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Old 07-11-2008, 03:28 PM
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Cetane ,not to get the 2 confused, is also known by its compound name which is Hexadacane ,an alkane hydrocarbon .The term Cetane also serves as a chart rating ,Hexadacane being the highest assigned number OF 100 on the Cetane chart .VO has a rating on this chart ,its range is between 40 -50 ,were diesel is 45 and biodiesel is 45-65.If gasoline ,RUG ,has no compounds that boost the Cetane number I was mis informed ,Ill look into it .A rating on the cetane chart for rug would have to be found and its not formulated for that chart like diesel fuel . Gas will run for a very short time in a diesel motor but will ruin the motor ,to say it has no Cetane value would be wrong ,just were its rating falls is unknown ,again Rug is used as an additive /thinner to ablend of this type of experimental fuel not as a 100% replacement .As far as filling up with rug in your diesel ride ,let me know how that goes.
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:07 PM
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You might have a problem selling it because of the diesel fuel price as you may know it gone up to $4-$5+ per gal and i know alot of people that are trying to get rid of their diesel cars asap before diesel goes up even more, I know i am doomed with my 300SD, I even tried the ad and none called.
That's weird....

Why are VW TDI values going through the roof then ????

Why areN'T people snagging up MB Diesels like they are TDI's ??????? (Typo earlier....)

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Old 07-13-2008, 04:21 PM
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Let me know where people are snagging up MB Diesels. You can't give them away in the SF Bay Area. TDIs go quickly because they actually get 50mpg. I'm not able to keep up with traffic and get 30mpg in a 617 or 603.

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Old 07-13-2008, 04:49 PM
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Around here diesels have all gone up a LOT in value. Ship some of your rust free cali cars out this way and you could make a mint...

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i have no clue what you talking about? you mean selling her will be hassle? i do not think so, properly maintained this car gets around 40 miles and from what i hear its a joy to drive, it might be old and not very good looking but this car is money!
OK, here is your clue. Keep track of what you pay for the car. How much you put into it. How many hours you work on it. And what you sell it for. I use Excel, but use whatever spreadsheet you choose. After you are done, I will be stunned if you turn a profit.

I don't think you will have trouble selling it, but if it has any rust, it won't be as easy as you think. I think you will have trouble selling it and making a profit. Especially if you value your time.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:41 PM
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OK, here is your clue. Keep track of what you pay for the car. How much you put into it. How many hours you work on it. And what you sell it for. I use Excel, but use whatever spreadsheet you choose. After you are done, I will be stunned if you turn a profit.

I don't think you will have trouble selling it, but if it has any rust, it won't be as easy as you think. I think you will have trouble selling it and making a profit. Especially if you value your time.

time is always of essence , but i see your point,
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:42 PM
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whats up with TDI's price so high? outrageous, i wanted to buy a wrecke one, but price was outrageous
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whats up with TDI's price so high? outrageous, i wanted to buy a wrecke one, but price was outrageous
Why areN'T MB Diesels following suit ??
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:02 PM
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Theirs more of them out their Im guessing,at least more of the old ones.If value is your objective I would stay with an 82 -85 300d turbo .For one the parts are readily available , the AC system is more economical to fix,and they get around the same mpg.Their a piece of german engineering also ,youll still be driving it when you send your kids thru college.
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