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Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Dodge Ram Pickup 3500, Engine, Diesel, Truck
Dec 23, 2001 (7:49 am)
which diesal engine( ford, dodge, chevy) is the best for dependibility and gas milage?
Dec 23, 2001 (7:26 pm)
Well my dad has a Ford with the 7.3 and he loves it... We were gonna get a chev with the duramax but they couldn't get any here in Newfoundland at the time so dad got one from ford... I don't like the dodge cause they just don't have the numbers that ford and chev can put out. I am a chev fan and they have the best numbers but I would wait till they iron the bugs out.. Ford's been in the diesel game a long time with their 7.3's... That's just my opinion..
#3 of 207 which engine is the wrong question
Dec 23, 2001 (7:45 pm)
It's which truck. The ford and dodge diesel engines are both tried and true and have bang-up dependability and ballpark mpg. Chevy is the one with something to prove, and it looks good on paper and initial street time. I'm not a brand loyalist, but I'm not a guinea pig either, so I'll consider the GM truck after they have some major time on them. My taste prefers the cummins along with the Dodge truck. Just what I like and have had good luck with. I know lots of people in horses, and both trucks have their pros and cons. Ford sells alot more 2500/3500 trucks, and one big reason is because of the crew cab as many people working their rigs need the passenger space. One horse trainer I work with just had to upgrade to a Freightliner because noone makes a light-truck with the room/capacity he needed. So it honestly comes down to which truck body will work for you and the dependability of the rest of the chassis. The cummins is going to be beefed this time next year and substantially quieted. Still based on the same 24V design though so nothing scarey.
Jan 02, 2002 (8:37 am)
I have a Ford, so I'm partial to them. But looking at the engines alone -
The Ford has an International Navistar engine; these have been around a long time and are great motors.
The Dodge has a Cummins engine; these have also been around a long time, simpler design than the International and it gets slightly better mileage.
The Chevy/GMC uses an Isuzu engine; while Isuzu sells a lot of medium duty city trucks with diesels, this motor is all new with a lot of proving to do. It will be interesting to see how they hold up at 400k miles.
#5 of 207 diesel engine in F-150?
Jan 02, 2002 (9:56 am)
Do they put diesel engines in their F-150's? OR is diesel engines only slotted for heavy-duty trucks?
Jan 02, 2002 (10:17 am)
Diesels are only in 3/4 and 1-ton light trucks amoung all manufacturers. V10 gassers as well.
#7 of 207 sebring
Jan 02, 2002 (10:36 am)
I get confused as to what the denominations mean on the trucks, F-150/GM's 1500= 1/2 ton?
Jan 02, 2002 (11:33 am)
150/1500 = 1/2 ton
250/2500 = 3/4 ton
350/3500 = 1 ton
Of course, the terms 1/2, 3/4, 1 ton have no real meaning, and you must consult manufacturer's specs to get real capacity.
#9 of 207 Thanks Mike!
Jan 03, 2002 (8:46 am)
Guess you can tell I'm a car owner LOL
#10 of 207 some other info
Jan 03, 2002 (5:54 pm)