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Diesel vs. gas

alright this might sound stupid to some of you people but i have to do a speech on diesel vs gas and why diesel is better and i figured if i could get some good information it would be from you guys her... you guys know your stuff so any help would be appreciated thanks
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The fuel milage when towing is way better with a Diesel then a Gasser. Also if you have towed anything with some real weight the power of a diesel is way better than a Gasser. I have owned both Gas and Diesel and i wont look back to gas for a tow rig.

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i have to do a speech so im looking for some good information why diesel and bio diesel is so much better then gas
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If your doing a speech, bring something up about 80% of products transported in this country are by semis'. All of them have diesel engines in them. For those that think that gas is better than diesel, ask them to explain why the food they eat and the clothes on their backs are delivered by diesel.

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I think you will find that the current data on bio-fuels is hotly contested and you are not likely to convince the general public that biofuels save energy when total production #'s are part of the equation. The current fuss in Europe is to de-fund bio-fuels unless they are from secondary sources (switchgrass, algae, other non-food sources).

In regards to simply convincing someone that diesel is "better" than gas - you have to put the subject into context. No one wants a semi that uses gasoline - the cost would be astronomical. But people have a general dislike for diesels as sooty, smokey, dirty vehicles. Modern clean diesel technology improves the aesthetic in those regards, but costs fuel economy.

Of course, you could always target your speech on why diesel is so much more expensive than gasoline

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Emmissions... my diesel puts out less pollutants then your honda civic!

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Short and sweet article from Hino.

Gas vs. Diesel

Read that .pdf file, that should give you a few avenues to cover.:Thumbup:

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