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Old 03-09-2016, 07:18 AM   #85
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It's pretty much a fact that a diesel will last much longer than a gasser. The question is; are you willing to drive a 25 year old vehicle to use that extra life?
I'm not.
Besides, diesels Stink. The exhaust stinks and the fuel stinks. Fueling at the bigger fuel bays it's inevitable that you'll get diesel on your clothes or shoes and then you'll smell it all day. And diesels are Noisy.
I have diesel tractors and like them when I'm being a boy and getting rough and dirty. But when I'm clean and handsome and want to stay that way, I sure don't want to be messing with a nasty diesel.
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It's pretty much a fact that a diesel will last much longer than a gasser. The question is; are you willing to drive a 25 year old vehicle to use that extra life?
I'm not.
Besides, diesels Stink. The exhaust stinks and the fuel stinks. Fueling at the bigger fuel bays it's inevitable that you'll get diesel on your clothes or shoes and then you'll smell it all day. And diesels are Noisy.
I have diesel tractors and like them when I'm being a boy and getting rough and dirty. But when I'm clean and handsome and want to stay that way, I sure don't want to be messing with a nasty diesel.
I have never heard such sacrilege.....

Diesel fuel has a wonderful aroma, and diesel exhaust smells even better. Noisy? Well, yes they can be. My old Fird makes lovely clattering noise, and only seems to bother the occasional driver when they are sitting next to me at a stop light, window down, on their cell phone.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:58 AM   #87
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My diesel is quiet, clean and its exhaust doesn't stink.
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Lol, step in that stuff the guy before you spilled at the pump and tell me you don't smell diesel for the rest of the day.. Or longer if you track it in.

I have played "diesel pump twister" trying to step around the mess....

This issue is a valid one.

Yea, diesel and gas motors share a lot of common parts, more or less, one of their big differences is the cost of repair parts, the cost of shop labor, and the time required to complete a given repair.

Who knows that for many (common) repairs on Duramax and Ford diesels that the technician commonly removes the cab from the frame to save time?


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Old 03-09-2016, 08:38 AM   #89
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I installed Weathertech floor liners in my Ram 2500 just in case I step in diesel, mud, dog poop, gum.

Planning on taking disposable gloves and hand cleaner with me on my summer trip to Montana this year.

I hope I can use the diesel pumps at the front of the convenience stores vs truck islands since I'm only towing a 25fb.

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It's pretty much a fact that a diesel will last much longer than a gasser. The question is; are you willing to drive a 25 year old vehicle to use that extra life?
I'm not.
Besides, diesels Stink. The exhaust stinks and the fuel stinks. Fueling at the bigger fuel bays it's inevitable that you'll get diesel on your clothes or shoes and then you'll smell it all day. And diesels are Noisy.
I have diesel tractors and like them when I'm being a boy and getting rough and dirty. But when I'm clean and handsome and want to stay that way, I sure don't want to be messing with a nasty diesel.
My dodge isn't smelly ,and is quiet the same as my KW with a cat, you should get updated, this is 2016.... Besides I like the Hp....
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Diesel stinks so don't get it on you or step in it or grab the nozzle without a paper towel or top off the tank after the nozzle shuts off.

We chose a new Ram Ecodiesel over gas 5.7 for it's low RPM torque, somewhat amazing fuel economy, 40k more power train warranty, and little difference in negotiated purchase price. And all the torque, space and load capacity we'll ever need while providing a nice ride for us and our Airstream.

We chose a Ecodiesel over Cummins because it cost less, weighs less, rides better, handles better, and is more maneuverable in town and campgrounds.

All these engines can handle an Airstream well, it's more about the package they come in and the needs/wants of individual buyers. The weaknesses of all are the fuel and emissions systems. Most Airstreamers will never wear any of the engines out before trading or they become too shabby/rusty to drive in public.
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Diesel stinks so don't get it on you or step in it or grab the nozzle without a paper towel or top off the tank after the nozzle shuts off.

We chose a new Ram Ecodiesel over gas 5.7 for it's low RPM torque, somewhat amazing fuel economy, 40k more power train warranty, and little difference in negotiated purchase price. And all the torque, space and load capacity we'll ever need while providing a nice ride for us and our Airstream.

We chose a Ecodiesel over Cummins because it cost less, weighs less, rides better, handles better, and is more maneuverable in town and campgrounds.

All these engines can handle an Airstream well, it's more about the package they come in and the needs/wants of individual buyers. The weaknesses of all are the fuel and emissions systems. Most Airstreamers will never wear any of the engines out before trading or they become too shabby/rusty to drive in public.
Heck, in another 50k miles you'll trade this in on the 2500 to get the exhaust brake and say the same thing!
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Yep. We have heard that before. Your Hemi rode like a Caddy and handled like a Vette 3 months ago, yet you traded that.
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Yep, the small over rated pickups are soon traded up for more power, you always get what you paid for....my 6.7 at 1550 rpm is relaxing like my 500 hp cat in the KW...
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Well, this is our third half-ton pulling our Airstreams, the last one from gas to small diesel with about the same torque and same coil suspension. It's the lower rpm torque that gives our new diesel improved mpg. I doubt the overall economy will be much better, time will tell.

The gas Hemi was quite relaxed towing 95% of the time and the remaining 5% was not enough reason to give it up. Great trade-in value and great mark-downs on the new trucks was though.
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The RAM 2500 with the Cummins is a nice truck, but since it is built in Mexico, I wouldn't own one.
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Our Ecodiesel was built in Detroit with Italian engine and German transmission. I wonder if all those computers came from . . . China? That takes us back to the reliability question.
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Our Ecodiesel was built in Detroit with Italian engine and German transmission. I wonder if all those computers came from . . . China? That takes us back to the reliability question.
Were just running it on you Doug! Nice new truck!

The price of parts comes down over time. You can buy new injectors for my Gen2 truck for less than $100 each. As these newer trucks age and more vendors vie for market share prices become more reasonable. Pricing parts for trucks that are mostly still under warranty is misleading at best. As far as longevity goes, crash gods willing I want to see 500k miles out of mine.
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