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How much fuel does a Caterpillar ARD head eat?

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Was going through the lifetimes on our 330Horsepwr C9 CAT engine in a 972K loader.  Interim 4.

Total operating hours 29,241

Total Engine Rotations  2,046,751,236

Total fuel squirted out the tip of the 7th injector creating no profitable power displacement............. 3,615.4 gallons 

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Thank you for paying $8,000 to help keep our environment clean. 🙄

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I'm glad someone out there thinks wasting 3600 gallons of fuel is a great idea.   I just don't know who. 

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that is just amazingly dumb. to think how much fuel is wasted over a lifetime and that is just from one little 330hp cat.

 

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You can thank the left in Europe and the west coast for starting this huge waste.  

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I recall seeing a study about 10-15 years ago that claimed that the Jeep grand Cherokee was one of the most environment friendly. it took into account the parts used, where they were shipped or built at. where employees who built said parts lived and traveled to work. all the little things that most dont account for.

The worst  "environment friendly" cars was a Honda or Toyota hybrid with all the batteries and special parts etc.... It was the most fuel efficient MPG wise but was dead last when you look at everthing 

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I know voiced similar opinions on this matter in other threads and I still truly believe the 6bt 12 valve Cummins is or was one of the most economical engines ever in a pickup. Also have wondered why the US could import the Toyota HiLux diesel pickup which far surpassed the fuel economy of th 22r and all things taken into account probably lasted longer (less energy/pollution to make new vehicles) as well.  

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