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My drive is about 7 miles and I never had a problem. I never even saw the "keep driving" message you get if you interrupt a regen enough, and I know I interrupted it a few times. It just picked back up and finished on the next drive with nary a notification or problem.

For the record, it's all in town and I got 23mpg on that drive stock, and get 26 now that I'm tuned.
That is some sweet fuel economy for a vehicle this size. Better than my wifes' car, and not that far behind my Camry. The low end torque is nice in town too.

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Down here in the mid south of Louisiana, diesel is 2.19 at Costco and about a nickel to 7 cents more at Racetrack.
After my Tune it looks like I picked up 3-4 mpg on the hwy and a couple in town and the truck is so muck more responsive and fun to drive.

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LOL track prices bro. They are expecting the suckers, lol

They want all those Porsche guys $$$$
That's why I bought the diesel...The price of diesel is much more competitive on the 5 fwy and elsewhere.
And, yeah, I still cry when I have to fill up the 911 with premium...regardless of my location.

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Thanks!
That clears it. Will sure try to attend a truck meet with local Cali fans :)
I guess I should keep driving if a regen is happening. I can do that

My commute is about 15 minutes as its a freeway run for 5 of those 7 miles. Good 85mph if I get a rabbit, and 72-73 if I am the rabbit
I drive about 3 miles to the gym on surface streets with multiple stop signs nearly every day. That's my commute. Never had a problem with regens. I can occasionally tell that it is idling a little faster at stop signs but no error messages or warning at all.

If you are doing 15 minute freeway runs, you should be golden...

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At most pumps I see diesel to be about 10-15c cheaper than 87 Gas. With tax I figure they would be same price. I am talking about pumps like FLying J, Rotten Robbie etc., near Bay area and Sacramento

Check out Propel HPR:

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Stuff burns great, runs in any diesel and right now is gong for around 2.75-2.79/gallon. I probably ran 50k miles on it in my 2009 Jetta TDI and have been using it for the few fillups I've done on my Colorado.

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Check out Propel HPR:

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Stuff burns great, runs in any diesel and right now is gong for around 2.75-2.79/gallon. I probably ran 50k miles on it in my 2009 Jetta TDI and have been using it for the few fillups I've done on my Colorado.
Chevy allowed upto B20 (20%). If you go full biodiesel can't they mess with warranty if you run into issues? I know this is not biodiesel. but still its biomass based
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Chevy allowed upto B20 (20%). If you go full biodiesel can't they mess with warranty if you run into issues? I know this is not biodiesel. but still its biomass based
Nope, this is not biodiesel at all. It is certified to run just like regular diesel on any diesel engine. VW only allows a max of 5% Biodiesel it their TDIs and I never had an issue in my TDI with it.

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Not having to fill up every week is my #1 reason, granted I drive 60 miles per week since it's my grocery getter
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Not having to fill up every week is my #1 reason, granted I drive 60 miles per week since it's my grocery getter
Still.. I drive 50-60 miles a day during the work week. I'm getting similar MPGs to my trade-in but with double the range thanks to the larger tank. And then diesel vs. 92 octane. At the Texaco on my way is 2.94 vs. 3.09 (3.28 at Shell).

ARCO Diesel a little out of my way is 2.79.
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Where I currently by Diesel there is only a $.04 difference between diesel and regular unleaded.

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I have a 7 mile commute. The only time I have had issues with the diesel was during the winter during 15 degree weather and ice on the roads. The O2 sensor sooted up because I was driving too easy with the slow traffic and it killed the exhaust brake and got a service engine light for a few days. As soon as I got aggressive with it and driving up a hill under torque it blew out the soot (literally, lots of smoke) and the problem went away. I have only noticed a regen a couple of times since owning the truck and only because the mpg went to about 17mpg. Other than that I get about 22mpg during the winter and close to 26mpg during the summer around town. Highway up to 33mpg. Distance between fillups makes the diesel very nice. I am now using about half the fuel, and cost, that I was burning with a 2002 Toyota Highlander that I replaced. I was planning on gas going up steeply in the future. If nothing else, diesel will be available....I remember rationing in the 70's....not going there again.

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I remember rationing in the 70's....not going there again.
I remember rationing in 2012... (NY following Hurricane Sandy)

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What Amsoil engine oil do you use in your truck?
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I'm just gonna state for the record that I don't understand the Canadian fuel mileage computation, nor do I understand liters.
I'm a firm believer in everything metric EXCEPT, speed/distance(even the English prefer to use MPH over KPH), and volume(gallons are way simpler than liters).
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I am curious what is a short commute. Is a 7 mile+ one way commute decent or count as short commute?
I am purchasing in June, and torn between diesel and gas. Since my last truck was a diesel, I like the torque and stuff, but my daily work commute will be 5-7 miles one way. Of course, weekends we will definitely do 40-50+ mile trips, and in many cases even 100 mile+trips
5 to 7 miles in bicycling, unless it is raining....

My commute is 10 miles each way, our vehicle has averaged less than 6K miles per year since moving to San Jose.

I bike because I am a cheap a_s, and hate driving in the traffic around here.
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5 to 7 miles in bicycling, unless it is raining....

My commute is 10 miles each way, our vehicle has averaged less than 6K miles per year since moving to San Jose.

I bike because I am a cheap a_s, and hate driving in the traffic around here.
Heck, this year you would've been better off investing in a kayak
And we thought we had a lotta rain down here .

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I'm just gonna state for the record that I don't understand the Canadian fuel mileage computation, nor do I understand liters.
I'm a firm believer in everything metric EXCEPT, speed/distance(even the English prefer to use MPH over KPH), and volume(gallons are way simpler than liters).
As you were...
As a Canadian I feel like I have to but in here. The metric system is a thing of beauty. Everything is divisible by 10s
for example
1km = 1000m
1m = 100cm
1cm = 10mm

so 10L/100km
means you can travel 100km on 10liters of fuel

See easy as pie

By the way I am a machinist that works for an american owned company so most of the prints I work on are in SAE or Imperial aka inch so i'm well versed in imperial as well

1mi = 5280'
1'= 12"
1" is broken down to decimal places

Anyway I know I'm gonna get beat up for this but once you go metric you never go back
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As a Canadian I feel like I have to but in here. The metric system is a thing of beauty. Everything is divisible by 10s
for example
1km = 1000m
1m = 100cm
1cm = 10mm

so 10L/100km
means you can travel 100km on 10liters of fuel

See easy as pie

By the way I am a machinist that works for an american owned company so most of the prints I work on are in SAE or Imperial aka inch so i'm well versed in imperial as well

1mi = 5280'
1'= 12"
1" is broken down to decimal places

Anyway I know I'm gonna get beat up for this but once you go metric you never go back
Nah man.. As a military veteran, and [retired] Japanese motorcycle racer, I'm not only used to, but prefer to use mm's and meters as opposed to inches/feet/yards. I'm not a big fan of the cm however. I'll say '530mm' and not '53cm'
An inch is(of course) 25.4mm, and I've done the conversion so many times I do it in my head.
As I said before however, I still prefer miles to kilometers and gallons to liters.
If this country ever switches to the metric system, fuel prices(along with milk, and every other liquid currently sold by the gallon) are gonna skyrocket. They'll take advantage of the liter being only about 1/4-gallon and the average American's complete ignorance of that fact to screw us yet another way.
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LOL track prices bro. They are expecting the suckers, lol

They want all those Porsche guys $$$$
With the Diesel, I can get to Buttonwillow from LA, towing the track car... and carry 30 gallons of fuel with me so I don't have to pay Buttonwillow prices... ouch @ $3.69!
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You said "California" so I looked at a random area code (91105) in Los Angeles and it looks like diesel is significantly cheaper than even regular gasoline.

Diesel is:
.16 cheaper than regular
.26 cheaper than mid grade
.36 cheaper than premium

Same in Orange and Riverside counties.
It's been, and (KNOCK ON WOOD) is currently cheaper than 87oct gasoline.
Of course there's been times when it's been more expensive than 91(Super), and you can't count on it always being this 'cheap'.
And, obviously starting next year we're all gonna be grabbing our collective ankles thanks to Jerry-the-commie

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