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Old 05-21-2016, 05:32 PM   #41
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I hate that all three vehicles in my household are diesel. I have no where to dump old fuel from my UTVs and snowmobiles at the beginning and end of each season. Luckily, my neighbor's son took the 21 gallons I sucked out of my snowmobiles at the end of the season last month to run in his Honda.

Our first diesels were VW TDIs. They were incredibly thrifty and had plenty of get up and go. Afterwards we upgraded to diesel SUVs due to living in Colorado and needing 4wd.

After wife got her Grand Cherokee with a 3.0L Mercedes Benz diesel in 07 and especially after I got a hot tune for it, she said she will never go back to a gasser. She loves the torque and ability to be doing 80mph on an onramp in order to merge on a 75mph speedlimit interstate, I-25. Having a 7,200 lb tow rating is nice too!

My ride is an 06 Jeep Liberty CRD with a 2.8L turbo diesel. It has a 5,000 lb tow rating and gets 30mpg on the interstate with a Green Diesel Engineering ecotune.

We just got rid of our Ecoboob F150 and upgraded to an F350 with the 6.7L diesel. All I can say is WOW. 14.5 mpg in mixed driving and about 17 on the highway. I'm hoping the fuel economy will get better when it gets more miles on it. I didn't noticed max fuel economy on all my other diesels until about 25k miles. I get it takes a long while for those rings to seat and things to loosen up a bit.

Don't get me wrong, I still like gassers. I think gas engines make good lawn mower, weedwhacker, UTV/ATV, and snowmobile engines.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:37 PM   #42
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:20 PM   #43
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I'm tired of the smell of diesel, been driving a 18 wheeler for many years.... I hate that darn 5th wheel grease...gotta watch not to get it on your clothes, hard to get out..
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:32 PM   #44
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Can't stand the noise of a diesel
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:34 PM   #45
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Can't stand the noise of a diesel
Mine's quieter than a Ram gasser!! Honest.

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Old 05-21-2016, 08:35 PM   #46
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Just saw something unusual here in Concord, diesel was $2.099 and unleaded gas was $2.199 and 5 different gas stations. First time in years diesel was cheaper than gas.
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:44 PM   #47
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Just saw something unusual here in Concord, diesel was $2.099 and unleaded gas was $2.199 and 5 different gas stations. First time in years diesel was cheaper than gas.
Thats the way it should be!!!!
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:54 PM   #48
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I love these gas vs diesel discussions! Gets everybody out of their recliners and away from the television for awhile. I've had both, not gonna say what I have now, but either way, we sure love camping and getting there, don't we?
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:01 PM   #49
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What noise? Multi "fire" Piezo injectors with 25,000+ psi pressure fuel means a very quiet diesel engine. In fact, I kinda wish I had more of that diesel sound on my vehicles.

Nobody has ever noticed that my wife's Jeep is a diesel. My F350 is very quiet with windows rolled up and you can barely tell it is a diesel.

Not sure the relation between 5th wheel grease and diesel. I never grease my 5th wheel hitch. I have a teflon plate that takes care of that.

I don't smell diesel fuel when I'm driving. I wear a disposable nitrile rubber glove when fueling.

There is no smell or soot that comes out of my exhaust-that's old school stuff that isn't an issue with modern 3/4-1 ton trucks.
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Diesel prices sneaking back up....prices in NE Ohio on diesel is now higher then gas. You knew it was going to happen. Sure glad original poster wasn't trying to start a "gas vs. diesel" controversy!
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