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Old 05-02-2014, 11:33 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Alex F View Post
So, as you can see the savings in fuel is not so great. But, IMO the biggest incentive is not fuel, but the engine hours. In the end, on a long runs you save some fuel and 50% of engine hours.
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While it saves engine hours, I'm not convinced it saves much on engine wear, no more than it does on the fuel. There are those who argue, including manufacturers, that a better gauge of engine life is fuel used rather than hours. However, hours is easier to know so they've chosen hours as a convenient means. While saving hours impacts your service intervals, likely not extending your engine life much. Running the engine at 1000 rpm is very little wear on it.
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