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Oldmaple

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ppine wrote:

It is humorous to me that anyone thinks the fuel cost for a diesel is higher than for a gas engine. Guess again.

I'm choking on diesel prices here. Can find gas for $2.29, diesel for $3.22.

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Oldmaple wrote:

ppine wrote:

It is humorous to me that anyone thinks the fuel cost for a diesel is higher than for a gas engine. Guess again.

I'm choking on diesel prices here. Can find gas for $2.29, diesel for $3.22.


Ouch! Although even at that price I would still prefer a diesel over a gaser.

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4 bones a gallon here. [emoticon]


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Posted: 11/14/18 04:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Diesel fuel is 20% more than gasoline per gallon here. I sure don't expect to come out ahead financially buying a diesel truck over a gas job. The way I look at it is that my diesel pickup costs me about $10k per year to own and operate. It might cost me $5k per year to drive something else. I think I'll spend the extra 5k per year and enjoy my truck.


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4x4ord wrote:

Diesel fuel is 20% more than gasoline per gallon here. I sure don't expect to come out ahead financially buying a diesel truck over a gas job. The way I look at it is that my diesel pickup costs me about $10k per year to own and operate. It might cost me $5k per year to drive something else. I think I'll spend the extra 5k per year and enjoy my truck.


Yep, it isn't always about the cost. Diesel tows easier and better.
Here in western Oregon price difference is about 15 cents per gallon.


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Oldmaple wrote:

ppine wrote:

It is humorous to me that anyone thinks the fuel cost for a diesel is higher than for a gas engine. Guess again.

I'm choking on diesel prices here. Can find gas for $2.29, diesel for $3.22.


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Cheap in my book compared to a cup of coffee at 4-5$.

Also let's not forget that around 25% of those prices are TAX.


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2017 Ram 2500 6.7 with 17,000 miles and no issues. Been a great truck, loved pulling my 10k trailer 2300 miles with it this summer.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Oldmaple wrote:

ppine wrote:

It is humorous to me that anyone thinks the fuel cost for a diesel is higher than for a gas engine. Guess again.

I'm choking on diesel prices here. Can find gas for $2.29, diesel for $3.22.


[emoticon]

Cheap in my book compared to a cup of coffee at 4-5$.

Also let's not forget that around 25% of those prices are TAX.


If you are spending $4-5 on a cup of coffee I am surprised you don’t have a driver Mr Rockefeller. [emoticon]

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Turtle n Peeps wrote:

4 bones a gallon here. [emoticon]


A wee bit overtaxed in CA, eh?


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I'm at 23,000 on my 2018 F-350 6.7L. No horror stories so far. Truck doesn't get as good of mileage as I had hoped but it is a true powerhouse. with our 10,000+ 37' travel trailer behind it, set the cruise at 70mph and go.

I have been leery on new diesels for quite some time, but it seem like they have gotten a handle on the new emissions. Still hesitant about my fuel system, but it did get redesigned in 2017. Still I drain a couple of quarts of fuel from my fuel water separator once a month and change fuel filters every 15,000 miles and hoping for the best. I know Ford is still using the CP4 fuel pump.

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