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Old 07-08-2018, 08:15 AM   #321
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Just a short update to let everyone know I finally pulled the trigger. I bought a 2006 Ford F250 FX4 diesel (6.0L Powerstroke) with 104,000 miles on it. It is fully loaded and has already been bullet-proofed. Haven't pulled the travel trailer with it yet, but we are already planning a trip. Thanks for all the input from all you vets. I carefully weighed all of your advice and also incorporated my love for Ford trucks in my decision.
Get a Scan Gauge II and monitor you oil and coolant temps. If there is a large difference in temps then you have an issue with your oil cooler and or EGR cooler. Luckily I had this on our 6.0 and was able to prevent major engine failure. Best of luck with your new truck.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:32 PM   #322
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Ford and Chevrolet have minimal Diesel engine experience.

They have changed engines a lot. So history is sort of meaningless..

The Cummins in the past had a lifetime warranty. This motor was used in other things. Pretty much last forever.

The v-8 is an inferior design. As it is a lot shorter it fits in more vehicles.

On the other hand Ford and Chevrolet make a better truck.
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:50 PM   #323
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Ford and Chevrolet have minimal Diesel engine experience.



They have changed engines a lot. So history is sort of meaningless..



The Cummins in the past had a lifetime warranty. This motor was used in other things. Pretty much last forever.



The v-8 is an inferior design. As it is a lot shorter it fits in more vehicles.



On the other hand Ford and Chevrolet make a better truck.


The 6.6 Duramax has evolved but GM hasnít changed diesels ďa lotĒ by any means. Prior to the Duramax their diesels were built by Detroit; 6.2L and 6.5L.

Ford is new to the diesel game with their own 6.7 engine, that is true. Before that they were built by International/Navistar dating back to the 1980s and the 6.9L.

Cummins is my preferred engine, but the Duramax has proven itself to be a very stout and reliable engine since the LBZ.

Hard to argue with engines that have proven themselves regardless of their design or who makes them.
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