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post #1 of 19 Old 08-26-2011, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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Between a Rock and a Hard spot here !

Hate to even think about this ...but the Powerstroker may be getting replaced by a Durasmacker...
I still owe about 13k on my truck..its got 150k-miles and almost 7 years old...Been a hell of a truck untill the last few years ..even has original brake pads today...
BUT after new turbo,radiator,fan clutch ,oil cooler ,egr del... etc..etc..
after doing test on heads I now need head gaskets cause exhaust is heating up coolant where if I drive over 65mph fan locks in and de-gas vents like a freight train....if I put another 5k in this thing I will still owe close to $20k on a 7yr old truck
Looked at fords again but cannot deal with a $56K price tag for a truck like I need
Local Chevy dealer will take my truck in on trade and pay it off ( he don't know about heads )
and I can get a Loaded 2011 6.6 4dr HD3500 LTZ Dually for $44K sticker price

just don't see how to justify keeping my truck since it will cost me 1/2 what a new one is and still have no warranty

I'm gonna get killed here but what would you guys do ?


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If you have a need for a dually get it. Seems like a no brainer to me IF the need is there.

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you gotta do whats best for you man even if that means getting a new dmax for a few yrs.


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Man I just love the FORD !!! I just can't aFORD the costs of the breakdowns...just seems every time I fix something... the next part in line goes out and I go farther in the hole ! I wanted to get this thing paid off and keep it but I got to keep refinacing and borrowing money against it to keep going....Credit Union will NOT loan me anymore on it to do the heads and i ain't got that kind of cash laying around to just do it ....
and new Ford prices are wayyy up there compared to others..my credit sucks so interest rate is going to be bad enough without getting the higher priced Ford ..just dumbfounded right now


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Well if they won't loan u the money then sounds like your decision is made. U better trade it in ASAP and hopefully we don't see some guy get on here. Bought used truck from dealer and 2 weeks later needs head gaskets. Haha.

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Coming from a dmax, your gonna like the MPG, interior, and ride better.

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From Duramax to Powerstroke lets see how this transition goes

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I'd buy a Cummings my self. If the 6.oh ever dies in mine, I'll replace it with a 24 valve. Sorry guys, I love the truck but the only engine worse than a 6.0 is a 6.4.
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I wouldn't take a Dmax if it was given to me. The only Pickup uglier than the Chevy is the Toyota. If it is costing you $5k for head gaskets I'd shop around. Do what you have to do man but there is no way I'd give up my 7 year old F250 for a new Chevy.
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I'd buy a Cummings my self. If the 6.oh ever dies in mine, I'll replace it with a 24 valve. Sorry guys, I love the truck but the only engine worse than a 6.0 is a 6.4.
What the hell is wrong with a 6.4?

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What the hell is wrong with a 6.4?
I agree. Our 6.4 has been great. 18,000 miles and it has good power for a stock truck.

If you get a chevy, just don't sled pull with it. There are way too many videos of the front tires just folding in because of snapping tie rods. Haha

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