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RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

https://i.imgur.com/YdjxOWZl.jpg Cleaned up the 2011 today! Looks like a jewel
FishOnOne 12/04/19 08:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you have a bed liner?

Back to the OPs question following a good but typical sidetrack discussion. He said he will be using the truck bed very little/lightly. Not worth spending the $500+ to get it lined for that type of use. Certainly not right away. Nice shiny truck bed will likely still be a nice shiny truck bed years from now based on how he is going to use the truck. Now many new tucks come sprayed from the factory or at the dealer level or its thrown in for "free". If that's the case, great, if not I'd save my money and decide if it's needed next year or 5 years from now. Plus being in WI, the inside of the truck bed will be way done on the list of areas and parts that will rust out eventually. Having read through all of the thoughts and input, this is where I am leaning. A spray-in seems like overkill. Once I learned that they have to scuff up the paint to apply it, why would I pay for them to ruin my bed just to add protection to the bed? If I used it more often for heavier use, it would be different, but I just don't see it doing much more than hauling branches to the compost site, wood from Home Depot, etc... DW wants a bed cover as well so, at the moment, I'm leaning toward a mat to cover the floor. If/when the sides get scuffed up to a point I'd be concerned, I could always have a spray-in added then. You can also buy a tailgate mat and just insert it under the bed mat. If and when you need tailgate protection, simply pull out the tailgate mat from under the bed mat and you have instant tailgate protection.
FishOnOne 12/04/19 08:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodbye DPF and soot?

Good stuff... There was one diesel manufacturer (I think Honda) that designed a diesel engine that didn't require a DPF but the technology wouldn't work for a HD diesel engine. I know Ford did a lot of engineering work to reduce soot (50% reduction) when designing the 6.7, but 50% soot production is still too much.
FishOnOne 12/03/19 09:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Have our trucks got too much power yet?

While I like 500 crank hp in stock form on a diesel truck, I don't like what they will have to do to get it there to keep emissions in check. That means pushing fuel systems to their limits and adding more unreliable emissions equipment. I am more of a fan of adding reliable power after it rolls off the assembly line. It would be nice if they added the ability to change power levels on the fly like a tuner does. When you are not towing, it is safe to run higher powered tunes and switch to lower power tunes depending on load and temps. Although, most trucks(both gas and diesel) already do this without a switch and most people don't know it. And you have engines with the CP4.2 pump producing 400hp and less.
FishOnOne 12/02/19 06:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: '83 Toyota pickup start trouble in cold, wet weather

Make sure your carb priming pump actually works. You can't assume anything on a vehicle this old.
FishOnOne 12/01/19 06:05pm Tow Vehicles
GMC AT4 vs Ram Power Wagon Off Road Test

Obviously a solid front axle beats a Independent front suspension setup. And as always... Enjoy! Link
FishOnOne 12/01/19 06:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 or newer F-450 issues

It's called cp4 bypass kit or disaster prevention kit. Several mfgs now. It doesn't make the pump last longer, but rather keeps the commonly failed parts from going downstream to the injectors. My disaster prevention kit consists of avoiding a CP4 powered truck. :B I paid too much of my hard earned cash trying to avoid a disaster on my 6.0L PSD and I refuse to do it again with a newer PSD. LOL... I suppose that includes avoiding a disaster with the new Ram cummins with the CP4.2 as well. Yes, sir! If Ford switched to the Desmo pump like GM and RAM still had the CP4-2, that would give new meaning to bombing(AKA as power enhancements) a Cummins. :W :W :W Here's a new bomb... https://i.imgur.com/Tlu4QkVl.jpg
FishOnOne 11/30/19 10:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you have a bed liner?

Uncle and Aunt just purchased a new '19 F150 recently and drove it over on Thanksgiving. I couldn't help notice it had a after market sprayed in bed liner that was already showing signs of fading. I'm sure the truck sat on the dealer lot for a while but to have a new 2019 truck with a fading bed liner is unacceptable. Fade now or later ,they all fade a bit, never seen one that didn't lose a little color, but it is the inside of the bed ,and there to protect . There is a product that will bring the color back if interested. I use a Mothers product (cant think of the exact name right now) that brings the color back on trim pieces, works awesome. I am sure it would do the same for a bed liner. Mothers Back to Black...
FishOnOne 11/30/19 07:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a used diesel

A lot of these trucks would fill the crankcase with diesel from the regen process First time I've heard of that problem. I've had my 2009 for 10 years and have frequented a lot of Duramax forums. Mine doesn't get much use as a daily driver, hence the reason it only has about 63,000 miles in it. I'll take a PRE-DEF truck over a newer own with a CP4, which is a ticking time bomb. Yes it was a common problem hence the reason for GM adding the 9th injector which resolved this issue. There was a lot of discussions about peoples trucks "making oil". The problem was more significant for owners who drove their trucks a lot in town and the trucks were constantly regenning. It was an issue for the 6.7 cummins and the 6.4PSD as well.
FishOnOne 11/30/19 05:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

I spend way more time in my truck than our camper, therefore my priority was picking a truck that met my needs as a first priority, and then picked a camper that complied to my trucks specs as a second priority.
FishOnOne 11/30/19 04:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Have our trucks got too much power yet?

I'll take the 500 hp... Thank you very much!
FishOnOne 11/30/19 12:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you have a bed liner?

I like my bright red truck RED, even the bed for the most part. I picked up a proper fitting rubber bed mat. I don't haul dirt or sand but if I need to, I'll temporarily line it with a plastic tarp. You should pull it out once a month or so and clean underneath it. I do have an easily removed 4 fold tonneau cover to keep items from blowing out and mostly dry. The couple other trucks I've had, had bare beds and got looking like hard working trucks fast ;( After the new one's paint gets abused, I'll Rhino line it. I guy at work has a red Dodge Ram 2500 long bed truck and he had the bed sprayed with a red colored liner. The trucks red paint looks fantastic but the red bed liner now looks terrible.
FishOnOne 11/30/19 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you have a bed liner?

Uncle and Aunt just purchased a new '19 F150 recently and drove it over on Thanksgiving. I couldn't help notice it had a after market sprayed in bed liner that was already showing signs of fading. I'm sure the truck sat on the dealer lot for a while but to have a new 2019 truck with a fading bed liner is unacceptable.
FishOnOne 11/30/19 12:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 or newer F-450 issues

It's called cp4 bypass kit or disaster prevention kit. Several mfgs now. It doesn't make the pump last longer, but rather keeps the commonly failed parts from going downstream to the injectors. My disaster prevention kit consists of avoiding a CP4 powered truck. :B I paid too much of my hard earned cash trying to avoid a disaster on my 6.0L PSD and I refuse to do it again with a newer PSD. LOL... I suppose that includes avoiding a disaster with the new Ram cummins with the CP4.2 as well.
FishOnOne 11/29/19 12:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a used diesel

Fish, there is a difference between attacking and calling BS. He said it in manner that suggests that the issues are overblown or exagerated. Which they are not, there is a segment of buyers that for whatever reason did not experience the issues the majority did have. I could say the same for the 6.5TD as I am one. The 6.0 came right after the very popular 7.3 PS many thought the 6.0 would be another home run engine and for good reason and they sold a lot of them. The 6.0 went from 03-07 and the DPF duramax was sold from 07.5 until 2010, and 08-10 there were not a lot pickups sold. Ford also sells more diesels than do the other two in general. No doubt there are still some out there, many after substantal work to keep them on the road. Not everyone can take a trade in beating to get something better and were forced to make do. The OP is looking for a used $25K diesel, can you with a straight face recommend a 6.0? Regardless of your own experience? I never try to sell anything to anybody on this forum outside of sharing my experiences, but it seams like I have to spend time calling people out like I did yourself. The attacks and hatred here has diminished significantly. Having said that we did purchased a mint 07 6.0PSD a few years ago that we lost to a flood from Harvey. That truck had ~ 200k miles and had injectors, turbo, and oil cooler replaced during it's life. That truck provided good service to the original owner and our farm business for time we had it. Non DPF Ford or Dodge 5.9 is the trucks we typically look for when buying used trucks for our use.
FishOnOne 11/27/19 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a used diesel

A few points to ponder. - 6.0 and 6.4 Ford diesels are junk, and are priced accordingly used. A low price does not always equate to a good value. There are options for "bulletproofing" these engines but I don't know what they cost or how effective those preventative fixes are. I know itès weird but I have almost 300k miles on my 6.0L, stock head bolts too. Weird. All things in Ièd avoid the 6.4L as well even though it is a very close cousin to the 6.0L. PITA with 1st gen new emission gear. Compared to it my 6.0L has almost none. With ANY used diesel that is out of warranty be prepared to either work on it yourself or have some room on a CC because NONE of them are cheap to have work done on, especially at a dealer.I'm still driving my JUNK 6.0 also with the stock head bolts. Sure are a lot of these junk engines on the road. And many more pulled off the road. If your still driving your JUNK 6.0, that is your own fault. You 6.0/6.4 apologist kill me. I have had a 6.2 that I sold at 225K a '93 6.5 with just under 300K when I sold it and a 98 6.5 that I sold at 100K. My personal experience with all three of these engines was positive from a mechanical standpoint. None had anything substantial done to them. However I can acknowledge that outside of my own experience, they weren't good engines. As bad as they were, they weren't the focus of a billion dollar lawsuit. The 6.0/6.4 were/are JUNK just as you said. You still driving one doesn't allow you to rewrite history. Take a poll from previous owners and see what the masses think. Taking a poll of yourself isn't really a poll, its YOUR experience, just like the Detroit diesels were MINE. Statistically not revelant. Take the time and read the actual lawsuit, it outlines in great detail the issues on both sides of the suit. The aftermarket doesn't spin up (Bullet Proof Diesel) for no reason, if there were no issues the term Bullet Proofing would not exist. I have yet to see a Cummins, Duramax or Ford 6.7 Bullet Proof diesel pop up. Not sure why you have to attack the man. His experience with his truck is a good one and so was mine. So be it! I will say this... I sure see a lot more 6.0 PSD on the road today vs those first gen DPF equipped 6.7 cummins, Duramax, and 6.4 Power Strokes. Must be a reason! Even my BIL fell victom of a 09 6.7 cummins that he sold after 9 months of ownership due to too many problems with the emissions. He wished he kept his 04 6.0 PSD after that experience. After he unloaded that truck to a willing buyer he purchased a 07 Dodge 5.9 cummins in Arizona, flew there to pick it up and drove it back. That was one hell of a experience after owning that POS 09 6.7 cummins. He did later move on to purchase a new '16 6.7 PSD truck and it's given him good reasonably good service for a DPF equipped truck. I think this truck restored his fate on the DPF equipped trucks for now. BTW... I know and man who had a Chevy 6.5TD and it gave him good service up to around ~350k miles and my BIL had a 98 Chevy with a 6.5TD and it gave him good service as well. No big deal!
FishOnOne 11/27/19 04:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you have a bed liner?

FishOnOne, that's the worst "bed liner" I've ever seen. I prefer the sprayed in variety but will always have some kind of bed liner. No reason to beat it up. lol... That's a picture of a Dodge dashboard. But yes it looks so horrific its easy to confuse it to a beat up bed.
FishOnOne 11/27/19 01:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a used diesel

I have never been a huge fan of diesels but find myself looking for one now. I am putting the house back on the market after having pulled it for a year to help out my daughter. We are hitting the road in a couple of months, and dont want to wait for closing, and so am going to buy a used diesel 3/4 or one ton pickup. Will be pulling about a 14k loaded weight 5er, and if a 5er is what we decide we want to stay with, will buy new in a year or so. I have always had Fords or Rams, but am not married to any brands, the only diesel I had was an old 1994 Superduty dually. Hated the noise, but maybe it wont seem so bad now since my hearing is going. Of the trucks in the 2008 to 2014 range, what models in particular had issues. I was going to spend around $25k and no duals so these seem to be my choice slot age wise. In particular at the moment I have been following a 6.4 ford. I know one of the Fords had a bad rep, think it was a 6.0, am unsure of any others in particular to avoid. Yeah , I know, igniting the old Ford vs Chevy vs Ram arguments but not sure how else to ask without without fanning some flames. Trying to find a late model diesel for ~$25k will require looking at the ones with high miles. Depending on brand that could mean other issues and repairs are lurking right after your purchase. Good luck...
FishOnOne 11/27/19 08:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a used diesel

A few points to ponder. - 6.0 and 6.4 Ford diesels are junk, and are priced accordingly used. A low price does not always equate to a good value. There are options for "bulletproofing" these engines but I don't know what they cost or how effective those preventative fixes are. I know itès weird but I have almost 300k miles on my 6.0L, stock head bolts too. Weird. All things in Ièd avoid the 6.4L as well even though it is a very close cousin to the 6.0L. PITA with 1st gen new emission gear. Compared to it my 6.0L has almost none. With ANY used diesel that is out of warranty be prepared to either work on it yourself or have some room on a CC because NONE of them are cheap to have work done on, especially at a dealer. I had a 05 6.0PSD and it was a really good truck when I traded it in at 170k miles and had no reason to believe it wouldn't go another 100k miles. It did like to leak oil. Avoid the 6.4PSD like the plague.
FishOnOne 11/27/19 08:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a used diesel

I would never own a diesel truck that's equipped with a DPF and doesn't have DEF. Too many problems with them. There's two Chevy trucks of that era in my driveway. One is a 2008, the other is a 2009. Both have been trouble free since new. Consider yourself lucky or you drive a lot of highway miles and very little driving around town. A lot of these trucks would fill the crankcase with diesel from the regen process and is the main reason why GM switched to the 9th injector to address this problem. I would still avoid one like the plague.
FishOnOne 11/27/19 08:16am Tow Vehicles
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