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Old 08-26-2002, 07:32 PM
pentoman pentoman is offline
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Originally posted by TANK
I tripped over this thread somehow and wondered if anybody knows this was out of the ordinary, or can you really run diesels floored for hours, up hill under load and down without harming them? If so, does anybody know why or what makes them able to do this??
I think I can answer this one! Mainly they tend to be slow, and floored doesn't equal terribly fast.. constant 100-110 mph won't harm too many cars.. That said, diesels do last longer and are 'tougher', but no real reason a petrol can't do this too.

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