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Old 02-28-2010, 12:08 PM   #631
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The USA has been spoiled with cheap fuel prices. The rest of the world pays double if not more. Interesting, I remember when I first started driving, gas "wars" between stations would drive down 25 gas to 17 a gallon. Smoke's were 22 a pack out of a machine and your got match's with them.

Not complaining, its that inflation thing. My first job paid $1.25 hr then too.

Oops, I'm showing my age again.
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I saw a sign outside of a gas station last weekend for Marlboro cigarettes @ $6.42 a pack.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:09 PM   #633
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Dorf Dude -

Do you know if the European diesel is different the the U.S. diesel? I have heard it is cleaner.

Audi dropped a Le Mans 24 hour road racing team of 3 - 200 mph gas powered road racing cars that won about every race for 3 years (usually, 1-2-3 or at least 1-2). they replaced them with new diesel powered cars. I suspect it was a very costly ($s) project for the future, but a drop in the bucket compared to shipping them around the work to test in different climates and conditions for a year.

The European super highways are amazing. I remember going from Munich to Budapest in a large Peugeot or Renault sedan and we were cruising at 200-220 kph most of the time (2 eyes on the road, and 2 hands on the wheel with a navigator (me) that cannot read the signs very quickly). When there is an accident in the nose to bumper traffic at that speed they a real blood bath. Coming back one night, we got in a line up and sat for about 2 hours before getting into a 17 bypass/detour just to get back on.

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Do you know if the European diesel is different the the U.S. diesel? I have heard it is cleaner.
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To answer your question it not any more cleaner than Americian diesel fuel anymore due the sulfer level is the same now.

So basically it the same diesel fuel you have in USA and what we have in Europe now.

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Yes, the ultra-low sulfur diesel is now mandated here as well. This is necessary for compatibility with the newer after-treatment systems, for example, the new diesels with urea tanks that you must keep filled. I think the new Mercedes "Bluetec" and the new Ford powerstroke 6.7 require the urea tanks.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:01 AM   #636
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I made it to my Pension driving my Ford Diesel. See how I tied that together? Here is a pic of the view I have from my room. The town is Kallmunz. I hope to have time to explore the old part of town. It is located at the junction of 2 rivers, Naab and Vils. We have some flooding but not extreme, normal for this time of year. I sure wish I was posting about house progress instead of this. You have to work to make the money to build a house. dorf dude...
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I made it to my Pension driving my Ford Diesel. See how I tied that together?
Yup. Hardie, har, har!!! You are a riot. Thanks for the laugh & the beautiful picture. What a GORGEOUS place! You are one lucky dude!!!
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We had a snow storm blow through and then the temp dropped to 3F. BRRRRR!
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But it looks just like a picture postcard...beautiful.
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That is very chilly in your area right now it is -4C here in Paris but it will warm up to about 5C

That look like very nice photo of showing the building and hillside like that.

How many cm snow ya got there ? last week I have couple cm worth of snow but noting major yet.

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We got around 8-10cm, 3-4 inches, in the last dump. Very bizzare for this time of year with such cold temps. I'm afraid that my case of beer in my garage froze. I wasn't expecting this or else I would have moved it to my cellar. Global warming my @$$. I will post some more pics of the village, really cool place. dorf dude...
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Wow you got more than double than what I got in Paris { France } and yeah it kinda weird weather this year.,

Gobal warming ? naw I agree with your answer.

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Here are a few more pics. The building is leaning and so is the church tower. The Keystone above the window looks like a face. They do have a huge problem with flooding from time to time. This village is over 1000 years old.
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Shu I thought you went to an off-site job assignment for a few weeks, not a vacation!
Its not that cold today, so you can start back to work on that house now. Ha!

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There is a ton of history around those 200 yr old cities in europe. Did you say TDY or R&R?

Shu, either its a very small town or everyone is at home. Not many auto's in your photo's.
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