hmm......yet you think you can get an ISB in the f450/f550.....and that the
cummins dodge is aviailable at 650 ft. lbs......and that the LP isnt an
issue. LOL. :-)
youre right max, the issue isnt known, and does not exist. <roll eyes>
......that you would continue to argue ignorance is funny. :-)
WRONG. i stated that the INJECTION PUMP was replaced "just in case". the
lift pump was a failure. please do some research and learn the difference
in the two.
WRONG! otherwise they are opinions! im sure somewhere out there is a woman
that thinks you are the best looking man she has ever seen. that isnt
factual, it is her OPINION. same goes for me, and everyone else.
lol......right max......the lift pump issue never existed. :-)
Nathan in Montana
I bought the best truck and the best engine on the market. I'm not so hot on
the newer Dodges, and Ford engineering has been shit for years. The more I
see, the more I'd be inclined to buy a used 2000 Ram Cummins if I won the
If Dodge goes to a Mercedes Diesel, I might be tempted to take the weight
advantage of the Cummins for the power/weight ratio of the Mercedes
equalling great MPG for the power. The only thing that matches a good
American diesel is a German engineered diesel. But the Dodge/Mercedes diesel
would be a second truck, not a replacement for the '00 in the driveway.
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It would be a tough call, but I'd probably go with the Ford. I like the
Ford chassis and cab better than Dodge, so it's not that. It's Ford's
proven track record of taking things that are perfectly good and f***ing
them all up. (Reference them insisting on dicking around with the injection
system/software from Navistar on the 6.0L). From a maintenance point of
view, they seem to engineer the convenience out of everything. I wouldn't
put it past them to require to to remove an axle to change a tire
(exaggeration, but you get the idea).
The powertrain would be the deciding factor, and would tip the odds in
Ford's favor, IMO.
Ugh.... me driving a Ford.... what's the world coming to? :)
for the most part I'm there with you mike...I've always been a mopar
fan....but to be honest the Cummins was the deciding factor when it was time
for the 8.0L to say goodbye. I looked at the competitions, didn't go with
the Dmax because of things I heard and it having not been out that long.
looked at ford but they had been changing their stuff up too much, I
questioned the longevity of what they had done. so the Cummins in the dodge
wound up being a no brainer...
with that said if the Cummins was in a Ford....I don't know what way I would
have went...what dodge would be using would have to be DAMN good, as I said
the Cummins was the BIGGEST deciding factor.
I guess it would depend on what Dodge offered for a diesel. Between Cummins
and Cat, I'd follow the Cummins and if ford had a Cummins I'd be in one.
Having said that, the Magnum we bought last month with the v-6 is a nice
car. We looked at all the others, and liked the magnum best, time will tell.
ive always been a dodge man, but i do feel that dodge has fallen behind in
other areas. not a lot certainly, but i do notice differences when i drive
my buddys '05 king ranch. i wouldnt trade my cummins for anything but
another cummins, being able to get one in an f350 king ranch would certainly
sweeten a good deal even more.
Nathan in Montana
Well, you have to consider all the options, Mike.. lol
Personally, I'd have a tough choice between the Dodge and Ford 3/4 ton four
When I was shopping in 2004, what I decided that I wanted was an F250 super duty
4 door with a Cummins and an Allison tranny... *lol*
No I didn't read the last 56 post of it..............
Mine. 98.5 QC 2500 24valve 5spd. stock except for a mechanical fuel pressure
guage. I bought the truck with 143,000kms on it, Changed the lift pump at
about 150,000. FP went from a soild 15psi at lide to 5psi when I swapped it
out. Now 160,000kms.........I'm getting a P0216 code...............nice.
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