Many television programs show men modifying motorbikes, cars of pickups. But are they doing so in a responsible way? David Brown says that one team has just got caught out.
Henry “Heavy D” Sparks and “Diesel Dave” Kiley, better known as the Diesel Brothers through their Discovery Channel program, have been ordered to pay a fine equivalent of more than $1.3 million Australian dollars for illegally modifying the emissions control systems of diesel pickups
The law suit was brought by the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment who say that the modifications performed on the trucks increase their emissions by 10–30 times.
The diesel brothers claimed their efforts reduce the cost of maintenance and improve fuel economy.
There is extensive research about the harmful effect of diesel fumes including the Hasselt University in Belgium, which found that diesel fumes start to harm children in pregnant mothers.
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