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Old 03-19-2014, 02:14 PM   #41
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True, the new DuraMax's are quiet, then the Fords and the worst are the Dodges and mh's. The last two don't seem to know how to shut the damned noisy, stinky things off or they start them 30-45 minutes before they move them. Same with loud exhausts on gassers

I'm praying there is some exaggeration on the 30-45 minutes...

Knowing and understanding how diesels work, it is wise to allow them to idle for a short while, depending on ambient temperature, prior to moving them. It is even more important to allow them to warm up prior to putting them to use to try and avoid blowing a head gasket or anything of the nature.

It goes this way for everything at the campgrounds though, people shouldn't be making excessive noise late at night or early in the morning. People should just overall be more courteous to the other campers in the area in general. Not just the vehicles but anything and everything else...
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:36 PM   #42
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I'm praying there is some exaggeration on the 30-45 minutes...

Knowing and understanding how diesels work, it is wise to allow them to idle for a short while, depending on ambient temperature, prior to moving them. It is even more important to allow them to warm up prior to putting them to use to try and avoid blowing a head gasket or anything of the nature.

It goes this way for everything at the campgrounds though, people shouldn't be making excessive noise late at night or early in the morning. People should just overall be more courteous to the other campers in the area in general. Not just the vehicles but anything and everything else...
No exaggeration for the most part, I understand the diesels on warm up and shutting down the turbos after a hard pull. Otherwise, I'm with you on being more courteous. I think the problem is that some folks just don't think about others and are in their own little world.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:03 PM   #43
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I think the problem is that some folks just don't think about others and are in their own little world.

not only that they dont think about others, but they dont care about others!

Truly a sad world we live in for sure!

Thank God for things such as camping to relieve some of that pain!




Now back to our original broadcast> "truck opinion"
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:47 PM   #44
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I would make sure it is not chipped or had a chip in it. Performance chips wreak havoc on torque convertors. If it is stock go for it!
Not sure how you'd know on an 06 unless it was still chipped. And, though true that a chip can improve the longevity, the vast majority of chipped diesels (in my area, at least) are driven by young guys and they are DOGGED on ALL the time. No way I'd buy a chipped diesel unless buying from an individual and I knew them well. I'd also steer clear if any intake or exhaust mods had been done. Typically that means it's been chipped, and, once again, driven like it's a race car.
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:24 PM   #45
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Very true. Ask yourself why they'd go to the trouble of putting a CTD in a Ford or Chevy instead of leaving it in the Dodge, though…...

They should have saved themselves the agony of defeat and just bought a dodge with the Cummins. Save some time and money rather doing a swap. Lol.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:01 PM   #46
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If you get the truck, replace the ball joints! Dodge trucks have terrible ball joint. Knowing a vehicle accident reconstruction specialist, 50% of the vehicles they deal with are Chrysler, and of that 1/2 are Dodge Truck ball joint failures. Now, not all the of failures are really due to the ball joints being bad, just the weak link.
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I bought an 05 5.9 Dodge Duelly two years ago this coming summer. No regrets...... Now has 68K plan on keeping it a long while. I would go for it if there are no issues.................

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The noise, and moderate black smoke is exactly why I WANTED a diesel!
I know several guys like you and they can't understand why I don't turn mine up and let her bellow lol that smoke is dollar bills flowing out that pipe.

to the op I have a tuner on mine not a chip or programmer a tuner. I can switch tunes on the fly with a digital control. I have intake and exhaust and I changed the factory turbo intake wheel to quiet the whine and bring boost in lower and faster on the hills w/o producing higher egt's. high egt's are the killer of the diesel's and is why I have gauges. don't think for one second that a factory truck can't hit high egt's, I hear soooo many say it defuels to save itself. I told a buddy with an 06 duramax to add the gauges and tell me that, he was shocked at what he found. so all those mods are good if they were done for the right purpose and to find one with all that is money ahead but if all the owner did was beat it w/o concern of what it was doing to the engine then you don't want it. a good friend of mine bought a 2011 dodge 3500 dually w/o mods and it was clean. on his way to the sand dunes in Idaho with his toy haulers it was just running way high on egt's. he took it in while he was there to a dodge diesel shop just to find out it had been run damn hard and hot. the engine was cooked but with out pulling heavy he couldn't tell. he had the engine re-built while he camped and he couldn't believe the power diff and lower egt's. he also had some additional mods done at that time like ex intake etc etc. best thing to do no matter what is have it checked out by a good diesel mechanic that loves and knows that brand! if the owner wants to sell it they won't have a problem with that!
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I saw a post on here about the 5.4 lte gasser.......I have been a ford lover my whole life but that whole deal with the plugs and exhaust manifold and cats is no good! I test drove one once in a 1/2 ton model for daily driving and it was gutless with only 40k miles on it. 6 speed manual and a joke.....I would by a chevy with the 5.3 or 6.0 gas long before a ford and I hate to admit that one lol
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I have 4 friends with the newer duramax's and they are real quiet. I have to say the cummins motor is probably one of the most efficient inline 6 diesels out there it's just the rest of the truck or everything that surrounds the engine I don't like. lol
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