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walkerms1
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:24:40 PM

10. Diesels are More Expensive to Maintain and Repair

In the age of high diesel prices and strict emissions, we can see how this argument has picked up steam—but it’s still not true. If you’re a bigger picture person and plan to keep your truck for the long haul, you know this myth is bogus. One of diesel’s primary benefits has always been longevity. Over the life of a 300,000-mile engine, you might need a set of injectors, a lift pump, or even an injection pump, but properly maintained diesel engines rarely experience catastrophic hard-part failures and still get better fuel economy (especially when towing) than the gas competition. Diesel oil changes can be pricey, but 7,500 to 10,000 (or more) miles are widely accepted change intervals for newer diesels.
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:28:31 PM

We will definitely consider the diesel options available when we acquire our next pickup. Meanwhile, we are dreaming of the possibility of a plug-in diesel-hybrid 3/4 ton 4x4 crew cab pickup option from GM, Ford and Chrysler to choose from when that time comes.
walkerms1
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:33:09 AM

Do your homework, and make your own choice!
sciotosix
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:24:44 AM

Drop diesel fuel prices and a diesel vehicle looks even better.
GAC1Shirt
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:03:34 AM

Ask your elected officials to lower the tax on diesel to that of gasoline on both state and federal taxes.
swepson
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:47:41 AM

I got to the article.
JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:38:11 AM

Bad link?
streetdesign
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:34:18 AM

Everyone has their own point of view on whether they like diesel or not. Both gas and diesel have their pros and cons. Nice to see the growth of more models offering diesel so consumers have a choice on what they want.
bar1035
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:05:27 AM

Good article that doesn't cherry coat things
LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:35:07 AM

Hard sell won't work either.
Joeski1
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:57:37 AM

diesel stinks
el_fr
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:48:23 AM

Diesel is good
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:42:01 AM

Not for me
mandoid
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:22:07 AM

I'd get a turbo diesel in the future
USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:13:40 AM

Life of all engines depend on maintenance.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:58:56 AM

nice to know
StArrow68
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:14:18 AM

Good info, thanks for posting. In long haul applications diesel is the way to go.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:23:28 AM


     modern diesels can be a good alternative to gasoline engines
MN1
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:33:12 AM

Ok.
Bttlecat
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:15:24 AM

brought to you by a diesel lobby.
MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:02:13 AM

Each use is different. It is hard to generalize on this topic.
snagged
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:55:09 AM

I don't believe it.
Wally3023
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:40:51 AM

Good to know
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:24:03 AM

I'm all for more diesel cars!
cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:09:57 AM

Educational.
1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:09:51 AM

Go Diese
walkerms1
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:07:56 AM

Diesel is the answer!
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 11:18:57 PM

Go Diesel!!!
ectolle
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 11:06:39 PM

I own 3 diesels 1 being a class 8 truck with a C12 Cat motor and the other 2 are Dodges with Cummins diesels. I have worked the pickups hard and they are very reliable and get good fuel mileage for there size. Even though they are more expensive to repair they usually go a very long time without needing work. There are of course some exceptions to this. My Peterbilt has 933,000 miles on it with very few problems and still gets 6.5 to 6.8 at 80,000 pounds everyday.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 11:06:35 PM

Toady's diesels are great.
drobbbb
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 11:04:43 PM

informative
andy1024
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:57:29 PM

Many people who commute long distance choose diesels.
txkrb
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:56:44 PM

I know the 6 liter Ford Diesel were a big problem 8-10 years ago
Major repairs were required in most of them after about 100,000 miles
there was big lawsuit mostly from the EMS industry due to the problems
walkerms1
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:40:29 PM

The more you know...
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:35:34 PM

Good story.
gashole84
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:34:19 PM

I've never owned a diesel. Very informative though
JeffersonState
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:31:22 PM

More good information. I have kept records on my 3 diesel pickups and would agree totally with this article. I doubt if I will ever go back to gasoline.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:28:28 PM

OK
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