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Old 12-12-2018, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default Diesel vs. Gasoline.....will the diesel engine outive you?

Read this article.... diesel is NOT dead, contrary to what many people think....

For those of us who are diesel owners....its the emissions system that has me most concerned.... the base engine is fine......

Are you happy you chose diesel and WHY???


https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/d...oline-engines/
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That reference states

"Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche all confirmed they won’t sell another diesel in the United States, and Mercedes-Benz has given up on the segment entirely."

Untrue!?
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:08 PM   #3
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My last four cars, including my current Audi Q7 3.0 TDI, have been diesels; and this last one, even after the VW diesel "fix" to the engine and drivetrain is one of the best cars I've ever owned.

I currently have a Sprinter RV conversion on order for delivery in 2019. I would not own a vehicle of that weight without a diesel power plant.

One BIG Caveat! Do not follow the 20,000 mile oil change interval unless you want it to have an early demise. This is especially true with all the biodiesel being perpetuated and promoted by the swamp in Washington.
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1) The EU is determined to kill diesel. Without that market, it will quickly die
2) The current generation of emissions systems is a train wreck. There is no reason to believe that it will ever get better.

Diesel will suffer a long, slow pathetic death, but it most certainly is dying.


I will never purchase another diesel vehicle if I have any reasonable alternative.
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One BIG Caveat! Do not follow the 20,000 mile oil change interval unless you want it to have an early demise.
I know of no evidence whatsoever that this is true.
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I know of no evidence whatsoever that this is true.
Because you know of no evidence whatsoever, does this guarantee that there is none?

I could link you to some, but it's obvious that your mind is already made up. Where I come from that's called "contempt prior to investigation".
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"Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche all confirmed they won’t sell another diesel in the United States, and Mercedes-Benz has given up on the segment entirely."

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Mercedes Benz still sells the diesel Sprinter in the USA.

https://www.trucks.com/2018/09/06/mercedes-benz-launches-production-sprinter-van/
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Some might say that the EU is dying and that they will fail all their utopian dreams.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:30 PM   #9
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Gas engines still have some room to grow https://spectrum.ieee.org/transporta...nal-combustion
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Mercedes Benz still sells the diesel Sprinter in the USA.

https://www.trucks.com/2018/09/06/me...-sprinter-van/

Yep. We all know that.

The reference is in error.

So, what else are they wrong about?
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