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Motors Diesel or petrol?

Discussion in 'General' started by CrapBag, 25 Feb 2020.

  1. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Scanina R730, 730BHP 3500 Nm of torque V8 Diesel :grin:

    Peak torque between 1000 and 1350 RPM
     
  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Having driven both the electric 2010 Insignia, and the one with the Scania V8, I can attest to the superiority of the diesel.
     
  3. Guest-44638

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    LOL comparing a family saloon to a articulated tractor unit... :D
     
  4. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    He stated fuel based engine, I mean I could have gone with a marine PU but they tend to not handle well around town.
     
  5. frack

    frack What's a Dremel?

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    LOL :eek: i bet again with a tank engine... uh but wait you cannot probably move normally with a tank :duh:
     
  6. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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  7. frack

    frack What's a Dremel?

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  8. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    And, of course, using up to 275 gallons of fuel per hour...
     
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    On a nominal 1500 - 2000 gallon fuel tank, yer filling this up every SHIFT, never mind every day...
     
  10. frack

    frack What's a Dremel?

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    that's why electric is better ahahaha
     
  11. yodasarmpit

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    I owned a 1.8 l Insignia for a few years, the car is really nice to drive, depending on the model well spec’d (SRi Nav), comfortable, huge boot (hatchback), and looks pretty decent,

    However don’t make the mistake I did and buy the 1.8 petrol, the lack of torque really starts to annoy after a while, go for the smaller turbo or diesel. Oh and you are lucky to get 30mpg on the 1.8.
     
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  12. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    The spec says 1000 Gallons US, so yes, I would have thought every shift.

    Fuel tank filled up in a few minutes, or spend the next shift plugged-in? Diesel will win every time.
     
  13. Guest-44638

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    Industrial heavy plant is rarely, if ever, purely electric.
     
  14. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    Oops too late.

    It seems ok right now, getting 30-35 round town, haven't done a proper motorway run yet though.
     
  15. frack

    frack What's a Dremel?

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    there will be a day where batteries will be filled in few minutes too... and smartphone will be reeeeally happy in that too ahahaha
     
  16. frack

    frack What's a Dremel?

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    just because we don't have the real science inside that... unfortunatelly things will change when all diesel will be over
     
  17. yodasarmpit

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    Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the car. My mpg was probably low because it was mainly short journeys, and just get used to shifting gear a little more than you’d want.
     
  18. Spanky

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    I have a 3 Ltr BMW 125i , i didnt buy it for economy but its surprisingly frugal for such a big engine. Decent motorway run from Kent to Penrith i managed 39mpg .. around town 27. Drive it like a tit then you notice it.
     
  19. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    +1, electric all the way. And FIFY :)

    With a name like that, I'd thought you would argue in favour of fossil fuels. ;)

    For the thread:
    If not electric, I'd choose petrol hybrids. Especially Toyota hybrids with their proven reliability and very smart gears.
     
  20. Diletta Graziosi

    Diletta Graziosi What's a Dremel?

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    depending on where you live electric could be a problem, the price is higher because the cars are newer, not everyone has a place to put a charge station at home and most important if you live outside big cities is not easy to find a place to charge them
     

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