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Old 03-23-2005, 10:15 PM
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I just picked up a 05 cummins last night! Only driven it the 5 miles home from the dealer! Didn't take it out today because i didn't want it to get all dirty in the snow. lol If the weather breaks tommoror, i'll put some miles on it to break it in, before i go pickup my enclosed trailer!

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Old 03-23-2005, 10:44 PM
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id rather be cummin then strokin
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Old 03-23-2005, 11:34 PM
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id rather be cummin then strokin
I second that
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:38 AM
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id rather be cummin then strokin
I'd rather be on the road than waiting for a new transmission....
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:43 AM
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Here's some interesting reading for all you Dodge guys......enjoy!

http://www.columbia.edu/~gwo2001/dodge.html
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2010 John Deere Z710A 48" cut
1999 John Deere GT-235/54" deck
1985 John Deere 212 w/38" deck
1983 John Deere 420 w/54" hydraulic front blade
1974 John Deere 140, 54" hydraulic blade, 3pt. hitch, tandem disc, plow, 48" deck
1971 John Deere 112, 38" deck, all original, down for engine rebuild.
1967 IH Cub Cadet 124 w/creeper box, disc, plow
1947 Economy/Power King Tractor S/N 590, fully restored.

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Old 03-24-2005, 02:42 AM
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I have 01 dodge 2500 with cummins HO. I get 22 MPG on hwy and not much less in city. A buddy has 93 dodge and gets better than mine with over 300,000 miles.
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:53 AM
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I had a 01 2500, the Cummins is a great motor, the only problem is the crapy Dodge thats wraped around it! I wish Ford would stop selling Cummins engines to Dodge and put them in the F series!
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:31 AM
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Ford is not selling Cummins engines to anybody. For a while Ford owned a small percentage of Cummin's stock but they sold it all several years ago so they have nothing at all to do with Cummins anymore. I know a guy who works at Cummin's who said that they approached both Ford and Chevy to put the 5.9L in their trucks back in the mid 80's but they both refused so they went to Dodge who also turned them down but finally agreed to try it if Cummin's would do all the R&D work on it. I am a Ford guy and our farm is powered by mostly International diesel engines but I recently bought a '99 2500 with the Cummin's, I felt that the engine was enough better than a Powerstroke to make up for the rest of the truck being slightly lower quality than the Ford. Almost every farm equipment company has tried putting a V-8 diesel in a tractor at some point and none of them turned out very good compared to their I-6 counterparts with the exception of maybe a few Cats. The V-8s seem to do okay in trucks where they are not under heavy loads all the time but I'll stick with an I-6.
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:21 PM
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I'd rather be on the road than waiting for a new transmission....
Yeah, those Fords are now having trouble with their tranny's. Glad you've seen the light Smalltimer.

All that negative reading on the Dieselstop finally help convince you eh.
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:38 PM
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Headed into 2004, the F-Series had been America's top-selling automobile for 22 consecutive years--and there's no reason to believe it won't finish on top again this year. In the first six months of 2004, the F-Series outsold the second best-selling vehicle, General Motors' (NYSE:GM - News) Chevrolet Silverado pickup, by more than 100,000 models.
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