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Re: I tried,,,, Cant justify a diesel tow vehicle.

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G1355

07-08-2013 02:52:35
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The 8.1 is a great motor to, they pull good, just a little hard on fuel.




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07-29-2013 07:48:10
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 Re: I tried,,,, Cant justify a diesel tow vehicle. in reply to G1355, 07-08-2013 02:52:35  
Gallon for gallon, diesel fuel contains more energy than Gasoline does. Gas is a solvent, diesel is a lubricant. That is why diesels are more effecient. It's just the way it is. No opinion there, simple fact. That is why diesel engines run 300,000 miles and demand more. The only way a gasser goes that far is if it's babied and it will be tired by then.

I pull trailers. Not every day but several times per month anyways. My gas powered chevy, as reliable as it was couldnt hold a candle to my 97 12v Cummins Dodge 2500. Some of the trailers I pull were too much for the gas. Had to smash the pedal up every hill. I get better towing mileage than the Chevy got unloaded. Thats talking 7500lbs or less. Over that the Dodge pulls it fine but your paying for it. That gasser would cost more fuel.I never had to smash the pedal on this cummins.
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