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Old 07-10-2007, 11:10 AM
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Well let me say this. I am in fleet maintenance, multi thousands of trucks nation wide. FEDEX to be exact. We are moving away from the diesels and going back to Gas. Why you ask?? It is due to the cost of the initial purchase, since new diesels emission controls are very expensive compared to a comparable truck with a gas engine. Then there is the after care involved with the diesels. There will be a particulate filter and catalytic converter, EGR plus god knows what else. We have Dodge sprinters in the fleet, catalytic converter cost 1000$. so I guess it all depends what you want to do, pay me now or pay me later...........Brian
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