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Old 11-25-2008, 03:22 PM
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ok i hear people say that the diesels are high maintenance and cost a lot to up keep it.

im just thinking oil changes

what else is there
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Fuel filters. Two batteries. Probably something else I'm missing.
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oh glow plugs
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but i mean a gas engine has its stuff
filters belts batt sparkplugs
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the oil and fuel filters are the expense stuff... but I mean run sythetic and you get twice and a bit what a gas job gets so it less... least thats comparing my buddies 5.4 to my 6 litre.. he hates it cause my oil dam near comes out spotless
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SO WHAT DID MILES SAY AT LKQ
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i guess an oil change for a diesel is well like for me is bout 60 with filter and 5gal of rotella 15w40

a gasser will be a little less i would imagine.

i dont remember how much it cost us when i did the oil in our e350 5.4
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SO WHAT DID MILES SAY AT LKQ
oh sorry ive been at school and is still at school all day so i havent called yet.
ill try tomorrow
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Well here's some stuff (dually):
6 tires - over $900
Front and Rear Rotors - $400
one tire - $160
other stuff
15qts of OIL and a filter - $55
Fuel Filter - less than $20
Glowplugs - don't even know but not cheap
Injectors (reman) - $100 a piece, i had to do one.
Tranny if you get that many miles - up to $5k
Fuel is $3 a gallon and only going to climb
CPS perhaps - never had to replace not sure.
TWO heavy amperage batteries - bout $90 with a discount
Alternator would be about $97

just to name a few, not all I've had to replace but some.

But on top of oil changes y'know you gotta do things like purge the water out of the fuel system or you'll have major damage, change fuel filter, high mileage change fluids like tranny, coolant, and diff fluids. And you'll probably have batteries, glowplugs, maybe a #8 injector, There's lots more than oil just because there are no dumb spark plugs/wires to change.

These things are expensive to maintain and drive. But TOTALLY worth it

But since you're an org member you have to take into account:
gauges - $300-400
Exhaust - mine came with the truck, but straightpiping cost $40
Intake - $269


Then you might end up wanting 500-600hp and you're looking at another $10grand if you're me.


All part of the game.

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