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Offline XJFever

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Re: Small diesels making a U.S. comeback
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2014, 09:34:15 AM »
i wish they made a option where you didn't have to run the emissions crap on the new diesels. Most people who have older trucks are not going with new ones since problems with emission stuff and having to add exhaust fluid. If the emissions stuff screws up the truck goes into limp mode and speed limited to 50 mph and if you wait too long it get limited to 4mph which could leave you stranded 

this..... granted it's not a small diesel, the issues are still there.
My work truck is a 2014 26,000gvw freightliner, has the cummins and 6 spd manual, compared to the 2010 truck I started this job driving it feels like it lacks a little "oomph", especially in the higher rpm ranges, since getting the truck the end of June of 2013, the DEF system has had 5 catastrophic failures, stranding me in west boylston, newbury port mass, amesbury mass, suncook new hampshire, and everett mass.
Each time the truck was towed to penske who couldn't fix it, and then to the freight liner dealer penske got the truck from, each time we were told it was fixed, and a month or two would go by, and we would get the same catastrophic failure, stranding me and my truck load, sometimes before I even started my delivery route.
I'm not the only one either, we have another truck, same make and model, identical to mine, even picked it up the same day, and his has had 3 failures, one of which was catastrophic, and the others were fixed with a "DEF computer reset" ( this is what I was told)... the fuel mileage feels lacking as well, the old truck I was fueling up twice a week and it was fine, never got below 1/4 capacity, this new truck I am fueling up 3 times a week, and each time it is when the warning light kicks on, and filling the DEF is an absolute pain ( would be slightly easier on a smaller vehicle, penske requires the trucks get DEF filled at their locations as to not "void" the warranty) .... all of which is a load of crap, all the DEF comes from the same manufacture in canada, gets shipped to us, and then rebranded by whoever sells it, no matter what the packaging says, you are still buying processed hog piss.
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Offline jps4jeep

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Re: Small diesels making a U.S. comeback
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2014, 11:58:21 AM »
Everett ma, I'd be pissed too.

I live the old 12 valve engines for their simplicity and durability, just can't stand the truck that's wrapped around them.  I am sort of upset that I sold the 12 valve, I do not think a diesel is the beat option for me at this time.
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Offline Krome

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Re: Small diesels making a U.S. comeback
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2014, 09:53:19 PM »
In the end it comes down to if is there a market for them. I think the US market is pretty ready for it.  Clearly wasn't ready 20 years ago.

And as soon as the US is ready for diesel, the price will go up even more per gallon.

Offline SLOWPOKE693

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Re: Small diesels making a U.S. comeback
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2014, 11:33:29 AM »
In the end it comes down to if is there a market for them. I think the US market is pretty ready for it.  Clearly wasn't ready 20 years ago.

And as soon as the US is ready for diesel, the price will go up even more per gallon.


Truth!....... They already have it priced higher than gasoline for no other reason than to gouge the consumer. Diesel is a byproduct from refining oil into gasoline. They can't not produce it!!! You would think the price would reflect that.   ::)
« Last Edit: March 13, 2014, 11:42:54 AM by SLOWPOKE693 »
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Offline Twisty

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Re: Small diesels making a U.S. comeback
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2014, 08:31:36 PM »
I love my truck, but hate paying $4.19-$4.25 a gallon.   ::)
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Offline jerry k

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Re: Small diesels making a U.S. comeback
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2014, 07:06:52 AM »
^^  this ^^     
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Offline Bluerocket

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Re: Small diesels making a U.S. comeback
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2014, 07:31:46 AM »
Can't say I'm a fan of it either.    However if I wanted to pay less I'd probably own a half ton gas truck.

My old gas chevy was .32 per mile on fuel and the new one is .25. This is based on my driving style and routes.   The more highway would drive the new truck down. 

At the end of the day I want half ton diesels beacuse they focus on efficiency rather than max haul and strength.  As tony pointed out they will wear faster etc if used to haul.   For me who tows 5k miles a year on a light trailer I don't think it would be too bad.   
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