Hi Guys, I'm an old diesel man but when I try to justify going to a diesel van my pencil and calculator says stay with a gas engine. That's not to say the gas won't run another three years,a friend of mine has got over 800,000 on a 96 ford e250 with a 6cly. The key to changing it is using a fuel line disconnect tool that is one size larger then the f … uel line itself. I had two of these workhorses, '92 and '96, and averaged slightly over 18 mpg on each while most of my contemporaries averaged 22+. Once you start disconnecting the line, fuel will run all over the place.
Maybe you can figure out how they are supposed to be Sorry bout that! A couple years ago they were about the same and the math looks better for the diesel. I have more down time with the gas,fuel pump every 150,000,tune up once a year,fuel filter about every 3 months. I think if you were to sell a used gas with 500,000 on it you wouldn't find many takes. Please Help Us Get The Word Out About Expediters Online. You should also consider the value of the unit when you are finished with it. The natural vibration of a diesel engine can easily wear through the wiring insulation where it contacts the engine, brackets, etc.
Also in the cold months and hot months you can see the effects of idling to stay warm and cool. The best I can figure it will be about twice the cost for an oil change on a diesel than on gas. Terence - do I need to make a phone call to inform someone about this statement? The sensor is located on the Fuel Injection Pump Figure 1 and is used to inform the Transmission Control Unit Assembly computer of throttle position. I think either on is a gamble,i would bet on the diesel with those kinda miles. With The throttle fully open, voltage should be approximately 4.
That was my point,first of all if your gonna sell a van the 500,000 on it the only interest you will get is a expediters,and if it's me i go with the diesel. Take the same 140,811 miles and 19. When debating the pros and cons of Gas vs Diesel. The last Diesel van I owned was only worth Half what a Gas van would have brought. If it is, the difference could wipe out a lot of your fuel savings. Note The voltage specification for signal return item 2, page 2 was incorrect on the original bulletin.
The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words. There is no bleeding as such other than disconnecting the electrical cutoff for the fuel pump which is located inside the passenger side kick panel then run the engine to remove any fuel pressure. This is just for the fuel mileage difference. Remove original 186 from your files and replace it with this revised bulletin. This was in 1991 and I hope the gap is not as bad today. Note For testing and adjustment information see following information.
Now I change oil every 10,000 miles and figure most diesel operators do also. As you can see I have driven 140,811 miles this year and am averaging 14. You can also see a drop in fuel milage after March when I went from a regular Ford van to my Dream Van. Down below you will see part of my computer program for tracking cost. All and all I just can not justify going with a diesel. Lets just look at the fuel aspect of gas versus diesel. Excellent engine I currently have two 99's that have over 400K on them still running strong.
Then there's the aspect of, if you need any kind of repairs they are not only more expensive but it is harder to find a good shop and mechanic to do them especially if your are on the road. The cost of fuel verses gas really favors gas,i have one gas and three diesels. Also you have to figure in the cost of fuel treatment in the winter. . That cost has to be figured in also,but I won't bore you with all the figures. It's located on the inside of the van's frame rail underneath the driver's area.
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