Although, maybe GM and Ford will end up suing Bosch over the CP4.2 injection pump problems.
GM has not had near the number of reported CP4.2 failures that Ford has had.
So how do you know they have had less, neither is going to tell how many failures are occurring. Ford however was included in the NHTSA investigation of the CP4.1 on the VW's. So they are providing those numbers to the feds.
GM is just quietly fixing them. So people are not coming on the web and reporting how GM screwed them by blaming the problem on the users fueling.
Nothing scientific but if you go to the Dmax forum you can count the number of reported CP4 failures on one hand. By contrast reported failures on Powerstroke forums is notably higher. You can read into it what you want. Ford also appears to be denying warranty claims for many which is complete B. S.
It's not complicated: GM is stepping up and warrantying them, while Ford is reaming their customers.
Might look for a block #53 for a cheap swap. These stories are getting so stupid I thought I would help out.
I'll take a TUPY-block ISB over any post-2002 Ford diesel. Note: many "53" blocks went 200,000+ miles in commercial service without a problem.
Wow I thought this thread went by the way side.
But sense its back I'll give a update and clear up a few things
First the fire department owns the trucks and all other equipment. We are complete independent from are town and county. They do not fund us and do not own us.
Now the update. All emissions were removed and the truck runs great. No check engine lights and it has a lot more get up and go. We picked up some top speed on the hills we got to climb, it went from 45mph wide open foot on the floor to a bit over 60mph at 90% throttle. And with a straight pipe the truck sounds awesome.
If you want something with no emission problems, I think my town is replacing a ladder truck next year. It's a 10-wheel Autocar, I think a 1965, with a 12V71 Detroit, a 13-speed Road Ranger, and manual steering. That fire-breathing Jimmy will haul the 30-ton truck up hills with the cars. At full power and 2400RPM, the unmuffled 5" stacks drown out the siren, and the truck makes more smoke than the fire. :D
Here in Texas, the fuel tax is low. However, where one gets slammed are toll roads. The only major Texas city that does not have them is San Antonio, since they had the guts to vote out people that kept demanding them.
Of course, the IH-35 truckers don't want to pay the tolls, so instead of taking a speed limit 85 road that is free and clear, they prefer to idle their engines in Austin traffic. It would be nice to have a discount on 18-wheelers just to get them out of the metro area.
The toll roads are a way of financing roads before they were planned to be built using general road funds. TX190 here in N. Texas is an example. The plan was that it would be built as a non-toll road sometime in the future, but the local communities wanted it built earlier to help with the growth in the area. The state floated a bond to finance the early construction and the toll is being used to pay it off. Time will tell if the toll every goes away, but it did on I-30 between Dallas and Ft. Worth many years ago when that hiway was paid off.
There is nothing more PERMANENT than a TEMPORARY toll!
I know a guy who was using "Home Heating Oil" in his new 1978 Cadillac. After a couple of years, the engine broke down, and he was sad to have used the wrong fuel and messed up the 5.7L diesel. Sure he saved a few cents per gallon, and never paid road tax on that fuel either.
It is the EXACT SAME STUFF. Heating oil is diesel fuel is heating oil! My last oil bill was for $1000 worth of "#2 ULS fuel oil". The tanker fills the trucks at work with "#2 ULS fuel oil". The only difference is the dye! For a few years, red fuel was nut ULS, but it all is now.
When I was using Red Dyed Fuel in our ambulances (with exempt plates), the Ford Dealer said he had to report finding Red Dyed Fuel in our system, he backed off when I pointed out that we were exempt. So they will find you somehow... they want your money. JH
I am a bit confused by your statement that you are exempt. What are you exempt from? ALL taxes that motorist pay? Do ALL exempt vehicle license not pay highway taxes, how about Federal? This smells to me!
Many municipal vehicles (like ambulances, fire trucks, and DPW trucks) burn red fuel.
In 15+ years of driving diesel vehicles (personal vehicles and commercial vehicles), I have NEVER, NOT ONE SINGLE TIME had a vehicle checked for dyed fuel!
Note: when I bought it, my Genesis had red fuel in the tank...like micpib's ambulance, many school districts (and other municipal vehicles) use it.
All States are the same in licensing requirements.
Incorrect. Each state establishes its own drivers license requirements.
In Texas, if RV GVWR is over 26,000 GVWR, a different (but non-CDL) license us required.
Re read my post, it refers to CDL of which all states have to follow the same requirements under FMSCA and DOT Regulations.....
Making someone have a non CDL license to drive what would ordinary be for the equivalent Weight of a CDL is ridiculous. If you are required to have a RV License then get a CDL and have done with it... But you still haven't answered the medical question??? At what stage will Texas and other suddenly say, Hmmm you getting old we need you to have a medical to drive than monstrosity........
The sooner the better!
All States are the same in licensing requirements.
If you are not for hire you need no special licensing for an RV.
If as you mention about Texas requiring a Non CDL License but are required to take the equivalent of a CDL test, then you are also required to stop at all Weigh Stations and comply with DOT FMCSA regulations. Most of the problems have been created by Non CDL Hotshots, who bend the rules to fit their schedule and deliveries.
Up to 10001 lbs no special requirements providing you are in State, if you go Interstate or carry HazMat then Hours and a Log Book must be complied with.
10001lbs to 26001 lbs (Normally a Class B but could be Articulated)requires CDL hours to be obeyed and Log Books to be kept.
26001 lbs or over all CDL regulations must be obeyed.
But I am curious did Texas require you to have a DOT Medical? Because under the FMSCA you should??
Dear lord, what a pile! One, a truck UNDER 26,001lbs does NOT need any sort of CDL whatsoever! Yes, you CAN drive a 26,000lb GVWR TRUCK on a regular license! (I work with someone who does just that, though anything over 10K driven commercially does require a DOT medical card.)
Many states have licensing requirements for large RV's...Texas and Cali do, I think New York does, others probably do.
14,000 to 16,000 miles/month is not uncommon in long haul work.
Giving a 6 day work week for the entire month, this equates to 625 miles a day every day. Ain't gonna happen.....
Gross DOT violation!
Or multiple drivers...
I'm surprised they didn't rot off the rims.
Honestly...I wouldn't WANT a tire capable of 80,000 miles the way I use a truck, because it would have to be rock-hard, riding like granite and having little or no grip. My last set of Treadwrights had a bit less than half tread with 25K...which is about right for the others I have run, which generally went 45-50K.
In my limited experience, they go through each gear sequentially. Of course on kickdown, it will drop 3, 4, or 5 gears at a time. I test drove two units, neither was searching for gears at any time. I was surprised at how smooth they were.
The multiple gears allow for good performance. A really deep first makes it feel very zippy off the line, and the higher gears make it able to deal with headwinds and hills efficiently. Think about it-- an old tech 4 speed would have to hunt between 3rd (too low) and 4th (too high), when what it needs is gear 3.5. This has that gear.
If it needs more than four gears, it's either a class 7 truck or needs more engine. :D