On Mon, 09 Apr 2007 22:10:36 -0400, Chris Thompson
Some may disagree with me but some of those old 12 valve Cummins where
the sturdiest and most reliable ones used in a P/U. They were low tech
and not much to go wrong with them and were conservatively rated too
which equalled a very long service life. Some of those old motors got
some respecable MPG too in stock form.
Isn't the 12 valve Cummins well beyond the warranty?
Plenty of claims out there from fuel additives (Stanadyne and others),
tuners (Diablo Sport Predator and others), timers, tire pressure, etc... Of
course one of the better ways to improve milage is driving it with the
provobial egg on the fuel pedal or just keeping boost under 10#.
Go to www.dieseltruckresource.com and search and read to your heart's
(North Mexico with my '03 CTD HO)
Gas mileage in a Diesel? sorry....
Also, its been well documented that some of the power add ons to the
Cummins, regardless of engine evolution, improve mpg. While the "more power
equals more fuel" axiom is true, efficiency plays a part. Diesels are able
to change fuel curves, so different fueling affects mpg, many times in a
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