How are you guys stretching your diesel dollars??
I just did a 1000 mile round trip... money is tight so I did the following.
Checked Gasbuddy.com, found diesel for $3.15 a gallon, the cheapest between san fran and LA.
made sure the tires were @ 80psi
Drove 63mph in the truck lane (added 2 hrs to the trip)
Idled no longer than 2 minutes
Went up mountain passes in third gear @45 with the trucks instead of wide open in 4th with the cars
Bought all 'road food and drinks' at the supermarket before the trip.
Recent valve adjust and air filter.
90% hiway/10% city, I got a slightly better than average 19.1mpg... I'd sure like to hit 20mpg one day, but the service body + tools weighs at least 1000 lbs.
Anything I forgot to do?
In the future, I'm going to adjust my valves yet again to a tight .010/.020 instead of a loose one.
I also extended my oil drain interval from 5k to 6k and Slapped some j-b weld on my leaking radiator instead of replacing it. (packed some pepper in the toolkit, just in case)