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d4d tacoma

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 2003greenbean, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Feb 8, 2007 at 5:30 PM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Ok, your probably right about... ...ok, 99% of all that. That is a completely reasonable explanation. I could see that the smell would really be a problem if you don't like it. I agree with you that the diesel will probably be in the trucks and nothing else (Toyota is concentrating on hybrid and fuel-cell technology for cars). I am just hoping that the diesels are available in the low end models as well (I would actually use it :) ).
     
  2. Feb 8, 2007 at 5:36 PM
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    If you do get one please don't come to Orange County, California and drive in front of me while I'm riding my bike the 200+ miles I cover here weekly and especially up hill?
     
  3. Feb 8, 2007 at 6:14 PM
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    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Hey, I used to bike in Colorado. I share the road. Besides, I have never been to California. If I did come to Orange County, I would want to ride your route. Then you could leave me in your smoke trail... :D
     
  4. Apr 30, 2007 at 7:00 PM
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    Not sure how I missed this thread but....

    One of my good friends drives a 1986 HJ60 Toyota LandCruiser here in San Diego. (long story on that)
    Anyway he has been running B100 Bio_Diesel and his LC does not smell bad at all.
    In fact it smells slightly of french fries which cracks me up.

    He is actually getting Bio-Diesel cheaper than regular unleaded, so the argument of all diesel fuel being more expensive and smellier is pretty much mute.:rolleyes:
     
  5. May 1, 2007 at 4:30 AM
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    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Yeah, I know of stations in Austin and Houston that sell B99 (99% BioDiesel) for about 5-10 cents less than Unleaded Gasoline. Add that to the fact that the B99 gets you about 35-40% more energy/mass and you have a very cheap engine to run with much more power...

    Too bad there isn't any talk of a D4D Tacoma coming to the US anytime soon... :(
     
  6. May 1, 2007 at 5:24 AM
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    I agree. His mileage with the big 6 cylinder diesel is 22-24 mpg . That is great considering a gas FJ60 gets around 12.

    Still I would settle for a 4 cylinder turbo-diesel that got closer to 30 but had less torque. :)
     
  7. May 1, 2007 at 5:41 AM
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    Me too!!! Especially if I could run it off of domestic bio-diesel! :cool:
     
  8. Jul 5, 2007 at 12:51 PM
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    Great info there 007Tacoma! Thanks.
     
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