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  1. shralp

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    redandblack said: i'm thinking of switching to home heating fuel instead of diesel in my f350. anyone have any experience with this? truck is the '10 with the 6.4 and yes i am aware that it is illegal.

     

    You CT guys are so butch.

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    thanks, can't get better mileage so i need to use a cheaper fuel.

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    It's an F350, didn't you already sign an F-U to mileage when you bought it?

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    kind of, but with my current setup (dpf delete and tuner) i get about 17mpg on the highway and about 14mpg around town, not horrible for a truck that size. my pops has a 2500 5.7 chevy that gets 8mpg.  

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    You guys use the giant trucks for hauling stuff or just for show?

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    i own a 3 family house and it comes in handy for hauling mulch, dump runs, and building supplies. and i do some masonry work on the side with my dad, so a little of both. and hopefully tow a boat in the future.

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     Hard for me to imagine a dd that gets less than 20 mpg.

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     Unless you're talking about a big leap/drop in efficiency or your commute is really far, the difference isn't noticeable

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     Keep it deisel, get one of those super chips.
    It doesn't help for shit on gas vehicles but it works wonders used with a deisel motor.

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    contra said:  Unless you're talking about a big leap/drop in efficiency or your commute is really far, the difference isn't noticeable

     

    Disagree, over the course of a year it would add up to a lot of $.

    Annual Fuel cost:
    F150 (couldn't find the F350 for some reason) =$3350
    Civic =$1750
    Forester =$2300

    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=26087&id=25870&id=25364

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    dammit. wrong thread.

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    shralp said:

    contra said:  Unless you're talking about a big leap/drop in efficiency or your commute is really far, the difference isn't noticeable

     
    Disagree, over the course of a year it would add up to a lot of $.
    Annual Fuel cost:
    F150 (couldn't find the F350 for some reason) =$3350
    Civic =$1750
    Forester =$2300
    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=26087&id=25870&id=25364

     

    price of diesel compared to gas in the u.s.?

    p.s. if you want to run anything other than diesel in your truck buy a 7.3L. modern common rail fuel systems can be pretty delicate and cost you much more in the long run in repairs

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     I've found myself wanting a fox body Mustang lately. Fairly confused about this.

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    paul said:

    shralp said:

    contra said:  Unless you're talking about a big leap/drop in efficiency or your commute is really far, the difference isn't noticeable

     
    Disagree, over the course of a year it would add up to a lot of $.
    Annual Fuel cost:
    F150 (couldn't find the F350 for some reason) =$3350
    Civic =$1750
    Forester =$2300
    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=26087&id=25870&id=25364

     
    price of diesel compared to gas in the u.s.?
    p.s. if you want to run anything other than diesel in your truck buy a 7.3L. modern common rail fuel systems can be pretty delicate and cost you much more in the long run in repairs

     

    Diesel costs a bit more, which would make the fuel costs even greater.

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    apache-runner said:  Keep it deisel, get one of those super chips.
    It doesn't help for shit on gas vehicles but it works wonders used with a deisel motor.

     

    BS! I had a 99 F350 4 door 4x4 with 35" tires. Got 22MPG when I could be nice to it.

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     So I test drove the truck on the last page and think I'm going to pick it up hopefully tomorrow. Found out it's already been lifted when I went and looked at it. Don't really care about MPG as my longest commute is 8 miles. Playing with the idea of spray painting the whole thing olive drab and throwing some stars on the doors and hood. I guess I just like making my rides super individual like with my outback with KCs on the hood and a lift.

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    shralp said:  Hard for me to imagine a dd that gets less than 20 mpg.

     

    my dd used to get like 17mpg... not sure what I get now, but with a lift and bigger tires not too good. I have been thinking about getting a small 2 door car with good handling... something from the early 90s possibly... something not too expensive. something fun to work on, but older... and it wouldn't matter if its out of service for a while cause I still would have my cherokee.

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    shralp said:

    contra said:  Unless you're talking about a big leap/drop in efficiency or your commute is really far, the difference isn't noticeable

     
    Disagree, over the course of a year it would add up to a lot of $.
    Annual Fuel cost:
    F150 (couldn't find the F350 for some reason) =$3350
    Civic =$1750
    Forester =$2300
    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=26087&id=25870&id=25364

    when i input my numbers, the price difference between a civic and a forester is about $300. so that's $25 dollars a month more for a vehicle that's got a rated efficiency of 24mpg vs 32.

    so that's 25/month in a comparison of two vehicles with a fairly significant difference in economy    

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    the truck is my dd, but my commute to work is 1 mile so it doesn't kill me. i fill up every 3 weeks or so depending on what i do on weekends/after work, that is the reason i bought the truck. i have a tuner but didn't get the bump up in mileage that i wanted, but the hp and tq #'s are now crazy.

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    redandblack said: the truck is my dd, but my commute to work is 1 mile so it doesn't kill me.

     

    I have a co-worker whos commute to work is 100-150 yards. He does it everyday in a v8 Ford expedition. I could literally walk it twice as fast as it takes him to drive. I sometimes don't understand peoples attatchments to their vehicles but to each their own I guess.

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    very true, looking for a mountain bike so i don't have to even turn it on.

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    Felt some vibration/clunking on the freeway yesterday. Decided to take my drive shaft apart to see what's up, and wouldn't you know...

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    it's dirty?

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    It's a u-joint. All four of those are supposed to be completely round and smooth so they can spin freely. As you can see, it is not...not even close.

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    contra said:

    shralp said:

    contra said:  Unless you're talking about a big leap/drop in efficiency or your commute is really far, the difference isn't noticeable

     
    Disagree, over the course of a year it would add up to a lot of $.
    Annual Fuel cost:
    F150 (couldn't find the F350 for some reason) =$3350
    Civic =$1750
    Forester =$2300
    http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=26087&id=25870&id=25364

    when i input my numbers, the price difference between a civic and a forester is about $300. so that's $25 dollars a month more for a vehicle that's got a rated efficiency of 24mpg vs 32.
    so that's 25/month in a comparison of two vehicles with a fairly significant difference in economy    

     

    Your input is too small, and we may or may not be talking about cars and gas any more.

    I think the mpg.org #'s I was using are based on an "average" Merican, though it doesn't sounds like RedBlack has an average commute, though it's fairly obvious that he is compensating for something...

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     my input isn't too small, it's based on my actual mileage. like i said, unless there is a big difference in the efficiency of the vehicles or your commute is long, it's not a big deal.

    if i had a longer commute, mpg would be a greater consideration. but because it's so short, i'm full DGAF  

    but yes the other input is way tiny

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     What's you commute? I work about 6 miles from home, mostly highway. That is enough for me to consider a high mpg car for work.

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    youknowlarry said: Felt some vibration/clunking on the freeway yesterday. Decided to take my drive shaft apart to see what's up, and wouldn't you know...

     

    Damn... I'd say you got off fairly lucky with just a vibration.

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    shralp said:  What's you commute? I work about 6 miles from home, mostly highway. That is enough for me to consider a high mpg car for work.

     my commute is like 1.2 miles or something ridiculous like that.

    i should really be biking to work but it's difficult with our dress code  

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     6 miles is enough for you to consider mpg? That's just goofy.

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