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Old 11-16-2015, 08:56 AM   #21
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Why does Everyone say / think Oil Changes cost more? I do my own, and with the 2500, its Very Easy to do. I just put 3 Gallons of T6 Oil in, @ $20.95 per-gallon (Wal-Mart) and Cummins Filter @ $19.95. So for a Whopping $82.80 I put 12 Quarts of Synthetic Oil & Filter in. I'll repeat this now every 7000 miles.



My 1500 Gasser got 15.4mpg City
My Diesel gets 18.5 City
I've gotten 22.3 doing 80 on the Highway in my Diesel!

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Well, because they do cost more. I can change the oil/filter on my Ecoboost for $25 using full synthetic. All three of my diesel trucks cost me $85-100. I would still rather own a diesel but I will say a gas truck is much cheaper to maintain.
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:15 AM   #22
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2012 6.7 Ford = 109.95 + tax oil change
2012 6.2 Ford = 39.95 + tax oil change


2012 F250 6.7 (on my lot) w/44,000 miles $39,000
2012 F250 6.2 (mine) w/33,000 miles $27,000


If you have it, good for you. But if you don't, there are alternatives.


We have brand new 2016 diesels on my lot listing for more than $65,000. Comparable gas engine trucks are $51,000. $14,000 can change a guys mind...real quick. Myself, I really have no use for a diesel truck. I don't need it. I don't need to yank a house off the foundation, I just need a truck to pull a camper. And I really can't afford a $1000 a month payment..not on a truck. I know people who are "house poor" because all their money's wrapped up in a truck and a camper. That's just not for me.
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I guess I'm just use to the wife Audi costing around $75 so $82 is not that far off. Of course going from 5-6 quarts to 12 will cost more, but still.

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Oh trust me, if you GAVE me a diesel..I'd love to have it! LOL
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:57 AM   #25
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Why does Everyone say / think Oil Changes cost more? I do my own, and with the 2500, its Very Easy to do. I just put 3 Gallons of T6 Oil in, @ $20.95 per-gallon (Wal-Mart) and Cummins Filter @ $19.95. So for a Whopping $82.80 I put 12 Quarts of Synthetic Oil & Filter in. I'll repeat this now every 7000 miles.



My 1500 Gasser got 15.4mpg City
My Diesel gets 18.5 City
I've gotten 22.3 doing 80 on the Highway in my Diesel!

Dave...
My 2500 gasser requires 6 quarts of oil and a standard oil filter - costs me about $35 at the dealer, about every 5-6K miles. That's less than half the cost you are paying to do it yourself! That sounds more expensive to me.
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Old 11-16-2015, 10:00 AM   #26
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I take my 2013 GMC diesel in to the dealer for oil changes not even the one I bought it from and it cost me $98.60 and they fill the DEF and washer fluid and rotate the tires.

It's simple enough to do yourself but it's not costing me my time for them to do it. I also had the transmission filter $68.56 and the fuel filter 89.16 done by the dealer.

Keep an eye on your Junk mail. I use to throw the stuff from GMC away and I have gotten 2 free oil changes using the coupons from them.
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My 2500 gasser requires 6 quarts of oil and a standard oil filter - costs me about $35 at the dealer, about every 5-6K miles. That's less than half the cost you are paying to do it yourself! That sounds more expensive to me.
UNLESS, I follow my Manufactures maintenance schedule which states, "Every 15,000 miles or 6-month." So you 'may' change yours 2-3 times to my 1.
Just saying, I don't 'really' think the owners cost of maintaining a Diesel is too much more than a gasser.

I Love my Diesel and 'personally' wouldn't go back to a gasser.

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UNLESS, I follow my Manufactures maintenance schedule which states, "Every 15,000 miles or 6-month." So you 'may' change yours 2-3 times to my 1.
Just saying, I don't 'really' think the owners cost of maintaining a Diesel is too much more than a gasser.

I Love my Diesel and 'personally' wouldn't go back to a gasser.

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Agreed! I'd love to have the diesel, as well. When I had my 6500# Outback, the gas engine in my 2500HD was great! I got about 10 mpg and I hardly knew the trailer was back there.

But my 32RLDS weighs in about 8500# - over 9000# with the 80 gallon fresh water tanks filled, and I now get 8 mpg on average - 8.5 if I baby it. And it doesn't pull as well - more weight.

And 32 feet is a LOT of tail trying to wag the dog. So I'm inclined to look for a fairly new, gently used F350 with a diesel. I don't want the dual wheels in the rear (it won't fit in my garage along with a car). GM does make a 1-ton with single rear wheels, but they are rare and very pricey. I'm not a Ford person, but they seem to make good trucks and a lot of friends swear by them. I could become a convert for the right price!!!
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:43 PM   #29
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Why does Everyone say / think Oil Changes cost more?

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Because you use 2 to 3 times the oil on a diesel! That alone makes it cost more.

Personally, I don't think a owning a diesel ever will pay for itself over a gasser. Those that try to prove that it does are just trying to justify their decision.

That said, a diesel, especially a new model one, will pull all day long with ease. It makes towing a much better experience for me, and makes me happy. So it's what I want, and I'm not going to worry about costs. But I still think it is important that people considering one understand things are more expensive.
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I totally agree. I have a 2004 sierra duramax 2500hd. Just wondering what a new one goes for loaded. I paid $35,000 in '03 and have heard they are twice that now. (sorry for the highjack)
I gave $57K for my new 2015 SRW Denali 3500 HD in Oct of 14. Sticker was 75 and change.
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