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Old 05-21-2011, 10:45 AM   #11
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As soon as I bought my diesel truck the price of diesel became more than gas. Hey does anyone what to give me a new gas pick-up truck. That way the price of diesel will go back down below gas. LOL

Price for diesel in our area is $3.98 and gas is $3.69.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:46 AM   #12
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Gas in our area went from $4.03 down to $3.98 and I thought that we were finally seeing the drop that was supposed to happen. The next day it went back UP to $4.03.

Perhaps we are headed for the roller coaster summer of fuel prices.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:20 AM   #13
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We hope our gas prices will drop soon. Our towns gas station has dropped, but we are still at 4.12 per gallon for regular.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:40 AM   #14
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As soon as I bought my diesel truck the price of diesel became more than gas. Hey does anyone what to give me a new gas pick-up truck. That way the price of diesel will go back down below gas. LOL

Price for diesel in our area is $3.98 and gas is $3.69.
Diesel is only 30 cents a gallon more than regular on most places. That extra 25-30 cents per gallon has been pretty stable from when fuel was about 3 dollars.

On a 20 gallon fill up (using the above numbers), that is 6 dollars on a 73 (gas) - 79 (diesel) dollar average fill up; yet you get about 5 MPG more towing than regular.

If you are getting 12 MPG with your diesel and 8 MPG with your gas truck (4 MPG difference) that 20 gallons will take you 240 miles on your diesel and 160 miles in your gas truck. That 80 extra miles will cost the gas guy $36.90 while the diesel guy only paid an extra 6 bucks for the gas.

To be fair, at 30 bucks a tank savings it will take about 200 tanks of gas to pay off the new diesel truck (vs a standard gas engine - less for the HO engine) at 4 bucks a gallon. As gas prices go up the number of towing tanks needed to break even goes down.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:58 AM   #15
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Luckily diesel prices here are about the same as reg/mid gas. I paid 3.85 this morning WOOT WOOT!!!! ( sad, isn't it )
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:59 AM   #16
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As soon as I bought my diesel truck the price of diesel became more than gas. Hey does anyone what to give me a new gas pick-up truck. That way the price of diesel will go back down below gas. LOL

Price for diesel in our area is $3.98 and gas is $3.69.
now that diesel has to meet a lower sulfur spec than gasoline, i don't see it going below gas prices. the feds also collect a higher tax on diesel than gasoline.

diesel prices haven't budged here yet. we are at 3.94 30 miles off the interstate and over $4 on the interstate.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:37 PM   #17
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I don't know if you keep your vehicles for 300K miles, or 18 years, whatever comes first..

But you will recoup a good part of that extra expense for the diesel engine when you trade it in or sell your vehicle...







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To be fair, at 30 bucks a tank savings it will take about 200 tanks of gas to pay off the new diesel truck (vs a standard gas engine - less for the HO engine) at 4 bucks a gallon. .
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:15 PM   #18
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Luckily diesel prices here are about the same as reg/mid gas. I paid 3.85 this morning WOOT WOOT!!!! ( sad, isn't it )
I just paid $3.49 for diesel Of course that's after a .50/ga discount through our grocery store So we had to spend like $500 on groceries...
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:22 PM   #19
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I don't know if you keep your vehicles for 300K miles, or 18 years, whatever comes first..

But you will recoup a good part of that extra expense for the diesel engine when you trade it in or sell your vehicle...
Well that totally depends on what happens to gas and diesel now doesn't it.

If Biodiesel stays at 5 bucks or so a gallon and gas goes to 10 then the break even point moves quite a bit. The Ultra-Low Sulphur diesel engines run on B20 just fine and my fuel mileage was exactly the same as straight diesel.

Also 200 tanks (in my dinky tank short bed) of 240 miles per tank is 48,000 miles. Not quite there yet; just cracked 30K in 3 years.
The engine is just getting broken in.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:57 PM   #20
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Gas prices will continue to decrease, in a slight but noticeable way.

Remember (re)election is upcoming.

Thence... "The price of energy will necessarily skyrocket." B.H.O.

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