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Old 03-10-2005, 03:00 AM   #1
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diesel vs gas

Which would you consider being better engine turbo diesel or turbo gas?
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:41 AM   #2
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Gas turbos make more horsepower and diesel turbos make more torque. With the same turbo, a gas engine will make more horsepower and less torque, while a diesel will make far more torque. It all depends on what you want...for a hauler, I would want diesel, for a racer I would want gas, but both fuels can do both. I PREFER gas because I love the turbo lag and then rapid accel...most diesels I have been in usually have boost right off idle. That's why I got a Buck Grand National....now I just need to satisfy my manual craving(all GNs are auto)
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:42 AM   #3
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That's not a very good question. It depends on the circumstances, but anyone in their right mind would chose Diesel. Gas makes a lot of power, but very innefficient. Dielsel is cheaper, they last a lot longer, better mileage and more torque. Gas just make a lot of horse, that's the only advantage to gas. So if you want to go fast and waste your money for the 3 times you'll ever get the car going fast, gas is the way to go. If you want a motor that's all around better, diesel.
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Old 03-10-2005, 03:59 AM   #4
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now wait a minute

diesel isn't necessarily cheaper, it depends on where you live. diesel's are also very cold blooded, so if you live up in central new york like me you can pretty much forget about it for short trips (it isn't worth the trouble)
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Old 03-10-2005, 04:02 AM   #5
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you mean it freezes faster???? Diesel is not cheaper but you drive more with the same number of galons on diesel isn't that true??
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Old 03-10-2005, 04:06 AM   #6
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yeah, but as of lately, diesle costs a lot more... like 50 cents more... darn deisle fad of the new millenia...
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Old 03-10-2005, 04:14 AM   #7
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no

you don't necessarily get better mileage, it all depends on the vehicle. two comporable vehicles, 1 with gas, 1 with diesel, the diesel may get better mileage. if you are worried about mileage diesel is more expensive anyways right now.

no it doesn't freeze faster, diesels are just harder to start because they don't use sparkplugs. they work of intense amounts of compression with causes the gas and air to combust without the use of a spark. most vehicles use glow plugs to help warm the engine up but it still isn't the same (i don't care what anybody tells you)
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