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My BIL went from 6.0L PSD powered E350s to 6.8L V10 powered E350s in his ambulance service because he got tired of the tens of thousands he had to dump into the diesels to keep them running. The gassers are slower, but they don't break down weekly like the diesels did.

Totally different Universe outside the US.

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NewsW wrote:

f I can get a domestic (not European) or Japanese (e.g. Isuzu) small diesel in a US made 1/2 ton truck, I would.

2.5 liters, turbocharged, 300ft lbs of torque, 100hp.

Actually you are looking at a 4.9 or 5.2 diesel, they make about 520lbs of torque.Plenty for a 1/2 ton.



That is my point.

I don't need 520ft lbs, I need about 300ft lbs.

I want the economy of a smaller engine.


Buy a 1/2ton truck and swap in a voltswagon TDI, 1.8liter diesel making about 100hp and close to 250lbs of torque haha...


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Grub wrote:


Buy a 1/2ton truck and swap in a voltswagon TDI, 1.8liter diesel making about 100hp and close to 250lbs of torque haha


Currently you get Japanese sourced"Midsizers" all roughly 9/10ths the size of a F150, with 350-405lbs ft of torque. Horsepower 220-240hp, from 3 Litre diesel 2500lb payload with the Pickup body.
Towing being up rated to 7300-7700lbs. Put that in perspective a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD diesel is rated at 9,900lbs in Australia.

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Chrysler will launch a new V10 later this year in the 2013 Viper. There certainly is a possibility that it will find it's way into other vehicles.


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