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Diesel pickups... temporary fad or not?

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Default Re: Diesel pickups... temporary fad or not?

That 6.0 was the contender for all time worst ever put on the market. They decided to build a downsized version of 7.3 Navistar. so they tried to cut things down and as a result the operation was a success but the patient died! I still have a 6.9 and 7.3 here that each have close to 300K and no issues. We pull large GN trailers frequently over 23000 gross. I had 3 or 4
350 gas engines that were good but hungry. My last 350 gas G M was my worst ever engine. No power and 5 mpg without the trailer. At 49000 the engine had to be gone thru as the thing used more oil than gas, rings and valves carboned up totally. At 79000 the trans shot craps and the motor destroyed the camshaft. Then at 95000 the thing was drinking oil again so parked it and got the Fords with the Navistar diesels.
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