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Old 02-03-2011, 09:59 PM   #43
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I still like my 2008 F-250 V-10; the mileage may not be as good as a diesel but I sure have alot less problems than diesels and alot less maintenance issues. Not to mention the expense of the new "sootbags" and urea tanks. No thanks, I'll take my V-10 any day. It's got 80,000 miles of pure trouble free towing and every day use and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Now, diesel fuel is going way up again and I have heard from many diesel owning friends here lately with some major starting and running problems with all this cold weather. 10 degrees in Dallas!!! I'll bet half the diesel pickups in that area didn't start. Give me a gasser any day.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:33 PM   #44
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You can have your V-10 any day...
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:36 PM   #45
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:25 AM   #49
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Hi lew...yikes that is too bad..what a me$$

Have you considered GM/Ford vans for a service vehicle? I believe they both sell deezul vans now...

BTW; our diesel routinely starts in cold temps with no fuel additives as there is winter blend at the pumps, and no-we don't use a block heater either...so I don't know where that cold weather myth comes from...20 yr old trucks maybe?

We had -10 deg F in VT last week, much warmer here in RI today +10 deg F. the Duramax starts and run just like a gasser in any weather.Has seen temps as low as -30 deg F.
That old wive's tale needs to die...seems to be perpetrated by Folks that have never owned a modern diesel.
Common rail injection put all those issues to bed...
Kind of like comparing carburated engines to fuel injected.

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Lesson learned......... don't keep a vehicle past the original power train warranty (or purchased manufacturer's extended warranty) if you expect to have any funds in the bank after the warranty period expires and you depend on said vehicle for your livelihood.

The needs of a businessman are different from non-business use. And I think your decision makes sense. Unscheduled service -- a fine euphemism when it's your checkbook -- makes vehicle turnover wise. Stretching a year or 10k miles starts to be a gamble. Extended warranties don't appear to pan out.

And the engine price is no different than that of a crate Cummins (cheaper, in fact).

The Sprinter is one impressive machine. Ever weigh the load carried? I'm impressed by what I see about the FORD Transit. Now that with a diesel engine would make one slick service vehicle!

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