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badsix

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Posted: 11/06/19 06:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

to compare to your old 350ci, a 6.0 is 364ci and the 8.0 is 496ci a friend of mine has a 6.0 its got a lot of pulling power.
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Posted: 11/06/19 07:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IdaD wrote:

kw/00 wrote:

Dick_B wrote:

It may be a great engine but just don't try towing up a hill. It creeps towing my 7500 lbs. but I don't like to run at 4000 rpm!


Not sure why you would say creeping... I pull 10k with mine up mountain passes and I have zero issues pulling grades. Let it spin to 3800 or 4400 and I can tell u, that hills won’t be an issue.....otherwise dead reliable, best engine gas wise that I have ever owned.


Aren't overpasses considered grades in Florida?


Good one....actually any road grade in Florida above flat is a mountain....lol. Yes Florida is flat for sure, a few hills here and there not bad. We like to go a lot up to Georgia, TN, Virginia ect.....


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WVcampground wrote:

Creeping up a hill is nobody's fault but your own. A 6.0 is designed to run at 4000 rpm when pulling a load up a hill, and if you drive it right you would not be creeping at all with only 7500 lbs behind the truck.

Exactly. I pulled a 7,500 lbs travel trailer with mine with no issues at all. Yes, it had to wind up in the hills but still pulled just fine. I certainly didn't win any races but I could easily maintain 40MPH going up steep grade any day.

Unloaded the best fuel economy was about 16MPG on the highway. Towing I was pretty much always about 9.5MPG.

It's not a race engine, so you aren't going to win drag races.
It's not a hybrid, so you won't get amazing fuel economy.
It's not a 16L semi engine, so you aren't going to have 1,000+ ft-lbs of torque off idle.

It IS a well designed, reliable, small block engine that produces good power, fair fuel economy, and works very well when used within truck limits.

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The 6.0 is about as reliable as an anvil


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