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Old 11-05-2012, 02:49 PM   #37
concours
WFO for 41 years
 
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Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Kensington, NH USA
Oddometer: 5,188
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Originally Posted by nwdub View Post
you'll get 16 in the city and maybe 19 on the highway unloaded and babied to keep the turbo from spooling
This. So many blowhards embellish/take a high-mark sample about mileage. Yes, they are more efficient than gasser's, but the big power uses fuel... when you USE the power. Do ten full tank fill-ups with mileage calcs, then report back to us. Great truck, enjoy! The most common bane for diesel's is mistreatment, neglect, improper servicing, wrong oil used, misdiagnosed poorly done repairs, and last but not least, misfueling (gasoline accidentally put in, driven until it stops). Ask lot's of Q's, see the receipts. Check the clutch feel.. some operator's are slider's and rider's.
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