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Old 09-01-2015, 11:11 PM   #91
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Short funny story. I know a diesel mechanic for 30 years plus...he had a dodge diesel p/u and one day he wasn't driving it...he said I sold it...I said why? He said I got tired of the noise. ???? What in the world??


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Yes but what year was that old dog?
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:55 AM   #92
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Ok I can give you experience from both. I have a 2006 dodge 3500 diesel and my wife has a GMC sierra 2500 with the 6.0 gas motor. We have pulled both a 24' boat weighing 7k with trailer and also 7k pounds of stone up RT 68 and 79 through west va. Nothing but up and down mountains and the truck did fine. Did it pull up the hills like my diesel of course not but the transmission grade shifting works well every time you tap the brakes trans would down shift and hold speed I was very impressed with it. Now the fuel mileage is terrible. I love my diesel and that is what tows my 14k pound 5th wheel but if I where towing under 10k I would probably have a gas truck, anything over that and I would go diesel, would not consider ever trying to tow the 5th wheel with my wife's truck, but 6k not a problem.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:48 PM   #93
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Ok, I'll jump in, just this once...
I have a '07 Surveyor SV291 (26' box) that I bought specifically so I could use my '99 Silverado Z71 5.3l to pull it. Disappointing is the best way to describe it. I love my chevy, it's a great truck, but it just wouldn't handle the load. Of course, newer gas models have better transmissions/gear ratios/ power, so that's probably a solution.

So, I bought a '05 ford F250 6.0l diesel and that truck doesn't even know the trailer is back there. The difference is night and day. The chevy got about 6mpg, the ford gets 12.

I'm just not looking forward to the 15 quart oil changes, though. Diesels are a different animal, for sure.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:19 PM   #94
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This is one of our latest problems...
06 Chevy Duramax's...
2 blown head gaskets and it pulls a 17 foot Dessert Fox toy hauler...
Love the power but hate all the expensive ptoblems...
Fuel is basically a wash but the cost of the truck, the maintenence, and the repairs are not worth the cost of addmission...
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:31 PM   #95
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This is one of our latest problems...
06 Chevy Duramax's...
2 blown head gaskets and it pulls a 17 foot Dessert Fox toy hauler...
Love the power but hate all the expensive ptoblems...
Fuel is basically a wash but the cost of the truck, the maintenence, and the repairs are not worth the cost of addmission...
How many miles and what trick s$%t did you do to it?
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:34 PM   #96
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:02 PM   #97
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So, I bought a '05 ford F250 6.0l diesel and that truck doesn't even know the trailer is back there. The difference is night and day. The chevy got about 6mpg, the ford gets 12..
I was in the EXACT same boat...errrr truck situation. Sold my old Chevy gasser dually with the 7.4 454 and got an 05 Ford F250 diesel. Never ever going back to gas trucks. People can say what they want about the 6.0 diesels but with proper care and maintenance they are STRONG towing trucks. Pulls our 35' long Stealth with ease. My Ford only has 77k for a 2005. Amazing truck.
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:21 PM   #98
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How many miles and what trick s$%t did you do to it?
I have 117,000 on it now... it went south at 115,000.... it was bone stock.

The new work will include new upgraded everything... new intake
new exhaust, new oversized fuel rails, new hi flow injectors, adding a tuner to it (EFI live)... new water pump, some head work, new feed lines, new EGR's...
I just want it to go there and back....
I'll have just under 8K in this months repairs....

....get a diesel they said!
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Usually Diesel's don't have these types of problems with so few miles (6.0 Ford excluded) Blown head gasket happen when there is a over heat situation. Or could be just some bad luck. Once you get it repaired your going to sell and buy a gasser right.
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Yes but what year was that old dog?

It was an early 24 valve


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