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Old 10-12-2012, 04:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by serialk11r View Post
I thought diesel engines are more expensive than gasoline engines even without the expensive emissions equipment?
The emissions equipment is where the real cost difference is. Consider this: About 3 years ago, Cummins developed a 5.0L V8 diesel that Dodge was going to be put in their 1/2 ton pickup. Cummins had a contract, but that got axed when Chrysler went bankrupt in '09. Anyway, Diesel Power magazine reported that the cost of just the diesel's emissions equipment was the same as the cost of the entire gasoline-based powertrain (engine, transmission, emissions equitpment, etc.).
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