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    Anybody get this a lot? So far I've been stopped in the parking lot at school, work, and Lowes by folks who must think I either own stock in an oil company or am a little absent minded. The best is the look on their face when I matter-of-factly tell them "It's ok-it shuts off by itself." Once it did just as I uttered the words "by itself." That lady looked at me like I had three heads!
    Currently dieselless!

  • #2
    Originally posted by powerstroke73L View Post
    Anybody get this a lot? So far I've been stopped in the parking lot at school, work, and Lowes by folks who must think I either own stock in an oil company or am a little absent minded. The best is the look on their face when I matter-of-factly tell them "It's ok-it shuts off by itself." Once it did just as I uttered the words "by itself." That lady looked at me like I had three heads!
    Sounds very familiar-
    I stop at a customers house, get out, start to get stuff out of the truck bed, if the customer is out, they come over and start talking, and the truck stops. They almost always ask- "Did your truck just turn off?" To which I reply "Yes it's a smart truck".
    I enjoy not telling them what it is actually doing.

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    • #3
      This happen all the time. It depends on how much I feel like talking. If I am not rushed and the person seems genuinely concerned, I will take the time to explain. If they are that typical know-it-all, tree-huggin, damn anyone who doesn't drive a prius type with some sly comment like, "Doesn't that thing waste enough gas without you letting it run?" I will usually just reply its cooling down the turbo before it shuts off.

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      • #4
        Ya know sometime when you shut off your lawnmower... but it keeps running for a little bit?

        Yeah.... that.
        Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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        • #5
          yeah it's called dieseling
          2005 6.0l X
          V3 running 8/6/08
          40gal frame mounted tank

          Live by the grease, die by the grease

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          • #6
            POWERSTROKE7.3L,

            This happens to me all the time in our parking garage at work. When the folks I get along with ask I tell the Vegistroke Story...to the others I say I just got my raise so I afford to let the truck run.:cheers:
            2000 F250 7.3L
            Vegistroke installed July 12, 2008

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wilson View Post
              yeah it's called dieseling
              Thanks wilson... for filling in the blank.
              Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hooter View Post
                This happen all the time. It depends on how much I feel like talking. If I am not rushed and the person seems genuinely concerned, I will take the time to explain. If they are that typical know-it-all, tree-huggin, damn anyone who doesn't drive a prius type with some sly comment like, "Doesn't that thing waste enough gas without you letting it run?" I will usually just reply its cooling down the turbo before it shuts off.
                That's when you ask them what kind of mileage their Prius gets...and then tell them at your big, fuel wasting truck gets 100+ MPG.

                That should change their tune...haha.
                Greasin & Grinin
                Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                • #9
                  when some smart [email protected]# says your truck is running,on a average2out of 3 times i explain.When i feel i'm getting my chain jerked i tell them "SO is Your Mouth",and walk any,usually someone in a suit with a latte....
                  2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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                  • #10
                    You can always use the "Clay Henry" response..."Eh, it'll run out of fuel eventually..."

                    I remember one time he told me that when someone at work I believe, asked him if he knew his truck was still running....haha.
                    Greasin & Grinin
                    Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                    2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                    2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                    2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                    • #11
                      I'm going to start telling people...

                      "Not my truck... I just stole it."
                      Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Marv View Post
                        That's when you ask them what kind of mileage their Prius gets...and then tell them at your big, fuel wasting truck gets 100+ MPG.

                        That should change their tune...haha.
                        I never get that far. I ask their mileage, and they stick out their chests and smuggly reply, "50." I say very calmly and with complete disgust, "That sucks." They get the weirdest looks on their faces after that. They think you should just be in awe that their unoriginal, underpowered, ugly prius gets 50 mpg. I live in Charlottesville, VA, and we are overrun with these types of people. I get some kind of comment every time I go to the gas station, regardless of the fact that it is about once every 1200 miles. Ever watch Southpark? Episode 1002: Smug Alert. That is what I live with. Rant over.


                        Originally posted by Marv View Post
                        You can always use the "Clay Henry" response..."Eh, it'll run out of fuel eventually..."
                        I am going to have to remember that one.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Marv View Post
                          You can always use the "Clay Henry" response..."Eh, it'll run out of fuel eventually..."

                          I remember one time he told me that when someone at work I believe, asked him if he knew his truck was still running....haha.
                          yep, i still use that line...hehe

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Hooter View Post
                            I never get that far. I ask their mileage, and they stick out their chests and smuggly reply, "50." I say very calmly and with complete disgust, "That sucks." They get the weirdest looks on their faces after that. They think you should just be in awe that their unoriginal, underpowered, ugly prius gets 50 mpg. I live in Charlottesville, VA, and we are overrun with these types of people. I get some kind of comment every time I go to the gas station, regardless of the fact that it is about once every 1200 miles. Ever watch Southpark? Episode 1002: Smug Alert. That is what I live with. Rant over.




                            I am going to have to remember that one.

                            Haha...yeah I'd like to see the look on their faces when you tell them that. Priceless...
                            Greasin & Grinin
                            Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                            2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                            2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                            2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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