive replacements. OEMs, refurbishment companies and existing equipment owners will be able to convert their equipment with minimal down time and with significantly less capital outlay.

As a new manufacturer, AFI was required to complete a series of tests to satisfy the precise standards of the CARB. The engine was subjected to four essential tests including three exhaust emissions tests that were conducted on an engine dynamometer.  Additionally a fuel tank temperature test was required to demonstrate that the design maintained fuel tank temperatures to levels that would ensure the fuel never reaches a boiling point. Also AFI was required to provide specific warranty, design and support information to the regulatory agencies.

The benefits of the CARB and EPA certified engine are two-fold, along with meeting rigid emissions standards this engine consumes up to 30% less fuel. These fuel savings equate to millions of dollars in savings for the aviation industry and can offset rising fuel prices and overhead and significantly reduce the cost of staying compliant with clean air regulations.

Affordable Fuel Injection Inc. is a family-run business based in Southeast Michigan providing retrofit fuel injection systems for aftermarket applications. AFI's expertise in both OEM and aftermarket automotive design and development is unmatched in the automotive aftermarket, putting them in a unique position to offer previously unavailable technologies and capabilities to both the consumer and commercial markets. The certified 4.9L Ford Engine will be marketed through Sage Parts with AFI supplying the technical expertise and the fuel control system for the engine.

 

 


Xtreme 4x4 Feature

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Xtreme 4x4 Feature

September 03, 2009 Bloggies by media Edit

 

AFI was recently featured in Part III of Xtreme 4x4's International Harvester Scout Project.

From Xtreme 4X4 Episode Guide:

"America’s 1st SUV the IH Scout continues its modern transformation, keeping a “cornbinder” at heart. The 345 V8 we snagged out of a Scout II gets rebuilt and mated to more reliable transmission and ultimate transfer case."

Using the Affordable Fuel Injection Flex Fuel E85/gas Throttle Body Injection complete kit, the crew of Xtreme 4X4 converted the Scout to run on E85 Ethanol.

 

Photo from Xtreme 4x4 


 

 


AFI Participates in SEMA Show at Las Vegas Convention Center

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AFI Participates in SEMA Show at Las Vegas Convention Center

November 04, 2008 Bloggies by Norman Witte III Edit

Affordable Fuel Injection is participating in the 2008 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from November 4-7, 2008. If you are attending the show please stop by the Affordable Fuel Injection booth located in Hot Rod Alley at booth #23480. Stop by to see the AFI product line and speak with the AFI technical team first-hand.

 

Affordable Fuel Injection SEMA booth Las Vegas

AFI featured in Hot Rod Magazine cover story

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AFI featured in Hot Rod Magazine cover story

October 31, 2008 Bloggies by media Edit

Affordable Fuel Injection was featured in the November 2008 issue of Hot Rod Magazine as part of the cover story EFI For Any Car”. The article highlighted the fuel injection conversion kits available and an overview of the options and applications of AFI’s systems. Click here to see the feature.

  

One Lap Of America

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One Lap Of America

March 06, 2008 Bloggies by media Edit

Affordable Fuel Injection is a proud sponsor of Gordon Aram and Jerry Anderson’s ‘86 IROC Camaro in:

Car and Driver’s One Lap of America

 

The A-Team’s 383 stroker is equipped with an AFI Multi Port Fuel Injection System: