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Old 01-13-2003, 12:49 PM   #15
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Another thing,

The "real" (military) Humvees only came with a diesel engine.

( I had to throw that in there for all of those non-compression ignition fans)

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Old 01-13-2003, 02:43 PM   #16
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Interesting. The military HumVee uses the 6.5 GM turbo diesels that were shyed away from by GM pickup truck owners. Apparantly the military thinks that is a great dependable engine. When they came out with the Duramax, they opted to stay with the 6.5 TD. Of, course being a military version, I am sure it is much more dependable than a civilian 6.5.
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Old 01-13-2003, 11:31 PM   #17
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The military does not think (anymore) that the 6.5 diesel is a reliable engine but they do know that it was the lowest bidder that got them there. The mechanics in the army stay as busy as there civilian counterparts. Back then, deisel was cheaper then gasoline and the 6.5 wasn't really a bad engine yet. It's not that it's a terrible engine, but lacks power and is labor intensive (well, maybe that makes it bad) With all of that, I have still seen it tow just about anything you could imagine, just not 65 mph on the interstate. The Duramax is way too expensive for a fleet that size.
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Really nice!!!!

Does your sister rent the H2 out?
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