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Old 02-17-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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While at the Chicago (suburban) RV show one salesman tried to convince me that a diesel engine would improve its MPG as the on-board computer learned about our driving habits. He said it could take five years for the diesel to gain top efficiency. We were there in the morning, so the bar was not open yet. Is there any truth to his claim?
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While at the Chicago (suburban) RV show one salesman tried to convince me that a diesel engine would improve its MPG as the on-board computer learned about our driving habits. He said it could take five years for the diesel to gain top efficiency. We were there in the morning, so the bar was not open yet. Is there any truth to his claim?
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:54 PM   #3
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Well, there is some truth to the computer learning your driving style and adjusting for it. The 5 year thing, he was probably trying to say that after 5 years which should ad up to about "50,000" miles, yer mileage will increase. Diesels typicaly take about 50K to realy loosen up and give better mileage. He just didn't say it to well, that the general public could understand him.
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Like my winged friend said,mileage will improve over time.A diesel engine get better mpg after break in. Some times you will hear comments like "its not even broken in yet" when the rig is at 30,000 miles.
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A few years back I ran a large fleet of over-the-road trucks and we found that their mpg didn't reach its peak until 40K - 50K miles were on the unit. Sounds like the salesman just didn't "splain" it right.
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