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Old 05-18-2015, 10:37 PM   #101
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I'm sorry, But we are talking about two different powertrains. A diesel has a different Power and torque curve than a gasoline engine. A diesel engine is designed for high torque and lower Rpm operating, Gasoline engine builds horsepower and torque on a higher Rpm scale. Fuel efficiency on a diesel engine is more efficient. Even if both are turbocharged. If properly equipped with transmission and final drive gear ratios and tire size, Diesel will win hand's down. Maintenance is a key role in this case. These diesel will go a lot more miles than a gas engine. Pay a lot up front and be quite happy. Or save money and buy a non diesel truck and wished that you bought the diesel-powered instead down the road.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:45 PM   #102
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Ya but the Diesel went 400k and gasser? Plus who really is looking at resale value on a 10 year old truck?
Exactly. It depends on your use. Resale isn't everything to everyone. Nor is the mileage you get you get out of it, 400k. What's the condition of the rest of the truck? I would say, not much for resale. My point is resale is not absolute positive. I'm speaking from experiece. Resale on a 4 year old truck, "no contest".
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:47 PM   #103
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That's plus plus. Thanks jimmy
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:49 PM   #104
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Why did I buy a diesel over a gasser? Well, let's see. Nissan Titan will not pull 13,300 lbs. A motor that will probably outlast me. About 5 mpg more on the diesel. Trade in value. Ride in general. Much larger brakes, suspension and drive train. Exhaust brake [BIG DEAL] Extra large radiator and tranny coolers. Transfer tank [50 gal] much safer than gas. Max torque [700 ft lbs] at 2,000 rpms. No engine roar and high rpms. Allison tranny.
I'm sure there is more, just not coming to mind right now.
If I had known 20 years ago about diesel what I know now, I would have never owned a gasser. Never going back. I'm sure there are some, but I have yet to meet anyone that went back after owning a diesel unless they gave up towing and even then I would stick with diesel. I do all my own oil and filter changes, so maintenance is no big deal. It's a personal choice.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:59 PM   #105
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Father in law sold his 2005 LLY duramax a couple months ago with 63k miles for 24.5k. That same truck with a 6.0 gasser would sell for 8 to 10
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:02 PM   #106
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Blackhat plus you can beat the snot out of most of the cars that guys think are fast.
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Blackhat plus you can beat the snot out of most of the cars that guys think are fast.
Talk about surprised gassers!!! It WILL GO! Had then speed limiter removed and custom tune installed. Many horses.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:37 PM   #108
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Diesel v. Gas Towing or any work

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Pulls 14k 5th 15,000/year with no effort. 11-12mpg
Still no power loss. Go as fast as I need to.

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Old 05-19-2015, 01:33 AM   #109
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I dont own any thing newer than a 93 f250 .
It is gas 351 , will repower with a 6.9 idi or 7.3 idi . i prefer the older mechanical fueled diesels
To the newer ones as it is easier to run wast motor oil or veg oil in them .
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