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 Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine

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PostSubject: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 12:03 am

Ok, lets try this again;

Along the same lines of the other thread. If someone who didnt know about engines went to buy a Gasoline engined truck, what pros and cons should they know about? Well. Lets discuss them.

EDIT; I need the off topic banter to stay out of this thread. Off topic posts will be removed.

I am hoping we can put together an real informative comparison. Input and questions are welcome from all. Thank you!

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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 12:15 am

again (lol) cheaper to build for performance
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 12:17 am

79_bronco wrote:
again (lol) cheaper to build for performance

Laughing I can buy a programmer for my Silverado to add 300HP in an instant. If I wanted to add 300HP to my Suburban, your talking heads, camshaft, headers, tune, etc... So how is that cheaper?

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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 12:20 am

You can find gas everywhere. Not everywhere sells diesel
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 12:21 am

stealthdawg09 wrote:
You can find gas everywhere. Not everywhere sells diesel

i never even thought of that.. and to add -

you have various grades of fuel to choose from
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 12:34 am

Again, from my experience;

Pros;
Fuel availability
Cold weather performance
Lower initial price

Cons;
Lower fuel economy
No Multifuel ability
Lower resale value

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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 12:39 am

ummm.. multifuel, YES!.. you can run methanol in a gasoline engine.. i've dumped quite a few gallons of my race car fuel in my bronco, sonoma and my capri
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 12:43 am

79_bronco wrote:
ummm.. multifuel, YES!.. you can run methanol in a gasoline engine.. i've dumped quite a few gallons of my race car fuel in my bronco, sonoma and my capri

Ever heard of the word corrosion?

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One of the drawbacks of methanol as a fuel is its corrosivity to some metals, including aluminium. Methanol, although a weak acid, attacks the oxide coating that normally protects the aluminium from corrosion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanol

There is a reason they use Ethanol as an additive in fuel and not Methanol.

When I say Multifuel ability, I mean the ability to run a fuel for long periods of time, not just as a additive.

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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 12:46 am

benol does wonders


Pro - cheaper to lift (diesel lift springs are more expensive)
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 5:11 pm

Pro...

Easier to understand and work on. (personal opinion though)
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 5:23 pm

79_bronco wrote:
benol does wonders


Pro - cheaper to lift (diesel lift springs are more expensive)

how are they more expensive when the lift kits are the same price? Or maybe thats just for my truck
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 8:09 pm

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79_bronco wrote:
benol does wonders


Pro - cheaper to lift (diesel lift springs are more expensive)

how are they more expensive when the lift kits are the same price? Or maybe thats just for my truck


newer, coil sprung trucks.. your truck is leaf for 4x4.. leaf is always cheaper
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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 20th 2010, 8:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Pros and Cons of a Gasoline engine   May 21st 2010, 6:48 pm

Another pro;

Not once have I had to use my block heater.

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