Diesel is in my future for a variety of reasons and applications. It turns out it's sooner rather than later as I need to buy a new vehicle sometime in the next two months, and have decided that it will be a 4 door 4WD truck with a diesel engine. Diesel, primarily because I need for economic reasons to buy an older truck, and I know that diesel engines can get 500,000 miles if properly taken care of. Diesel, because it's time to take that step. Beyond the truck, I see a diesel generator in my future, and will likely have other diesel powered vehicles when I escape surburbia in about five years. I've been reading up, but there is nothing better than the collective practical experience of a mess of monkeys, especially when it's from a surviving perspective. So, please educumate me on things diesel.