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post #1 of 20 Old 01-01-2011, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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New Ford Diesel or not

O k I am new to this forum, I have been thinking of purchasing a new truck. I currently drive a 2005 duramax, been a good truck untill now found that I have blown head gaskets, seems a lot of these around. Any way I drove fords for along time and loved them always a gasser never could get a diesel. I drove a new 6.7 Lariat plus Friday and it seems to be a nice truck . My concern is how are these holding up and how is the DEF(piss tanks) working , good or bad, how about the economy. Really seen alot of new technology while doing the test drive. I would appreciate the pros and cons of this new truck. Thanks
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Pros:Solid front axle-Built like a tank-Great int.-Torque Shift is a beast
Cons:Milage is not that great(16.6 on averge)-New unproven engine-I see my Ford as I do the Dodge's they new to update from the GROUND UP!!! Guys are going to HATE me on here but go and drive a 2011 LML before you buy. I wish I would have.

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I was dealing on a King Ranch, dealer wouldn't give me what I thought my 06 was worth. I decided to test drive a GMC Denali LML. Saved 8,000 bucks. The exhaust brake is better on the LML. The tranny doesn't downshift on every hill. The 9th injector doesn't dilute the oil.

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I have been following a lot of info on the new LML but what I am reading the guys are having problems with the DEF systems and a lot of REGEN cycles. Are you satisfied with your decision?
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A buddy of mine dad runs a casing crew here in Texas and has 11 LML one tons. They average around 10k a month and pull anywhere from 7,000-19,000lbs and they have not had any issues with any of their trucks. When the rebates get better I will be driving a LML I can tell ya that much. I MISS MY 6.4 BAD!!!

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I have owned two dmax a 2003 and this 2005, bought both new and enjoyed both untill this headgasket problem. As I have been looking and driving the new silverado LTZ, I was not that impressed with where the urea fill is ( under hood by firewall) and had some reservations about the fuel mileage starting high and then decreasing down to 13/15 mpg(just what Ive been reading). I then test drove the new ford and it drove great, extremely quiet, and to me it seem to have more throttle response. I drove it around 65 miles watching avg mpg settle in at 19.8 (not open road).
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I park mine in an insulated garage every night. So freezing urea isn't an issue for me. I love the way it slows itself down when you want to stop. Exhaust brake is better. The steering feel is what I like, almost sports car like.

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Hows the power? Hows the MPG?
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17-20 highway, Power feels stronger than the 6.7 I test drove.

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I MISS MY 6.4 BAD!!!
Thats the first I have ever read that. Just curious why?
And what the hell is an LML? haha


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