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I made the diesel switch

Unread postby graywolf67 on Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:09 pm

Well, yesterday I became an owner of a oil burner :D . 2008 Ford F250 PSD, the prices have become very favourable especially with the '08's needing to get off the the lot. It was actually cheaper than a new F150(with the right package). So now I will see if all the hype about diesels will be true :mrgreen: Finally I can tow more the than my little red wagon with a bag of groceries ;) It still has too few miles on it to tow, but we are planning a trip in February and I will see, especially when I head west to the mountains later in the year. :mrgreen:
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Re: I made the diesel switch

Unread postby ButteBumBob on Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:22 am

Congratulations!!!!! Everything you have heard about diesels.....it' true. Enjoy your new truck.
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Re: I made the diesel switch

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:48 am

The further you go and the heavier you tow the better oil burners are.

Congrats. Even with the price of diesel being what it is now, I'd have a hard time ever going back to a gasser for my tow vehicles ever again.
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Re: I made the diesel switch

Unread postby Big Rig Guy on Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:55 pm

They are the way to go, mine is a 95 powerstroke and although it is outdated, it still pulls my big Jayco fine. I could replace mine with a newer unit, but I really see no need. 220 kilo on the clock and I redid the transmission last winter and I should be good to go for another 220.

Enjoy the truck and post some pics.
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Re: I made the diesel switch

Unread postby Limey on Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:30 pm

graywolf67 wrote:Well, yesterday I became an owner of a oil burner :D


Aha - another convert joins us on the dark side! :mrgreen:
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Re: I made the diesel switch

Unread postby fla-gypsy on Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:55 pm

Where's the pics!
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Re: I made the diesel switch

Unread postby graywolf67 on Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:21 pm

fla-gypsy wrote:Where's the pics!


I am technically challenged :D so I have to wait for the DD to help me :mrgreen:
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Re: I made the diesel switch

Unread postby Gunship Guy on Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:01 am

I'm pretty fond of diesels too.
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Re: I made the diesel switch

Unread postby Mike in Calgary on Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:43 pm

Congrats on your new toy. As much as I would like to have a diesel, I find the nearly $10,000 (Cdn) up-charge somewhat difficult for me to swallow, given the amount of towing that I actually do. I had the opportunity to drive an '08 GMC Sierra 2500 about a month back. I was pulling an 8500# parade float behind it and with the 6 litre engine and the 6 speed transmission, it was a breeze. Even living in the middle of truck country and with all the oil money, we're seeing some really awesome deals around here too. One local dealer had a new '08 Sierra 2500 crew cab with the above mentioned engine combo, towing package, nicely equipped, but not fully loaded on sale last week for just under 25 grand. I would have had a new truck, but DW hit upside the head with a dose of reality, so I'll have to keep my '04 1500 for a while longer. It does OK.
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Re: I made the diesel switch

Unread postby leadm55 on Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:55 pm

Congratulations on the new truck. I am sure you will enjoy. I am also looking to trade. I have a 98 dodge 3500 now but would like to trade up a few years. Deciding on another dually or not. They are not to good in mud or snow. If I go with another dually I will probably go with a 4 wheel drive. Prices around here haven't dropped that much yet but I have nothing but time.
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Re: I made the diesel switch

Unread postby Rough2000 on Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:17 pm

Congrats on getting a real truck :lol: . The mileage you are getting now is probably as bad as it will get. Mine kept on improving up to about 20K to 30K miles. Sets off the differance in diesel prices. Good luck.
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Re: I made the diesel switch

Unread postby pwall on Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:06 pm

Congrats on the new truck!
I made to switch to diesel back in June '08 when an opportunity to trade in my YukonXL for the 3500HD came knocking on the door. Couldn't pass it up.
And glad I did! :)
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