It may look like it, but it's not (unless the entire Cummins website is a
Maybe this looks less spoofish. Is that even a word?
Under the heading DodgeRam, click on #28.
No, and the big news is everyone wants a Cummins. Toyota will probably
get one if the rumor is true. Toyota being such a huge potential buyer
it would cost DC a lot to monopolize the Cummins in the HD pickup
FWIW It's all just speculation at this point. Plus I think the article
itself is broken the author says Dodge is "...the weakest player in the
space with an engine/transmission combo that just doesn't measure up to
superior Ford and GM diesel powertrains." This does not jive with all
the Japanies companies drooling over Cummins so take it all with a
grain of salt.
While I agree that the Cummins is a great engine, I would also put Mercedes
above both the Duramax and the currently troublesome PowerChoke and if they
could reduce the price by using an in-house engine....
If at first you don't succeed, you're not cut out for skydiving
"Carolina Watercraft Works" < email@example.com> wrote in message
On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:58:03 GMT, "Edward L. Dowdy"
Dodge did use Cat diesels in their trucks 30 years ago. <g> I used to
have a 1973 Dodge LCF C800 with a 573 CI Cat V-8 (it was listed as a
special order engine). I have a few pics of it on my web site at
http://www.dodge-semis.com/MT /. Dodge even used Detroit Diesel's 6-71
and 8V-71 2 stroke diesels around the same time as they used the Cats.
The first number in the engine designation indicates the number of
cylinders while the last 2 digits are the CI displacement of each
cylinder. The most powerful Detroit Diesel used in the Dodges back
then was even called a 318 as it put out 318 horsepower. It had a
turbo mounted on top of a roots type supercharger. I know of a cab
over Dodge L1000 with a DD 318 that is a for sale that is not to far
from me. I would love to get my hands on a 12V-71. It was 2 6V-71 put
end to end. Had 2 separate blowers (one for the front half of the
engine and a second blower for the rear half) and each one had a turbo
on top of it. <seg>
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