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Old 02-25-2013, 06:13 AM   #76
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I've never seen anyone dipping tanks, but like y'all, I've heard the stories.

...but I don't have an AG diesel account anywhere either.

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:19 AM   #77
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Wife has a F250 PS with a manual trans and she loves it. It did have some transmission problems that cost her 1200 to fix at 350k miles but other then that it has been a pretty good truck. It gets somewhat over 20 mpg around town as it is always empty and is down to about 22 mpg highway now that the speed limits are up to 75. I have an f350 dually and don't drive it very much I was told it only had 280k on it when I bought it so now would have 420k. it gets about 16mpg. my brother used it to take a John Deere B from New Mexico to Wisconsin and told me his avg was 14 mpg. there may have been a Saab 99 on the trailer too I am not sure. The automatic trans missions seem to do a lot worse on MPG from what I here when I talk to owners but we are talking 13 and 20 year old trucks here.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:17 PM   #78
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I wonder if you can refuse the dipstick under the 4th Amendment Right.

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Old 02-25-2013, 12:20 PM   #79
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"No officer, I do not consent to your request to search my vehicle."

Nowadays, that statement alone seems to give 'em probable cause
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:24 PM   #80
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That's the thing.. I would never burn red diesel or veggie oil in my truck unless I absolutely had no choice .. ie SHTF scenario, zombies and such... Why should driving a diesel be probable cause for them to dipstick. They should be dipping into all trucks then, including non-diesels, natural gas vehicles and electrics.. as dumb as it sounds.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:58 PM   #81
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:40 PM   #82
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Had some farmer last summer come in at work saying that the cops where dipping tanks at a tractor pull and nabbed a few guys. Its funny that the extra few bucks in taxes are so important but thrives are greedy and the governments the biggest one out there.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:27 AM   #83
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I've owned both and miss the Tacoma far more than I miss the WRX. There was lots to like about the WRX; very fun car when you push the go pedal. Goes anywhere in bad weather. But it didn't get much better mileage than my Tacoma and it shifted like a truck. Squeaks and rattles everywhere. Felt like a tin can. Windows whistled. I've heard the newer ones are more refined and if I was in the market I'd consider one.

I didn't mind the Tacoma riding and shifting like a truck because it was a truck. I drove it cross country several times and used it as a camper many times. If I was smart I'd still have it.
I have never owned a Suby but my '05 Tacoma was a great truck. I traded that on a Tundra which was also great but huge, hard to park, and huge. One thing about the Tacoma is they are pretty thirsty, something I hope they address with the next remodel. My Tundra driven gently would get close to the same mpg figures. I don't use my trucks for work, just moving bikes around mostly.

I am waiting for the OP to post up pics of his new Taco....

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:46 AM   #84
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I have never owned a Suby but my '05 Tacoma was a great truck. I traded that on a Tundra which was also great but huge, hard to park, and huge. One thing about the Tacoma is they are pretty thirsty, something I hope they address with the next remodel. My Tundra driven gently would get close to the same mpg figures. I don't use my trucks for work, just moving bikes around mostly.

I am waiting for the OP to post up pics of his new Taco....


You must be talking about the 6cyl Taco? I'm going 4cyl only for the fuel mileage it will bring me. Nissan doesn't make a 4x4 4cyl, and I'm unimpressed with the Canyon/Colorado.

Have my Taco conifgured; 2013 access cab, M/T, 4x4, SR5 in blue. Going to get the all weather floor mats and call it a day... I'm hoping to have this truck forever. I'm currently playing the dealership game, and have been pleasantly surprised at the lack of ass-hattery I've experienced this far. (I've worked sales, so I like to think I can spot the bullshit) Should be anytime in the next month or so, once I find a deal I like or the Jeep sells.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #85
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So I was watching Top Gear a little bit ago. Seems that Ford makes a Ranger 4dr DIESEL pickup for EUR.

3.2l V-6 IIRC

Ummmm why can't we get that here?!

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:11 PM   #86
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Dodge is bringing out a 1500 diesel this year.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:13 PM   #87
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So I was watching Top Gear a little bit ago. Seems that Ford makes a Ranger 4dr DIESEL pickup for EUR.

3.2l V-6 IIRC

Ummmm why can't we get that here?!

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Not true, we get the engine

Probably because it will cut into 150s...


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Old 02-27-2013, 09:07 AM   #88
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The real advantage of the diesel over all other options:



My truck, two buddies with their bikes and a buddies trailer heading out to Death Valley for several days of fun and merriment.

1500 lbs of crap in the bed, 10,000 lbs of trailer. Motored up and down the hills at 70+
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:10 PM   #89
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must have been a cozy ride in that single cab.. who was in the middle?
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:23 PM   #90
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must have been a cozy ride in that single cab.. who was in the middle?
Extended cab. My buddy to the right of the photo had the back seat to himself.
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