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Old 08-27-2019, 12:14 AM   #68 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
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Originally Posted by slowmover View Post
Diesel tech, like gasser tech was fine circa MY 2000. Should have been left alone. The price is far too high and the lifespan is shorter. Makes no sense.
Gasser tech has evolved more noticeably than Diesel tech in the meantime, considering the common-rail system became mainstream around '00 while most gassers had their fuel systems evolving at a slower pace. When it comes to cost, reliability and life span, the issue is mostly related to some aftertreatment devices that are not only a PITA to service but also have compatibility issues with some alternate fuels. Even biodiesel at higher concentrations might be troublesome in a vehicle fitted with DPF, for example.
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