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Old 10-04-2012, 06:58 PM
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95 E-350 Sportsmobile 460 to Diesel

Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask this question; I'm a bit new to all of this. I have a 1995 Sportsmobile (Ford E-350 with Quigley 4x4 and lift) that is currently on the stock 460 gasoline engine. Currently traveling through Chile, but planning on returning to the USA with it in the next couple of months. Every time I fill up I can't help but notice that the cost of diesel here is about 2/3 that of gasoline.

I saw a couple of posts here regarding converting to a diesel engine, and my understanding is that this would give me generally better MPG (I get about 10 right now) as well as improved torque. Is this a correct assessment? Is it worth the effort?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:30 AM
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Not worth the effort to ME.

New new tranny, rear end, xfer case, drive shafts, new gauge assembly, better suspension, etc.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:33 AM
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Diesel is more expensive than gas up here in the states.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:45 AM
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That's what I suspected... wasn't sure if improved MPG would make it worth it even with the extra cost of diesel in the US. I have a pretty killer suspension, but the cost of the rest of the mods probably means I should just be happy with what I have now.

When it comes time to trade up, I'm definitely looking into diesel options though. The more you know....

Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:47 AM
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no problem and good luck
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I would do it in a heartbeat, but then I tow. It wouldn't be for just fuel mileage.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:53 AM
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i'd just sell it and buy one thats complete.
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