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RE: High mile gas engine trucks

I sold my 02 GM 6.0 with around 200K on it. Still ran extremely well, pulled with zero issues and still running today. My cur net 09 GM 6.0 has 95k on it without issue and I expect another few hundred thousand. Truth is modern gas power plants really last a long time if maintained, a few 100k is nothing these days.
kw/00 07/18/19 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why Diesel Engines Lose Power & Efficiency Over Time

I watch his videos when I can, and have been impressed with them. Thanks for posting.
kw/00 07/17/19 07:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Finally did it. New to me 2017 3500HD gasser

Congrats Mike, enjoy your new ride!
kw/00 07/12/19 08:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Would you tow with this? NOT MINE

Interesting, I think I have seen that truck before though... I live in the area, and thought I saw that at a car show...
kw/00 07/07/19 06:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Saw my first 2020 GMC HD camping this weekend

Looks like a gasser? Interesting and nicer then the Chevy in my opinion. Anyway looking to hear an owner report!
kw/00 07/05/19 08:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Eco Diesel

Do any of the manufacturers give a definitive answer on how long their vehicle will last? I only ask because I've never heard one say it will last for 250K miles or 200K, etc. My answer to quality and longevity claims by manufacturers is that if they have so much confidence, why are the basic warranties still 3 year/36K miles for the majority of makes. Also, I don't know of any that have a power train warranty over 100K miles. If they have that level of confidence, let them put their money on the line. Until then, there isn't any difference between them in my eyes. Of course I'm not remotely brand loyal so there is that. The GM engineer for the 3.0 Duramax reported the new diesel had a design life span of 150k miles. I saw that but, on another video on YouTube, he stated that the belt was only good for 150k and is then changed out by removing the transmission and unbolting a cover. So I think the engine will def go longer then that. Only time will tell.
kw/00 07/04/19 06:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: G.M.'s in line 3.0 diesel video.

I think it could last much longer. Just a service life, like GM rates the 6.0 at 200k, but it’s been more then proven to exceed that by a few 100k. Just my take.
kw/00 06/29/19 04:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Colorado bent frame towing 2,100 lbs

From the pic it appears that this is a Zr2 because of the shocks. I don’t think he’s telling the entire story. He may have disconnected the trailer where he wanted to camp and did some trail riding with the truck which included a few jumps to test out that ZR2. It needs to be an insurance claim not a GM claim with bashing from the owner.
kw/00 06/23/19 05:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Flashpaq Tuner on 6.0 GM

Since I have a GM 6.0 I recommend the black bear auto tune. Really wakes up this engine, reduces TQ management and does provide better economy if u keep your foot out of it. I like my tune, it solved a few issues for me, most noticeable was the pedal lag and lazy tranny shift. I paid 600.00 for mine. It’s simple, he sends you a handheld scanner, plug it in, drive and download. Afterwards email him the downloaded scan and he ask you what you want from you tune. He then emails you back the new tune, you then download it on to the auto cal handheld unit, plug it into the truck and download. GM 6.0 will gain 35-40 horse with 50 TQ on the performance tune and 91 octane. I use the normal tune at 87 octane. If towing I use the 89 tune. I have used the 91 tune after a few tankfuls and was able to burn the rear tires.... of course not my style but non the less it will do it. Anyway the normal 87 tune removes most TQ management and you will gain some HP and TQ. Overall I like it and have been using the tune for a few years with zero issues. Blackbear never tunes your truck to exceed where it should be, there no crazy blow you engine up within a short distance tune, Justin is the guy who owns it and really is a knowledgeable guy and keeps everything in check. So that’s my take, I zero issues with it and it has given me a noticeable performance with increased mileage and corrected a few GM quirks... let me know if you have questions.
kw/00 06/10/19 07:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy 2.7 turbo 1500 truck.

Looking forward in seeing how the new diesel option will do.
kw/00 05/15/19 12:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nissan Titan XD 5.0L Cummins?

Have a coworker that has one. Had several problems with it, but he still has the truck. I don’t know anything about his issues with it, just know that it’s been the the shop a few times. Jury is out for me personally on this truck. I would not purchase on but that’s me. I don’t care for the looks and I feel that other diesel variants offer so much more, whether large or smaller displacements. Given what is read about and low sales, it’s not a truck that I would even consider, but that’s me. I would wait and look at any of the new gas jobs in the new 3/4 ton trucks. Ford and GM have stepped up their game in this Dept and with the complexity of diesels I would stick with gas unless I had to go or just can’t live without a diesel truck. That’s my take, the mechanics issues with 5.0 Cummins reminded me some of Fords problems when they introduced the new back then 6.0 diesel. Not that it will be like that engine,but just knowing the dealers don’t know much how to fix the engines reminds me of how ford was for a few years. I’m sure the 5.0 Cummins is well above the Ford 6.0, if Nissan expects mechanics who deal with gas engines to magically work on this engine..... well that’s setting the stage for failure.
kw/00 05/15/19 09:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Warning, don't go out and look for a car for the DW

Good deal though!!! Enjoy the new pull dog!
kw/00 04/30/19 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 8 speed autos

Interesting, I heard a while back of a Canyon owner complaining about his transmission but I didnt know it was that widespread. So wife’s got a friend with a 2016 Camaro V6, I don’t know if it’s an 8 speed or 6 speed but will let her know. Thanks for posting.
kw/00 04/25/19 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500HD 6.6 Gaseser data.

I think it will be a good engine for sure. I don’t like the new Chevy look of the 2500 but the gmc version looks nice. With Ford releasing the 7.3 and GM releasing the 6.6, gas trucks will sell more in my opinion. All though I’ve always felt the current gas offerings are worth it and more then capable of pulling loads. Their so reliable now and really have been for years. We pull with gas and diesel and to be honest, diesel has an edge on pulling and staying in gears in the hills but only because it’s got a huge turbo. But for me gas does everything I need it to do, without regen or dpf or any other emissions issues that we have had with the diesel version. With newer and larger displacements of gas engine offerings, I will stay with gas and I’m sure several fleets across the country will do the same.
kw/00 04/19/19 07:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Interesting new application for 6.7 Powerstroke

Well that would work out good for our fleet. Most parts that we stock for the rescues for the 6.7 would also be used for this application. Most of our fire engines run Cummins engines which are also very reliable. Regardless I can see several Dept fleets considering this application.
kw/00 04/19/19 06:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: opinions on 2012 RAM 2500 5.7 gasser

Aunt has on just like your asking about, pulls 10k from Ohio down to Fl and all around other states. No issues, she doesn’t complain about it, good truck, plenty of power and so far reliable.
kw/00 04/16/19 04:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 GMC Canyon

Thanks for the info, safe travels!
kw/00 04/13/19 10:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2018 GMC Canyon

Looks good and should work. I am interested in hearing how it works out for you since you changed from a larger setup. Downsizing can be a good thing, and the new mid sized trucks are more capable then ever. Wondering why you chose the gas over the diesel option? The gas is more then capable I’m sure, I’m looking for RV reviewes on both. Another question is what made you downsize? Just curios cause a few people I know are considering doing the same, thanks. Sorry of topic some.
kw/00 04/13/19 06:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM inline 6 diesel specs released

.........I will say that the owner if the F150 gets 24 mpg empty he stated with around 9 mpg pulling. He seems to love it since he’s owned 4 others Ford F-150 trucks in the past. I still think these 1/2 diesel trucks have a place in the market. If fuel or when fuel prices increase, you may see more of them sold. Anyway looking forward to this truck hitting the market.Hmmm, I pulled a 9K 27' fiver with my 2500HD D'max and ALWAYS got between 12 and 13mpgs. Not sure I'm much impressed with 9!! True for sure, I think the benefit would be a smaller camper. His towing was through the mountains from the north to Florida so I’m thinking they may affect it as well.
kw/00 03/22/19 01:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM inline 6 diesel specs released

Really excited in seeing this engine make its debut. Impressive numbers for sure and the inline configuration is a huge plus. I’m sure it will perform very well. I hope that it has great payload numbers. I did meet an F150diesel owner the other day while camping. He pulls a 9k fifth wheel with it. Yes I know that’s a lot with only a payload of 1309 lbs. so I hope GM squeezes more them their truck. I will say that the owner if the F150 gets 24 mpg empty he stated with around 9 mpg pulling. He seems to love it since he’s owned 4 others Ford F-150 trucks in the past. I still think these 1/2 diesel trucks have a place in the market. If fuel or when fuel prices increase, you may see more of them sold. Anyway looking forward to this truck hitting the market.
kw/00 03/22/19 06:41am Tow Vehicles
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