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#8710 of 11720 Re: SOS DD [ruking1]
Mar 31, 2013 (9:23 pm)
The downgrade return posted 35.2 mpg : 2 delays of 35 min and only 200#'s in the trunk posted for a R/T average of 33.3 mpg. There was rain, some sleet and ALMOST a posted chain control point. Stuck behind a covey of RANK mountain drivers.
Apr 01, 2013 (5:19 am)
A nearby Citgo is selling regular for $3.88. Diesel has dropped about twenty cents to $4.03. Cheap.
Premium was blowing the doors off at $4.38.
#8712 of 11720 Re: price update [steve_]
Apr 01, 2013 (5:50 am)
That seems like a drastic difference between RUG and PUG. Ours seems to stay right at 20 cents difference. Our diesel is right at $4 and RUG is at $3.85 at a lot of stations.
#8713 of 11720 Re: price update [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 01, 2013 (5:55 am)
The price difference at that station is lots more than my old rule of thumb, which was add a dime for mid-grade and another dime for premium. This stuff isn't even ethanol free either.
Whenever I buy gas again, I'll try to check the pump prices at my usual station (have to drive Wednesday, so that'll be the day that both cars will finally be on fumes. ).
#8714 of 11720 Re: price update [steve_]
Apr 01, 2013 (6:04 am)
$ 3.95 D2, $3.75 RUG, $3.95 PUG: at one local resort station.
#8715 of 11720 Re: price update [ruking1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 01, 2013 (6:28 am)
Diesel seems consistently .20 cents over premium here in NorCal.
#8716 of 11720 Re: price update [ruking1]
Apr 01, 2013 (8:36 am)
Any of those prices sound pretty good to me. RUG is varying within a cent or two of $4 here, with diesel at $4.40.
#8717 of 11720 Re: GLK diesel. [gagrice]
Apr 01, 2013 (1:43 pm)
Just to let you know the rating for the GLK diesel highway is 5.9l/100km or basically 40 mpg, city is 8.9 or27 mpg. So pretty good around for a 4x4 CUV
Apr 01, 2013 (6:14 pm)
the camshaft problems on the VW diesel PD motor?
#8719 of 11720 Re: Did they ever fix... [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 02, 2013 (8:43 am)
I think it depends by what is meant by "FIX". Were there part/s redesign/s and recall/s? No, there hasn't been, to my knowledge.
(high friction load onto very small areas of the camshaft; causing faster and more wear on camshafts) ( best fix being: spread the higher friction loads over greater areas of the camshaft combined with a greater viscosity oil like 5w40)
I have heard of a few cases where VW would either pick up the tab (rare) or if they even did that, a portion. The population was fairly small (but with some significance, so the practical fix was to get the cam R/R'd and use a "non specified" 5w40 oil like Mobil One TDT, or another oil (available Walmart). I have read in such cases the reliability has been very good.