Glow plugs? GLOW PLUGS? ON A NEW DIESEL? AND YOU BOUGHT IT?
You know how many times in my life I've heard "well it dropped a glow
plug and destroyed the piston, head, and block"... Its the story behind
half the medium-duty bucket trucks you'll find on Ebay...
Was Chrysler nice enough to stick you with a hard-to-get-at timing belt
too, or did they leave that joke to only be told by the VW TDI?
PS - Anyone ever heard of a Cummins 'consuming' its grid heater? I've
heard of them failing and people continuing to operate them normally
with additional smoke in the morning. Of course, this is Texas - Chuck
Norris's beard insulates us from real cold.
Christopher Thompson wrote:
yes i bought it. given the choice between another gas burner and a
diesel...ill choose the diesel everytime. would i have ruther a grid heater
system? sure! but this is what's offered in the liberty and its a truck she
likes. so she gets it. remember you gotta keep mama happy.
What kind of millage is it getting? I'm still averaging around 25 mpg
in my '01 Santa Fe v6, rolled 100k and paid the last payment this month.
Still runs nicely... Most of the wear-out parts are now available
aftermarket, and junkyards are selling the rest for weight. I'm going
to call it the K-car of the 21st century...
we are getting around 24 mpg round town (i drive when we are together and my
lead foot doesnt help mpg much) im expecting around 30 on the highway
looking forward to the first trip in it. sits really nicely, the
engine/highway noise isnt too bad although ive rode in quieter. (it sounds
like a diesel inside, although the turbo wistle doesnt even come close to
the of the cummins). one of these weekends im gonna weasel out of working
and we're gonna hook the boat to it and see what she's really made of.
*grin* it should pull it nicely.
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