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Old 05-18-2015, 07:39 PM   #71
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Noise, smell, price, trailer weight and convenience of all my vehicles and equipment use gas. Some need diesel. I don't.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:41 PM   #72
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Noise, smell, price, trailer weight and convenience of all my vehicles and equipment use gas. Some need diesel. I don't.
Are we talking old diesel's?
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:43 PM   #73
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Doc they say they dust an diesel engine because the engine pulls so much air it pulls some oil. They are great for gasser's.
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Doc they say they dust an diesel engine because the engine pulls so much air it pulls some oil. They are great for gasser's.
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Interesting. So then a dry filter would be OK then? Just not the oiled?
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Are we talking old diesel's?
I was sitting next to a 2013 or 14 GMC the other day and I think my truck was louder than the diesel. I was shocked how quiet it was.
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Didn't want to feel like a red shirt out there eh?
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Diesel is the way to go. And buy more truck than you need because in a year or two you will want/need something bigger.

BTW DEF fluid has a shelf life of about a year so when buying it check the manufacture date. Glad I don't have to mess with it. I have one of those old stinky diesels.
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Wish I could give you the majic answer that would make it all clear.....but. I've owned more than my share of trucks and cannot in the current market conditions (fuel price and diesel oprion price) make an economic argument for a diesel truck with the amount of towing that you do. BUT I can tell you with certainty that there is no comparison in performance. The diesel option no matter the make (yes I've had all three) will amaze you. The confidence it will give you is not easily quantified. The cost is however very real. I tow with a 2012 powerstroke and wouldn't trade it for any gas truck on the market. It just goes no matter what the load (within reason) and doesn't kill the fuel mileage like a gaser does.
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