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desiel or gas

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by dudley, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    You need to find a new place to get your oil changed. I pay 45 bucks for mine. Man your gettin screwed. Come on did that know throw any red flags when they said 120 bucks?? Geez...Why dont you go price the materials.
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Youre getting screwed as well...
  3. Jerry Lee

    Jerry Lee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    actually i was way off i was including a 5 gallon jug and a 1 gallon jug to change 4 trucks. my bad its way cheaper than that.
  4. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    I gained 33% in distanced travelled for the same tank size of fuel when i switched from gaser to diesel truck towing 4500lbs :clapping::clapping:

    diesel mpg is 18 when towing 4500lbs
    diesel trucks has way more torque and at low rpm 1500rpm up to 3250 very flat torque curve , cruise 1600-2300rpm

    Last edited: Dec 22, 2008
  5. Looking Good Lawn Service

    Looking Good Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 272

    wow, this is a long convo about Oil and filters, a change will cost whatever the dealer charges or whatever you pay for your supplies, every place is different as every state. In RI, Reg. rotella or delo or whatever you use is about $11-12 per bottle pre 7% sales tax,(about $25-27 for syn. rotella or equivilant) then you have filters, depending which ones you change, if at all, power stroke oil filters, the FL1995 were $10, now $13, and the Fuel filter about $24 I believe, now, they take 3.5 gallons, and changing both filters that is a total of $78.11, and yes you have to buy 4 gallon bottles, you cant buy 3 and half,lol! That is to do it yourself, now; a newer power stoke with all the filters it has now is more, duh, it has more filters!!! Ohh, and the Ford dealers around here charge $98 an hour, $115 for electrical work, and $120 for camper/rv, wow!! go do an oil change there, FORGET IT,lmao:) Good luck, oh, and I love synthetic oil, it works great, although not a good option for everyone!
  6. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,594

    Let me know when you want to meet me on I-77 at the VA/NC stateline northbound with a truck weighing the same loaded as my 8.1. :D Stock 3500s rated for the same load, 1 with gas and 1 with Diesel will change your mind. It all depends on engine HP curve, engine torque curve, tranny, and rear axle ratios. The Diesel may get better MPG but you lose on fuel cost. Same thing is being found out by people running E85 where it ends up costing more per mile than regular gasoline even though it is cheaper per gallon.

    Gasoline 8.1 getting 12 MPG burning $1.68 regular costs $0.14 per mile for fuel.
    Diesel DM getting 16 MPG burning $2.37 Diesel costs $0.15 per mile for fuel.
  7. WH401

    WH401 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 572

    You honestly think an 8.1 is going to get 12 mpg?, your even more of a moron if you think it'll do that loaded.
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Ha! an 8.1 gettin 12...Thats funny right there.
  9. jd75760

    jd75760 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    Is Jerry Lee going to except the challege by Gravely Nut? When? Where? What time?
  10. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 795

    6.0L Chevy V8 is very good if you want a gas engine. They are rating them now at 20 MPG highway (not saying you will actually get that, but maybe possible if you keep your foot off that accelerator). The Triton V10 is a good engine, but the MPG is pretty bad. If you are towing 12K LBS I would go with it. Maintenance costs on gassers are very low, just spark plugs, air filters, and other inexpensive things. Gassers are the way to go if you are in town for sure.

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