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Old 12-02-2015, 05:22 PM   #61
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All you diesel guys - just brace your self for the $3000-4000 exhaust /DPF cleaning BS. I just went through this on my 08 2500 CD 6.7. Today's diesels are not the same as the the old 7.3's - the emissions crap will kill them sooner than you think ( pull your EGR off and look at the soot that is getting pumped back through your intake if you don't believe me ) and will utimately cost you a bunch $ to temp fix..just saying.. I own my last diesel.. will be gas here on out..

Do you think having the DEF injection would have prevented your repair ?


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Old 12-02-2015, 05:32 PM   #62
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Not sure - Read the diesel forums - tons of emissions crap horror stories.. I was one of them
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:35 PM   #63
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I think like anything in a vehicle.. If something can go wrong it will for a few or bunch of folks... Emissions are one of those things that work "most" of the time but when they go bad or fail.. LOOK OUT and take out a loan.. It is not just Diesels, gassers have the same issues. They do seem to be "cheaper" to fix though (relatively speaking).
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Old 12-02-2015, 10:33 PM   #64
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Op I'd go with at least the 2500.

To carry on with the highjack.....i dont know if you all know it, most dont. But emissions related components are covered by a longer warranty than other parts sometimes, and by gov regs i believe.
According to my gmc manuals, some trucks have 5 yr 50k miles, some 7yr 70k, 8 yr 80k and pzev (i know doesn't pertain here) have 15yr..cant remember mileage. Some of it varies by the gvwr and by what parts.
Probably the guy with the '08 Dodge is out of the timeframe for most of it though.

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Some places wont tell you that you have a warranty, special bulletin, or recall that will cover the repairs, if you don't already know. And some places won't know it either.
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MT - as info I had an existing extended warranty in place at the time and it does not cover the emissions stuff ( much to my dismay ) because it is deemed a "wear item" they would pay for about $50 worth of gaskets..lol Not trying to scare anyone of the the diesel band wagon as I love my truck but just be aware there are no free lunches out there and the manuf's really had to do some silly things to get their engines to comply. - pumping dirty exhaust back into the intake is one of them.. good luck
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:32 PM   #66
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If that is the case i would still go with the 3/4 2500 6.0 chevy. You will still run into some hills that the 2500 is better to handle. When not towing I still get 18 to 19mpg with the 4.10 gear. It's the only gear ratio available with the gas 2500.
I have a 2015 GMC 2500 6.0 with the 4:10. How are you getting 18 to 19? Is your Chevy 2WD?
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:36 PM   #67
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Ok so I was not the only o e who raised and eyebrow... Best I've heard is 12 to 15 depending on road environment.

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Ok so I was not the only o e who raised and eyebrow... Best I've heard is 12 to 15 depending on road environment.

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I have seen 15.7 avg once according to the telltale electronics on the dash screen.

It has to be 2WD. He is in GA. I tend to forget that for years when we went to the race in Talladega AL, the thing that always jumped out at me was the amount of 2WD pickups. You might see one every 20 years or so here in PA And good luck finding one on a dealers lot, almost a special order.
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My lie meter on my dash says I am getting 20... Do the math and it will be more realistic.. 16 to 18.

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Cummins 6.7 went with DEF in 2013 at least on the small trucks. They had major issues at first. I am not happy with the EGR crapping up the engine nor the DPFs but unless you delete it all it is what it is. All newer diesels have them. 800lb/ft of torque is nice. The real issue is driving them around town; they do fine pulling and on the highway; not suited for stop and go driving, which is what I do 90% of the time. Need to figure out how to turn off the EGR or try a legal tuner with a bigger fuel pump and water injection. Which some say will clean it up. Expensive to prove them right or wrong.
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