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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-24-2017, 03:55 PM
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We are getting 33 City / 37 Hwy average with the whisper quite Diesel 2018 Terrain. We reached high of 41 hwy on one trip so far.
One thing that disappointed me about the diesel is I thought it had zero towing capability recommendation. Not sure why, because I thought people with buy trucks with diesel just for the towing capability. I know they have about 900 Ft-lbs of torque, but I though the Equinox diesel had more torque that the 1.5, and 2.0 gassers.

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I though the Equinox diesel had more torque that the 1.5, and 2.0 gassers.
1.5 has 203 lb-ft of Torque and 170 HP
1.6 Diesel has 240 lb-ft and 137 HP
2.0 has 260 lb-ft and 252 HP

The manual shows 1,500 Lbs towing for the 1.5 and 1.6. 3,500 lbs for the 2.0


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I read why they are not recommending higher towing weight for the diesel is because of cooling issues..though diesels can tow more than similar sized gasoline engine.

(BTW most of our highway mileage average 42 mpg at 75 mph...we topped at slightly more than 46 mpg once...we are driving at an altitude of 5000 ft...i am not sure if that matters).

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...we are driving at an altitude of 5000 ft...i am not sure if that matters).
We get a lot better gas mileage on our motorcycles when riding in areas 5,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level.


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I read why they are not recommending higher towing weight for the diesel is because of cooling issues..though diesels can tow more than similar sized gasoline engine.

(BTW most of our highway mileage average 42 mpg at 75 mph...we topped at slightly more than 46 mpg once...we are driving at an altitude of 5000 ft...i am not sure if that matters).
What was your purchase date and how many miles on your diesel now?

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What was your purchase date and how many miles on your diesel now?
Bought mid September 2017...2500 miles now.

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I deal with diesel engines commercially. A must in that situation. 21,000 gallons of diesel fuel a year I have to buy for my business. Since the OEM's piled on the emissions stuff on diesels, I have had no interest in having a diesel in a personal vehicle. No appreciable benefit.

My Nox is flex fuel. It lives on E85 fuel I get for $1.72 right now. Averages for all miles (city, highway, rural, gravel roads, winter, summer) about 21 mpg on E85. A big yawn, but that equates to 8.2 cents a mile fuel cost at current price.

Diesel is going for $3.14 in my area. For a diesel Nox to just break even on a 8.2 cent per mile fuel cost it would have to average (city, highway, rural, gravel, winter, summer) about 38-39 mpg. Not going to happen.

And the additional cost of maintenance on a diesel wasn't even part of that consideration. Even more reason not to have one.

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I bought my 2018 equinox premier diesel last year and I have over 22,000 miles on her. GREAT car!!! problem is GM requires Dexos 2 motor oil. It has to be special ordered at the car stores at $10.00 a quart. Some dealers do not have the oil. seems like GM is keeping the spcial equipment and fluids close to the chest...Change oil every 4,000 miles. dealers want $100...oil change. But I really do like the car. I also own a 2017 Highlander and the Equinox is more fun to drive.
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The Dexos2 thing is not "required", it is recommended. If it was "required" then it would also be required that they provide it to you free of charge per Federal Regulations. CK-4 is the latest diesel oil spec across the country. I would just use a CK-4 rated oil and stick with the viscosity that GM recommends. There is nothing spectacular about a GM diesel that it "requires" dexos2 and there is nothing special about the dexos2 specification compared to CK-4. You can get a very good semi synthetic CK-4 oil for around $20 a gallon. A quality full syn for not a lot more. Paying $100 for an oil change is robbery.

And no.... they can't just ad hoc void the warranty because you are not using dexos2. That is also a violation of Federal Regulations. If you kept your mouth shut, they wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a dexos2 and CK-4 rated oil even if they sent in a sample for analysis. Just act like you are talking to police and either shut up or play stupid.

And you should be able to go a longer than 4000 miles on any oil change. Before I sold it to my son, I had a Jeep Liberty 2.8L diesel (the same motor that was the foundation of the 2.8L Dmax in the Colorado/Canyon pickups). Changed oil on it every 9000 miles. It did just fine. Had over 100,000 miles when I sold it to him.
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