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#2459882 - 03/02/18 10:06 AM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: parksr5]
Guitar Jones Offline
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I'm on my 5th diesel, 3 Cummins and 2 Duramaxes. The DM's were ok, no real problems with them but what a PITA to work on. I hate GM's for that. I also didn't like the Allison shift schedule. I've had a V10 truck also and yes it would pull my 30' enclosed with no problems but damn you could literally watch the fuel gauge moving to E.

I had 2 VE pumped 12 valves and a 24 valve 06. That was a nice truck and with a tuner set on "plaid" man that thing moved for a 7800 pound truck.

I love my 1st Gen CTD though. I've done a lot of work to the truck and turned the wick up on the engine a little and this thing is awesome and still knocks down 23-24 MPG if I keep the speed around 70 MPH. But make no mistake with a lock up converter in it I can roll into the throttle at 70 and be doing 95 in no time with more to spare. Not sure where it would top out at but I don't need to drive it that fast. My first '89 bought new with a 5 speed and just a few tweaks would do over 100 MPH for hours at a time pulling a loaded open car trailer.
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#2459960 - 03/02/18 01:13 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: DaytonaTurbo]
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Originally Posted By DaytonaTurbo
Originally Posted By OhioMopar
Originally Posted By DaytonaTurbo
The worst thing most guys do is get an automatic, which turns them into turds.

That's the only option in a gas truck anymore. Finding a gas 3/4 or 1 ton with a clutch is virtually impossible.


I know. It's pathetic.


Not virtually impossible. GM, Ford and Dodge ALL do not have a manual gas truck.

Only Dodge will sell you a Diesel with a manual currently and that is derated to 350HP

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#2459981 - 03/02/18 01:43 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: Morty426]
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Originally Posted By Morty426
Originally Posted By DaytonaTurbo
Originally Posted By OhioMopar
Originally Posted By DaytonaTurbo
The worst thing most guys do is get an automatic, which turns them into turds.

That's the only option in a gas truck anymore. Finding a gas 3/4 or 1 ton with a clutch is virtually impossible.


I know. It's pathetic.


Not virtually impossible. GM, Ford and Dodge ALL do not have a manual gas truck.

Only Dodge will sell you a Diesel with a manual currently and that is derated to 350HP


I meant used, as well. I've seen come out there. Even ran across a couple Power Wagons with a clutch and the 4.56(?)gears.
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#2460024 - 03/02/18 03:21 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: parksr5]
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#2460799 - 03/04/18 08:55 AM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: megajoltman]
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Traded my '06 2500 qc sb 4x4 in for a '16 Challenger SXT for the wife last September. She was having too much trouble getting in and out anymore even with step bars. I really miss it but the peace of mind was worth it not to mention the 50 cent per gallon less for regular and the 24 mpg she gets in it vs. the 17-18 the truck got. wink



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#2460890 - 03/04/18 11:13 AM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: parksr5]
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I'd sell mine in a heartbeat but it's quite modified so I'm thinking that it would turn off most buyers. It's a 2002 2500 qc 4x4. With the programmer turned up half way it put down 484hp on the dyno and can tow with ease.

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#2461004 - 03/04/18 02:57 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: parksr5]
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I'm going to be in the market for a diesel dually here soon. Mid to late 90s I think. The nicer, the better equipped, the lower the miles, the closer to mint, the better.

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#2461705 - 03/05/18 07:13 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: parksr5]
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Never selling mine.

Thankfully when I bought her used, she already had a built w/billet trans (automatic) and a FASS lift pump.

2004.5 HO


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#2461884 - 03/06/18 02:10 AM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: parksr5]
Dave Hall Offline
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Dually's aren't cheap in CA. I still pay more than $300 a year for registration for a 14 year old pickup! Now the criminal's have upped the ante on diesel by .20 per gallon. $3.59-$3.79 here within 100 miles of BUKU refineries. I believe that the reg. fee went UP by $150! Guess I'll find out next Dec. I average about $70 an oil change every 5K with the fuel filter every 10K. My pickup was daily driven for the first 6 years of it's life. I HATE buying tires for this thing! At $220 or more a piece. I have had nothing but Goodyear tires. I got 100,000 miles + out of the original tires and brake pads. I bought one new set of 5 and threw the spare into the mix. At about 180K on the odometer I bought 2 new for the front as some buddies borrowed it to tow a car to Van Nuys. I would have drove it, I just didn't want them having any problems. Turned out they blew two trailer tires and only had one spare! laugh At about 220K I bought 4 more. I just bought two more new and two more used at 270K. I don't think they last as long as the originals because they aren't rotated as often. I bought a dealer contract for free service for the first 100K. Oil change and tire rotation every 3-4K. I am changing the oil tomorrow as I may have a drive to Houston in the near future. Yes! I love it but it's a pretty expensive tool... wrench

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#2462072 - 03/06/18 01:57 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: parksr5]
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Heres the deal, the old mechanical injected diesels earned a well deserved reputation for being cheap and reliable, the old 12valves were great, fuel used to be dirt cheap and they hardly used any of it at that so the more expensive oil changes were nothing. My old 93 12 valve I used to run on used oil, tranny fluid, diff fluid... from the honda dealer. Fast forward to now you got to have aftermarket lift pumps added, emmisions deletes, crappy fuel with no sulfer and forget about running on used engine oil, they are so expensive to operate and maintain, complicated to work on. They used to be so simple but they have lost that, they used to be cheap to fuel, they have lost that, used to be cheap to maintain, they have lost that, used to be cheap when they did have an issue, they have lost that. I had a guy trying to trade me a 99 quad cab auto 4x4 diesel with 200,000 for my 2011 1500 and I told him not a chance, he got all defensive and "don't I know what a cummins worth", bla bla bla, but his truck is the one we just did injectors, and injection pump on that cost more than my complete engine did(bad cam at 300,000 but the rest of the engine looks new inside still). Those things just lost all apeal to me after the middle of 98 and now those are a minimum of 20 years old so theres that to consider also... If I did a trade it would only be because I thought I could sell it for more than mine, not because I would ever want to drive one myself.
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#2462099 - 03/06/18 03:05 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: HotRodDave]
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I find myself agreeing with Dave. I have been researching PowerSmoke Diesels for a workmate and boy oh boy are they demanding. Another friend just absolutely loved his SuperDuty until he needed $5000 worth of new injectors and associated parts. This was a completely stock truck, it just started running rough. The maintenance costs blew that truck right out the door. Let someone else fix it. www.powerstrokehelp.com is very informative especially the videos.

One point he makes is that the Diesel requires a much more careful approach to repairs because tolerances are so tight. Late model common rail trucks running more than 20,000psi fuel pressure is one example.

Even though I enjoyed driving the '99 CTD 5-speed, it was probably hard on the engine because my commute is only 3 miles.

I can see the big pulling power of the Diesel as a plus if one tows all the time, but for a once per year tow it's overkill.

R.

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#2462121 - 03/06/18 03:29 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: dogdays]
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Originally Posted By dogdays
I find myself agreeing with Dave. I have been researching PowerSmoke Diesels for a workmate and boy oh boy are they demanding. Another friend just absolutely loved his SuperDuty until he needed $5000 worth of new injectors and associated parts. This was a completely stock truck, it just started running rough. The maintenance costs blew that truck right out the door. Let someone else fix it. www.powerstrokehelp.com is very informative especially the videos.


Same story here with our service truck with the 6.4 powerjoke. All was good until some exhaust problems and the turbo blew. 4200 bucks later it was back on the road until not much later and something internally let go and metal shavings got into the injector pump and injectors and ate everything. They had to lift the cab to do that one. That one was north of 10 grand all said and done. No thanks.

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#2462127 - 03/06/18 03:45 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: dogdays]
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I bought an 2004 3/4 ton quad cab laramie CTD automatic brand new and sold it with 300K on it, no engine or trans problems, lots of towing. I replaced it with a nice used 2005 1 ton dually quad cab laramie CTD automatic with 51K miles. Have 208K on it now. Love those trucks!


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#2462142 - 03/06/18 04:01 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: parksr5]
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That streak running across the road looks like "Transmission fluid to me".


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#2462371 - 03/06/18 09:42 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: Dave Hall]
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Originally Posted By Dave Hall
There's a 5K fix and it's called ATS. My '04 has 296,000 and will be the last pickup I will own.


I preferred my $1400 fix on my 01. Goerend converter and valve body kit, borg warner overhaul kit..... towing bliss since 2004 smile

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#2462379 - 03/06/18 10:08 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: parksr5]
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I live at 500ft and any direction I go with the race trailer in tow I'll shortly be at 3500ft. Even when diesel was $4.99 a gal a few years ago, there's no way a gas truck would work like my 01 CTD works. BTW I'm only at 17,800lb combined, but with 3.5 gear.... that's about all the heavier I'd go with that set up.

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#2462381 - 03/06/18 10:19 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: Silver70]
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Not hardly!







Besides, the bottom half matches the trailer laugh



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#2462486 - 03/07/18 08:35 AM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: parksr5]
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I know this is about Cummins but my job always bought fords. F450/550 with a big walk in utility service box. They had 8-10 on the road. was buying them like that for years. When they replaced the last of the 7.3 fleet with 6.0 maybe 2 years and all hell broke loose. It was like there was At least one broke at all times. He dealt with that for a couple years and was selling them with less than 100,000 miles. I couldn't believe what they had to sell them for. Out of that fleet there was one v10 and it outlasted all of them. It was kind of funny to watch. There was a couple f150 that were overloaded all the time and they were troublefree. I even had a ranger that was loaded as a work truck and it never broke, with 225,000 miles. it Didn't make any sense. After that run with the 6.0 he swore off diesels, then after the spark plug issues with the mod motors he swore off fords. Now they just buy gas Chevy 2500 pickups.
I didn't know a whole lot about diesels but I saw that deal with the 6.0 and decided I'd probably never own a diesel if that's what it was like.

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#2462598 - 03/07/18 12:16 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: JAMESDART]
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The superduty guy says he routinely takes apart 6.4s and there isn't a single part he can use for a rebuild. His solution is a rebuilt engine from Ford. I looked up the part number and it's right at $20,000!

R.

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#2462643 - 03/07/18 01:28 PM Re: Is Everyone Selling Their Cummins [Re: dogdays]
Guitar Jones Offline
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Originally Posted By dogdays
The superduty guy says he routinely takes apart 6.4s and there isn't a single part he can use for a rebuild. His solution is a rebuilt engine from Ford. I looked up the part number and it's right at $20,000!

R.


The 6.0 and 6.4 are basically 150K engines. Throw a tuner and some exhaust upgrades on them and they won't even get that far. Junk.
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