Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-13-2004, 07:03 PM
jhal's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Brooksville Fl
Posts: 226
Here we go again..(fuel prices)

Noticed that prices are creeping up, saw on the news the various "reasons", including the recent cold spell and more than anticipated demand during the holidays. They said, prices could reach $3.00/ gallon towards the summer. Guess this is a good time to start paying more attention to the Biodiesel threads...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-13-2004, 07:11 PM
engatwork's Avatar
busy
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Soperton, Ga. USA
Posts: 12,242
Yea - I watched that on the news a little while ago too. I have been kicking around the idea of customizing the '81 with another tank and a WVO heating systems, etc... This will probably get me going a little sooner with this project. There are going to be some real cheap big SUV's available come this summer. What amazes me is the continuous advertisements on tv for those gas guzzlers.
__________________
Jim
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-13-2004, 07:17 PM
jhal's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Brooksville Fl
Posts: 226
I agree with you, may even make our old (and new) Diesels more desirable, not to mention hybrids. Hopefully Diesel prices will stay in par with gasoline prices.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-13-2004, 07:19 PM
bjcsc's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 672
It won't keep going up. The only reason it went up was to take advantage of everyone travelling over the holidays. They're telling us it will keep going up so that when it doesn't, and comes down instead, we will be happy and forget that they gouged us over the holidays. Same ol' crap...
__________________
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD
1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D - stick
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-13-2004, 07:22 PM
jhal's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Brooksville Fl
Posts: 226
I hope you're right. Of course when they do come down, they will never be as low as when they started rising. Same as last year.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-13-2004, 07:29 PM
bjcsc's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 672
What are you paying down there? ~$1.45 here but $1.72 in NY when I was there a week ago...
__________________
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CD
1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D - stick
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-13-2004, 07:33 PM
jhal's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Brooksville Fl
Posts: 226
Between $1.60-1.75 so far in the Tampa area. Had the last 2 days off from work, so I haven't been far from home. I will know more tomorrow when traveling.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-13-2004, 08:17 PM
84300DT's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Mass.
Posts: 2,218
1.65 here ... up from 1.59 a week ago
i'm thinking i should fill every container i can find with diesel in case it gets to be cheaper than heating oil and i end up pouring into it the furnace... :p
__________________
1984 300D Turbo - 231k....totalled 11/30/07 RIP
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-13-2004, 08:23 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Reno/Sparks, NV
Posts: 3,063
Just to make everyone in the US feel better, people in Europe pay about $4/Gal on average for gasoline. Diesel is cheaper, but still a lot more expensive than over here. With the falling dollar, America is becoming a relatively cheap place to live. So in other words, stop *****ing.
__________________
2004 VW Jetta TDI (manual)

Past MB's: '96 E300D, '83 240D, '82 300D, '87 300D, '87 420SEL
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-13-2004, 08:51 PM
jhal's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Brooksville Fl
Posts: 226
True, but Europe also has some of the best public transportation systems in the world. We are lucky to be able to take our cars and trucks for granted.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-13-2004, 08:52 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 699
$1.65 per gallon (diesel) in the Bay Area.

Currently it's a bad time for Americans to travel abroad, especially to Europe or Australia. Cheap dollar is good for attracting foreigh tourists but not for Americans to travel elsewhere.

Eric
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page