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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011, 05:53 PM Thread Starter

 
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holy crap!

my 1999 Chevy Suburban 6.5L diesel repair bill....over $2000.....This thing is killing me.....I have never put this much money into a vehicle, this often.....last year was $2000 for a rear end...then the water issues....then the air condition issues.....WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm going back to a Ford....this is bull hockey!
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"Repairs end December 31. 2011."

OK, it was a tough day.....back open again!!!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011, 05:58 PM
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I thought you said last week that thing was hardly broken in...
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i drove a 2000 ford 350 diesil for a year n a half for work, hated every mile of it, terrible transmission too, talked the boss into buying a used 2004 chev duramax and that was the best frikin truck ever, towed a 28 ft enclosed all over the country, up n down mountains, no problems, 5sp allison rules, i hear the newer ones are even better, 6 sp in a 05 and newer and a better turbo too
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I'm not a diesel mechanic, nor do I play one on TV.
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You couldnt fix it yourself?

CCS race official
sold the track bike
too slow to ride

"Repairs end December 31. 2011."

OK, it was a tough day.....back open again!!!
Bring me your broken down machines.

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It is hardly broken in, but mostly the damn thing is broken.
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I thought you said last week that thing was hardly broken in...

CCS race official
sold the track bike
too slow to ride

"Repairs end December 31. 2011."

OK, it was a tough day.....back open again!!!
Bring me your broken down machines.

Butch @ 630-777-0273

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Shame i didnt know you needed help -- im something of an old hand on the 6.2/6.5L family as well as 12V/24V cummins diesels.

Have you had to replace the PMD (fuel solenoid driver) yet? Or the Lift Pump, Injection Pump or Oil Pressure switch?

These are frequent problem areas on these trucks.

I believe that year has the heavy duty cooling -- i.e. dual thermostats etc

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I had a Dodge Diesel dually and that thing was awesome....bulletproof. Way less parts on it that can break than the Ford or Chevy.

However, when I get ready to buy another truck I'm seriously considering the Chevy Diesel.

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011, 06:50 PM
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i drove a 2000 ford 350 diesil for a year n a half for work, hated every mile of it, terrible transmission too, talked the boss into buying a used 2004 chev duramax and that was the best frikin truck ever, towed a 28 ft enclosed all over the country, up n down mountains, no problems, 5sp allison rules, i hear the newer ones are even better, 6 sp in a 05 and newer and a better turbo too
I work for a heavy highway construction company, we have an enormous fleet of trucks, from standard pick ups all the way up to the very largest haulers on the road and everything in between and we work them as hard as anyone. We switched to Chevy a few years ago....switched back to Fords this year.

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I work for a heavy highway construction company, we have an enormous fleet of trucks, from standard pick ups all the way up to the very largest haulers on the road and everything in between and we work them as hard as anyone. We switched to Chevy a few years ago....switched back to Fords this year.

Just sayin'
i have not driven a ford newer than the old 2000 i drove 5-6 yrs ago so i cant comment on the new ones, but all the new ones are nice i hear, i figured butch is buying used so it dont matter how good the new ones are

the old ford uses a 3 spd w OD, sucks balls big time, no way around it, and the motor is a turd too
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Ford 7.3 is a beast. The 6.0 that replaced it was the biggest piece of shit and they had several problems with it. Apparently the new 6.7 is the shizzy.

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Ford 7.3 is a beast. The 6.0 that replaced it was the biggest piece of shit and they had several problems with it. Apparently the new 6.7 is the shizzy.
IMO, if you want to talk about junk (excluding 350 olds diesel) the 6.4L that replaced the 6.0 was an even bigger turd....

I mean the 6.0 had problems with injectors, headgaskets, pushrods, head bolts, transmissions (torqueshift) to name a few...

The 6.4 had all of that, plus turbo problems and just tended to fly apart if you used it like a truck lol

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there you have it folks. Ford produced 6 years of diesel shit lol

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my 1999 Chevy Suburban 6.5L diesel
ok I'm still confused by these 2 words being in the same sentence together, was it custom built?




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ok I'm still confused by these 2 words being in the same sentence together, was it custom built?
Nope, starting even with the 6.2L diesel you could get this in any of the fullsize SUVs up to 2000. 1/2 Ton SUVs got 3/4 ton running gear in the 88+ generation i.e. 4L80E transmission, HD Cooling, Oil Cooler, etc -- but with 1/2 ton axles.

Look around, these things werent common but they can be found all over the place. I had a 95 2dr Tahoe with a 6.5L for awhile

In fact, just found this:
http://www.dieselsuburbans.com/DieselSuburbanFacts.htm

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6.5 is a better boat anchor than an engine.
I concur. I have changed so many of those injection pumps I could do it with my eyes closed.
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Nope, starting even with the 6.2L diesel you could get this in any of the fullsize SUVs up to 2000. 1/2 Ton SUVs got 3/4 ton running gear in the 88+ generation i.e. 4L80E transmission, HD Cooling, Oil Cooler, etc -- but with 1/2 ton axles.

Look around, these things werent common but they can be found all over the place. I had a 95 2dr Tahoe with a 6.5L for awhile

In fact, just found this:
http://www.dieselsuburbans.com/DieselSuburbanFacts.htm
We made a bunch of conversion vehicles out of them also. Hell we put diesel front bumpers on gas trucks just to put driving lights in the openings.

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.
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