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Old 02-20-2007, 08:12 PM   #15
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2air: I thought you were a GM man? Planning to attend the Midwest Rally again this year? Didn't see your name yet on the list.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:24 PM   #16
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From what I have been reading in the Duramax camp, fuel mileage is way down. If diesel stays a lot higher than regular gas, and mileage down, what is the point in paying $7500 for the diesel option? Power alone would not do it for me. Some of the new gasoline engine power ratings are quite good and cost a lot less!
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:37 PM   #17
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2air: I thought you were a GM man?
now see THAT is funny!

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oh, and pick the v10 has hp and torque bumped to 'best in class' figures...

362 hp and 457 ft/lbs torque...

not too bad for a gasser. we won't mention mpg however.

i saw a f-550 tow truck today with the v10, not a common find.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:49 PM   #18
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i saw a f-550 tow truck today with the v10, not a common find.
Repo men like them, as they are quiet. Can't wake the natives while stealing their cars...
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Repo men like them, as they are quiet. Can't wake the natives while stealing their cars...
that explains why this guy was following me....

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Old 02-20-2007, 10:06 PM   #20
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The V10 has some poop... economy aside for a moment.. Plenty of get off the line equal in a tow-climb side by side with my 6.0 diesel except the last little push on a large summit. Diesel doesn’t fade as much. Now the '08 6.4L PSD where does it stop?.. Do I need 650lbs of torque? Holly tire wear! I thought the 570lbs was enough... 350hp! Good god...

So my generic rule of thumb is IF diesel prices stay around 30% or so over gas I'm still coming out ahead when compared to the v10.
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hello again 'strokers...

anyone wanting better details on the 6.4 powerplant should read this....

dieselmann's editorial

the master mechanic who runs the site is great with info,

and writes clear explanations for the rest of us.

one other note, the new interior no longer has a small storage box on the drivers side...

replaced with a little ash tray; talk about going retro...

since the main box is out of reach, i use the little one everyday....

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Old 03-24-2007, 09:01 PM   #22
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Recall/Stop selling order on new Ford diesel

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March 22, 2007 - Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday told dealers to temporarily stop selling certain 2008 F-series Super Duty diesel pickups after receiving reports of flames shooting out of the vehicle's tailpipe.
Ford said it was recalling 37,400 F-Series Super Duty trucks with 6.4-liter diesel engines. The majority of the pickups - 29,000 - were still on dealer lots, the automaker said. Ford spokesman Dan Jarvis said it received three reports of flames coming from the truck's tailpipe, caused by leaking fuel that ignited in the exhaust system's diesel particulate filter near the tailpipe. Advertisement
"It's really something that we noticed early on and we're moving swiftly to fix the problem," Jarvis said.
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hi redeagle

that's old news.

no doubt there will be other glitches too...

dealers already have the software update and are doing the reprogramming...

as the first u.s. truck manufacturer to use this particular technology ford is blazing a trail, a blazing trail !

i dropped by the dealer last week and asked if i could have MY truck upgraded...

to the fire breathing afterburner exhaust package!

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You would want to turn off the flames when towing....wouldn't you?

My dad used to tell me about his '51 Ford with the lake pipes that was set up for flaming...pull the choke and let it get it really rich and then hit the switch to fire the spark plugs at the end of the pipes.

The new '07.5 GM diesels now come with a huge (must be 5 inches diameter) tailpipe that has a straight exit under the bumper. (If I upgrade I won't be able to use my rock-tamers) If one of those babies had flame coming out it would be impressive...
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I don't mean to rain on the parade. Ford had a bunch of problems with their 6.0 diesel and from what i've read the 6.4 is a problem child also. Flames from the tailpipe are just another problem. I would suggest being very careful purchasing one of these trucks. Who knows, in a year or two it may be the best out there.
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The new '07.5 GM diesels now come with a huge (must be 5 inches diameter) tailpipe that has a straight exit under the bumper. (If I upgrade I won't be able to use my rock-tamers)
You can do what I did with my Ford, and purchase a 45 or 90 degree turn-down, and angle the exhaust to the side. BTW, mine has a 4" exhaust...
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Not that it relates to pickups, but GE has had that issue with the turbos on their locomotives. The turbo leaks fuel oil into the exhaust manifolds, where it pools until it reaches flash point, ignites, and flames erupt from the ehaust pipe. Pretty scary, watching 6' flames pour out of the exhaust.
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I wonder if this is the new GE locomotive that we've all been hearing about that is more enviornmentally friendly!

Looking at the pics, still seems to have a few bugs!
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