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Gasoline Credit Cards

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With gasoline getting more and more expensive, you've

probably found yourself wondering what you can do.

Even with the rising costs of gas and fuel, you

still need it to go places. No matter how you look

at it, you are at the mercy of these prices.

If you own two credit cards, changes are that you

will use one of them to pay for your gas. Gas credit

cards are now starting to shine. There are many

individuals who are planning to apply for a gas

card. Most cards are either issued by a leading

credit card company or by a major retailing gas

station.

Along with that, there are some of the gas credit

cards that give you a great deal like having

discounts on gases such as unleaded, premium, and

others. Gas credit cards also give you an

assurance to have more approved gas bonus.

If the credit card is approved, the owner of the

card will not only save money on gas, but he'll

also get an extra allowance for car equipment and

accessories. Gas cards can also help you save

a bundle on repairs as well.

Keep in mind that there are some things to consider

when you apply for a gas card. When you plan to

apply for a card, the conditions should always be

known. The benefits of the gas credit cards

available should also be studied and researched

in order to compare rates, features, and

benefits.

As the popularity of gas credit cards continue to

increase, so will the offers. Gas cards also

offer a positive effect for gasoline retailers as

well. The customer will also earn additional

incentives as well. If you plan to stick with

one brand of gas, this card can generate some of

the best rewards.

When looking for the best type of gasoline credit

card, the most important thing to do is review

the terms and conditions. The present status

of the card should also be reviewed in order to

avoid a bad credit record.

There are also several gas credit cards that will

give you extra rewards and point systems. What

this means, is that the card holder can earn

cash back on certain purchases. The more points

you get, the bigger product you can receive.

The ideal purpose of applying for gas credit cards

is to help eliminate the gas expenses. The

credit card should help you to have a deal with

gas expenses. Low interest premium cards can be

the best if you can maintain the proper balance.

The best thing about gasoline credit cards is the

fact that you don't have to pay for them now and

you can just pay later. Just don't forget to pay

the bill, as you could end up getting a bad credit

rating.

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Gas Vs Diesel Boats

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As you may know, diesel engines aren't something

you should take lightly. There are good reasons

why the rush to put them in cars back in the 70s

flopped. Diesel isn't the ideal power source for

all applications.

Engine speed

Diesel engines gained the reputation for long

service life early on in the history of the

engines, mainly from engines that were used in

commercial operations. These were big, very

slow to turn engines that were usually in the

600 - 1,000 RPM range.

The long service life of the diesel engine isn't

really a myth when used in the proper application.

It's only a myth in pleasure craft, where the

engines are operated in-frequently at high and

low speeds, normally under very heavy loads and

adverse conditions.

Fuel consumption

If you plan to engage on some serious long range

travel, especially if fuel stops aren't available,

then fuel consumption will become an issue.

Diesel engines will normally burn 1/3 to 1/2 the

amount of fuel as their gas equals. Considering

the cost of the engines versus the amount of

fuel you'll burn during the time you own the

boat, fuel savings isn't really important.

Dilemma

Most questions of choice arise for boats that

are in the 28 to 34 foot range where either type

of engine is available with adequate horsepower.

Gas engines do have the advantage that they are

cheap to buy and also cheap to repair.

Diesel boats are just the opposite, as for the

price of one you could buy three gas engines.

For the price of a smaller in-line 6 cylinder

diesel, you can buy two gas engines.

Therefore, cost wise, unless you really need

diesel power, diesels aren't very practical.

The advantage to diesel comes only at the

point where the extra torque is needed because

a gasoline engine would simply be under too

much strain to have an adequate amount of

service life.

If you have a choice of gas versus diesel,

your first concern should be to determine

whether or not you can really afford to own a

diesel, as the initial price is only part of

the cost.

If you simply can't afford to write a big check

for routine maintenance, then you will probably

be better off going with gas. On the other hand,

if you have a lot of money, diesel would be

your best bet. Diesel engines are great to

have, although they cost a lot of money to

up keep and they generally aren't the way to go

for those on a budget.

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Diesel Passenger Vehicles

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Both diesel cars and light trucks are receiving a

lot of attention in the United States as a near

term strategy to achieve fuel economy and climate

change goals.

The renewed interest in diesel as of late stems

from its potential to improve passenger vehicle

fuel economy. The best diesel passenger vehicles

of today are more efficient on fuel than their

gas counterparts, helping to reduce carbon

emissions by 30 percent or more.

There are some auto makers that are talking about

re-introducing diesel into light duty markets as

a solution for reducing global warming pollution

from both cars and trucks. Another important

reason is that the higher efficiency of diesels

will provide a quick fix for manufacturers who

are struggling to meet federal fuel economy

standards for light trucks.

Even if the efficiency benefits of diesel do

yield real world improvements on the economy, the

potential climate change benefits are modest.

Even though diesel achieves more miles per gallon

than gasoline, many are concerned about the

impact that diesel passenger vehicles have on

the economy. From time to time, the combustion

in the engine can cause black emissions to spit

from the exhaust, which is actually very bad

for the economy.

While gas is actually the worst, diesel is taking

strides to improve engines and the impact on

the economy. Diesel is getting more and more

popular these days, as gas prices continue to

rise and rise.

Although diesel engines can have an impact on

the economy, they are the way to go for those

looking to conserve mileage. Diesel vehicles

cost more than gas vehicles, although they will

offer you more than you can expect. If you are

looking for a quality ride, diesel is the way

to go.

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Diesel Engines Forgotten Treasures

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There are very few engine configurations that promise

increased fuel economy and power. There are few

engines that offer this in addition to reliability.

Today, those across the ocean are enjoying the

fruits of diesel technology revolution.

Diesels have experienced a great history here in the

United States. In 1980, General Motors modified

their 350ci gas V8 to run on diesel fuel. The result

however, wasn't that god. These engines offered

better fuel economy but little else. They were

very slow, and not very reliable.

Mercedes Benz on the other hand, had better luck

in the 1980s with an array of vehicles available

with diesel engines. These great vehicles offered

amazing durability although they were rough, noisy,

and smoked quite a bit. Volkswagon offered diesel

as well, although they had a habit for spewing

blue smoke from the tail pipe.

Throughout the 90s, Benz and Volkwagon offered

diesel vehicles in the United States, with each

generation becoming cleaner, smoother, and more

powerful than the last. Overall, they were a

tough sell as they still lacked the horsepower

that many were seeking.

Today, Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, Volkswagon, Ford,

and many other manufacturers are offering diesels

to many markets throughout the world. To put it

simple, forget everything you know or think you

know about diesel engines in the United States.

These newer engines benefit from hundreds of

technical innovations. There are several diesels

in Europe that offer better acceleration than

their gasoline counter parts. BMW's 120d has

163bhp, goes 0 - 60 in under 8 seconds, and

achieves 49.6 miles per gallon.

Benz offers the C320 CDI SE that has 224bhp, and

over 360 lb foot of torque. This car gets just

under 48 mpg on the highway, with an acceleration

of 0 - 60 in under 7 seconds. Throughout North

America, you won't find a gasoline engine that

offers this unique blend of fuel economy and

excellent performance.

The reason why diesels haven't caught on in

North America comes down to one word - sulfur. We

have too much sulfur in the diesel here in the

United States. This cheap grade of diesel fuel

will run havoc on the more sophisticated diesels

offered overseas and cause an increase in

emissions.

There is hope however, as refiners will soon be

producing what is known as ultra low sulfur

diesel fuel. This will help to reduce the sulfur

content from 500ppm to 15ppm.

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Gas Trucks Versus Diesel Trucks

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If you plan to use your truck like a car, desiring

quick, quiet acceleration and rarely ever haul a

heavy load and don't plan to it for a long time,

you may want a gasoline engine. Gas engines run

smoother, fuel is easier to find, and gas

engines start easier in cold weather.

If you plan to use your truck for towing, value

good fuel economy and plan to put plenty of miles

on it, you may want a diesel. The price to buy

a diesel truck is really high, although they can

offer you a lot in return.

Below, you'll find the leading vehicle manufacturers

and what they offer you.

Dodge

The 2500 and 3500 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty trucks are

the newest 3/4 and 1 ton trucks on the road. Back

in 2002, the Ram didn't have enough power with

the 245 HP 9.5L. Dodge promised more powerful

engines for the 2500/3500 platform and they

delivered on that promise.

The new base engine is the 5.7L gasoline V-8

that's not only the most powerful engine of the

group at 345 HP but also revives the well known

and historical Hemi name.

Ford

Ford helped push the 3/4 ton and 1 ton truck

market to where it is today when it introduced

it's international engineered power stroke

diesel back in 1994. Before 1994, these diesels

were poorly built and no match for the big

inch gasoline engines.

From 1994 to 2002, over 70% of super duty Fords

were sold with the optional 7.3L V-8 diesel

engine. This engine helped to put Ford among

the leaders in diesel trucks, as they had more

than they needed to dominate the market.

Chevrolet/GMC

The GM 2500/3500 twins Silverado HD and Sierra

HD both come standard with GM's 6.0L gas engine

V-8. This engine is ideal for 3/4 ton trucks

where towing isn't a concern. The upgrades

start with the 8.1L gas V-8 that's based on

Chevrolet's venerable big block engine.

Over the years, diesel trucks have proven to be

effecient with mileage, great for towing, and

easy on maintenance. Unlike gas engines, diesel

engines do not have spark plugs, which means

you won't need to get them tuned up near as

much as gasoline engines.

For those who like to haul heavy loads on a

frequent basis, diesel is the way to go. You

can get quite a few miles per gallon, and

diesel trucks are built to go 250,000 miles or

more before the engine needs to be rebuit,

making them a purchase that is more than worth

your money.

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Diesel Vehicles

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As you probably already know, diesel engines get

better fuel economy than gas, simply because they

don't need to burn as much fuel as gasoline engines

to get the same amount of power. Diesel engines

are built heavier than gas engines, to help sustain

the added stress of the much higher compression

ratios.

Diesel engines don't have an ignition system either,

so you'll never have to tune them up. The exhaust

systems will last longer as well, as the exhaust

on a diesel isn't as corrosive as an exhaust on a

gasoline engine.

With diesel engines, it isn't unusual to see them

with 400,000 or even 500,000 miles. There are some

out there that have even went beyond 600,000 miles!

When it comes to maintenance, 3,000 mile oil changes

are a must. Diesel fuel isn't as refined as gas,

so the oil will get dirtier faster. You should

also replace the air and fuel filters at least

once a year.

If you live in a colder climate, you'll need to

switch to a winter blend of fuel to prevent fuel

gelling. There are several additives that you can

put in the fuel as well, to help prevent your fuel

from getting gel.

It's also recommended that you replace the glow

plugs every two years. If the temperature drops

below 10 degrees, a block heater is something you

should have. This will ensure starting in cold

weather, especially with the heavy grade of oil

that a diesel engine requires.

If you take care of your diesel vehicle, you can

count on it to be around for years to come. Unlike

gas vehicles, diesel engines are built for the

long haul, and will last you for miles and miles

if you take care of them.

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How Diesel Engines Work

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When gas is compressed, the temperature of it will rise,

with diesel engines using this very property to ignite

the fuel. Air is then drawn into the cylinder and

compressed by the rising piston at a much high

compression ratio than gas engines, up to 25:1, with

the air temperature reaching 700 - 900 degrees C.

At the top of the piston stroke, the diesel fuel is

injected into the combustion chamber at high pressure,

then through an atomizing nozzle, it mixes with the

hot high pressured air. The resulting mixture will

ignite and burn very rapidly. This combustion will

cause the gas in the chamber to heat up rapidly,

which increases the pressure and forces the piston

downwards.

The connecting rod will transmit this motion to the

crankshaft. The scavenging of the engine is either

done by ports or valves. To get the most out of

a diesel engine, use of a turbocharger to compress

the intake of air is vital. You can also use an

aftercooler or intercooler to cool the intake air

after compression by the turbocharger to further

increase your efficiency.

An important part of older diesel engines was the

govenor, which limited the speed of the engine by

controlling the rate of fuel that was delivered.

Unlike gas engines, the air that comes in is not

throttled, so the engine would overspeed if this

wasn't done. Older style injection systems were

driven by a gear system that came from the engine.

The diesel engine is truly an advancement to vehicles

as we know it. As technology gets better, you

can expect the diesel engine to get better as well,

possibly even proving just how much better it is

to the gasoline engine.

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Diesel Engines And Well Known Gas

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In passenger cars, the diesel engine has never really

caught on. During the middle to late 70s, diesel

engines in passenger cars did notice a surge in

sales due to the OPEC oil embargo, although that is

the only real significant penetration that diesel

engines have made in the market.

Although diesel engines are more efficient, there

are eight historical problems that may have held

them back.

1. Due to the higher compression ratios,

diesel engines tend be heavier than the equivalent

gasoline engine.

2. Diesel vehicles and diesel engines tend to

be more expensive than gas.

3. Because of their weight and compression

ratio, diesel engines tend to have lower RPM ranges

than gas engines. This gives diesel engines more

torque rather than higher horsepower, and this tends

to make diesel vehicles slower in terms of acceleration.

4. Diesel engines have to be fuel injected,

and in the past fuel injection was very expensive

and less reliable.

5. Diesel engines tend to produce more

smoke and smell very funny when compared to gasoline

engines.

6. They are harder to start in cold weather

and if they contain glow plugs, the diesel engines

may require you to wait before you start the

engine so that the glow plugs can heat up.

7. Diesel engines are much noisier than

gas engines and tend to vibrate quite a bit.

8. Diesel fuel is less available than gas.

Although one or two of these disadvantages would be

acceptable, a group of them is a big turn away for

many people.

Even though the list above are reasons in the past

as to why diesel never really took off, you can

expect these reasons to get corrected and improved

in the future, meaning that you will see more and

more diesel vehicles on the road.

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Gas Diesel Hybrid War

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These days, gasoline prices may be crimping your

your household budget. You may like to reduce

the U.S. dollars that flow to the Middle East for

oil, or perhaps you are motivated by your concern

for the environment, or even the nagging reality

that oil is a depleting resource that shouldn't

be wasted.

Fuel economy

To put it into prospective, the fuel economy are

the numbers posted on the window sticker of a new

vehicle. Studies have shown that the average

driver only receives 75 percent or so of the

mileage figures that are on the sticker.

You can use these numbers to determine the best

type of vehicle for your purchase. The numbers

will let you know how many MPG your vehicle will

get, so you can compare vehicles and then go

from there.

Hybrid pricing

The gas electric hybrid vehicles are normally

priced higher than non hybrid counterparts,

anywhere from a couple of thousand dollars to

several thousand dollars.

Hybrids can get a lot of miles per gallon,

some averaging around 45 - 55. This is great

for those who want to save money on gas, as

hybrids can go many miles on a full tank of

fuel and they come with extended warranties

as well.

Diesel efficiency

Diesel powered vehicles are yet another fuel

efficient option. Diesels are known for getting

extra mileage from every gallon of fuel. They

offer much better torque than many gasoline

engines. The price differential they have

over gasoline engines are usually much smaller

than that of the hybrid.

With plenty of options available, you're sure

to find what you need to help conserve fuel.

Before you make a purchase, always remember

to shop around and find what's best for you.

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