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Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by vtragweed, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Jan 15, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    vtragweed

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    ive owned a few diesels in my days, and i got outta the game cause of the prices of fuel, our company on the other hand is looking to get 1 or 2 new diesels for towing trailers. now the only bad thing is i know absolutely nothing about the new diesels, anyone know who has a new one and what kinda luck have they had with them
     
  2. Jan 15, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Not too sure about the brand new ones, But we have an '04 Dodge cummins that has been pretty trouble free for 180,000 miles. We use it to tow a 14,000#+ 5th wheel, and a 10,000# toy hauler.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    MsTRD

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    i don't know anything about diesels but my boyfriend and 3 or 4 of his friends have dodge cummins, all different years, and they haven't had any trouble with them. there is a guy on his forum that seriously has over 1 million miles on it and its still going strong...
     
  4. Jan 15, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    We have a new Dodge with the 6.7 cummins at work, and it is a pretty nice truck. Tons of power, all new interior that I think is much nicer. However they all have a lot of computer controlled systems, and are very complicated compared to there older siblings. That being said reliability is always a top design for a diesel truck and I think that the new diesels will prove to be just as reliable as the older ones. They do however get terrible fuel economy as compared to the older non emission control trucks.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    mjp2

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    I just bought a 2006 F250 diesel with 144,000 miles on it. Runs great and pulls incredibly hard. It was used for towing in its past life and seems to have survived well.

    It throws an EGR code at the moment -- suspect it's a clogged tube running from the exhaust. Aside from that, it's an amazing truck.

    Doesn't like to run cold but that's pretty standard with diesels. Let it warm up and the engine is happy running all day long.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    yeah ive heard a lot about the new 6.7s, some good some bad. i was a victim of the 6.0s and i dont want that again. ive been kinda thinking about the duramax
     
  7. Jan 15, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    had an 03 F-350 at my old job -- engine ran great, but the truck kept falling apart... :D
     
  8. Jan 15, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    I would be weary about the new Ford 6.7, I'm sure they've fixed the problems with the early 6.0's, most of the problem was on the assembly line from what I understand, but the twin turbo setup scares me. The new Duramax is basically unchanged from previous models other then more power and emissions control, ie DPF. IMO you can't beat the Allison, they make BIG transmissions and have been doing so for a long time.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    My brother drives a Duramax for the boat his works and loves it, and the Allison tranny is the BOMB he says.
    One of our clients just bought 12 new Ford F series, from 250 to 550 and the workers have nothing but good to say.
    I don't know anybody who owns the Cummins, but they are all over the road, so I don't think you really could go wrong, barring a lemon.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    any idea what kinda mpg's the ford and duramax are getting
     
  11. Jan 15, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    I know about 5 or 6 guys with new cummins.... they all love them.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    i like the cummins as well, big fan of the simple 12 valve, but heard a lot of people saying they get terrible fuel mileage
     
  13. Jan 15, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    my bf's cummins gets about what our trucks get
     
  14. Jan 15, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    same with my buddies!!!! that is such BS!!:mad:
     
  15. Jan 15, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    at least our gas is cheaper and tanks aren't 32 gallons :) i couldn't afford that shit
     
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    the new 6.7's are getting 18-20mpg? pretty good considering all the new emmisions, for the past 2 years ive always heard people getting 13-15 hwy
     
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    I've seen 22mpg, with a 24 valve cummins, long box crew cab. That was just what the read out on the truck said.
     
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    True but all that torque.....:D
     
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    Dodge Cummins FTW!!!!! Yeah tons of those guys on average get 19-20 mpg
     
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    actually i'm not sure about the 6.7, my boyfriend has the 5.9
     
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