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RE: 350 HP ICE vs. 350 HP Diesel?

I appears that the consensus is that if everything is stacked in favor of the diesel engine, it will beat the gas engine. :B You might be right. I can't figure out why those dumb manufacturers keep putting in diesel engines. They must have not read this thread.
zb39 02/10/14 12:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 350 HP ICE vs. 350 HP Diesel?

one thing they forgot to mention above and in the test... how long the engines will last and how much fuel each used to perform the test... the diesel will usually last between 750,000 to 1 million miles before overhaul... the gas engine should last around 150,000 - 200,000 miles... also the diesel engine will usually get 1/3 to double the mileage of the gas engine, with the same gearing/load ect. Yep, I'm sure that Motor Trend could have modified the test so that the diesel performed better. Maybe change the gearing, load the gas coach more, etc. Since you brought up mileage, according to the test, the diesel got 18MPG max and the gas engine got 17mpg max. Not a huge difference, especially since diesel fuel costs more The OP asked for a comparison with all variables being equal. The Motor Trend test was pretty equal as to comparing the two different types of engines.They tested pick ups not coaches. I have never run my coach in a 1/4 mile and never will.
zb39 02/10/14 11:39am Class A Motorhomes
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