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trail-explorer

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Posted: 03/24/21 11:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

KD4UPL wrote:

Not all Chevy engines "drop cylinders". The 6.0 never did in any form that I'm aware of; neither did the 8.1. big block. The new 6.6L gas doesn't have that "feature" either. I'm not sure about the 6.2L in the 1500's.
Mainly, it's just the 5.3L in the 1500 trucks.
If you're looking for a truck to carry a camper you don't want a 1500 anyway so a Chevy should be just fine for you.


^^^ THIS!


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Toyota. I'm in my 3rd trouble free 4runner.

Thought I'll upgrade to start my RVing.

Then made the wisest move to just match the RV with what my 4runner can tow -- and DW's must have, sofa, two-sides entry bed, hot shower...

The smartest move I made (aside from splitting the atom with just a straw and a bottle cap... or, maybe soon, time travel[emoticon]).

Getting a Cybetruck for my next RV puller. Well, let me find out if there are new set of headaches.

But yeah, we make fun of a friend who got aa GM and sending his mechanic's son through college.[emoticon]

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:



But yeah, we make fun of a friend who got aa GM and sending his son's mechanic through college.[emoticon]

Didn't you mean "mechanic's son"?





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Kayteg1 wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:



But yeah, we make fun of a friend who got aa GM and sending his son's mechanic through college.[emoticon]

Didn't you mean "mechanic's son"?


Nice catch! Thanks.[emoticon]

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Sounds like someone is just making excuses to avoid replacing his truck [emoticon]
I sure haven't heard of any issues with the new 7.3. And I'm sure I would have.


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Compared to years ago ALL the newer trucks are pretty darned reliable. I'm an old fart - been driving and working on vehicles since the late 50s and there is NO COMPARISON. I remember how much I had to work on all the vehicles I had from the 70s and early 80s. The new vehicles are MUCH more reliable.

My 2004 Dodge/Cummins dually - only repair in 17 years has been a water pump.

My 2007 Ford E350 4x4 conversion - only repair in 14 years was replacement of a brake switch that was giving me intermittent cruise control problems.

My 2016 F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost will be 5 years old/50,000 miles in a couple months. I've had to do absolutely NOTHING to this truck except change the oil and rotate the tires.

So I sure as heck can't complain about reliability!


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My tenant used to drive 1980's Corvette,
He was car enthusiast and DIY all the maintenance.
His words were that for each 2 days of driving, he spend 1 day on fixing.
I am old enough to remember times where you would not take longer trip without loading spare belts, plugs, injectors, coolant and oil.
CKP, CPS and MAF on trucks 20 years ago.
Now crucial stuff to take with you is DEF .

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Bought a used 2011 F350 with the 6.7 engine with 89K on it in 2015. It had a leaky turbo bed plate gasket, we fixed that. When we were at 120K a few friends had the Bosch CP4 high pressure fuel pump grenade and take out the engine (piss poor Bosch design use in all the big three diesels at one point or another. We had our replaced as a preventative. Did one brake job. We are almost at 140K miles now. The powertrain on this truck is awesome.


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I disagree. The big three are all making excellent trucks. No engine problems with my last three Chevys all of which switched off cylinders.


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billtex wrote:

Ford still building the 6.2 gas now with a ten speed tranny. Proven engine, been around quite a while now. More than enough for any TC hauling.


I have a 2020 F350, 6.2 4X4, and haul an AF865 camper, 4200# wet. Been all over the West, up and down, it shifts around alot with the 10 speed, but pulls it everywhere I have wanted to go.

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