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re: Diesel Engine MPG question... i know im going to catch hell for this

Big green is blowd up right now in fact.

Next big truck will be an F350 gas burner probably, but I ain't getting that to drive to Kenner and back.


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Big green is blowd up right now in fact.




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F350


frick a ford.


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re: Diesel Engine MPG question... i know im going to catch hell for this
FYI, it cost me ~$60 to fill up and I get ~750 miles on a tank. Oil change every 10k.


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Jetta tdi?

My dad has a jetta gasser because he's on the road all the time and it gets ~32 mpg. However, he wishes he'd have got the tdi.
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re: Diesel Engine MPG question... i know im going to catch hell for this
It's not really blown up. Shot u-joints on the back drive shaft from all my log skidding.



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Pasat TDI, MSRP ~$30k...


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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I'm not sure I want to swing the initial cost of the TDI though. I'd love to go that route, I just don't know if I can.


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Get a used one. Or better yet get a tdi toureg. Awd and rides real good. My mother test drove one the other day. Those are about fiddy grand though.
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Or better yet get a tdi toureg.


$45k+


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Diesel Engine MPG question... i know im going to catch hell for this
I can buy a whole lot of gas for $46k


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Yeah. The one my mother looked at was 48k. My dad told her not a chance.


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JAB528
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U interested in going the van route? There's plenty of good priced vans with a v6 out there.


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Look at a used Toyota car...


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My ol lady's best friend has a corolla, that thing gets like 38 mpg. It rides real good too.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Diesel Engine MPG question... i know im going to catch hell for this
That's what I'm looking at. And some small trucks.


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re: Diesel Engine MPG question... i know im going to catch hell for this
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Big green is blowd up right now in fact.
Welcome to the club. About to get motor number 4 put in my truck. Apparently all used engines don't make compression and only get 100psi to the injectors


Just look for a used Jetta tdi standard. The Toureg diesel has been out for years now


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re: Diesel Engine MPG question... i know im going to catch hell for this
They cost too much. I'm not spending $20k + on something I really don't even want.

100psi injectors??????????????????????

Does somebody not know how a diesel works?


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Next big truck will be an F350 gas burner probably,


good god why?


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To pull heavy stuff and last a long time.

I don't like diesels. They weigh too much and cost too much.


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IIRC, it is supposed to be at 30k psi on each one.

Last engine was white smoking at startup and not making compression, so I am thinking rings
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