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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #61
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cc how are your oil changes so damn much!?

my truck holds 10 quarts,12 bucks a jug*2 24 bucks,12 dollars for a wix oil filter, 24 for a fuel filter....

60 bucks and i have my oil changed and run another 12-15k and have oil to start a fire with.... you having a dealer do it?
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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:36 AM   #62
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2002 dodge 2500 3.73 gears 265/75r16 ats 100hp injectors edge jwa set on 3 (5 nets better mileage but also hard to control boost and smoke) synthetics all the way around cai keep the trash in the garage extremely light right foot keep boost under 5psi as much as possible. Going to work and back is 60mph straight not many hills or stops. I get 19.5-20 mpg. Hand calculated using the same pump for every full up. Now with winter fuel I get 17ish. Highway empty at 65 mph is 22 ish. I mod and drive for mileage and towing. Towing is all over to many variables.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #63
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It costs me $220 each oil change....

4 gallons of synthetic oil
big ass oil filter
two fuel filters.
i pay the same. but i have some oil left over for various small things like log splitter and generator.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:51 AM   #64
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Boggin what oil are you buying that is that cheap? Sounds like it is low grade crap I wouldn't put in my $2000 lawn mower let alone a 40-50k truck.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 11:55 AM   #65
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That reminds me if a co worker that puts synthetic oil in his rig and then screws on a Fran filter. I giggle at him every time.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #66
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Old November 19th, 2012, 12:51 PM   #67
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02 Ram 2500 Cummins, 190k miles

13 cross country towing heavy, 17-18 round town, hand calculated. I though I got over 20 on a trip, but dicount it to bad math skills.
$100 oil change/filter/fuel filter every 10k, all fluids every 30k.
I replaced a battery and the serpentine belt because it was cracked and dished out $1000 for a VP44.

The vehicle is very efficient. But it is bipolar, somedays it thinks its a Peterbilt, other days it thinks its a Ferrari.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #68
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2004 F-350 6.0 PSD CC/SB 4X4 4" exhaust is the only mod. 18mpg at 65 and 14-15mpg city being very gentle

2004 Silverado 3500HD 6.6 DMAX 6spd manual trans 4X4 CC/LB Dually. 4" Exgaust, AFE Cold Air, EFI Live Tuning, Boost fooler. 24mpg at 65mph and 18-20mpg daily

2002 F-350 7.3PSD CC/LB 4X4 4" exhaust, AFE Cold Air, Rosewood Stage 2 fuel sticks, 6 position Custom tuned chip to match fuel sticks, 4" lift and 35" tires. 21mpg at 65mph and 15-19mpg daily depending on how hard it gets driven.

1988 Ford Ranger 2.3L Turbo Diesel. SC/SB 2X4 5spd Manual trans. ALL STOCK 40mpg at 60mph and 30-35 daily

All trucks are running Lucas Fuel additive to replace what the low sulfure A$$ Hats from the EPA have taken from our presious diesel fuel. F#%K THE EPA!!!!!!

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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #69
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what does that have to do with my post?
Yes, I remember dirt cheap diesel as a kid, vaguely. I also remember pretty cheap diesel in the late 90's and even the very early 2000's.

The only point I was making is that there isn't a 3/4 ton crew cab long bed gasser than gets over 12 mpg. My diesel can get 17-18, which is the only halfway justifiable way to say you can break even witht he diesel over the gas truck.

That said, I still wouldn't mind downsizing to a half ton crew cab with a 5' bed now that I have zero plans of towing anything on a consistent basis in the near future.
Relax dude, I was just asking if you are old enough to remember the days of shitty diesels. No malice was intended.
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Relax dude, I was just asking if you are old enough to remember the days of shitty diesels. No malice was intended.
I never said malice was intended, but you quoted my post and began talking about something completely unrelated, other than the word diesel.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #71
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Boggin what oil are you buying that is that cheap? Sounds like it is low grade crap I wouldn't put in my $2000 lawn mower let alone a 40-50k truck.
rotella t. i run it in everything
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Old November 19th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #72
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I also run rotella get it from a local trucker 10 bucks a gallon
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Old November 19th, 2012, 04:21 PM   #73
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If i can get 20 city I would be verry happy. I am looking for Diesel to pull a 36' fith wheel. I know towing I will get whatever it wants
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07 2500HD (Classic) LBZ. The best I've seen on a tank was 20.1 MPG, all freeway. The last 12 month average is at 16.6 MPG, $0.24 / Mile.

Maintenance is a little more expensive, but not by much. One thing people don't think about with a Diesel too much is the additional Re-Sale value of it. The depreciation per mile is much less then an equivalent gasser. I figure that when I sell the truck, the difference between my total $$$ / Mile between the diesel and a gasser will be damn near even.

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I never said malice was intended, but you quoted my post and began talking about something completely unrelated, other than the word diesel.
I was just doing a compare and contrast thing. Why diesels were desired years ago vs. why people buy them today. Old days: butt cheap fuel but diesels sucked to drive. Nowdays: Diesels drive great but now the cost of uber refined fuel offsets the gain in mileage.

Stop being so negative all the time. Relax and enjoy the conversation.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 05:28 PM   #76
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Also i just looked....moog balljoint for 01 dodge 1500....34$.....2500....43$......again hardly any difference.
price a new gas truck versus a new diesel.
price a used gasser vs diesel.
there is a huge price difference in the initial buy in of a diesel.
the diesel option on a new truck is about $8k over the gas engine.

most gassers now will run 300k mi easy.
the longevity factor is almost gone, used to be a big selling point for diesels.
i have seen an e250 gasser that has near a million miles(hot shot truck).
gonna have to throw alot of miles on your truck while towing to make back the 8k extra u spent.

if you tow alot or in the mountains, sure diesel is great.
to tow a few times a month, gas all the way.

my v10 sucks gas! i have put mabey 10k miles on it in that last 3 years.
if the wifes travel trailer was not so big, i would buy a v6 stick f150 to tow.
her tt is massive and tows for shit, for safety i keep the superduty.

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rotella t. i run it in everything
I didn't know it was that cheap. I heard it is decent oil. My dad is a distributor of amsoil so that's what I run even in the lawn mower. I use their 15w40 in my duramax and so far so good but it only has 26,000 miles on it. I changed the oil in it once and it was just over a hundred bucks. That was 2.5 gal jug of oil amsoil filter and wix fuel filter.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #78
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Mines a 2009 3500HD Duramax. Got 40k on it and I get 17 driving daily back and forth on Grand River to work, 21 on the Hwy doing 60-65. 14-15 pulling my 28ft camper up to Luzerne keeping it at 60. Previous truck was a 2003 1500HD 6L, 13 on the same Grand River route to work, 13 on the Hwy and a sad sad 7-8 pulling the same camper to Luzerne.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #79
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2011 lml. 18ish going to the cabin. 14-16 to work and back lately. I have an AFE CAI and a bullydog that is just being used to for a gauge and for the speedometer. Thinking about putting an H&S on it but not sure yet. 6.5" BDS lift and 37 Bfg all-terrains. My 2010 gasser was 12 on a really good day and 7-8 towing the snowmobiles.
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It was only $60 for oil and a filter and $12 for a fuel filter for my 7.3, although online the fuel filter is listed at $29. I think that was valvoline heavy duty oil.
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