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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2005, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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I'm woundering if anybody here sells pickup trucks new/used Ford/GMC. I would like to get some inside sells information if I could. I've gor some plans to add a new service line to my company and I know I need a 1 ton pickup. Just need to know if in my current situation if now or later is a good time to buy a 2 or three year old truck.

Next question pros and cons when it comes to Ford vs. GMC. 7.3l Power Stroke vs. 6.0 Power Stroke. Power Stroke vs. Duramax. No hard feelings Dodge fans.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2005, 04:29 PM
 
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Since you left out Dodge , I'd go w/ a 6 liter Chevy/GMC. My Dad had a weird problem w/ his duramax/alison that the techs couldn't explain. And I'd trust a Ford about as far as I can throw one.
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The 7.3 POWERSTROKE is a good engine. Built by Navistar for use in class 5 thru 7 trucks. V-8 turbo diesel with HEUI fuel injection. This means no injection pump, the fuel is pressured via a oil pump/regulator system. I have personally put 60,000 miles on one and the only failure was an oil line. I don't think the oil was even changed in it. When the company I worked for sold that truck it had over 150,000 miles on it and the only major part it ever saw was an injector. Can have issues with the cam position sensor, mainly due to flaws in front gear cover machining. If yours has a problem, a Navistar dealer can usually fix it by shimming the sensor.

The 6 liter is a boat anchor in my opinion. It took two years to develop a turbo that wouldn't shred itself. I'd stick with the 7.3
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The 7.3 POWERSTROKE is a good engine. Built by Navistar for use in class 5 thru 7 trucks. V-8 turbo diesel with HEUI fuel injection. This means no injection pump, the fuel is pressured via a oil pump/regulator system. I have personally put 60,000 miles on one and the only failure was an oil line. I don't think the oil was even changed in it. When the company I worked for sold that truck it had over 150,000 miles on it and the only major part it ever saw was an injector. Can have issues with the cam position sensor, mainly due to flaws in front gear cover machining. If yours has a problem, a Navistar dealer can usually fix it by shimming the sensor.

The 6 liter is a boat anchor in my opinion. It took two years to develop a turbo that wouldn't shred itself. I'd stick with the 7.3
My friend bought that 6.0 powerchoke.....needless to say, Ford bought it back because of the problems he had.
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Go to know, I never had a diesiel before but hey I will get better gas mileage than a gas engine. What about the chip I have heard about?

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I've never dealt with any of the chipped motors, but they are not bad for the engine. You'll lose some fuel mileage if you really open it up, but it will help mileage when towing, etc. I would look for one of the ones that have like 5 different settings. They seem to be quite versatile.

Also, be careful with the fuel filters. The one from ford is like $50, most aftermarkets won't work unless you buy a new lid for it. (It's got a drop in cartridge type filter) Change the filter at every oil change.
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