Hambden Bob wrote:Off Topic,But Alright,Flyer,I'll Bite ! I haven't been to Atlanta since the Early 80's. Back when Psycho Wayne Williams was carving Folks Up and their Big Drought was on. What do they have going on down there now? Black Market Pick A Body Part? This Crazy Crap Never Ends !
Wanna Bee wrote:mmcoal wrote:When towing there could be significant difference in fuel economy between gasoline and diesel, but empty vs empty it's not always a big difference. My brother averages about 16mpg with his one ton Dmax empty while I can average 13-14mpg with my 3/4HD empty with a 6.0 gas engine. Lets just say my brother and I average about 25K miles a year each and I get 13mpg with my gasser and he gets 16mpg with his diesel. If my brother pays about $3.80 for diesel and I pay about $3.40 for gasoline, my brother will save about $500-600 a year over me which would be close to a 10 year pay back period for his diesel depending on any kind of repairs our engines may need along the way. Realistically I drive much less than 25K miles a year so a diesel was way out of the picture for me. Diesels are fun, but for most people they aren't as cost effective as you might think.
Understood, but...put the trucks in a truck environment. Driving around empty isn't it.
I had two identical trucks, one gas one diesel. Both did the same exact thing for my construction co. Mostly towing equipment. There was no comparison in power, fuel economy, reliability.
Today the diesel is driven almost daily. The gasser was sent to the scrap yard.
I drive an eco box for everything. Comuting in one of my trucks would just be idiotic.
If it were me, I'd get on eBay, or pick a town down south and get their local classifieds. Well worth the fuel and time to buy an older one rust-free down there, and bring it up north.
Just my .02 - don't say I didn't warn ya!!
Sometimes I wonder what happened to my brain ... Now I'm stuck with the Silverado for 40 years.
anthony7812 wrote:The New DEF crap ruined diesels. Just my opinion. Friend bought a bran spakin new ford f250 diesel, had the def system removed new exhaust and intake and had to install a programmer. This VOIDED every single warranty for his truck. Crazy nonsense. He has an awesome and powerful pickup, a very expensive pickup.
coalnewbie wrote:If I ever have a mental meltdown and buy ANYTHING Detroit ever again, install a dash cam or two so that when you come close to killing yourself you have recorded the incident. Fix the mechanicals (if that is even possible) and sue them for reckless endangerment. Forget class action suits only the attorneys make out there.
SMITTY wrote:My neighbor has an Ecoboost ... and it's been to the dealer SEVERAL times for leaving him dead facing oncoming traffic while trying to legally pass someone. He's afraid he's going to get killed in his brand new $50k truck!
Make sure you put your foot into it at least once every time you drive it. If he hadn't taken it on a long highway trip, he probably never would've realized there was a problem until long after the warranty had expired. Just what Ford wants, I'd imagine. There's a fix for the problem involving something in the intercooler & some sensors ... but that only works 50% of the time according to Ford.
My neighbor is preparing a court case ....
You just can't win today with any brand!
Wheeled toilets .....
I'm On Fire wrote:anthony7812 wrote:The New DEF crap ruined diesels. Just my opinion. Friend bought a bran spakin new ford f250 diesel, had the def system removed new exhaust and intake and had to install a programmer. This VOIDED every single warranty for his truck. Crazy nonsense. He has an awesome and powerful pickup, a very expensive pickup.
Well, to be fair if he added a Tune to it then yeah, it's going to void your warranty because; especially on the newer Fords you basically have to go into the PCM "Unlock" and "Root" it to add the Tune. So, Ford is going to see that if something goes wrong and is going to tell you to take a hike. I'm willing to bet they didn't void the warranty just based off an intake and exhaust. Although, they will do that too. Which is why I refuse to mess with my F-150 ever. .