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RE: Anyone Excited about the 3.0 Duramax?

Wow was reading about the BMW 3.0 diesel and found this "they use turbo, twin-turbo, tri-turbo and quad-turbo on their Diesel engines" quad turbos!!!!! OK then. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/18/18 12:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone Excited about the 3.0 Duramax?

The GM 3.0 is an I-6 (in-line) correct? If so it will run at a much lower RPM than the Ram and Ford V-6 3.0 diesel. This should give it a much higher life span and much better low end TQ. Now it will not have the same mid power band that the V design has but if GM is putting the ten speed in this truck that should help it out in the mid to lower high end power band areas. I would like to compare the Ford and GM trans ratio's in their 3.0 diesel trucks and see what the differences are. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/16/18 11:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone Excited about the 3.0 Duramax?

Nothing like stirring the pot and trolling! Baby diesels are being produced for the fuel mileage crowd to brag about, and real diesels for towing are still being produced. LMAO, these baby diesel as you call them have the same HP/TQ numbers of the "real diesels" of 15 years ago. You know not everyone has to have 450+ HP and 900+ TQ to tow their RV. Talk about trolling! Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/15/18 11:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

Gas Buddy lists pricing for Regular, Midgrade, Premium, Diesel and E85. Now you do have to select what type/grade fuel you want pricing on though. My area Diesel is running from $3.35 @ Flying-J to $2.89 @ Costco. Gas is running $2.79/$3.39 @ Speedway to $2.61/$2.98 @ Costco. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/15/18 10:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rotella T6

Meijer shows a $10.00 rebate on T6 5W40 trubo diesel oil. link
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/13/18 10:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Took this one for fish

It's a '97 7.3 just like mine but mine is white and the tractor is a day cab so it's probably around 14, not 20 and the GN has tandem duals so he's fine weight wise but I would have loaded it backwards and put the weight over the rear axles on the GN. Funny coincidence, I have the same wireless rear cam setup..... I was going to post the samething, funny that even with the tractor load noise in the truck is not squatting in the rear. I bet the pickup is running rear air bags. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/13/18 09:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

Wow! Lots of opinions, fair amount of fact, and definitely some bias. Basis for my use-based opinions: I had a 2014 Grand Cherokee 3.0 Ecodiesel, with 3.42 rear-end. Not towing, it would get 30 mpg highway (I live in Colorado). Towing my 3,500lb hardsided folding TrailManor (same profile as a high-wall popup), I got 18 - 21 mpg. Loved it! Towed up I-70, both Colorado and Utah hills, at 65 mph, no problem. Got a full-size, 5,600lb trailer. The Ecodiesel bogged-down on anything greater than a 5% grade. 420ft/lbs torque got it going, but 240hp couldn't keep it going up hills, or quickly accelerate for passing. Got rid of the Ecodiesel last Thanksgiving, and got an F150 Ecoboost. Same torque, half-again more horsepower. Have not towed in the mtns, but the hills I have towed on, the Ecoboost pulls better than the Ecodiesel. And, I can pass quickly with the Ecoboost. As to the naysayers about cost of the diesel engine, my cost differential was paid-off at 75,000 miles. I paid attention, as I was curious, and heard many (mis-state) that the differential would never be recovered. This is with oil changes included. And, I had no repair bills in the 155,000 miles I drove that before trading it. Depending on the rear-end, I just don't see a 3.0 diesel being a good engine for a truck that will be towing anything heavier than about 4,000 lbs, based on my experience. There is not enough horsepower to keep the rig rolling up the steeper hills. Living and camping in Colorado, those hills are a fact of life. Those of you with Ecodiesel pickups: it doesn't seem like a 3.55 rear-end would make that much difference from a 3.42, but it sure seems to. I hear many people very happy with their Ecodiesel pickups, but I don't know if they tow I-70 or Hwy 285 often. To me, those are the best tests for engine/towing capability. The pickups only came with the 3.55 (standard) or the 3.92 as an option. A 3.42 final gear in the Jeep is what was causing your issues towing. I have towed my boat down to Knoxville and all around the mountains without any issues at all. But I'm running the 3.92's also. You need to pick the correct gear for the job you want the vehicle to preform along with the area it will be most used in. Passing towing my 6800# boat has never been an issue at all. But than a boat is a lot more aerodynamic than a RV too. Thanks for the report! Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/13/18 09:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

Our Costco has had diesel pumps since they opened.
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/11/18 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: bad shimmy after bump

Ram had twisted frames that stopped the factory on the 3500 models a few years back Chevman Yes they did, happened at the Toledo Jeep plant also. Frames coming in on rail cars were twisted from the yard workers strapping the frames and not the shipping platform they were on. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/10/18 12:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins Water Pump

You might want to see if Ram will pay you if you have the pump changed out yourself.
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/10/18 12:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

Well than maybe Ford had better stick with the Eco Boost and stay away from the Diesel market than. My truck gives off no odor at all. Neither did the 2017 Cummins I was standing behind yesterday. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/09/18 01:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacement decals

E-Bay has tons of them.
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/07/18 10:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: bad shimmy after bump

As far a the death wobble I wounder if there might not be a frame alignment issue on trucks that are new? A frame can get bent during transportation (usually during rail shipment and more common then you may think) from over tightening of the chains. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/07/18 10:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: bad shimmy after bump

I had a similar experience with a car several years ago. It bewildered me completely, but it was consistent after a certain speed. Repair shop found nothing wrong with tire balance or wheel alignmnets. After several frustrating trips to the repair shop and several attempted fixed failures, they finally checked the actual tread of the tires. Turns out the actual tread (not cross wise, but long wise) had dips and high spots on them at different spots on the tires. When the tires got in sync with each other, just right, the uneven tread lines (long ways around the tire) would cause the car to shake violently. They took each tire and make each tire true round and got the tread level and sheared off those high spots. After that, it rode just fine. They fixed the tires at no cost. Were these OE tires or after market? If aftermarket why would you let them "shave the tires"? If it were me they would be replacing them with new tires! Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/07/18 10:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Your RV is well with in your GC towing abilities as would a 26' trailer. I wouldn't go much bigger then 26' myself with a GC. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/07/18 10:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need Tire Recommendation; Disappointed in Firestone H/T

I liked my BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A's until they were down to around 8/32 of tread. Then they were worthless on wet roads. Towing the trailer made it even worse. AT 8/32 the siping was gone unlike Michelin tires that have siping all the way down to the wear bars. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/03/18 09:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

Hybridhunter, thanks for the real world review. Dodgefanboy, his assessment is neither right or wrong and will probably mirror what some will think when trading an ecoboost for the diesel f150. Stop feeding the troll. I own one (1/2 ton diesel pick up) and as far as being a Dodgefanboy, yep guilty as charged. I work for FCA and have owned many Ford vehicles in the past. Never owned a single one that wasn't in the service department more then they were in my garage! I started buying Chrysler products long before I went to work for them. In fact I turned down a job at Ford for a job at Chrysler. I would buy an Honda, Toyota or even a Nissan vehicle before ever buying a Ford again. One question, how can someone be neither right or wrong? What I posted are real world facts from an owner of the actual vehicle being discussed (not brand but model), not a commercial van. If you doubt what I have posted go check out the Ecodiesel sites and see what other owners are saying. Has the Ecodiesel had issues, yep just like all new models do. My truck has had one problem that was fixed by the dealer and thanks to Green Diesel Engineering's tune I have not had the issue return. The truck now has 58K on her and I look forward to many many more. BTW there is a member here that owns a Ecodiesel that he uses to deliver RV's, Boats and other trailers. He had 380K+/- miles on his truck before he blew a head gasket. He decided to swap out the engine over just having the heads done. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/02/18 11:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

Say what? "Total waste of money, terrible to drive, noisy, stinky, bad in the cold, horribly slow into the wind, $130 oil changes Wow, were do I start. One, if gas engines are so great tell me why big trucks run diesels? Two, I love driving my truck, there is no difference in the way a diesel equipped truck drives then a gas. Three, noisy????? I can't here my truck run and when you walk by it you can hardly tell it is a diesel. Four, stinky????? you can not smell any diesel fumes from a modern DPF equipped truck what so ever. A deleted truck yes but sorry DPF trucks give off no diesel smell what so ever. Gas vehicles should be so clean. I hate running behind any Ecoboost vehicle as they stink to high heaven! Five, Cold, that I will give you, if you are not running a front cover it takes a diesel forever to heat up. However, plug it in and run a cover and you get heat just as fast as any gas vehicle. Six, oil changes are 10,000 miles or one year on the Ram EcoD and I would think it will be the same with the 3.0 PSD. Again we get it, you hate diesels. But until you drive/tow with a 3.0 EcoDiesel or the 3.0 PSD when it comes out you will never know the truth. When I'm towing with mine, all I do is plant the right foot and the trans shifts down and we are off to the races. There are way to many guys towing way over the limit and not having any issues with these trucks. Comparing the F-150 that isn't even out yet to a Ford Transit van is like comparing a F-150 to F-350. The transit van is designed for long duty service hence the lower HP/TQ ratings. Just like the f-450/550 or Ram 4500/5500 trucks are de-rated when compaired to their non commercial bothers. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 05/02/18 12:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

Well I was told mid summer MY 2019, that would be this summer and the Jeep Wangler is getting the Ecodiesel for Wangler MY 2018 again this summer. I think maybe what is confusing is the Ram is now being sold as a 2019 MY not a 2018. Never understood manufactures doing this. If you are going to launch a new platform mid year call it a 2018-1/2 not a 2019. Well if the Ecodiesel is not coming out until mid summer of 2019 we will find out soon. As for the Ford not being able to pass at highway speeds. I just picked up the boat Sunday. It is a 24' Larson that weighs in at 6800# boat, trailer and full of fuel (55 gal.). I tried to do a video towing it but could not figure out how to live stream it. Bottom line the Ram is running a 8 speed trans and the Ford has a 10 speed. With all of those gears these little diesels do not have any problems passing. At 65 mph I put the go peddle to the floor and before I was half way around a big truck I was at 82 mph. This is with a 8 speed the 10 speed will or should do as good. Lets talk about the 10 speed now. FCA is running a 9speed in our cars. The number one complaint with them (and all others running a 9 speed) is they will not hold the top two gears. Customers complain that the transmission keeps "hunting for the right gear". To maintain the top gear you have to be running over 70 mph. The highest "normal" speed limit on a Federal highway is 70 mph. So if you do get the car to shift into the top gear any slight incline will have the trans dropping two of three gears to maintain speed. I can't help but wounder how Ford and GM have worked around this! ZF and FCA have been building the 9 speed for sometime now but it took a bit to workout the shifting patterns to keep the customer happy. With a 10 speed this is going to be even harder. I bet that is the main reason ZF is refusing to go above 9 speeds. The little fuel mileage bump is not worth the headache in keeping the customer happy. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 04/29/18 09:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F150 is going Powerstroke Diesel

Well with a 10 speed transmission and towing gear that F-150 towing a 6000# boat will not have a problem passing. I tow a 6800# boat and can pass anytime I want. She can run down the road at any posted speed and does fine towing the boat in the mountains of Tennessee and Kentucky at highway speed. We get it you not only have total disdain for anything FCA but also anything diesel. Your posts only show how little you know and how much of a troll you truly are. Go back under your bridge were you feel safe. Womps, the 2019 1500 Ecodiesel will be on dealer lots this summer, sounds like late June or July. The 2019 Ram 1500 gas trucks are already on the lots. Don
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 04/29/18 06:21am Tow Vehicles
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