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Old 05-21-2016, 11:07 PM   #51
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original poster must be buying the Blue def at Walmart as I get the WalMart brand for $7 per jug
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:43 PM   #52
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I pay $2.80 a gallon for DEF at Pilot/FlyingJ and $39 for oil changes with me supplying the oil [Rotela T6 Syn] at my local Chevy dealer. They buy the filter and do the labor.
The only time my engine is heard is under heavy acceleration or idling, the rest of the time it is as quiet as a gasser and more quiet than some. 765 ft/lbs of torque isn't quiet!
Treat a Duramax good and it will last a long, long time. That's just me. Difference strokes for different folks. Ten years ago, I would have laughed at the thought of owning a diesel. Things change over time.
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:49 PM   #53
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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..

New diesels don't smell!
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:12 AM   #54
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When we bought our new RAM EcoDiesel it came with 4 free oil and filter changes. RAM says to do this every 8,000 miles. This means that I won't have to pay for it until I hit 40,000 miles. Not bad at all. Of course we always have them rotate the tires which costs us $15. With our diesel we now get 16 mpg towing which is up by 5 mpg compared to our gas RAM. I'll never go back to a gas truck again. The experience with our EcoDiesel has been spectacular. The low end torque makes it a joy to tow with.
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:16 AM   #55
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Just walked in. Co. Springs......Gas $2.18........Diesel $2.09.

And...........did anyone in this thread say "I have diesel and hate it, I will never own another, especially for towing"????????? May have been one, but I don't remember it.

And........let's spend a week counting the gasoline semi trucks on the freeway. I'll start.......

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Old 05-22-2016, 12:27 AM   #56
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Jeeeeezz! Semi trucks are towing 40 - 80,000 pounds! Of course they have Diesel engines! Gassers can easily tow 10,000 pounds, properly equipped of course. Just because one can buy a diesel pick-up, doesn't mean everyone needs one. I'm done now....
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:01 AM   #57
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You buy what you like, my son drives for Walmart and has been driving for more than twenty years, he buys a Silverado 2500 and he buys a gas. I have a Silverado 3500 and I don't drive for a living and my Silverado is a diesel. Go figure. You buy what you like, both diesel and gas has good points. My diesel has been back to the shop four times, under warranty. Three times for glow plugs and once for a DEF tank replacement. I wonder what that would have cost. I think when I get close to the end of my warranty I'll trade for a dually. DW will kill me, with a dually you get to exercise more, park at the back and walk


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Old 05-22-2016, 09:40 AM   #58
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my 2013 F-150 ecoboost, 4 door, 4x4, 3.73, gets 5-8mpg pulling my Stealth 2112 toy hauler. 13-15mpg around town in Denver. Best mpg ever 19. No shortage of power or torque.
I just can't figure out which diesel to get!
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Chevy Silverado 2015 1500 V6 (285 hp, 285 ft/lbs). Averaging 20 to 21 mpg driving to work, 1/3 city 2/3 hiway. Pulling Rockwood 2702ss, 32' overall- 6000 lbs, @ 65 mph I get 10 mpg.
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My diesel has been back to the shop four times, under warranty. Three times for glow plugs and once for a DEF tank replacement. I wonder what that would have cost. I think when I get close to the end of my warranty I'll trade for a dually.

Buy a Ford. You won't have that problem next time !
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