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Old 08-31-2006, 05:45 PM   #29
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ptrvr, this link explains it all: http://www.delucafuelproducts.com

It is not for everyone, sometimes it is a real pain to find propane at a decent price. I usually hit Flying J truckstops, as most local propane distributors around here are major ripoffs.
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:04 PM   #30
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Don't for get that while the Alison will down shift on a down grade it will up shift to stop the motor from over reving. I can't remember at what RPM, but the sound is like it is over reving. Be ready to aply the brakes!!!
There was an article not too long ago that quoted GM (---or others) as saying that no harm would be done to the Duramax due to engine braking and the accompaning "red-linng" on long downhill grades. Apparently it's normal. Maybe someone else can find the article or source.
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:07 PM   #31
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There was an article not too long ago that quoted GM (---or others) as saying that no harm would be done to the Duramax due to engine braking and the accompaning "red-linng" on long downhill grades. Apparently it's normal. Maybe someone else can find the article or source.
I think it is also in the owners manual.
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:34 PM   #32
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We bought a 2005 Dodge CTD last summer. This summer we took our Sovereign on its first cross-country trip. Going up Wolf Creek Pass, CO, we got 18.2MPG, averaging 60MPH. In Idaho, we got the same results going up to Cascade. On flat ground, we get anywhere between 19/21MPG. I'm pretty happy with those results.

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You must have had a hellava tail wind...
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:38 PM   #34
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ptrvr, this link explains it all: http://www.delucafuelproducts.com

It is not for everyone, sometimes it is a real pain to find propane at a decent price. I usually hit Flying J truckstops, as most local propane distributors around here are major ripoffs.
Thanks Pick. Interesting concept. Have begun looking around on the internet and finding quite a bit of info and products. Some draw liquid and heat it; others draw vapor. Lots to ponder.

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Old 09-01-2006, 01:35 PM   #35
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You must have had a hellava tail wind...
Nope, that's just what I average. Keep in mind that I don't go like a bat out of hell. I tow at 55MPH, and I drive the speed limit. Oh yeah, I'm also 33 years old. Driving right isn't just for the older (read "wiser") folks. At the price of diesel ($2.99-3.09), I can't really afford to put the hammer down. Besides, I have three other lives to think about, besides my own. Too many crazies out there, ya know?

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There was an article not too long ago that quoted GM (---or others) as saying that no harm would be done to the Duramax due to engine braking and the accompaning "red-linng" on long downhill grades. Apparently it's normal. Maybe someone else can find the article or source.

It's not the engine damage that's the problem it's the seat stain when the transmision is holding the speed down and suddenly up shifts and you are flying down the mountain.
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All truck stops now have only the new fuel.
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Not true....we were just at a Love's Truck Stop in Phoenix, and they still have the #2 Diesel, although they do have the stickers on the pumps warning 2007 owners that #2 could damage their motors.

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