Urea Injection Discussion thread (DIESEL)

Texas Jim

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I wish I still made a car like my the 1980 diesel Cadillac I had...
30MPG and all the comforts of home... cruising down the highway. :thumbs:
Jim, was that a 350 diesel by any chance?

A buddy bought a station wagon with one in it. He hasn't tried starting it yet, but it will be attempted this spring.

Yes it was a 350.
I had 4 of them total..
3 Cadillacs and 1 Oldsmobile.

I never had ANY TROUBLE out of any of them.
I know other people did... but "I" didn't.. :lol:

If your friend doesn't know any thing about diesels... contact me before he tries to start it.
 

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Ok. That's different. I thought you wanted them totally gone.

So your feelings towards diesels mirror your desire to lower Fred v2. :D :lol:

Pretty much. I'll leave the diesels and the .5 mph over speed bumps to others.

Working diesels I am OK with.
My dumbass neighbor who has never hauled anything, been off road, and lives by himself buying a Ford Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 King Ranch Diesel is purely idiotic.

Just my .02

:lolup: THAT part I can totally agree with...:rollin:
 

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I wish I still made a car like my the 1980 diesel Cadillac I had...
30MPG and all the comforts of home... cruising down the highway. :thumbs:
Jim, was that a 350 diesel by any chance?

A buddy bought a station wagon with one in it. He hasn't tried starting it yet, but it will be attempted this spring.

Yes it was a 350.
I had 4 of them total..
3 Cadillacs and 1 Oldsmobile.

I never had ANY TROUBLE out of any of them.
I know other people did... but "I" didn't.. :lol:

If your friend doesn't know any thing about diesels... contact me before he tries to start it.
I'll try to remember! He nor I have any experience with diesels.

I keep telling him to keep it and see if it runs. He wants to sell it without even touching it. I think it'd be cool.
 

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Ok. That's different. I thought you wanted them totally gone.

So your feelings towards diesels mirror your desire to lower Fred v2. :D :lol:

Pretty much. I'll leave the diesels and the .5 mph over speed bumps to others.

Working diesels I am OK with.
My dumbass neighbor who has never hauled anything, been off road, and lives by himself buying a Ford Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 King Ranch Diesel is purely idiotic.

Just my .02

:lolup: THAT part I can totally agree with...:rollin:
We had a neighbor with a F250 that he would start every morning and let run even in the summer. He only towed a small enclosed trailer for plumbing. Luckily, he sold the truck (drove my mom crazy).
 

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I wish I still made a car like my the 1980 diesel Cadillac I had...
30MPG and all the comforts of home... cruising down the highway. :thumbs:
Jim, was that a 350 diesel by any chance?

A buddy bought a station wagon with one in it. He hasn't tried starting it yet, but it will be attempted this spring.

Yes it was a 350.
I had 4 of them total..
3 Cadillacs and 1 Oldsmobile.

I never had ANY TROUBLE out of any of them.
I know other people did... but "I" didn't.. :lol:

If your friend doesn't know any thing about diesels... contact me before he tries to start it.
I'll try to remember! He nor I have any experience with diesels.

I keep telling him to keep it and see if it runs. He wants to sell it without even touching it. I think it'd be cool.

There are some inexpensive tricks to make it RUN a lot better also.
STOCK... they don't have a lot of power.
 

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I don't like the idea of adding more crap to a vehicle to go wrong by any means. If I ever do own a diesel, it will be in a GMT-800. I'm not against protecting the environment, but I just don't like having to worry about more systems, gadgets, and do-dads.

I'm also not against protect the environment, I just don't want to protect the tree-huggers. I'm a dieselhead, love diesel engines (specially those non-electronic ones), but I have some enthusiasm about biodiesel and other alternative fuels. At least for me an early diesel running on WVO/SVO or biodiesel is more eco-friendly than any newer stuff running on petroleum-based diesel or gasoline.
 

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I hope the technology of modern day diesels discourages buyers and diesels die die die!

Diesels won't die so soon. At least for me they seem to have even more future than gassers.


Zembonez said:
I'll never own a stinky noisy POS diesel. I'll ride a motorcycle or walk first. I can't even stand the smell of the fuel.

Some newer diesels are actually not so much noisier than a comparable gasser. My mom lives in Florianópolis, a city that is well-known as a touristic destination during the summer, and a lot of argentinians usually go there, and a lot of diesel cars are seen. Older diesel cars really were sensibly noisier, but newer ones have had a sensible sound deadening. A distinctive "knock" can still be perceived in diesels, but, for example, a Peugeot 307 is way quieter than the older 504's.
 

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Ok. That's different. I thought you wanted them totally gone.

So your feelings towards diesels mirror your desire to lower Fred v2. :D :lol:

Pretty much. I'll leave the diesels and the .5 mph over speed bumps to others.

Working diesels I am OK with.
My dumbass neighbor who has never hauled anything, been off road, and lives by himself buying a Ford Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 King Ranch Diesel is purely idiotic.

Just my .02

:lolup: THAT part I can totally agree with...:rollin:

He traded in a Saab for it. First week he had it he backed into the neighbor across the street's Volvo. Now he has a big scrape under the left bedside. I don't know how that got there. He's a bright one.
 

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