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Old 12-11-2013, 06:07 AM   #15
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A friend at dinner last night, whose company supplies production materials to Cummins in Indiana, said he has seen the initial prototype V8s that are coming down the production line. So the engine has moved from vaporware to hardware status.

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Old 12-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #16
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One of the traditional attractions of a diesel was its' longevity. But the latest GM and FORD fullsize are expected to last but 215-225k miles (Cummins at 385k). It's very difficult to make any measure of "economy" work for such expensive engines versus advanced gassers, now.

I rather doubt that the 1/2T diesels will be any better in this regard.

There may be a subset of TT owners who need (rather than want) a pickup for 4-5 years for which this will work.

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