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Old 09-05-2014, 11:01 AM   #61
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I love it when people think Toyota will be the solutions to their problems, keep drinking the cool aid. Tundra forums are full of problems like any other make. They have transmission issues, build quality issues and internal engine issues to name a few. Toppled with the poorly designed flexible frame with zero durability. Ford is MILES ahead of anything Toyota could produce in a fullsize truck. They would make a great commuter truck which is what most owners I see use them for.
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I love it when people think Toyota will be the solutions to their problems, keep drinking the cool aid. Tundra forums are full of problems like any other make. They have transmission issues, build quality issues and internal engine issues to name a few. Toppled with the poorly designed flexible frame with zero durability. Ford is MILES ahead of anything Toyota could produce in a fullsize truck. They would make a great commuter truck which is what most owners I see use them for.
So you drive a Chevy?
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So you drive a Chevy?
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They seem to be very well build.
They seem well built because it has a Toyota name? I can't see any other reason why you would come to that conclusion.

There are guys still complaining of "bed bounce" which Toyota refused to acknowledge until recently.

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Dodge.
SORRY! Good luck on that next trans !
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SORRY! Good luck on that next trans !
Very clever!

Still running my original transmission at 208,000k its called routine maintenance. Learn it, live it. What do you drive?
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. What do you drive?
01 Silverado 225,000 miles...I've had it for 6 years .

I change the oil once a year If It needs It or not!!!
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Every truck has some issues no matter what brand.
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Very clever!

Still running my original transmission at 208,000k its called routine maintenance. Learn it, live it. What do you drive?
I am in no way defending someone who drives a maxi pad (Chevy), but I think routine maintenance does play a key role. However my Dodge had plenty of routine maintenance and the tranny went out around 75k miles. It was an '05 and it was 5 years old at the time. My buddy is a mechanic and he keeps his Dodge sweet. He has been through a couple transmissions.

Honestly, luck of the draw plays a role IMO with any brand. My luck has been all Friday vehicles from Dodge and GM brands. All my Fords have been Monday's, Tuesday's, and there was a Wednesday truck in there but still loved it.
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I'd get a ford if they could make a diesel that was worth anything.
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I'd get a ford if they could make a diesel that was worth anything.
That 6.7 Scorpion is pretty bad a$$. I think they got something with that one. At least Dodge and Ford are producing real diesels instead of using a gas based engine and converting it to diesel, COUGH, COUGH, GM, CHEVY, COUGH. Lol
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That 6.7 Scorpion is pretty bad a$$. I think they got something with that one. At least Dodge and Ford are producing real diesels instead of using a gas based engine and converting it to diesel, COUGH, COUGH, GM, CHEVY, COUGH. Lol
That's actually a myth. I don't like chevys either though

Way back the 5.7 gm diesel was a gas engine design. But this was in the 80's


Then the 6.2 was designed by Detroit diesel specifically for the GM light duty trucks. But it was a ground up design.

The 6.5 is basically a 6.2 with updated and a bigger bore and turbo.

The 6.6 is a joint venture by GM and IZUZU designed for the light /medium duty market. it is a ground up design.


In reality, all 3 are throw away engines anyway.

Real diesels have cylinder sleeves and go a million miles then get rebuilt then do it again.


I personally think all of the big 3 make a bad ass diesel. But I wouldn't touch one out of warranty with a 10 foot pole. Like you, my next truck will likely be a 6.2 A little thirsty but reliable and lots of power
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I had a 2000 Tundra with a 4.7L V8...best truck I've owned...though my current Silverado is decent, it's not the Tundra. I'm not a vehicle abuser either though...towed a 3,500# boat from Ohio to North Carolina through the WV mountains 4x a year with it...never skipped a beat...not pushing the towing capacity either though...so there's that. Oh...and it's the 'truck I never should have gotten rid of' too...anyone else have those vehicles that you wish you'd have kept?
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However my Dodge had plenty of routine maintenance and the tranny went out around 75k miles. It was an '05 and it was 5 years old at the time. My buddy is a mechanic and he keeps his Dodge sweet. He has been through a couple transmissions.
I agree all makes have issues. However outlandish comments like "good luck on your next transmission" is pure ignorance. Dodge sells around or above 400,00 Rams every year on average. If all the transmissions were blowing up like some claim, nobody would be buying them at all.

They had issues with transmissions when the 1994 Redesign came in but most were fixed later into production. Also, maintaining a Dodge transmission requires extra care.

It is imperative you use synthetic fluid for Chrysler vehicles. Taking it in for a service to some mechanic or trans shop will most likely result in them putting generic ATF fluid from a drum in. The level must be checked in Neutral not Park. A very common mistake people make.

It is 100% worth it to take your Chrysler into the dealer for a trans service, It is cheaper then doing it yourself. I change transmission fluid once a year regardless and have never had a problem.

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Honestly, luck of the draw plays a role IMO with any brand. My luck has been all Friday vehicles from Dodge and GM brands. All my Fords have been Monday's, Tuesday's, and there was a Wednesday truck in there but still loved it.
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Funny how things work I have a 2007 F150 pulling 5000lbs everyday got 140K on it and never had it in the shop. Best truck I every had. I did have to replace the rear springs due to towing but it was about $400 and I did it in 3 hours. Front end needs some work now but that's just typical maintenance to me. I fell your frustration, I had a 6.0 powerstroke....money pit.
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That's actually a myth. I don't like chevys either though

Way back the 5.7 gm diesel was a gas engine design. But this was in the 80's

Then the 6.2 was designed by Detroit diesel specifically for the GM light duty trucks. But it was a ground up design.

The 6.5 is basically a 6.2 with updated and a bigger bore and turbo.

The 6.6 is a joint venture by GM and IZUZU designed for the light /medium duty market. it is a ground up design.

In reality, all 3 are throw away engines anyway.

Real diesels have cylinder sleeves and go a million miles then get rebuilt then do it again.

I personally think all of the big 3 make a bad ass diesel. But I wouldn't touch one out of warranty with a 10 foot pole. Like you, my next truck will likely be a 6.2 A little thirsty but reliable and lots of power
The 5.7 diesel was actually an Olds motor.
Nothing really in common with the small block gas.

http://www.dieselhub.com/idi/olds-diesel.html

It is kind of a collector item to find one factory in a truck pre 6.2.

I just found a mint 4 door 81 olds with the 5.7 and 35k miles, I would love to drive it for a year.

Next truck is a c20 or c30 camper special with the old 6.2 Detroit. I have been told mid 20's is easily achievable. All I want is something I can haul 4k in the bed or beat around in. I will just take an extra crank with me. Lol.
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The 5.7 diesel was actually an Olds motor. Nothing really in common with the small block gas. http://www.dieselhub.com/idi/olds-diesel.html It is kind of a collector item to find one factory in a truck pre 6.2. I just found a mint 4 door 81 olds with the 5.7 and 35k miles, I would love to drive it for a year. Next truck is a c20 or c30 camper special with the old 6.2 Detroit. I have been told mid 20's is easily achievable. All I want is something I can haul 4k in the bed or beat around in. I will just take an extra crank with me. Lol.
The BOP engines are still gm right?


I didn't look at the link, but didn't it share the same bore, stroke and block as the Buick/Olds/Pontiac 350?

I had a 89 heavy half with the non turbo 6.2 and it got low to mid 20's. But it was uber gutless. Like it was really bad.


But I drove it for 5 yrs basically problem free. It was especially efficient at plowing snow. I'd go all night on Half a tank,or less


Once I hit 350k miles I swapped in a 350 gas in the same truck it used a full tank of gasoline if not more for the same workload.
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When buying new from the dealer try to find out if it was a Monday truck or a Friday truck...I don't know if that's possible.....but from the stories I've heard from autoworkers you don't want a Monday or a Friday truck.....and I doubt automation makes much difference

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