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Diesel Forums

Postby Mike Clay » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:01 am

Man it does not matter which brand site you go on it gets depressing. Use to be you could buy a new truck a feel pretty confident it will get you to where you are going. Now a days you read any of the sites and there are so many problems with turbos, trannies, DEF. and the list goes on. You pay a lot of money for these trucks and it seems there is such a war anymore that some items are not tested as well as they should be just to get a product out. Yes I have had a few problems with my Chevy so went to the Ford site and did not feel any better. Sometimes I think I should have kept my 2004 Dodge until the wheels fell off.

This is my feelings and not meant to get anybody all riled up and start a truck war. If your truck is problem free great but not all of us Chevy, Ford, Dodge owners are so lucky. Maybe I need to go buy a Tundra since it can pull the space shuttle =))
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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby Travelers » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:25 am

Mike Clay wrote: Maybe I need to go buy a Tundra since it can pull the space shuttle =))


Is that the truck with TuRD on the side of the bed? :)) :))
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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby snoking » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:27 am

The thing is these new trucks have become so complex that you should not own one without a warranty! Either dump it before the warranty expires or get a good extended warranty, as there is not much the average guy can do under the hood anymore. And they are very expensive to work on.

Making noise with my old 2001.5 is sounding better all the time. If I got a bigger trailer, I would seriously consider a class 7-8 used tractor.
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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby Mike Clay » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:44 am

Very true Chris, the very reason I dump them anymore when the 5 year 100,000 mile is about to expire. The older Cummins was so easy to work on. Now you open the hood and go wth is all of that.
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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby Rob & Cathy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:52 am

Mike Clay wrote: Now a days you read any of the sites and there are so many problems with turbos, trannies, DEF. and the list goes on.


Yep, that's why those forums exist. You have small-small percentage of owners with a problem or two and they have a huge soapbox or soapboxes to point out their issues thanks to today's technologies.

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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby Donpop » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:49 am

I agree with Rob. I have the new 6.7 Ford diesel with 9000 miles and the only thing that I have done is have the oil/filter changed. There are 1000s of satisfied customers with this same engine but if you read the forums they make you believe you can't even get it out of the garage? Those satisfied customers don't post.

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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby Mike Clay » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:09 am

Or thousands of customers that you dont know what problems they are having that do not belong to forums
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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby bigbunkhouse » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:13 pm

was just saying that I love getting paid to fix them but have no interest in paing for it. :-s
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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby Mike Clay » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:53 pm

smart man
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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby The sailor » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:45 am

:-B Well as some of you know I traded my 2001 f350 DRW 7.3 engine for a 1998 Volvo nv610 and am happy with the deal. The n14 Cummings came with a 500,000 warranty, but most are good for 1,000,000 miles, service required once a year or 30,000 miles. I also get better mileage with this truck than with the ford, it does don't know the RV is back there. Be cause of the age, very little EPA requirements, no DEF, and at 65 miles per hour the tac runs about 1400 rpms. just though you might be interest. See you guys in Kerrville........Capt Jim :AR!
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Postby Mike Clay » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:53 am

I heard that Jim how about some pics of big red. :d
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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby The sailor » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:18 am

:-B I would, but still can't get passed this photo bucket system you guys use, maybe some one with help me when we get to Kerrville, sorry I know boats, not computers, I do good to post on this site and read my e-mail. I bough a new one with windows 8 and could not turn it off until some one showed me, Ha Ha........................Capt Jim :AR!
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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby Mike Clay » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:44 am

Well when you get to Kerrville bring yourself a large glass of rum over and tell me all about your new truck. :thumbrt:
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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby Travelers » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:44 am

Sailor Jim,
Sounds like you made a commitment to being on the road. :thumbrt:
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Re: Diesel Forums

Postby The sailor » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:59 am

:-B I can do better than that mike, I'll take you for a ride. I do think we are committed, I never do any thing half way. Oh did I mention it takes 250 gal to fill the fuel tanks, yes mucho dinaro, but aprox. 2500+ miles, that I like............Capt Jim :AR!
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