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Old 03-02-2016, 09:50 AM   #21
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Very interesting reading. I don't own a diesel so if I may ask an uninformed question:
Can somebody please explain regen so I can grasp what everyone is talking about?

thanks

To simplify the description think of it like this. In the middle of the exhaust pipe is a charcoal sponge that absorbs all the black soot a diesel gives off (the air that comes out of a diesel now is cleaner then the air going into it). Once that "sponge" gets clogged enough, the motor injects additional fuel into the motor to increase the Exhaust Gas temps. This increase in heat (I run 650-700 degrees normally and when in a regen I see about 1,150 degrees) burns all that soot off effective cleaning the sponge to then start absorbing it again.

Not the technical terms but I think the easiest way to explain it.
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To simplify the description think of it like this. In the middle of the exhaust pipe is a charcoal sponge that absorbs all the black soot a diesel gives off (the air that comes out of a diesel now is cleaner then the air going into it). Once that "sponge" gets clogged enough, the motor injects additional fuel into the motor to increase the Exhaust Gas temps. This increase in heat (I run 650-700 degrees normally and when in a regen I see about 1,150 degrees) burns all that soot off effective cleaning the sponge to then start absorbing it again.



Not the technical terms but I think the easiest way to explain it.

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Thanks, i didn't have a clue before but now i understand
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Just traded Chevy 2500 for 3500 dually. Dually is new and not towed yet, but has been on highway. 2500 was great at about 68 mph. On flat ground at that speed, it'd hit 25 mpg. On up/down freeway at that speed, it'd hit 19.5 mpg.

Dually is about the same, but about 1.5 mpg less...........

If you have the DIC panel, change it to the 'instant mpg' reading, not the 'average mpg' and watch it change as you let off the pedal, or push the pedal. You can go uphill and let off the pedal, and your mpg will skyrocket for a bit.
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Just traded Chevy 2500 for 3500 dually. Dually is new and not towed yet, but has been on highway. 2500 was great at about 68 mph. On flat ground at that speed, it'd hit 25 mpg. On up/down freeway at that speed, it'd hit 19.5 mpg.

Dually is about the same, but about 1.5 mpg less...........

If you have the DIC panel, change it to the 'instant mpg' reading, not the 'average mpg' and watch it change as you let off the pedal, or push the pedal. You can go uphill and let off the pedal, and your mpg will skyrocket for a bit.

I like the look of them but Ford and Dodge's D power is a whole lot more and torque. Do you drive this as an everyday truck?


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Ford is more because of the 4.3 rear end. With same rear end they are about same. If Chevy is 'enough' power, Chevy always wins with me. But I'm sure all are great trucks, I'd own a Ford under the right conditions. I'm not down on them. Dodge wins any pulling contest, but payload suffers. I bought the dually for payload, not necessarily pulling. I had enough Goose to pull with the 2500. Just needed more payload.

Yes, for now, I drive it all the time. However, I'm retired and am not commuting in it, or anything.

I have an old truck at our farm that's been in garage for 15 years......and I may restore it and use it as 'everyday' truck. But that's next year's worry.
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Just traded Chevy 2500 for 3500 dually. Dually is new and not towed yet, but has been on highway. 2500 was great at about 68 mph. On flat ground at that speed, it'd hit 25 mpg. On up/down freeway at that speed, it'd hit 19.5 mpg.

Dually is about the same, but about 1.5 mpg less...........

If you have the DIC panel, change it to the 'instant mpg' reading, not the 'average mpg' and watch it change as you let off the pedal, or push the pedal. You can go uphill and let off the pedal, and your mpg will skyrocket for a bit.
Diesel? What is your average fuel mileage?
I do have 2,500 miles on truck and average mileage is 12.3 mpg
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In new Dually? Yes, Duramax.

Not broken in good yet. About 18-20 on freeway not towing, but about 13.X in town so far.

I would said I'd need to wait for at least 3,000 miles of mixed driving to get a valid average. I just know it's A) way better than 1 ton dually's of 20 years ago and B) way better than gasoline in a truck with that weight would be.
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Diesel? What is your average fuel mileage?
I do have 2,500 miles on truck and average mileage is 12.3 mpg
Im about the same on my '15.5 gmc dually. I've got about 4100 miles on it, about half of it towing 9k+ boat and or 4k car hauler with cars, and 1 time with 13k + gooseneck equipment trailer. Usually tow about 65 - 70 +mph.
The other half im around town or going 75-80+ mph down turnpike.
I think my average is about 12.5 mpg.....and i idle a lot too.
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