Originally Posted by glc
They won't even consider putting a diesel in the 150 till the technology catches up to where it will get significantly better fuel mileage with all the required emission controls. I dunno about where you are, but here, diesel fuel is 40 cents more than gas right now.
I respect you a LOT glc...........BUT I've been on sport trac forums that said that Ford would NEVER put a V8 in a sport trac cause of this or that...takes sales away from Rangers or F150s...bla bla bla.......Well,,,,,,They have V8s in Sport tracs.
I think the point I am trying to make is Americans have to be educated on diesels. Most americans think diesel is dirty and think of big mack trucks, but fail to realize that "cute" VW Beetle or Jetta is a diesel TDI! Same for some Mercedes. Yes, the fuel does cost more...but its basicly a wash or leaning toward your side considering diesels get 20-40% better mileage than gas...DEPENDING on the application. You wanna pull a camper to the mountains. Yea, a strong V8 can and will do it...but you gonna empty your pockets on gas as you are going to get 8-10 MPG. A diesel will pull that camper and still net you 18-20MPG. Thats a big difference.
And don't even get me started on Bio fuels that diesels can run on. Yea, it may void you warranty and some of the NEW diesels have crap on them to basicly prevent bio fuels as it will shut down....but there are a lot of fuels you can run. SVO/WVO (straight vegetable oil/waste vegetable oil), motor oil, Bio-diesel anywhere from B20 to B100!!!
Rudolph Diesel made his engine using peanut oil....so its not like this is science fiction or out of left field. The problem is TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT and regulations out the wazoo. Diesels will out last hybrids and gas engines.
It may NOT be 2011 or 2012..or even 2015..but a diesel in a F150 (rumor is a 4.6 diesel), one in a Silverado 1500 (4.7 duramaz I believe) and a Ram 1500 (forget..but wanna say there's is a 3.9) WILL COME!!!!
Toyota has confirmed a diesel in their Tundra.
A diesel in a F150...sign me up!! That's where you will get a truck to do 17-19 in the city and about 24+ MPG on the highway!....with power to boot!---DirtySCREW