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fuel cost hurting any of you yet

filling up or topping off four trucks per day is really start hit my pocket hard. My two diesel truck are costing about $120ea to fill up.when I got these truck three yaers ago it was about $75 to fill up.

There say gas could get to $5.00 this summer. I already cut my coverage area last year. I`m looking at doing it again,but can only cut it so far.

just wounding how all of are doing with this problem. this extra cost at the pump and waiting to get paid for jobs(pay getting slower).
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An electrician bud of mine has a big ol' Dodge 2500 Cummins Turbo Diesel that he runs bio-diesel in. Pretty much it's used french fry oil, all cleaned up. Restaurants throw that stuff away. He gets better mileage and more power or so he says and it's better for the environment.

Might want to look into that.
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An electrician bud of mine has a big ol' Dodge 2500 Cummins Turbo Diesel that he runs bio-diesel in. Pretty much it's used french fry oil, all cleaned up. Restaurants throw that stuff away. He gets better mileage and more power or so he says and it's better for the environment.

Might want to look into that.
both of mine dodge cummins too. have lookat bio fuel,but not sure were I would find the time to oil from restaurants and make it.
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Well, have you tried a super chip? We, my friend and I while in his Dodge, came across a guy in a dually Dodge 3500 who sparked up a conversation with us, asking us about the mileage the truck gets. My bud's is a full size four door with an 8' bed so it's pretty long, standard transmission. He gets up to 22.

The other guy said he put a chip in his and again, it's a dually four door, and he said he gets 28 with the new chip.

Might want to check that out.
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I always wondered if those chips work. My dodge is probley too old for it though.
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No time like the present to find out!

http://www.autoanything.com/performa...n-a-truck.aspx
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I dont think my truck is worth that upgrade. The chip costs more then the truck is worth.
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I dont think my truck is worth that upgrade. The chip costs more then the truck is worth.
I know what you mean. I just sold my '98 F-150, $1500. Saving for a newer good used truck now, like an '07 or newer F-150.
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Chicago is already there...you guys have it easy!
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post #10 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 10:03 PM
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Just pay it and bitch about it. The f450 I drive is a diesel hog for sure but it tows so much better than just about anything else I have used. Double edged sword drive something with better mpg and make two trips or make one trip with bad mpg.

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