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Old 04-01-2011, 01:32 PM Rookie

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I don't actually own a diesel yet I am in the research phase of buying one. I have some questions that if anyone could answer I would be appreciative. First what kind of fuel mileage would I be looking at for a 6.0 dually? also any problems with this year or motor I should be checking for? I don't plan to haul alot with it more of a family commuter for long trips and haul my boat and wood trailer just like the looks of the dually better.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:53 AM
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Looking into the 6.0L Dually, with 4.10's most drivers see 17-18 mpg on the highway empty. My truck has the 4.30's and I normally see 14.5-15.5 mpg on the highway, empty and loaded (upto 6k)I see 12-13 mpg.

I would avoid the '03-'04' out right, a number of issues with the earlier trucks. I'd say look at trucks built after Jan '06, that was the last set of upgrades to the engine. As a family commuter, the Crew Cab is a must. Even with limited towing, you'll appreciate the stability of the Dually as well.
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