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Old 11-20-2018, 08:30 PM   #61
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Don't forget diesels now require DEF. Which is an added layer of pain in the assness, although not terribly expensive.
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My state's present average fuel prices.

Gas: $2.44/13mpg= $.188
Diesel: $3.31/16mpg= $.207

Of course diesel engines outlast gas engines with potentially 2.5 as many miles.

I am not a mechanic, but some average miles to engine type from the interwebs..

Gas: 200,000 miles
Diesel: 500,000 miles

Gas is presently $.018 cheaper than diesel.

Hypothetically, if I run gas for 500,000 miles at today's fuel prices I save 500,000X$.018= $9,500. Then we add in the upfront cost of a diesel of about $10,000 to equal around $19,500 to replace a gas engine potentially twice over the hypothetical life of the vehicle in diesel engine terms.

It appears cheaper to run gas, not including the down time of engine replacement.

I am sure there are other factors I haven't included, but I still prefer gas for my needs.

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But that up front cost of the diesel engine you get it all back and maybe even then some more.


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Don't forget diesels now require DEF. Which is an added layer of pain in the assness, although not terribly expensive.


13,500 miles and I'm about to dump in my fourth jug.
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Don't forget diesels now require DEF. Which is an added layer of pain in the assness, although not terribly expensive.
The last thing I want to have to do is add something else to remember. My dumbass wears shoes that are constantly tied because I'd forget to tie them if they weren't already done.

I really love my truck and I feel it doesn't get the credit it deserves. I wished it was a long bed but for the price it killed the 2500's and 250's. Granted it's not rated for the same amount and there are times I wished I could tow 15k but it's pretty rare. It's heavy enough I'm very comfortable with 10k behind me or 2k in the bed. I get close to 15 mpg mixed highway and city. It's got every bell and whistle I could want (I still don't know what some buttons do). The biggest PIA is the big rims. I feel like a ****ing midget every time I try to grab anything out of the bed.

The crazy thing is, the Titan XD is the most American made truck in the world.
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It's almost 90 cents more a gallon for diesel right now. Starting to irritate me.

I tow a lot, the old 7.3 is pretty simple and reliable.

The new 6.7psd is a race rocket that can tow anything. Crazy power.

I have always been a big block Chevy guy. Love my 454s.

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I think diesel is still up because of the demand for heating oil.
It has finally started to drop (about .10 in the last week).

Premium is now higher than diesel at a lot of stations around me.
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I think diesel is still up because of the demand for heating oil.
It has finally started to drop (about .10 in the last week).

Premium is now higher than diesel at a lot of stations around me.
It's up because we are getting screwed.

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Don't forget diesels now require DEF. Which is an added layer of pain in the assness, although not terribly expensive.
Lets not forget the issues with DEF tanks and heaters which notoriously fail
added to egr valves and DPF filters clogging
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Lets not forget the issues with DEF tanks and heaters which notoriously fail
added to egr valves and DPF filters clogging
Fact.

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I'm the same but partial to Ford.

In this case the 33k lbs towing capiticy, which beat dodge and the bowtie has me buying a powerstroke dually.

So we can still be an all Ford crew

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All Ford except the dodge 550.... I forgot about that. Couldn't pass that deal up though
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I'm the same but partial to Ford.

In this case the 33k lbs towing capiticy, which beat dodge and the bowtie has me buying a powerstroke dually.

So we can still be an all Ford crew

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Wow 33k is wild. That an F550?

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Wow 33k is wild. That an F550?

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No, 4x4 F350. I meant 31k, sorry, on my phone with fat fingers. 4x4, diesel, gooseneck and towing package combined

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I'm the same but partial to Ford.

In this case the 33k lbs towing capiticy, which beat dodge and the bowtie has me buying a powerstroke dually.

So we can still be an all Ford crew

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My only real beef with the new ones is the stupid option packages and the stupid aluminum bodies. Dent like crazy.

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My only real beef with the new ones is the stupid option packages and the stupid aluminum bodies. Dent like crazy.

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Yeah I wasn't even aware they were aluminum until I bought my new truck and tried to throw a magnet on it so that I could drive through Apple heads gate without stopping... Did they change that this year? Our 16 is steel

Went with the STX package, I'm sure my super wanted a Lariat but... LOL

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Yeah I wasn't even aware they were aluminum until I bought my new truck and tried to throw a magnet on it so that I could drive through Apple heads gate without stopping... Did they change that this year? Our 16 is steel

Went with the STX package, I'm sure my super wanted a Lariat but... LOL

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So I've been pricing out the 3500HD crewcab long bed 4x4 LT gaser with Alaska and convenience packages. Those packages allow the 18" wheels with vinyl rubberized floor and leather seats.

The price between the 2500 and 3500 is under $1k difference.

It looks like gas mileage between the two trucks is really close. Other than increased repair costs in the future, any other reasons not to go for the 3500?

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So I've been pricing out the 3500HD crewcab long bed 4x4 LT gaser with Alaska and convenience packages. Those packages allow the 18" wheels with vinyl rubberized floor and leather seats.

The price between the 2500 and 3500 is under $1k difference.

It looks like gas mileage between the two trucks is really close. Other than increased repair costs in the future, any other reasons not to go for the 3500?

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We went dual wheel diesel for the 19 350 we bought. Our 17 and 18 6.2 gassers get less than 12 a gallon - not sure it could get much less. Lol. Ours our Ford's not not Chevy though, so no experience there. All 4x4

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So I've been pricing out the 3500HD crewcab long bed 4x4 LT gaser with Alaska and convenience packages. Those packages allow the 18" wheels with vinyl rubberized floor and leather seats.

The price between the 2500 and 3500 is under $1k difference.

It looks like gas mileage between the two trucks is really close. Other than increased repair costs in the future, any other reasons not to go for the 3500?

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I remember pricing them a while back and they were about the same price, I think the difference is just in the suspension. 2500’s are more common though and there are typically more in stock with more options.
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So I've been pricing out the 3500HD crewcab long bed 4x4 LT gaser with Alaska and convenience packages. Those packages allow the 18" wheels with vinyl rubberized floor and leather seats.

The price between the 2500 and 3500 is under $1k difference.

It looks like gas mileage between the two trucks is really close. Other than increased repair costs in the future, any other reasons not to go for the 3500?

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Gas mileage will suck no matter what.

I can't see parts or repair being any different between 2500/3500.

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