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Old 10-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #7241
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I vaguely remember, back before they started requiring ULS diesel, that diesel was cheaper than gasoline....
And sometimes, depending on what you're driving and the actual cost of diesel, per mile it is still cheaper to run a diesel engine than gas.

My friend's minivan gets 21mpg. Hauling 20,000 on my trailer I got 19 the other day (on the highway only).
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And sometimes, depending on what you're driving and the actual cost of diesel, per mile it is still cheaper to run a diesel engine than gas.

My friend's minivan gets 21mpg. Hauling 20,000 on my trailer I got 19 the other day (on the highway only).
Another example:
Ex and I had a 2005 pt cruiser that got about 15mpg.
My step Dad got a 2006 F250 with a six speed. It got 22mpg.

It was cheaper to ride around in his truck, even just knocking around town.
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You are completely correct. Now is a 7200 pound truck going to be able to get the same milage as a tiny civic? Nope, not going to happen.
But.


If I keep that Cummins between 1600 and 1700 RPM I can see around 23 to 24 on the highway (Ive heard of people that drive 2500s that get between 26 and 28). Sasha had a 2010 GMC 1500. Even being careful with her right foot she never saw better than an average of 20 on the highway. Diesel may be more expensive, but there is more energy per unit than gas.

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Apparently not too old for you, so that's good enough.


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How old is Trip anyway? Ive been curious fer a while.

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And sometimes, depending on what you're driving and the actual cost of diesel, per mile it is still cheaper to run a diesel engine than gas.

My friend's minivan gets 21mpg. Hauling 20,000 on my trailer I got 19 the other day (on the highway only).
And towing will kill your fuel mileage in a gas engine but doesn't have as much of an affect on a diesel. my little v6 gets 19 on a good day.

Trip is younger than you I just have to tease him about being old.
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Trip is younger than you I just have to tease him about being old.
It's not so much the age, it's the mileage. When I was 22 I had a doctor tell me that almost all of his 50 yo+ patients were in better condition than me. At the time, he also told me I had the physical and cardio fitness of an 18 year old athlete.

My joints are worn out mostly. I snap, crackle, and pop all day every day. I sound like a bag of popcorn getting out of bed. There are motions that I simply can't do (I find a way around those), like the fact that I can't lift my right arm higher than my shoulder. If I'm not careful, my left leg will turn sideways at the knee and I have to straighten it manually. Arthritis in my spine. Hip problems out the wazoo.

I'm only 28.

But on the plus side, I haven't gotten any worse since I got out of the Marines. Except the arthritis, that's a recent event.
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