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Old 05-20-2016, 10:54 PM   #43
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I'm having a difficult time wrapping my mind around what is meant by "fiddlyness" or "finicky" as applied to diesel engines. Our old 5.9 Cummins has covered 286k miles and at least 200k of that with a 4300lb camper on it's back and towing a boat, Tracker, Samurai, or trailer. In those miles the only thing the engine has needed are oil changes at around 5k miles, fuel filters, and valve adjustments at 60k and it is still accumulating miles. Of course the alternator, starter, fuel lift pump, and water pump were replaced, but a much higher mileage than it would have happened on a gasoline engine because of the lower diesel rpms.

IMHO, that is about as far from 'finicky" or "fiddlyness" as one could hope for.

Just my 2c.

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I'm having a difficult time wrapping my mind around what is meant by "fiddlyness" or "finicky" as applied to diesel engines. Our old 5.9 Cummins has covered 286k miles and at least 200k of that with a 4300lb camper on it's back and towing a boat, Tracker, Samurai, or trailer. In those miles the only thing the engine required is oil changes at around 5k miles and valve adjustments at 60k and it is still accumulating miles. IMHO, that is about as far from 'finicky" or "fiddlyness" as possible.

Just my 2c.

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Diesels engines never die, Its the truck around the engines that does.
Can't say the same for gas trucks.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:18 PM   #45
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I have a 2015 2500 6.0 that I use to pull my 2016 Cougar 336 with. My thought is that the truck is engineered and rated to pull the load with this motor and transmission so why do folks feel that the truck is underpowered? I agree that your journey may take a little longer but the truck can handle the task. Gas engines are built to produce power in high rpm and there is nothing wrong with running them there. GM would not offer the power train warranty that they do if this was not a solid towing combination. Just my .02!
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I have a 2015 2500 6.0 that I use to pull my 2016 Cougar 336 with. My thought is that the truck is engineered and rated to pull the load with this motor and transmission so why do folks feel that the truck is underpowered? I agree that your journey may take a little longer but the truck can handle the task. Gas engines are built to produce power in high rpm and there is nothing wrong with running them there. GM would not offer the power train warranty that they do if this was not a solid towing combination. Just my .02!
I don't know about others, but I would be the last person in the world to tell someone else what kind of anything they should have. IMHO, if you like what you have you should keep it, after all it was your money that bought it.

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Old 05-22-2016, 08:27 AM   #47
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I have a 2015 2500 6.0 that I use to pull my 2016 Cougar 336 with. My thought is that the truck is engineered and rated to pull the load with this motor and transmission so why do folks feel that the truck is underpowered? I agree that your journey may take a little longer but the truck can handle the task. Gas engines are built to produce power in high rpm and there is nothing wrong with running them there. GM would not offer the power train warranty that they do if this was not a solid towing combination. Just my .02!


I've got the same truck pulling a Jayco 323 fiver. Truck pulls it great with no loss of power except maybe occasionally on some of the steeper grades in the Adirondacks. But then I kick up the rpm's some and I'm more than fine. I just didn't think I needed to invest in a diesel for the few times where it would actually provide an advantage. If I lived out in the more mountainous west and did much more towing than I currently do, then maybe I would have gone diesel. It all depends on the individual's situation. The gassers are more than capable.
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A gas engine can do it. A diesel can do it better with less stress. They cost more but last longer. I use mine as a daily driver, work, taking the kids to school, etc. and it's great. Aside from the sound it doesn't really feel much different than a gas engine. And the deal I got on a a 3/4 ton diesel was so good it was priced around many of the more popular half ton trucks.
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