search sponsored by:
Advanced Search

The Green Industry's Resource Center

Thread Tools   Display Modes
Old 11-20-2002, 10:54 AM
Brickman's Avatar
Brickman Brickman is offline
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: eastern WY
Posts: 1,249
Randy I think the reason Diesel is more than gas is because companies know that people are switching to it for MPG reasons. And the greedy S O B s they are are out to make a fast buck on it.

Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2002, 02:11 PM
cat320 cat320 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: eastern,Ma
Posts: 822
Diesel should cost less than the cheapest gas becuse they do less refining on it.So when we see it for more than gas we know that the state or stations are gouging Mass it's still hight so the state is getting there tax money on it they have some nerve the roads su*k here.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2002, 03:14 PM
jsr2741 jsr2741 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Saint Charles, Mo.
Posts: 392
Randy, my truck has a couple of additions. Its has an afe mega cannon air filter and I just put on a 4 inch straight piped exhaust. It also is running 3:55 rear end and 5 speed. More additions to come.

I was pretty amazed too. I was getting about 19 mpg until the changes but this was the first long drive where I had the new add on's. My guess is that I didn't have a head wind to drive into or coming back home so my guess is that it'll probably drop down to around 20 or 21 mph.

Brickman is right about the older trucks getting better fuel mileage. The old 12 valvers got about 3 mpg better and my buddy who has a 95 PSD is getting 22 mpg and has no modifications.

The great thing about the diesel is the more power they make the better the mileage. Go figure.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2002, 10:41 PM
fastlane fastlane is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: east PA.
Posts: 347
In PA road use taxes are higher on diesel than gas.( big trucks wear out the road ?)
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 12:00 AM
randosh4's Avatar
randosh4 randosh4 is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: West Kelowna b c canada
Posts: 179
Thats all you pay for gas here in British Columbia its $3.45 per gallon
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:48 PM.

Page generated in 0.06881 seconds with 9 queries