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Old 09-18-2012, 08:30 AM   #31
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I bought a 2011 6.7L last year. The dodge inline six diesel is a time tested engine. The basic's of it have been around for a long time. The 5.9L was flawless. I chose it because of it's history. If you use these trucks as intended pulling with them and working them hard you will have no problems. Running the engine brake full time along with not lugging the engine if possible helps with keeping things running clean, along with following a regular maintenance schedule. If you are looking for something to putt around town, it might not be for you. It is amazing how much power they put out. In another words I love this truck and am glad of my choice. I have had zero problems with anything on it...
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:51 AM   #32
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I have a 2012 Ram 2500 Mega Cab 6.7L. I tow a 35' toy hauler (max weight 15,000#). I have over 40,000 miles on it so far, with no complaints whatsoever...
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:29 AM   #33
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I bought a 2011 6.7L last year. The dodge inline six diesel is a time tested engine. The basic's of it have been around for a long time. The 5.9L was flawless. I chose it because of it's history. If you use these trucks as intended pulling with them and working them hard you will have no problems. Running the engine brake full time along with not lugging the engine if possible helps with keeping things running clean, along with following a regular maintenance schedule. If you are looking for something to putt around town, it might not be for you. It is amazing how much power they put out. In another words I love this truck and am glad of my choice. I have had zero problems with anything on it...
I have heard exactly what your saying about when driving around town to have the exhaust brake on. I will tell you how I will drive the truck. Now this time of year I am done camping. So the rest of the winter I would use it to go to work which is driving on highway for just a short time. I only have a about a 15 minute commute. Then I would use to go ice fishing all winter which is almost all highway for about a one hour drive one way. As soon as weather gets nice enough to camp that is all it would pretty much be used for is to pull the camper cause I ride a motorcycle to work. Maybe would use once a week to run around town otherwise we use my wife's car. So I think I would be ok. I hope cause I really do want a cummins.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:50 PM   #34
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That is another reason to delete the dpf
Once all the emissions are gone you can drive the truck like a car
The dpf will cause constant trouble unless you drive long distances
Or keep exhaust brake on all the time
I am bad about eveytime i stop to remember to turn it back on
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:55 PM   #35
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My truck is not out of warranty
There is 200 less parts on a cummins then the ford or chevy
I will take my chances with the warranty issue to get the fuel economy and the horsepower
When you get in the mountains the cummins is hard to stay up with
The inline engine with the long stroke makes alot of torque
200 less parts ?
I'd love to see the source on that .
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:16 PM   #36
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Well two less cylinders and everything that supporst it
From injectors to delivery valves in the pump
Bearings, glow plugs , i could write this page full
The inline 6 cylinder is so far ahead of ford and gmc
How many v8 diesels does john deere have in there tractors
None that i have ever seen and the reason behind it is they cant pull with a inline 6 cylinder
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #37
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Well two less cylinders and everything that supporst it
From injectors to delivery valves in the pump
Bearings, glow plugs , i could write this page full
The inline 6 cylinder is so far ahead of ford and gmc
How many v8 diesels does john deere have in there tractors
None that i have ever seen and the reason behind it is they cant pull with a inline 6 cylinder
So no source ?
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Diesel power magizine
The article says cummins has 40% less parts but yet out weighs the duramax and powerjokes
Probably the alluminum heads on the duramax
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Google it
Its on there
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Well two less cylinders and everything that supporst it
From injectors to delivery valves in the pump
Bearings, glow plugs , i could write this page full
The inline 6 cylinder is so far ahead of ford and gmc
How many v8 diesels does john deere have in there tractors
None that i have ever seen and the reason behind it is they cant pull with a inline 6 cylinder
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