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Old 01-13-2013, 07:00 PM
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If a diesel smokes more than a little, something is wrong. Either the fuel has been turned up, or the injectors are not quite right anymore.. Diesel Exhaust fluid just creates a chemical reaction that actually creates ammonia as a byproduct of reducing the NOx a little bit. The other issue with it, is it is expensive, but also if the tank runs out, it throws a fault code and puts the engine into limp mode. Emissions standards are a good thing, but yea, if I were to own a diesel, it would be an older diesel.

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I am fortunate to be able the have my streetrod at a shop where I can work on it at my leisure.

Just so happens the shop is home to a mid sized tucking company that does a lot of service work on it's over the road trucks.

I seen and been in the shop when these big trucks get fired up after oil changes and other work and you can't even tell they are diesels except for the size and a little noise. There is almost no nasty fumes and they run them for 10-15 minutes at times. Occasionally several of them. So they are really very clean machines.

Now when a refer unit gets started it about fogs us out. My own 1ton Dodge will fumigate the place in a couple minutes. My hotrod is a noxious piece that needs couple hoses hooked up so I run it in the shop.

The over the road trucks get a bad rep due some of the garbaqge trucks and dump trucks that are overage spew clouds of black smoke. Also as shown in the video above guys that have tuners and other performance devices on light trucks due enormous damage to the diesel industry. Most of the enthusiast boards really frown on "smoke outs" like this.

There is nothing wrong with a clean burn diesel. They get at least as good mileage as gas burners most of them get better. The driveline including the motor last a very long time and have very low maintence.

Just look at Europe and you will see that over half of the vehicles are diesel. Even emerging countries are headed to diesel.

It may take gas station additives to make them viable but it will have to happen or your grocery bill will go up and so will nearly everything else.

The gas motor no matter how good the get can't do things the diesel can and does every day.
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Well ... diesel mixed with testosterone and immaturity in this particular case.
And this is why if you "smokin" diesel folks are looking for sympathy you'll find it between $ hit and syphilis in the dictionary.
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I agree. There is'ny aanyreason to treat people like this. I'm a diesel fan and my 1 ton is a daily driver as well as a work horse. It doesn't smoke as much as it did when new in 99 thanks to a tuner and get's almost as good mpg today with all the fuel changes and oil changes. Even with winter fuel I still right at 20 mpg. I'd love to have a new diesel truck but they simply are out of my range.

I make every effort not to "roll coal" and give way to bikers and hikers like this. I park in the outskirts of the parking lots and refrain from washing it at our apt untill late at night. The diesel can be driven sanely and coexist with the gassers.
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I drive a 06 dodge with the 5.9, It has 82,000 miles on it. I just got back from Washington ( Anacortes ) with a trailer loaded and the bed full of 46 Plymouth parts. I averaged 15.3for the whole trip It will be paid for in 10 months. This is my last New truck.

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And this is why if you "smokin" diesel folks are looking for sympathy you'll find it between $ hit and syphilis in the dictionary.
Sympathy isn't the only thing these rednecks won't be "getting any of" in this particular case.
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