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Old 10-02-2015, 10:34 AM   #111
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Diesel in northern parts gets really pricey with blend and additives to help prevent gelling here pretty quick. Some owners run stanadyne year round.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:53 AM   #112
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I was always told that a diesel needs to run for awhile to get the 15 quarts of oil warm up in the winter otherwise you'll blow the motor. So my 5mile commute wouldn't be healthy for the motor... and I'm not going to sit in the truck for 30mins after work waiting for the oil to warm up so I can drive 10mins home.
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:08 AM   #113
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I guess you had a Ford gas. My chevy does not mention I have to change by 6 months it goes by mileage. I can also go by the oil life monitor but guess what anybody that wants to go that long on oil changes be my guest. I change oil oftener and prevent failures with good PM. Most folks may not change there own oil so it does get expensive for a diesel. So what is the price you add for the DEF which is suppose to be added every oil change.?

BTW when fuel prices start to rise guess who will be paying the biggest price for fuel Diesel. Later RJD
DEF is 4.00 gallon at the pump so 20 bucks to fill the 5 gal tank.

Diesel EPA standards jump causing the price diesel to cost more than gas, if you remember right, it was cheaper for years. Now is 2017 gas has to have the same standards as diesel has had for years, we see what happens.

Why would Ford/Chevy extend the oil changes if it causes problems? Anyway, for the next 100,000 miles I have the stamp in my book for doing oil changes according to the DIC my warranty is covered. I will trade before it gets to 100,000 miles anyway - heck the new 2017 Fords have caught my eye.

Last year when towed about 700 miles with a friend in gas and us in diesel at each fill up I put 5 to 8 gals less fuel in mine them him. He was towing a lot lighter then I was....
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:09 AM   #114
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When I had my 84 Ford Diesel I would plug it in as soon as I would in the morning,,,
go have a couple cups of coffee,,, and the truck would be nice a warm when I was ready to head to work !!!
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:22 AM   #115
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I was always told that a diesel needs to run for awhile to get the 15 quarts of oil warm up in the winter otherwise you'll blow the motor. So my 5mile commute wouldn't be healthy for the motor... and I'm not going to sit in the truck for 30mins after work waiting for the oil to warm up so I can drive 10mins home.

Once again, I drive 7 miles to work, 7 miles home. 9 years and 83,000 miles, my truck still hasn't "blown up". I hear that all the time, yet I've never met anyone that has had their diesel "blow up" because of their short commute.

My Duramax is 10 qts. My last gasser was 7 qts. Not much difference there. If it's below freezing, I plug it in. No waiting around then. Plus, I can plug my truck in at work too.


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When I had my 84 Ford Diesel I would plug it in as soon as I would in the morning,,,
go have a couple cups of coffee,,, and the truck would be nice a warm when I was ready to head to work !!!
Now they have fast heat option that the heater will blow warm air before you can back it out the garage and that's without plugging it in.
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Now they have fast heat option that the heater will blow warm air before you can back it out the garage and that's without plugging it in.
SWEET !!!
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Once again, I drive 7 miles to work, 7 miles home. 9 years and 83,000 miles, my truck still hasn't "blown up". I hear that all the time, yet I've never met anyone that has had their diesel "blow up" because of their short commute.

My Duramax is 10 qts. My last gasser was 7 qts. Not much difference there. If it's below freezing, I plug it in. No waiting around then. Plus, I can plug my truck in at work too.


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I don't have the option of plugging in at work. I have to park in the middle of nowhere.
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Trucks over 10k gvwr must be inspected here every year.
They check for emissions equipment. Cannot delete.


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Old 10-02-2015, 12:41 PM   #120
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Hey.. Don't shoot the messenger.
I'm just going by what I have personally worked on.
I made a good living with the 6.0L power stroke.

I'm not stupid enough not to know.. It can be done cheaper.
Dealer work is expensive....


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