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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by MileHigh, Sep 5, 2009.
That's what I'm talkin about brotha.
Buy a V-10 truck and not have any problems. Dropping a Cummins into a truck doesn't solve anything unless you want a 12 valve then you have to deal with low power.
Diesel pickups are not worth buying the fuel mileage is poor and trying to repair them are expensive.
29,000 miles 2 years old past nov
ive been contemplating trading it in on a gas engine. ive never like ford gas engines. we looked at a base model GMC 2500 hd with the 6.0l gas. mind you my loaded xlt has a $8500 engine option. the sale price on the GMC was more than i paid for ford. it was also the same price i was quoted for a loaded durmax 2 years ago. they wanted $11000 for me to leave my truck and take the GMC. i was mad they wasted my time only taking $600 off the sticker after rebates.
might go v-10. my accountant told me to hold on to it for one more year to get the most out of the write off
The tow truck guys are buying V-10 powered 450-550 trucks and are happy with them.
Many people would rather burn a little more fuel and buy a gas than deal with a diesel that breaks down all the time.
we have three v-10s. they are great engines, very powerful indeed and if in a f250 you could easily get 12 mpg towing a large load, about 15 plus without trailer
i am a huge 7.3 lover and wish they never did away withthem. i think the 6.7 new one will be every bit as good.
everyone i know that bought a new truck or traded fromthe 7.3 to the 6.4 6.0 was devistated in the amountof troubles they had. i am a powerstroke fan in the fords, but am gald we went gas instead.
The 7.3 was good the 6.0 is hit or miss the 6.4 do you really want one after the warranty is over and the new 6.7 is voodoo.
The 6.7 is new technology with really untested things like the heads and intake systems.
The 7.3 was the best ford diesel ever by far. I have a 6.0 and I have had a few problems out of it. The rear main was replaced and is still leaking. I also had injector problems and of course the egr valve. I seem to be getting better fuel mileage the more miles I put on it. The last tank I averaged right at 15mpg. Of course that is without a trailer. I have noticed something this winter though. It starts hard and the motor feels like it is going to shake the truck off the ground. This morning it smoked when it was first started.
My 03 6.0 isn't too bad and knock on wood that the only thing I had to replace that was expensive was the turbo and a couple EGR valves.
they should find a way to put a kubota diesel in there, hahah thought that was funny.