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post #1 of 21 Old 04-17-2008, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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Diesel keeps going up

WTF does does keep going up? every dang week it's about a nickel lately. It's up to 4.02-4.19 in the SW FL area. It's a total rip. Construction slowed, economy is slow, consumption is down... WTH. What gives. Time for some MPG's mods. Really have to sit down and ponder. But all mods cost $ to save little $.

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-drive slower
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-Sell truck and get on Obama's wellfare program and make more money than working 60hrs/wk.

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post #2 of 21 Old 04-18-2008, 12:34 PM
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I hear you on that, I paid 93 bucks at 4.19 a gallon here last night to fill from a quarter tank. It hurt!

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120 bucks for 28.6 gallons last time and it's gone up .20 or so. Intake, exhaust, bed cover is taken care of... I try to drive with just the 3 back windows open, and not floor it or let it idle as much. Gonna do an oil change here in a few hundred. Maybe try some 2-cycle oil in the tank to lube the injectors. All six tires are air'd up correctly. I oughtta do a fuel filter change too. Hoping it'll all help, it should. With that S&B intake, and 4" exhaust it doesn't even smoke a bit. It's all breathing, no wasted fuel lol

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what are you barking for?? i have been paying $4.40 for the last 2 weeks!!! but i still feel your pain. TPTB in this country don't understand that they are just screwing themselves also in the long run.

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I'm with JBaker, I don't understand it either!!! I still need the exhaust but any mods I look at will increase mpg's or I'm not interested.

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In PA. it is $4.57 cash or credit. This is way out of hand.
Fuel prices s--k.

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its been up and down by about .10 here for the last week. Today its 4.19 but a couple of days ago I got very lucky and got it for 3.99. I should have went and got some drums and filled them up too. Pretty bad when 3.99 seems like a good deal!!!

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Just think all of the new diesel vehicles on the road with new ones sold by the thousands every day. These new trucks, light and heavy all use a lot of fuel. All models have a DPF on them. Even the commercial trucks. It also consumes a lot more oil to build the new low energy vehicles.

It's only going to get worse.

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I'm thinking more like a 10 speed. I only live about 3 miles from work but I run the roads a lot until recently.

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I'm thinking more like a 10 speed. I only live about 3 miles from work but I run the roads a lot until recently.
3 miles to work?? get out walk. save lots of $$$.

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