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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-12-2014, 12:54 AM
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Posted By rlwithrow
I believe you are right. Natural gas is VERY...

I believe you are right. Natural gas is VERY plentiful today and could be used if there were more re-fill stations available. Recently I seen one station near where I work now offers CNG filing. ...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-11-2014, 12:52 PM
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Views: 4,552
Posted By rlwithrow
Yes but do you really need 800 ft lbs of torque?...

Yes but do you really need 800 ft lbs of torque? My 1988 Mack Superliner with the 350 Mack motor made 350 hp and around 1400 ft lbs of torque at 1200 rpm. My 2003 GMC with the 8.1 I never have ran...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-10-2014, 01:40 PM
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Posted By rlwithrow
Not the 502. It has a forged crank and rods among...

Not the 502. It has a forged crank and rods among other features.
...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-10-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,552
Posted By rlwithrow
I seen someone posted on another forum that GM...

I seen someone posted on another forum that GM just came out with an 8.0 crate motor that makes 375 hp and 475 ft.lbs. torque. It's designed to work for heavy duty truck applications. It's on page...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-08-2014, 12:57 PM
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Views: 4,552
Posted By rlwithrow
We talk about using less fuel with a diesel but...

We talk about using less fuel with a diesel but in reality, only about 10 gallons of diesel can be refined from a 42 gallon barrel of crude oil verses almost 19 gallons of gasoline. That is almost...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-08-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 70
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Posted By rlwithrow
I have an '03 GMC with the 8.1 with 54,000 miles...

I have an '03 GMC with the 8.1 with 54,000 miles on it. A little over 3000 miles on an oil change and it's still full so I think it's a keeper. That's the thing, if it had a turbo it would be more...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-07-2014, 01:31 PM
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Views: 4,552
Posted By rlwithrow
No of course I can't. I was referring to "the...

No of course I can't. I was referring to "the future of gas motors". There are many turbos coming standard now on cars so maybe the future will have them on trucks like the Ford Ecoboost. Sure, if...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By rlwithrow
I'd like to see a cost per mile overall...

I'd like to see a cost per mile overall comparison between a modern turbo large motor gas truck and a comparable diesel. Say the new Dodge with the 6.4 with a turbo and their own diesel over a...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-31-2013, 09:32 PM
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Views: 4,552
Posted By rlwithrow
Yes one guy had a 6.0 the other has a Duramax...

Yes one guy had a 6.0 the other has a Duramax that had a glow plug quit and the shop twisted it off in the head. He said that the shop told him they could try to drill it out but if they had to pull...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-31-2013, 08:59 PM
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Views: 4,552
Posted By rlwithrow
Isn't the 3.5 eco-boost a V6? How about a 6 liter...

Isn't the 3.5 eco-boost a V6? How about a 6 liter V6 with a turbo and big flywheel (grin).
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-31-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By rlwithrow
Glad to hear of your good luck with your truck....

Glad to hear of your good luck with your truck. There are a couple guys at work that suddenly experienced $6000.00 + hits to their Visa cards from the repair shops fixing head gaskets and other...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-31-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,552
Posted By rlwithrow
Don't get me wrong because I have driven diesel...

Don't get me wrong because I have driven diesel dump trucks for 8 years and there is nothing like the power of a diesel. There are many of us that don't want to live in a 5th wheel and travel the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-31-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,552
Posted By rlwithrow
Gas motor future

Looks like the big 3 are coming out with some larger gas motors. Is this going to be a trend in the future? With the cost of a new diesel and the price of fuel, will the big gas truck make a come...
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