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Old 06-10-2013, 10:48 AM   #61
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I don't think I could ever go back to Gasser after pulling with a Diesel. it really comes into play when you tow around hills.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:48 AM   #62
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The "weight police" are going to have fun with the 1/2 ton diesel. Folks are going to try to haul with it like a 3/4 ton. LOL
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:50 AM   #63
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The "weight police" are going to have fun with the 1/2 ton diesel. Folks are going to try to haul with it like a 3/4 ton. LOL
Ecoboost comes to mind!
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #64
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Ecoboost comes to mind!
Yup. They think somehow the addition of a turbo makes their truck a 3/4ton LOL
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:00 AM   #65
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Yup. They think somehow the addition of a turbo makes their truck a 3/4ton LOL
Not only one turbo but two.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:01 AM   #66
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I love this thread! I drive a gasser! I wish I had the money to trade it in today!
I felt the same way. Buying a used diesel is not as hard and a shot in the dark like they were years ago.

For one, a lot of people keep good records on the diesel's maintenance. Most places can tell you whether a diesel has been "chipped" or not. A diesel that has 50K miles on it has really not been broken in yet but will have thousands off its list price. With care these trucks are expected to last 500K miles. They may not look like a spring chicken then but it will still be a towing fool.

Most people I know with diesels make sure oil changes are done at the proper interval, all the filters changes are kept up with, etc. The engines are just too durn expensive to allow poor maintenance to harm them.

I have liked my GM, something I never thought I would say about a GM. However, I am miffed about a few things. For reasons known only to GM they put a cheap primer pump on the fuel filter. Everyone else puts a fuel pump in the tank (GM does too if yoy buy the bigger tank or have 3500). When the primer fails it costs $900 installed to replace it. There is a kit that costs a mere $12 and you can replace it yourself in a hour...go figure!

The other was the water pump. It is a huge job getting to it and while the pump is not all that expensive getting it replaced is.

All the same it has been a good truck and even amazes my pardette when we try to get trailer and truck to highway speeds or towing at high altitudes.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:26 AM   #67
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Not to justify over loading but I know with Nebraska and several other states as soon as you have a RV attached to a tow vehicle, unless towing with a DOT placard truck you are exempt to the weight and length law. By no means am I saying overload anything, but I know I have added a boat, jet skis, and a utility trailer with an atv (only 1 at a time of course) onto the back of the rig and put it over the legal length but haven't been bothered due to the RV exempt idea...
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:28 AM   #68
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Not too sure about the comment on debugging-I really haven't found a unhappy 6.7 owner yet-and I watched the forums for over a year before I pulled the trigger...and of course there is the mpg-this morning on the freeway was 22 mpg- not bad for a commuter vehicle...
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The only other consideration is whether you will ever put gasoline into your diesel tank. There are not any standards on the color of pump handles in the USA, and if you stop on a island with a mix of gas and diesel pumps it becomes very easy to do.

A lot of the posts I have read about this suggest that the newer engines tolerate this happening much better than older did. The rough part is dumping nearly 30 gallons of diesel/gas mix, filter change, and putting some ATF in with the diesel (relubing the pumps).
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Well in Iowa .......
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