Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: lakeland florida/ seneca south carolina/tampa florida
haha, yep, this brought alot of replys. diesel is better then gas in more ways then its worse. less moving parts = better reliability. haha, i hardly ever see a diesel broken down on the road, those engines are made 5xs as strong as gas engines, its not even a comparison. you can ford water, really really deep water with diesel, you cant in a gasser. gas engines run of electricity, you can start a diesel up and then take the battery out, just for an example. as long as its runnin, it aint gonna stop haha. better mileage, more torque, and you can make them alot faster then a gas job.
im pretty sure the reason why we dont have have the deisel option over here is because of our holding tanks in the US. the diesel we use is high in sulfer (which is what you smell on the trail) the sulfer over the years has basically been sunk into the metel holding tanks, at large facilities, gas stations, everywhere they put diesel. Europe netherlands other places use clean diesel, or much cleaner then what we use. So if we were to just swich to the type of diesel that everyone else is using we would have to switch out all of our holding tanks as well....i dont even want to know what that would cost nation wide...to much acording to the us, so right now, thats why you dont see alot of manufactures sending diesels over here, for them to make a motor that can take the amount of sulfer we use in our petrol would be much to costly. so, as you can see were kinda stuck between a rock and a hard place. haha...but i would love to see a CRD rubicon, that would be BA