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Old 06-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #21
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there will be gas fans and diesel fans. most diesel converts wont tow with anything else after getting a taste of pulling a grade without listening to transmission search for gears or winding themselves to the stratosphere. the increase in towing mpg is a definite bonus, while empty mileage runs about the same as gas motor truck. oil/filter changes are a bit pricier in that you wont get a 19.95 oil change at the local jiffy lube, but they have no trouble changing your oil if you bring in your own stuff for a nominal fee.

buy used if possible. it makes them a little more affordable. keep in mind also short beds have smaller fuel tanks. less sticker shock when filling up, but a pita when towing knowing after a couple hundred miles you will be refueling. also, not every town on the 2 lanes is going to have diesel, so keep that in mind as well.

these are just my observations. somebody will be along shortly to add to or take away from what I just said. but I know for towing, I wont be using anything other than diesel.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #22
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I don't do my own oil changes any more, but I'll be starting that again, soon... regardless of whether I trade trucks or not. Yep, $110- is a bit too steep...
Whew u had me worried.....
I'd change ur oil for 110.00 and buy a bunch of BBC'S!
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:08 PM   #23
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keep in mind also short beds have smaller fuel tanks. less sticker shock when filling up, but a pita when towing knowing after a couple hundred miles you will be refueling.
Don't know about the other makes, but on the Chevy's, it doesn't matter, short bed, long bed, extended, crew; the fuel tank is the same size regardless - 36 gallons.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #24
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Don't know about the other makes, but on the Chevy's, it doesn't matter, short bed, long bed, extended, crew; the fuel tank is the same size regardless - 36 gallons.
That's funny my 2008 ext cab and my 2005 crew cab both sb have 26 gallon tanks.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:36 PM   #25
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A 3.0 turbo-diesel in a truck...? I was looking forward to something like this but a 3.0? It would seem more practical for truck use to have a little bigger engine, like a 4.5 to 5.0. Buying this would probably not really solve my problem... but I'll definitely be waiting to see where this will go.

Thanks for all the replies...
I agree that a 3.0 seems small, I would think a 4 liter or bigger on a half ton. I too would like to see the specs on it.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:44 PM   #26
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funny for me too as my 08 ccsb has a 26 gallon tank as well. so did my 05 gmc ccsb. where can I find this factory 36 gallon tank that fits in the 26 gallon space? I would be interested.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #27
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If your looking at used fords, with the 6.0, make sure they have been worked on .ie head studs etc. My o7 is in the shop now for turbo overhaul, head gaskets, injectors, egr equipment replacement, all because a fuel injecter failed. I just did purchase the extended warrenty, so all is covered. (known problem on these engines, but once done are very good) A $7000 job for $1625. The mech says stay away from 08 / 09 with the 6.4. He suggested the 2010, 2012 w 6.7
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I've had a 2001 GMC duramax for 10 years. I now have a 2011 duramax. I would never go back to a gas eater. I would suggest that you really think about the size of the truck to get. You might get into a larger trailer. I went with a 3/4 ton the 1st time and now have a 1 ton dually, long box, crew cab. I pull a 35 foot 5er. The 3/4 ton pulled the same 5er but the 1 ton does a lot better job and I feel a lot safer.
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I agree that a 3.0 seems small, I would think a 4 liter or bigger on a half ton. I too would like to see the specs on it.
I agree. I have a 3.0 diesel in my BMW x5. And it tows my sp220 just fine but I don't think it would work for any of the larger trailers. FYI. The 3.0 has 425tq and about 265 hp.
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I agree that a 3.0 seems small, I would think a 4 liter or bigger on a half ton. I too would like to see the specs on it.
You have to remember they have an eight speed transmission that makes a huge difference.
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