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A friend who doesn't care for diesels said "I could get used to this".
 

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One of my friends once told me that he would never get a diesel because it would do too much harm to the environment. A lengthy conversation was to follow his assertion.
 

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One of my friends once told me that he would never get a diesel because it would do too much harm to the environment. A lengthy conversation was to follow his assertion.
Sounds to me that he is uninformed.
Off the top of my head response to your friend would go something like this:

Diesel is not a stiochimetic process that is to say air fuel ratio is varies from 23 to 1 full throttle to 100:1 at idle. Gasoline must be maintained a 15 to 1. So less fuel is burned per mile with a diesel.

Diesel has more stored energy than gasoline per gallon, again you go further per gallon.

Due to the two aforementioned scientific reasons diesels are obviously more efficient and thus you go significantly further on a gallon of diesel as compared to gasoline.

Diesel's longer stroke produce significantly more low end torque which is great for towing and acceleration. Do you think that 18 wheelers are slow off the line? Imagine how much slower they would be if they were gasoline not to mention how much more fuel they would burn!

Todays diesels are equipped with pollution control to appease you tree huggers, the NOx is reduced to N2 and H2O stuff humans have been breathing for tens of thousands of years. Diesels emit less Carbon monoxide than gasoline (about 50% less), Particulate matter filtered and is incinerated and no smell is now evident from the exhaust. The particulate matter is reduced to CO2 and H2O during the regeneration process.

As a personal opinion, I prefer the smell of non emission control diesel exhaust over that of a cold gas engine before the catalytic convertor is hot enough to be effective. In fact I find certain gasoline vehicles much more irritating to my nose and throat (vans seem to be the worst). With these new diesels I don't smell anything from a cold start.

for a laugh see this:
Guy gets yelled at by a fat Prius lady for having a diesel truck - YouTube
 
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No problem Tugboat, that video was sent to me by a friend from the DPR'C' (C for California instead of Korea ;).
 

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I love people like that.

I'll infact GUARANTEE her prius causes more environmental damage than the diesel will cause over its entire lifetime. Lithium mining is some of the most uncontrolled and destructive mining on the planet, the Chinese really have it down pat though, they bathe the landscape in acid to get to the lith, much quicker don't you know. Not to mention the manufacturing process and the ship ride over on a super ship, but people like that dont read things like this http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1229857/How-16-ships-create-pollution-cars-world.html.

How about that electricity source Mrs.Prius? If its Cali, pretty much GUARANTEED that its coal fired. But its not about the environment, its never was, its always been an image game...

Again thanks for the share Tim :D
 

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She inspired me to one day when im rich to turn a diesel black smoke show beast into a monster truck that is constantly hungry for prius's :D
 

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I love people like that.

I'll infact GUARANTEE her prius causes more environmental damage than the diesel will cause over its entire lifetime. Lithium mining is some of the most uncontrolled and destructive mining on the planet, the Chinese really have it down pat though, they bathe the landscape in acid to get to the lith, much quicker don't you know. Not to mention the manufacturing process and the ship ride over on a super ship, but people like that dont read things like this How 16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world | Mail Online.

How about that electricity source Mrs.Prius? If its Cali, pretty much GUARANTEED that its coal fired. But its not about the environment, its never was, its always been an image game...

Again thanks for the share Tim :D
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i've read up a bit on this as well. its a sham!
 

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So my wife went to her in-laws house and where a alarm service repair tech was working on a bad sensor. When he went to leave he noted the EcoD in the driveway and asked who's it was. So my wife told him it's hers. She told me that the repair tech said "I would never own a diesel", and went gave his opinions as to why. My Wife asked him at the end of the conversation, "I see you drive a gas powered Ford F350, so you must get fuel every other day with all the service calls you perform!" Oh, I wish I was there to have seen his face!
 
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So my wife went to her in-laws house and where a alarm service repair tech was working on a bad sensor. When he went to leave he noted the EcoD in the driveway and asked who's it was. So my wife told him it's hers. She told me that the repair tech said "I would never own a diesel", and went gave his opinions as to why. My Wife asked him at the end of the conversation, "I see you drive a gas powered Ford F350, so you must get fuel every other day with all the service calls you perform!" Oh, I wish I was there to have seen his face!

People who drive gas trucks, ARE JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T BUY A DIESEL..... case closed....
 
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