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When will MPG be more important

At what point will MPG's become more important to the government then emissions.

With the fuel prices being so crazy, the government having an agency to regulate emissions on vehicles. But yet we all know that if we open up any restricted vehicle we gain more mpg's and sometimes the vehicle even runs cleaner. So at what point do you think the government will start deregulating vehicles. Basically lowering the emissions standards to gain more mpg's.


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Hmm

Good question BC. As we speak, the government seems to think that burning twice the fuel is better for the environment then having a lil bit of smoke. I think its a shame it has come to this. We have diesel owners willing to break the law in all actuallity and get rid of the emmisions crap just to get better fuel mileage! Does that make sense to anyone? I sure as hell hope not! On top of this, the '07 and older diesels still burn cleaner then there gas burning counter parts!
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That's a good question. I think it will take getting the treehuggers out of the politicians pockets, so maybe never.
That is not the only crazy logic we have to deal with either, but you already know that.

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I read somewhere that over in the UK they have diesels that are getting double mpg than here due to the fact they don't really have a emissions test over there maybe it's time the EPA shut their pie hole and let us enjoy some better mpg........

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Well it is like we have big oil companies paying the epa for these restrictions. Then they sell more fuel make more money. Because we could get double the mileage with out the emissions then with.


I am not just talking about diesels either, gas engines run better when opened up to breath.


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I remember when the emissions crap started and it's been this way all along. However, since they went to elect. ign. and such the cars/trucks would burn more efficiently, but with the potatoe up the tailpipe it offsets all the gains. You have to push the pedal harder and burn more fuel. One would think the engineers would get it.

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you wanna know the sad thing ..

I just got all 3 of our trucks at work emission tested..99 F550, 03 F550 and 97 F450

our early 1999 with the 7.3 and 240k hard miles and gutted cat passed the e-test and had lower numbers then out 2003 6.0L . The 03 still has its cat complete egr system and only 81k miles... our 97 7.3 with 150k miles burnt better then our 03 as well ..

When they handed me the sheets for the 3 trucks I thought they had made a mistake

Cleanest burning truck was the 99 followed by the 97 and dead last the 03... now before you wonder about the 03's emissions it was just back from the dealership and they did a new egr and cooler lines said the truck was tip top ... BRING BACK THE 7.3 and Ill order a new F350 4x4 dually tomorrow

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What is really bad is, our country has some of the most restrict emissions. But yet other countries are still dumping wast that our country would consider toxic waste into the oceans. I mean I think this whole green thing is doing nothing but costing us Americans money and jobs.


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What is really bad is, our country has some of the most restrict emissions. But yet other countries are still dumping wast that our country would consider toxic waste into the oceans. I mean I think this whole green thing is doing nothing but costing us Americans money and jobs.
I've been on my soapbox about that "not in my backyard " mentality, and how hypocritical it is, more times than I care to remember.

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On top of this, the '07 and older diesels still burn cleaner then there gas burning counter parts!
Thats the sad thing about it. Diesel owners are catching all the crap because you can the emissions on occasion

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