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Old March 15th, 2008, 09:41 AM   #1
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Diesel is now 4.20 a gallon. If you drive a diesel truck, at what point will you trade the diesel for a gasser?

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Old March 15th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #2
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Old March 15th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #3
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untill i cant get enymore from work...
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Old March 15th, 2008, 09:49 AM   #4
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untill i cant get enymore from work...
lol, i am gonna report your truck for using off road diesel. I do the same thing as much as possible.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 09:51 AM   #5
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Old March 15th, 2008, 03:08 PM   #6
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Old March 15th, 2008, 03:15 PM   #7
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i was just wondering about this. if you need a heavy duty pickup to haul equipment or whatnot diesel is still more efficient. but for the guys who drive a diesel as a everyday driver to work and back, how much is too much.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #8
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ok, I'm not sure since they've switched to ultra low sulfer deisel, but isn't deisel easier to make (less refining) than gasoline? If so, why does it cost more?
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Old March 15th, 2008, 04:10 PM   #9
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well, 7.3L empty is 21 mpg.

V10 empty is 14 mpg

mpg for a diesel is 50% better, so when diesel costs 50% more than gas I'll consider it?
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Old March 15th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #10
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Diesel is now 4.20 a gallon. If you drive a diesel truck, at what point will you trade the diesel for a gasser?
Not very soon.

My Diesel is paid for and I might get 10 mpg with a gasser, plus a new truck payment and higher insurance rates.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #11
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well seeing as how I JUST bought mine, not for a long fucking time.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 05:45 PM   #12
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Old March 15th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #13
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Diesel is now 4.20 a gallon. If you drive a diesel truck, at what point will you trade the diesel for a gasser?
The price difference fluctuates why make a jump based on the short term difference?
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #14
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I will keep mine until it cost more to operate than a gasser. I currently get around 20mpg empty and about 17 loaded. I will not buy a new diesel unless they can get the mileage up to what mine runs now. But from what I have seen I don't think that is going to happen. Stupid gov regs.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:03 PM   #15
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Diesel is now 4.20 a gallon. If you drive a diesel truck, at what point will you trade the diesel for a gasser?
They have a new kit to convert your diesel to run on hydro power. First put water in the tank - then take it to the dealer. Heck, its dad's truck anyway - right?
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #16
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #17
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I have a 6.2 diesel in my beater pickup that gets about 18 mpg (its pretty worn) but it is paid for and also 4wd. My old farm truck/tow rig gets about 9 mpg (572 cid Cat 1150)but tows my 11k pound trailer/bogger combo without any complaints. Same size gasser truck would get about 4-5 mpg and would not have near the power. I figure a 1 ton gasser would probably get about the same mileage but once again, the ol' farm truck is paid for.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #18
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NEVER, bought a diesel for pulling power. good fuel mileage is a bonus.my car on the other hand, i have figured out when i would switch back. but at 50mpg it will be awhile.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #19
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ok, I'm not sure since they've switched to ultra low sulfer deisel, but isn't deisel easier to make (less refining) than gasoline? If so, why does it cost more?
ULSD costs more to make. Fuel oil and diesel come out of the same refineries. With the super cold winter, they had to use most of the refinery space this winter to produce fuel oil to keep up with heating needs. Add in the ever increasing demand in China. Add in the cost of winter additives. It is a combination of many different factors that all push the price up. Ultimately, it is the refinery capacity that is really killing us. There is plenty of oil to meet demand. We just can't refine enough of everything to keep the supply up and the price down.

The same thing is happening with gas. It used to be that there were 3-5 common gas mixes across most of the US. Now every little municipality can legislate their own unique mix to meet the demands of the tree huggers. Now, instead of using all our refineries to make basically the same 3 types of gasoline across the country, you have literally 30x that many mixtures that they must make. You just killed any economy of scale and pushed the price up. It is just another hidden tax levied on us by the assholes and idiots that write our laws.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 09:09 PM   #20
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i get about twice the gas milage i got with my old gaser. it does suck but ill keep my duramax
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