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Silly Rabbits.....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by ColoradoTJ, May 6, 2016.

  1. May 6, 2016 at 4:16 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] I'm a boob guy.

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    .......Diesels are for work.

    So I get a text last night and my friends 2015 F350 diesel is getting a new valves on his motor with 15k miles. The issue started at 4K miles. Lucky for him, he is still under warranty. Could you imagine what 14 hours of labor plus a valve job would cost when out of warranty? This was caused all by daily driving it with no load.

    Ironically, another buddy called yesterday about his 2011 Duramax that has a "clean DPF" warning going off on his dash. The truck has been going through regen after regen and can get about 500 miles before an oil change is due. It costs $3k to take care of that issue.

    All this due to daily driving diesels. I told both of them not to, at least one listened and purchased a 2015 F150 EB for his DD.

    Careful what you wish for when wanting an emission compliant diesel in a tundra.
     
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  2. May 6, 2016 at 4:56 AM
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    Lots of money. Every time somebody tells me they have a diesel I ask them if it breaks a lot, in a joking way. I'm surprised at how many people have problems with them. Then I ask why they have a diesel, some legitimately need a hauler, seems like most don't though.
     
  3. May 6, 2016 at 7:16 AM
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    Neighbor of mine had a Dodge diesel i would guess around a 2008. He said he traded it in because it was making noises and was worried that it was going down a path where he would have to fix something. What does he replace it with, a newer Dodge diesel. It is his daily driver except hunting season and occasional ATV fun. He only pulls quads.
     
  4. May 6, 2016 at 7:31 AM
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    I'll keep my gasoline. I don't need that much torque to tow someone's house up a hill if need be lol.
     
  5. May 6, 2016 at 8:17 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] I'm a boob guy.

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    I may need more load rating, but I can get a gas power plant to handle that.

    The freightliners are looking better every day.....about an 07 or older.
     
  6. May 6, 2016 at 9:53 AM
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    In all fairness, we see problems with Toyotas all the time with little miles on them. If toyota had a diesel I'm the tundra, I would probably sell both my taco and tundra to buy it. If you've ever towed with a diesel vs a gas, there is a crazy difference
     
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  7. May 6, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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    ColoradoTJ [OP] I'm a boob guy.

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    Oh I have, and sitting on the side of the road or at home with an empty wallet sucks.
     
  8. May 6, 2016 at 1:25 PM
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    Ha.... guess I've had better luck
     
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  9. May 6, 2016 at 1:42 PM
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    ColoradoTJ [OP] I'm a boob guy.

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    Well, I had cummins motors, and towed hard. I have not asked my tundra to do any less without one glitch.
     
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  10. May 6, 2016 at 6:52 PM
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    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Down the road I'd like to have a diesel in addition to my Tundra, just something that only pulls heavy (like a camper or some such). But it sure as hell won't be a DD.
     
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  11. May 6, 2016 at 6:56 PM
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    ColoradoTJ [OP] I'm a boob guy.

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    For sure. Like @LOTSOFTOYS said, there is nothing like towing with a diesel. But as you stated, not for daily use and work only.
     
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  12. May 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    Agreed. The Duramax I drove at my last job was an awesome truck, but we hauled 10,000+ lbs all day everyday. Hell, we were filling up at least once a day with the diesels, I can't imagine how much we'd of been filling up if we had a fleet full of gassers.
     
  13. May 6, 2016 at 7:42 PM
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    Alot of diesels problem is the dam emissions they have on them. 99% of it is useless.

    Ask your this.. Who is the world's largest diesel engine manufacturer and supplier? Caterpillar now ask your self this in the class 8 trucks you see on the highway why would someone get out of the business of making the best engine for the truck driver. Simple emissions and lawsuits.

    Soon Ford, and Cummins will be in the some boat as cat was 10 years ago. Only thing cummins has i upper hand they are in class 8 trucks ( shitty engines but cheap to fix only thing about them.) As emissions get tougher, more junk gets added to the damn engine, to keep it legal, inturn to break down even more... You see a pattern here?

    Unless we change the EPA ways in diesel is done today(emissions) I really don't see much hope left for the diesel engine in the consumer market.

    With VW getting caught with there hands in the cookie jar and there pants down, it only makes it harder imported manufacturers, harder to get into the USA market with diesel.

    For the duramax diesel thank Isuzu not GM for that engine.
     
  14. May 6, 2016 at 7:47 PM
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    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    If I get one someday I'd want to delete it and get rid of it all, provided that's not illegal by the time I buy one.
     
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    Problem is the ecms and everything are tied together anymore. There is no work arounds. Firmware that's in the ecms are program to look for emissions junk.

    A simple reflash wouldn't work do to all extra pins and cross talk of data from module to ecm for example. It's done that way so you can't reflash with reverse engineering the whole damn thing and I mean everything.

    Gas and diesel engines they have there pros and cons. ..... Use a diesel engine running natural gas.. I rest my case and emissions solved. It's been done for years and years nothing new.
     
  16. May 6, 2016 at 8:34 PM
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    It has been illegal for years to remove emissions off your vehicle. Now diesel shops are getting fined $50k for each emissions violation. The EPA is not f'n around.
     
  17. May 7, 2016 at 5:02 AM
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    Not nearly enough room here!
    The EPA,now there's a :censored: goverment agency that needs MORE POWER!!:rant:
     
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