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RE: 2020 year end and Q4 pickup sales

GM suffered a 40 day strike strike in 4th quarter 2019. GM said the strike, which ran from Sept. 16 through Oct. 25, cost the company sales of 191,000 vehicles and cut quarterly pretax earnings by $1.39 per share. For the full year, the strike cost GM $1.89 per share, the company said. As I recall at the time they said that they had plenty of inventory because they anticipated the strike.
Groover 02/19/20 09:40am Tow Vehicles
2020 year end and Q4 pickup sales

I finally found a good report on pickup sales. Pickup sales Summary: Ford outsold Chevy and GMC full sized combined last year and Q4 Ram outsold Silverado for the year and Q4, making Ram the second best selling brand Ranger kept picking up and outsold Chevy and GMC combined in Q4. Gladiator sales disappointed even though I have been seeing a lot in my area. Maybe they are easy to spot in a crowd. That is the midsize that I would most like to have right now but the price would have to get more reasonable. Tacoma and Frontier keep chugging along.
Groover 02/18/20 11:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Gates bought a Taycan, Elon is miffed. I would say that this guy is miffed that he bought one. Taycan burns down garage I hope that Porsche figures out the problem soon.
Groover 02/18/20 11:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor options on a replacement tow vehicle.

I don't own one but I have seen almost entirely good comments on the 6.2. My impression is that they burn a little more fuel and don't perform quite as well as the 3.5 Ecoboost that I have but last a long time with very little trouble. Like most naturally aspirated gas burners they do need to rev to get a lot of power.
Groover 02/18/20 10:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3.5 EB Engine Braking?

Curious...how does the engine rev limiter function when engine braking ? My assumption is that it will shift all the way down to the lowest hear, right ? The puter will keep shifting up to keep it from over-revving. OK - help a newbie out here. In my old 'burb I would simply put it in 2nd or 3rd gear to get the control I wanted and work my way down the grade. Now that I'm shifting to the f150, I'm trying to understand how this works with the newer tech. So, how does the engine know what speed you are trying to maintain? In other words, how does it know to provide engine braking to keep me at 60 or 45? This is all new to me, but I'd like to understand BEFORE I'm traveling down a grade and trying to figure it out! Thanks for indulging me. If you are on cruise control it simply tries to maintain the set speed. Otherwise, it will not exceed the speed at which you took your foot off of the gas pedal. If you touch the brakes it gets more aggressive.
Groover 02/18/20 06:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax vs Power Stroke Fuel Economy Tow Test and Drag Race

4x4ord wrote: "The problem with doing mileage tests over a short distance like this is that if during the test the Duramax happened to do a DPF regeneration and the Ford didn't the results are meaningless. I think it takes roughly a gallon of fuel to clean the DPF so on a run where only a few gallons of diesel is required the mileage result could be way off." When the particulate filters fist came out it seemed that everyone doing a test would go to great lengths to trigger a regen before starting the test. I don't see that anymore are have wondered how that affects the test data.
Groover 02/17/20 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax vs Power Stroke Fuel Economy Tow Test and Drag Race

FISH thank you for the answer. I don’t believe the trucks computer give 100% accurate mileage and I sure don’t believe the squeeze click test is accurate at all. I do believe the computers would give a more accurate reading. Most display a more optimistic number. I certainly would not bet any money the Ford gets 15% better economy. If RAM had those numbers I would say the same. Fill tanks to TOP If you want to know reality. I agree that the computer may be more accurate for short runs which this one was. If they had burned 20 gallons or more then I would be more inclined to believe the hand calculated number.
Groover 02/17/20 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: 3.5 EB Engine Braking?

On my 2016 model with a 6 speed I find the engine braking to be very aggressive. It is good when towing at max capacity but can be obnoxious when at half capacity (5,000lbs) or less. I often prefer to let my truck pick up a few mph when going down a hill to save that energy for later and put the shifter into manual on downhill grades to tone it down a bit, even when heavy. For stops or near stops it works very well. I wish Ford let me control how closely the cruise control stays at the set speed.
Groover 02/16/20 01:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax vs Power Stroke Fuel Economy Tow Test and Drag Race

Also noteworthy which is a big deal IMO the fuel tank size: Ford: 48 Gallons GM: 36 Gallons When you factor in the ~1 mpg better fuel economy and 12 extra gallons of fuel that's huge benefit for some drivers. I 200 mile or 3hr range on the Chevy is pretty short. The Ford is good for another 100 miles or 90 minutes. That would be a lot more reasonable on trips. When I pulled with a Chrysler it only had about a 200 mile range and that was a bother, even with the greater abundance of gas stations suitable.
Groover 02/16/20 11:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax vs Power Stroke Fuel Economy Tow Test and Drag Race

I still want to see a direct comparison between the diesels and the gas engines.
Groover 02/15/20 12:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

It would appear that Musk is very like Edison, a genius at being able to surround himself with people who can solve the problems he thinks up. It's very unlikely he has the skills to do most of his feats, but he has the sense to find people who can. Rocket scientists need jobs too. What do you base that on? Of course, one man can't do everything but from I have heard in the early days he personally solved many problems when his engineers got stuck. Finding and enabling good people is a significant skill too.
Groover 02/14/20 01:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nikola announces electric pickup truck

At least it looks good compared to that ugly thing Musk designed... :B 400.000 thousand people who ordered Tesla truck would disagree. :B I wonder if Musk will cover eye surgery on a truck so ugly it can cause retina damage..... :B:B When you want to discuss an entirely different topic please start a new thread.
Groover 02/14/20 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Nikola announces electric pickup truck

A whole lot of brave talk with no apparent substance. I don't know of anywhere that I could get fuel for it. At least I can charge an electric car in my driveway.
Groover 02/14/20 06:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Mirai is a good case study in hydrogen. Been running for years. Good luck.And some unhappy owners, lol.From what I read Mirai sell on carpool lane access and free fuel. Then they find out what a PITN hydrogen actually is. I want them to succeed though. Extracting clean fuel out of water is simply a good idea. But that explosion risk is just too **** scary. Hydrogen rises very quickly when released, unlike gasoline. As a result hydrogen fires in open spaces are not very dangerous. Plus, the fumes from either the fuel or the combustion are not dangerous. The is some danger if the fuel tank explodes since it is a large pressure vessel but that should be manageable with a secondary fiber wrap. "Then they find out what a PITN hydrogen actually is" Hydrogen can be a real annoyance in that it has such small molecules it is hard to keep contained. If you leave a tank of hydrogen very long there is a very good chance that it will be empty when you come back. Plus, the hydrogen molecules penetrate many metals and make them brittle. You have to be very careful of your material selections when working with hydrogen.
Groover 02/11/20 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

who has the link working ? I can't open it I don't know what it's about Are you asking about the link in the opening post? It works fine for me gut here it is for you to copy and paste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HiR9dxvGLY&feature=youtu.be
Groover 02/10/20 06:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

To get to the topic of this thread Tesli semi deliveries could start as soon as June of this year. Tesla deliveries expected in Q2 "Kuhn said it is his company's understanding that Tesla will begin delivering local semi-tractors by the second half of 2020 — perhaps as early as the end of the second quarter. Six are expected in the first round, with six more on option if they work as intended." I would think they will want to keep the fleet small and controlled until they get the bugs worked out. I’m betting they are already installing the private Megachargers. The Megachargers like the Superchargers are apparently a stacked modular design. They literally consist of the same chargers that are built into the model 3. Just stacked for aggregate output. Keeps it simple for parts, redundancy etc. In other news. Tesla stock is hitting on 900 bucks this morning. Another bad day for shorts. Never a good idea to bet against a guy who lands rockets on barges. :). Still don’t think first quarter will be good though. Elon said 6 months ago that first quarter 2020 will be tough. They had to shut the line down for something like 10 days for what is suspected to be the model Y line configuration. 10 days is like 12000 cars. Ouch. And my understanding is that the factory in China is shut down due to coronavirus. Some really bad luck there. Now the avian flu is making a resurgence.
Groover 02/04/20 08:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

To get to the topic of this thread Tesli semi deliveries could start as soon as June of this year. Tesla deliveries expected in Q2 "Kuhn said it is his company's understanding that Tesla will begin delivering local semi-tractors by the second half of 2020 — perhaps as early as the end of the second quarter. Six are expected in the first round, with six more on option if they work as intended."
Groover 02/04/20 06:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

Chevy 6.6 with 6 speed for reference. It looks like the 10 speed transmission may have made a HUGE difference for the Ford. The Chevy got down to 25mph before downshifting. Spoiler: 11 minutes 53 seconds. 2020 Chevy 6.6 on the Ike More reference: 2018 F150 with 3.5 Ecoboost towing 9,500lbs Ecoboost on the Ike Quick summerary. It easily ran the speed limit at 3,500rpm, just loafing with a speed of 7 minutes, 58 seconds. Gave 3.5mpg. Adjusting for the load, inline with the 3/4 ton trucks. I wish that they had loaded the trailer to the max weight so the that comparison would have been better. One more reference: 2017 Ford 6.2 towing 11,000lbs Ford 6.2 on the Ike It only got 2.6mpg towing a much lighter trailer
Groover 02/01/20 07:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Check your shorts, TSLA closed today at $640. Might be a favorable time for a capital raise.... Although probably not needed. Elon stated that they are already spending as much money as they can manage properly and have it covered. However, the situation in China shutting down his brand new gigafactory could have ramifications that nobody anticipated.
Groover 01/31/20 06:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: New used truck

Can you tell how much of the perceived roughness was from the rear vs the front? The dually has two more tires(with steel rims) and a heavier axle so a lot more unsprung weight. That adds to the roughness plus it probably has stiffer springs and shocks to handle more payload even before any payload packages are included. The added noise surprises me.
Groover 01/31/20 06:44am Tow Vehicles
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