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Old 03-27-2014, 10:58 AM   #51
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I have never bought any kind of vehicle expecting it to be a profitable transaction. If I always worried about the things they say could happen I would never own anything mechanical.

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No need to justify to me. Just stating why I chose to go away from the 6.7. We each make the choices we feel are best for us and or families.
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:47 PM   #52
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I went with a 6.2 because of the cost and we do a lot of 1-5 mile trips around the area. I read the diesels don't do well with a lot of short trips. Guess that's why I see them sitting idling all the time. I stopped by a farm store in my way home from work and when I came out a VW was parked beside me idling.
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:03 PM   #53
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Short trips are fine as long as you pay attention to what your truck is telling you and take it for a drive when the computer tells you to drive to clean exhaust. This usually takes just 10 to 20 miles never has been a problem. My wife drives the 6.7 more than I do and most of her driving is short trips around town.

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Short trips are fine as long as you pay attention to what your truck is telling you and take it for a drive when the computer tells you to drive to clean exhaust. This usually takes just 10 to 20 miles never has been a problem. My wife drives the 6.7 more than I do and most of her driving is short trips around town.

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Mine does not like the 6.4 I have, says it has to much horsepower!

She'd have a herd if I got the 2015 with 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque,
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You gotta quit talking about that 2015. I might end up with one. Even though I don't think they needed the extra horses and torque. I want to test drive one now!!!!! My wife went from a 1500 hemi ram to this Ford. Took her awhile to get used to the 1 ton and long box.

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I know, I know.

Built one last night spec'd out like I want, the price was just under 56k....

One dealer not far from me has one on their lot as per their website.

ROAD TRIP!!!!

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Old 03-27-2014, 06:32 PM   #57
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That's a good price. The 2012 I have now msrp was a little over 6.7 and I feel it has been worth every penny. Of course I didn't pay that for it and got a pretty good trade on the Dodge I traded in.

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I went with a 6.2 because of the cost and we do a lot of 1-5 mile trips around the area. I read the diesels don't do well with a lot of short trips. Guess that's why I see them sitting idling all the time. I stopped by a farm store in my way home from work and when I came out a VW was parked beside me idling.
I was in the same boat- the majority of my driving is trips of less than 5 miles and the engine would never reach full operating temp. The 6.7 I had would regen much more often when doing the short trips. I seem to recall reading something about moisture buildup when regularly running them without reaching operating temp as well.
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I was in the same boat- the majority of my driving is trips of less than 5 miles and the engine would never reach full operating temp. The 6.7 I had would regen much more often when doing the short trips. I seem to recall reading something about moisture buildup when regularly running them without reaching operating temp as well.
Yeah any diesel will gain moisture in the fuel tank with a lot of sitting and short trips. Especially if the tank is less than half full. This is why you drain the water separater as directed.

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Another thought- If I were to buy a new diesel, I think I'd pay to have all of the service done at a dealership so that I had documented proof all service was done at prescribed times. With the elaborate costs associated with repairs, I wouldn't want a manufacturer to have any excuse to deny warranty coverage.
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