Looking At Diesel Trucks

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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:40 am

sstterry wrote:
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Bright Raven also bought one recently.
He bought a gasser.
Ewwwwww!
Hey watch it! My 2012 is a gasser and it does everything I ask it to do.


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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by hillbilly beef man » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:10 am

IMHO Ford Superdutys with the 6.2s are the most reliable trucks on the road. We have been using them at work since 2011 and it is ridiculous how reliable they have been.
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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by jltrent » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:17 am

hillbilly beef man wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:10 am
IMHO Ford Superdutys with the 6.2s are the most reliable trucks on the road. We have been using them at work since 2011 and it is ridiculous how reliable they have been.
That is what I would look at if buying new or wait a short time on the new Ford 7.3 gas burner if you need more power.....If I was set on a diesel truck I would try to find one in good shape before the Tier 4 requirements were added..
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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by TCRanch » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:20 pm

sstterry wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:50 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:24 am
sstterry wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:39 am
Bright Raven also bought one recently.
He bought a gasser.
Ewwwwww!
Y'all remember my epic drama with my 2015 F250 diesel? Love a diesel but traded it in for a '16 gasser.

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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by Bfields30 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:08 pm

TCRanch wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:20 pm
sstterry wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:50 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:24 am


He bought a gasser.
Ewwwwww!
Y'all remember my epic drama with my 2015 F250 diesel? Love a diesel but traded it in for a '16 gasser.
What your problems and how many miles were on it . 2015 f350 with 100 k miles lariat I’m thinking about getting test driving this weekend

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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by TCRanch » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:23 pm

Bfields30 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:08 pm
TCRanch wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:20 pm
sstterry wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:50 am


Ewwwwww!
Y'all remember my epic drama with my 2015 F250 diesel? Love a diesel but traded it in for a '16 gasser.
What your problems and how many miles were on it . 2015 f350 with 100 k miles lariat I’m thinking about getting test driving this weekend
A whopping 8900 miles. The condensed version is somehow water got into the diesel. Got a flashing notification "Reduced Engine Power" and it died, fortunately while I was still on the ranch. Condensation? Tampering is unlikely. Cracked seal? Will never know. And bumper-to-bumper wouldn't cover it. Seriously - brand new Platinum. WTH? Insurance eventually covered it but I didn't trust there wasn't something wrong with the truck to begin with and really can't justify the maintenance on a diesel (that's why Hubby has the Man Truck) so traded it in for the exact same truck but a gasser. Link below if you're interested and there's a lot of good info from been-there-done-that members.
http://cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=104894

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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by Nesikep » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:03 pm

I'd rather get a deleted truck than not.. the EGR systems on all these trucks are a big source of problems (6.0's especially)
I'd rather an older one but since you're talking about newer....

One thing I really don't like about all the V8's is they're such miserable #$%#$'s to work on.. Buddy did the water pump in a Ford 6.4, was a whole day job.. Cummins, it's 2 bolts and a belt, and it's like that with many parts, what's a small job on an inline 6 (generally speaking) is much harder on the new V8's with cab-over designs
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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by DCA farm » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:40 pm

As far as pulling power dads ram 3500 has some nuts to it but it’s about like riding on a freshly caught wild stud horse it will beat you to death.

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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by Lucky » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:57 pm

TCRanch wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:23 pm
Bfields30 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:08 pm
TCRanch wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:20 pm

Y'all remember my epic drama with my 2015 F250 diesel? Love a diesel but traded it in for a '16 gasser.
What your problems and how many miles were on it . 2015 f350 with 100 k miles lariat I’m thinking about getting test driving this weekend
A whopping 8900 miles. The condensed version is somehow water got into the diesel. Got a flashing notification "Reduced Engine Power" and it died, fortunately while I was still on the ranch. Condensation? Tampering is unlikely. Cracked seal? Will never know. And bumper-to-bumper wouldn't cover it. Seriously - brand new Platinum. WTH? Insurance eventually covered it but I didn't trust there wasn't something wrong with the truck to begin with and really can't justify the maintenance on a diesel (that's why Hubby has the Man Truck) so traded it in for the exact same truck but a gasser. Link below if you're interested and there's a lot of good info from been-there-done-that members.
http://cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=104894
If you truly had water in the fuel I don’t see how you can say the diesel was not a good rig. I’ve been driving diesels since 1998 and have never had an unexpected problem.

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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by Lucky » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:02 pm

I’ve got a ‘18 F350 Diesel and a ‘19 F350 Gasser. Both are good trucks and do what I bought them for. Make no mistake though, the gasser doesn’t have the power of the diesel. It’s not even close. Hopefully the gasser won’t have the upkeep cost of a diesel though. The extra up front cost on a diesel is high but will be recouped at resale so hard to figure that in.

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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by sstterry » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:49 pm

TCRanch wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:23 pm

A whopping 8900 miles. The condensed version is somehow water got into the diesel.
http://cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=104894
Most likely there was water in the diesel where you purchased the diesel. I have had a couple of cases like this over the years. Just last year a friend's diesel supplier brought him a whole load that was mainly water. Luckily he had samples he kept before they pumped the tank. We had to sue, but they ended up replacing the engine on one of his tractors.

Water contamination is more common than you would think. Most all fuel flows through the same pipe to the distribution centers (Chevron, Shell, Marathon, BP, Exxon ect.) They separate it with a "water block". They are always supposed to let the water settle after the fuel for the particuialry delivery is made through the pipe. Sometimes they fail to do this. It is called something "wash".

Greybeard or someone else more experienced can probably explain it a lot better.

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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by TCRanch » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:28 pm

Lucky wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:57 pm
TCRanch wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:23 pm
Bfields30 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:08 pm

What your problems and how many miles were on it . 2015 f350 with 100 k miles lariat I’m thinking about getting test driving this weekend
A whopping 8900 miles. The condensed version is somehow water got into the diesel. Got a flashing notification "Reduced Engine Power" and it died, fortunately while I was still on the ranch. Condensation? Tampering is unlikely. Cracked seal? Will never know. And bumper-to-bumper wouldn't cover it. Seriously - brand new Platinum. WTH? Insurance eventually covered it but I didn't trust there wasn't something wrong with the truck to begin with and really can't justify the maintenance on a diesel (that's why Hubby has the Man Truck) so traded it in for the exact same truck but a gasser. Link below if you're interested and there's a lot of good info from been-there-done-that members.
http://cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=104894
If you truly had water in the fuel I don’t see how you can say the diesel was not a good rig. I’ve been driving diesels since 1998 and have never had an unexpected problem.
I never said a diesel wasn't a good rig. I like them. We have one.

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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by Lucky » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:49 pm

It’s always a good idea to use water minder filters on aux fuel tanks for farm equipment. If you buy diesel at the same station allot it doesn’t hurt to ask if they run water minder filters on the pumps.

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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by Bfields30 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:08 pm

About how many miles is a diesel broke in? And what’s a good amount to buy used one

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Re: Looking At Diesel Trucks

Post by Lucky » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:42 pm

Bfields30 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:08 pm
About how many miles is a diesel broke in? And what’s a good amount to buy used one

Talk about a loaded question. I’d say a diesel is good and broke in at around 500 miles and the semi expensive repairs($700-1,000) kick in around 75k. Thing to remember is that there’s an entire truck wrapped around that diesel engine that probably had a rougher life than a gas burner. Best thing to do is set a budget and find the best deal that fits it.

Talked to a guy with a duramax the other day and he is replacing the entire fuel system at a cost of $8,000. I’d guess truck is less than 5 yrs old, don’t know the miles.

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