To keep current with the increasing technology requirements, ADS shops have had to
utilize new calibration systems to meet the requirements of high-pressure fuel systems.
Maintaining compliance with these
rules has added a whole new set of
issues that ADS shops must be capable of addressing.
“In regard to performance-oriented
customers, EPA emissions regula-
tions have played a considerable part
and we have to abide by all the
environmental laws,” Wegner said.
“It can be kind of a struggle when
some manufacturers won’t provide
the aftermarket equipment these cus-
tomers want and we cannot supply.”
According to Menke, the use of
electronic technology to meet the EPA
emissions and fuel economy has been
a major factor in how R&R Engine and
Machine does business. “The amount
of tooling that was needed and the
computers we had to purchase to
keep up with the technology were a
large investment,” he said. “However,
we’ve found that EPA regulations have
also positively impacted our business,
especially with the development of
common rail systems, which allow
more fuel systems to be serviced on
new vehicles than were in the past.