This ad caught my eye, and if I could (and could afford a power steering conversion) I’d grab it. Right down the street from me.

What struck me as curious, though, was the engine hours total. I’ve never heard why that’s considered such a big deal for diesels, and also this one struck me as odd.


Essentially, it comes out to 28mph for the entire lifetime of the truck. I’m quite surprised it didn’t spend more time idling.

Anyway, so I don’t have to bother searching online and so I have a reason to post this beauty: what’s the deal on diesels and runtime?