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The bottom end on these engines are probably stringer than any other light diesel (Duramax, Cummins). They use a bed plate instead of bearing caps. That makes for a much stronger, stiffer block. It's like already coming with a bottom end girdle from the factory.
Off all the people that abuse these trucks for sport, there hasn't ever been any broken rods or crank bearings going out. Every once in a while, when they have too much back pressure, the drag racing guys will float a valve. But in what you and I normally do, that is virtually impossible.
I tow some heavy stuff with the 210 tunes. I don't even worry about the 210 tunes. They make really solid reliable towing tunes.
I've towed some even heavier stuff with the 275 tune. Not all the time though, and you have to use your head when you are doing it.
Eli Benson - EMT, Ambulance Mechanic
'08 F350 Dually KR - Spartan'd
'07 F250 CC SB 4x4 XLT - SCT /w Innovative Tunes
4 '09 & '10 E350 6.0l ambulances
1 '08 Duramax 6.6 (LMM) van ambulance