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Well after debating this for some time. I have decided to buy a 95-97 5.9 cummins and rebuild it to replace the problem laden powerstroke. I will have a powerstroke engine for sale soon. I use my truck for my business and I need reliability and MPG. Powerstroke does not compare to a 5.9 cummins as far as mpg and problems. I can build the cummins much cheaper than the powerstroke.

Not going to be a hot rod. But, I think I can squeeze 23-24 mpg with 3.55 gears.

Ford is definitely better truck.

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i think that will work out good for you

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yeah the cummins will get you better gas mileage but a duramax gets the best mpg. but if thats what we were looking for then we would all buy hondas right. have a good one
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you may have already seen this , but , just thought i'd share , go to DESTROKED.COM they have everything , beans diesel is dealer for these parts as well

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yeah ive heard alot of good things about destroked

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i dont know who told you that the cummins is better reliable wise but they lied to you,I have worked on cummins for almost 15 years and believe me they are no better when it comes to breaking down and mpg is not much better maybe 1 or 2 better but that is it.any diesel is going to have some issues with the power they put out.just thought i would share real world exp. with that motor and whatever you do dont park it in the driveway without a piece of cardboard under it,you never have to change the oil in one because it all leaks out and you have to keep filling with fresh,IMO the stroker is a better motor.but good luck with the desision.

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i dont know who told you that the cummins is better reliable wise but they lied to you,I have worked on cummins for almost 15 years and believe me they are no better when it comes to breaking down and mpg is not much better maybe 1 or 2 better but that is it.any diesel is going to have some issues with the power they put out.just thought i would share real world exp. with that motor and whatever you do dont park it in the driveway without a piece of cardboard under it,you never have to change the oil in one because it all leaks out and you have to keep filling with fresh,IMO the stroker is a better motor.but good luck with the desision.
I'm not sure what real world experience you've had, or which Cummmins it was on, but thats the funniest thing i've heard.

There is a reason that the winners in sled pulls are usually the Cummins. Very reliable, hard to kill, and if its an old 12 valve with a 5 speed, then YES it does get the best mileage. I've met people who get mid to high 20's with the 12 valve, I myself got 24 out of this last tank, and that is with my horrid inability to keep my foot out of it.
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i dont know who told you that the cummins is better reliable wise but they lied to you,I have worked on cummins for almost 15 years and believe me they are no better when it comes to breaking down and mpg is not much better maybe 1 or 2 better but that is it.any diesel is going to have some issues with the power they put out.just thought i would share real world exp. with that motor and whatever you do dont park it in the driveway without a piece of cardboard under it,you never have to change the oil in one because it all leaks out and you have to keep filling with fresh,IMO the stroker is a better motor.but good luck with the desision.
i will agree with this

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I'm not sure what real world experience you've had, or which Cummmins it was on, but thats the funniest thing i've heard.

There is a reason that the winners in sled pulls are usually the Cummins. Very reliable, hard to kill, and if its an old 12 valve with a 5 speed, then YES it does get the best mileage. I've met people who get mid to high 20's with the 12 valve, I myself got 24 out of this last tank, and that is with my horrid inability to keep my foot out of it.
im not arguing with anybody , but yes they do good at the sled pulls , but i also see just as many breakdowns as ant other truck on the road

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I'm not sure what real world experience you've had, or which Cummmins it was on, but thats the funniest thing i've heard.

There is a reason that the winners in sled pulls are usually the Cummins. Very reliable, hard to kill, and if its an old 12 valve with a 5 speed, then YES it does get the best mileage. I've met people who get mid to high 20's with the 12 valve, I myself got 24 out of this last tank, and that is with my horrid inability to keep my foot out of it.
yea bud you can laugh all you want at that,i dont care who pulls the sled the best,we are talking about other ****.I have been a diesel mechanic for 15 years and my dad has been one his whole life too,how long have you been one?and lying about your mpg isnt going to make your truck look cooler around here,my superduty gets 19 to 20 real mpg and has 200,000 with no problems and no the cummins dosnt get the best mpg the duramax does.so before you run around knowing everything do a little research first before you make yourself look even more retarded.remember you are talking to somebody that has been around these things his whole life.thanks hope you have a nice day!

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Well after debating this for some time. I have decided to buy a 95-97 5.9 cummins and rebuild it to replace the problem laden powerstroke. I will have a powerstroke engine for sale soon. I use my truck for my business and I need reliability and MPG. Powerstroke does not compare to a 5.9 cummins as far as mpg and problems. I can build the cummins much cheaper than the powerstroke.

Not going to be a hot rod. But, I think I can squeeze 23-24 mpg with 3.55 gears.

Ford is definitely better truck.

I know I should be tried for treason.
im not saying that the cummins will not do the job that you intend they are a great diesel motor,just saying it has its problems just like every other motor.BELIEVE ME

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