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Old 08-23-2014, 11:42 PM   #21
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A set of injectors on a diesel can set you back $4K. Lots of injector replacements with the 6.0 PSD and early 6.6 Dmax.

Between my four 7.3's there a combined total mileage of 1,130,000 miles and the lowest mileage one had the driver bank injectors replaced a couple years ago. The problem ended up being the injector drive module. Never done EGR's on the 7.3's that a common 6.0 failure. Done glow plugs on all of them a couple two times but that's a simple 2-3 hour job and around $150 in parts. The heads have never been off any of them. Two are still running the original tranny, 265K and 295K miles.

It is true though maintaining a gasser is always going to be cheaper than a diesel. My Uncle has a 02 1/2 ton Chevy pick up with 270K miles, never touched the motor or tranny. He thinks it's a 4.8 V8??? I thought they were 5.3's?

My Uncle went from a 02 PSD he gave to his kid to an 11 Cummins and he said the power seems to be about the same and he got better fuel mileage out of the old PSD. The PSD currently has 300K miles and the valve covers have never been off it, original tranny too. The PSD made one trip to the dealership in 200K miles and the Cummins has made 2 trips to the dealership in 80K miles. A couple friends of mine have 1 year old Cummins and they both are getting horrible mileage and both have had issues with them.

It's sort of funny if you think about the V8 gassers are getting better mileage while the diesels are getting worse mileage.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:09 PM   #22
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A buddy of mine has a new 1ton dodge dually. He is getting 7 litres/ 100 kilometres with that thing.
In my '07 f150 I get 22 litres per 100 kilometres (gas)

Not sure what that is in imperial gallons to miles, but it looks like better fuel economy.
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A buddy of mine has a new 1ton dodge dually. He is getting 7 litres/ 100 kilometres with that thing. In my '07 f150 I get 22 litres per 100 kilometres (gas) Not sure what that is in imperial gallons to miles, but it looks like better fuel economy.
34 mpg in a dually? Bs.
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34 mpg in a dually? Bs.
Maybe off a cliff

no way other wise.
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Best my 2005 5.9l ram 2500 has seen is 26 imp mpg, thats 11l/100km... That was pretty much 2 separate drives averaging 80-90kmph...

No way you could get that out of a 6.7.

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