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Old 07-07-2011, 04:21 PM   #15
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these were mechanics at Paul's Transmission in Baker City Oregon. I made the mistake of going there just when they opened at 8am and i guess i ruined their day.....they jumped on me like a duck on a june bug....a K&N filter must of ruined this one ole boys marriage or something....
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:29 AM   #16
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it has been in use for 100,000 miles...oiled the same every time......mech took it out and cussed me a blue streak, called me a dumb a-- for using it.... MAS was cleaned yesterday and i have driven 250 miles and light has not come back on....yet
Its because a K&N passes more silica than a stock filter. The reason K&N flows a little more air is because it has bigger pores.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:32 AM   #17
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The newer pickups (and probably other vehicles) use computers for everything. On the Tundra sites, I have seen this cycle repeated a lot. Someone buys a new Tundra. A couple of weeks later, they start ripping off all of the brand new factory equipment and bolting on aftermarket stuff. Immediately, they start complaining about the problems they are having with their brand new truck.

Air filters are a common complaint, even with the Toyota TRD filters (which look like AFI and K&N filters to me). Frequently, the minute a new Tundra owner puts one of these on, they start complaining about mass air sensor fail codes. The dealers don't even know what to do to fix the filters that cause this problem, and it's a Toyota part.

Same thing with lift kits and oversized tires. There must be a giant black market of brand new Tundra parts floating around out there. I just don't get it.

Just another opinion, to be taken with a grain of salt...

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Old 07-17-2011, 10:13 AM   #18
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We own a 2008, two wheel drive, 47,000 miles. Other than a side mirror that broke loose from the housing (tow mirrors) no issues what so ever. Vehicle was out of warranty, but it was replaced at no charge. We also have a 4.10 rear end. Gas mileage os about hauling our 30' Flying Cloud. I get 10-12 running around town without the trailer and about 17-18 on the highway. Flying Cloud is new, but our few experiences is that the 6.0 liter has enough to haul the trailer just fine. I generally do not use the transmission "tow" feature unless we are on anything other than the flats.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:14 AM   #19
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Gas mileage hauling is about 9-10 mpg
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:08 PM   #20
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With our 2000 suburban 4 sp 6.0L 3.73 diff towing our 28' International (max weight 7300 lbs), we usually get 10 mph towing, 9 in the mountains or strong headwinds. In strong tailwinds, we've actually seen 14 mpg!

Non towing highway mileage is usually around 13.5 at 80 mph. 70 mph yields 14-15, depending upon terrain and headwinds.

Our truck has 115,000 miles. Transmission died at 69,500 (now how often does a 70,000 mile extended warranty actually pay for itself) when probably only towing 10,000 of those miles. The GM replacement transmission lasted 250 miles (!). The replacement for that is still going strong. We now tow about 10,000 miles per year, and we flush the transmission fluid at least once per season.
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Ive been around these engines for 8 years now where I work. In my experience they have been great motors. We had 5 '02 Chevy 3500 ambulances with generator boxes and the 6.0 motor. 2 chassis burned up due to faulty under dash wiring. The other 3 went 220k to 250k miles with no major motor repairs-just routine maintanence and small things like a couple coil packs, starter etc. 2 had to have transmissions around 220k miles. 1 lost reverse, the other was slipping between 2nd and 3rd gears. Keep in mind these were 10-11k lb rolling bricks and we drove the crap out of them.

We currently have a spare supervisor truck that is an '04 2500 4door 6.0 it and did 275k miles before it spun a bearing. Shop put a new GM crate motor in it. Our main supervisor truck is an '09 2500 Chevy 4 door short bed 2wd. In 21 months we've put 158k miles on it with no real issues. It also gets used to tow a very heavy 25ft enclosed trailer with John Deere gator in it and it does quite well. I love the way it tows and have never found it lacking power.
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Ok I'll be the one that doesn't agree, had an 05 with a 6L, worst truck ever! It was a pig on gas, constantly had the check engine light on and to top it off, had major issues with the transfer case, the only other truck that I have ever owned that spent that much time in the shop was my 2000 ford! Went back to the 5.3L, great gas mileage, no problems, yes it works harder when pulling the trailer, but haven't found a hill yet that I couldn't climb! The 5.3L is rated at 305hp, the 6L is 325hp, you really think that 20hp going to make a difference? Then there is gas mileage I get 25mpg without towing and 18mpg towing, hell my 76 ford with the 460 gets better gas mileage then the 6L, 13mpg doesn't matter what I am pulling including the 6 horse goose neck fully loaded.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:56 AM   #24
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I have a 2005 2500 Chevy PU and it is great. The only thing that pleagues the engine is that the exhaust manifolds and mounting bolts rot away. Mine are being replaced as I write this. On mine several of the bolts had rotted away and part of the left side manifold was rotted. My mech said this was typical for that engine. The rotted bolts will have to be drilled out. Other than that it is a reliable engine.
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I have a 2005 2500 Chevy PU and it is great. The only thing that pleagues the engine is that the exhaust manifolds and mounting bolts rot away. Mine are being replaced as I write this. On mine several of the bolts had rotted away and part of the left side manifold was rotted. My mech said this was typical for that engine. The rotted bolts will have to be drilled out. Other than that it is a reliable engine.
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All of our 02-05 trucks had exhaust manifold issues issue. We went through 2-3 exhaust manifold gaskets a year due to them leaking. I think the manifolds were replaced once on each truck. The gaskets were always an easy repair and our mechanic could almost do it while we waited.

Ill add that compared to our Duramax trucks the 6.0 gassers were much more reliable and considerably less downtime during their service life.
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