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According to my latest "Light and Medium Truck" magazine (which is free by the way), all medium-duty diesel engines starting in 2007 will be required to have a "particulate filter" in addition to the other emissions equipment. What is a particulate filter? How about it goes on the exhaust and catches carbon particulates and then burns them up. It's supposed to reduce soot in the atmosphere by 90%!! I wonder how much power it will subtract as well!! This particulate filter is to go hand in hand with the extra low sulpher diesel coming out in 2007 and is scheduled to add 5-7 cents per gallon regardless of Opec prices. In addition, this new setup to handle the extra emissions, particulate filter and low sulphur fuel, is supposed to add an ADDITIONAL $5,000-7,000 to each rig!!! I'm almost inclined to buy an '06 just to keep away from all that emissions crap. While the article didn't say that light duty diesels up to 1 ton would be required to have a particulate filter in 2007, you can rest assurred that soon thereafter it will be a requirement. Especially with all you oil burners with programmers and chips blowing big gobs of black soot in the atsmosphere!! Shame on you!!