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Old 11-20-2015, 11:46 AM   #29
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I have saved big bucks rebuilding my own turbos.

Often, a hundred dollar kit can save $1,500 for a rebuilt unit.

Getting the turbo off of a Chevy or Ford is harder than rebuilding the turbo itself.

Fortunately, turbos are still simple devices, even the variable vane units.


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I prefer the inherent smoothness of an in-line 6 (like the Cummins) to any V8 gas or diesel made. The next size up in smoothness would be a straight 12.
Fully agree with you on preferring inline six engines over V8 models (or four cylinder models, for that matter). The next step up would be a V12, though.

Best sounding diesel engine ever: A 4600 hp (continuous rated) Caterpillar 3612 packaged into a 3300 eKW genset, undergoing witness tests. Custom built test bay. Instantaneous block loading with resistive load banks, for acceptance tests related to emergency standby.

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Old 11-20-2015, 02:00 PM   #31
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Old 11-20-2015, 02:12 PM   #32
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He complains about sales guys, that's calling the kettle black. I didn't catch what state he was from, wondering if they have annual manadatory vehicle inspections there, but curious if he is bucking the EPA requirements. I hate what the manaufactires have had to do to meet EPA requirements on Diesels, but they are what they are, and getting caught trying to buck the system...you think rebuilding a Diesel engine is expensive wait till Unlce Sam sends you the bill.

PS: I am a nut about keeping all preventative maintenance tip top, to a fault on my diesels. But with that said:

I have had three 3/4 ton diesels. An older Chevy (this one doesn't count), a 2007 f250 6.0L, it counts and once it hit 90K things got bad and could never recover. I purchased, one of the first ones released (I knew better to not be the first) an f250 2011 6.7L. Loved it till about 95k miles. For the next 30k miles I spent about $25,000 on the truck from hell and the manufacture that would never return my calls, emails or letters. At 140k miles the turbo went, sold for scrap. Pretty bad since I have owned 10-11 new Fords in my life time and the manufacture won't fess up to these issues.

Yes, the EPA crap sucks on all of them but some are worse than others. If Ford is so great with their Powerstroke why do they change the engine platform out every couple of years, not to mention their turbo manufactures and transmission. At least Chevy and Ram have stuck with a proven platform and work like hell to refine and not reinvent the wheel every time we turn around.

So, I bought a gas Ram last March. First Ram ever owned. Love the truck like none else, love the tranny and motor. Wish I could afford two trucks but after hauling all spring and summer I have to go back to a diesel. But this time it will be a Cummins.

Once diesel is in your blood, it's hard not to stay that way but never a V8 diesel again. Don't see too many semi truck diesels out there. Must be a good reason for that.
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:22 PM   #33
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All Powerstroke Owners Need To Watch This

All of the mods that the poster of the video mentioned in his "bullet proofing" are legal to the best of my knowledge.

At least in most all states, probably not California though.



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Old 11-20-2015, 05:04 PM   #34
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I have seen this video and am familiar with the guy.

Listen close, it is the funniest thing to hear after all the years of everyone bashing the 6.0......that he recommends you go out and buy one.

You came into out lives, we hated you and we wanted you dead. But now that you have left us, we want you back.

Long live the 6.0.
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:20 PM   #35
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Interesting you say that. My father has been a diesel mechanic/ electrical guy for 52 years and has worked on marine, earth mover and truck diesels. He has said something similar about modern diesels. He tells me that the new diesels run better and still have the same principle benefit- high compression, no ignition and high torque; however, the running better part is dependent on highly sophisticated fuel delivery/engine management systems that are over the top on costs and serviceability. That is the "undependable" part. The older diesels were all mechanical except for the starter. Nothing phased them with electrical or management issues once they were started and, even that could be bypassed by pushing or cranking it manually if needed, with fuel it would start. The new ones will not. He said that some older diesels had major issues like the Cummins NT855 that their company had several blown engines based on the valve adjustment design that would impact the crank and literally blow the engine. It was a flaw design in the engine rocker valve screws that needed a lock so they would not back out. He said the engine was built for years the same way. Point is, old or new, bad engineering is not good no matter who makes it.
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He recommends a 6.0 that has been bullet-proofed.

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I have seen this video and am familiar with the guy.

Listen close, it is the funniest thing to hear after all the years of everyone bashing the 6.0......that he recommends you go out and buy one.

You came into out lives, we hated you and we wanted you dead. But now that you have left us, we want you back.

Long live the 6.0.
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STRICTLY DEISEL, in Phoenix, can assist you with evading emissions.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:45 PM   #38
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I have seen this video and am familiar with the guy.

Listen close, it is the funniest thing to hear after all the years of everyone bashing the 6.0......that he recommends you go out and buy one.

You came into out lives, we hated you and we wanted you dead. But now that you have left us, we want you back.

Long live the 6.0.
I watched several of his videos when researching for a new truck. I decided it would be better for me to buy new since I'm a first time diesel owner. The main reasons I didn't even bother to test drive a Ford 6.7 was the outdated interior styling for the XLT (Lariat and above were over our budget) and the small fuel tank as I didn't want to purchase one with an 8' foot bed.

Too little choice in my area for Chevy/GMC Duramax and the wife didn't like the seat comfort on the LT we test drove.

We ended up with a 2015 Ram CTD Crew Cab Bighorn. Time will tell if this was a good decision.

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I'm just happy-02 Superduty s.c.s.b.-7.3 6 speed manual 4x4..fantastic fuel mileage atowing or not. Oil change with Motorcraft oil and filter about 60 dollars. It's what I can afford and it works well and is inexpensive to maintain and powerful. This guy sounds like he knows what he is talking about and I have heard from several good diesel guys that the 6.0 can be made into a good engine with the right modifications...and that the 6.4 is either alive or very dead. EPA requirements are a problem with today's diesels while seems the gas engines are getting better. If someone wants a diesel, every brand has their good years and their not so good years. An EDUCATED buyer is the best defense. As for me, I hope to run my dinosaur for a long time. It works.
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More sales talk,I like my dodge,with the little cummins doin good , no more fords for me, except my modelA and T...
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I was feeling guilty about the EGR delete until Volkswagen made me look like a saint.
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:39 PM   #42
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I wonder how many people posting on this thread have ever even drive a new 6.7 turbo diesel ?

I have driven all years,makes and models including Mercedes Benz since 1975 (remember the GM 5.7 converted to diesel) and I can tell you without hesitation these engines are a mechanical marvel and ultra reliable.
I have owned two on these a 2012 and a 2015 and for pulling my 28ft International they have no equal.As a added note they have been without any glitches thus far.

The Dodge and Chevrolet are also phenomenal Diesel engines and once again it's all owners preference on comfort and appearance.
Too say the Diesel technology has gone backwards is just a lack of information or just being close minded.
I have never really been a diesel kind of guy,but I have found that for pulling a large travel trailer it is more at ease than its gasoline counter part and does a much better job all the way around.

They have proven to have a high resale value if taken care of as a bonus.I know as I have been in the automobile business for 40 years.


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