Originally Posted by Don Wills
If you want the engine to last more than 75,000 miles.
Where do people come up with these cockamie ideas about gas engines? From the magazines? A properly maintained gas engine will easily run 200,000 + miles. My 08 Ram 2500 had almost 100k and ran like the day it came home, the previous 2004 had over 120k and never burnt a drop of oil and pulled like mad. I have seen many many 200k 5.0 Mustangs from the 80's running giggle gas and pulling 11 sec 1/4's all day and drive home. So does that mean all the oil burner guys are going to run into their local dealers at between 250 and 350k for a full rebuild as that is how long they say they will last.
A quote from the ram site.
"It’s so durable, it commonly achieves 500,000-kilometres without breaking a sweat." I'm sure all you oil burner guys will jump all over that and say hooey they will last alot longer and if that is the case why do you keep saying gassers are dead at 75k? It gets real old as that may have been the case in the 60's but have you seen a new Hemi or 6.0 Chevy or 6.2 Ford die at 100k or anywhere even close to those numbers. I have seen lots of oil burners that should have been taken off the road for the crap that comes out of the exh.
I have well over 12k pulling with a gasser and have not wanted a diesel and FWIW a diesel is not meant to be a daily driver they need to be worked and if that is all they do than that is great, just don't expect it to start at -30 if it's not plugged in and you need it in an emergency or you had to leave it somewhere in the cold for a day or 2 but any modern gasser will start at those temps and you can drive away in a minute or less if the windows are clear. That does not mean I wouldn't have a diesel if I had a trailer big enough as our 34 1/2 ft V-Lite weighing in at 8500 is a walk in the park for a good gasser.