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Old 09-24-2011, 05:44 PM
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New or old, which is better?

Im finally getting the funds I need to get a new truck and Im trying to choose between a IDI or a PSD. In the end I think it will come down the the total package(condition,miles,price etc) and not just what motor even though I really want an IDI.

So quick question

Is a newer truck(PSD) with high miles(200+ or -) better than an older truck(IDI) with lower miles (115 + or -). And let's assume maintenance is average, not super meticulous but not lacking either. thanks
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:48 PM
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me personally i'd choose an IDI over a PSD if they were in the same condition....
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Depends one what your using it for. Both of pro's and con's.

IDI's are fairly simple to operate. They need 1 12v wire to the IP to run (considering you could turn it over without the starter which would require some more wiring ), easier to diagnose problems, and parts generally are cheaper ($30 for a new injector). They can make okay power, but you can get the same amount out of a PSD for cheaper. Both will get the same fuel mileage depending on condition.
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Im looking for a all around truck, not much towing, average hualing, but lots of playing(hunting, camping,) commuting etc.
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Im looking for a all around truck, not much towing, average hualing, but lots of playing(hunting, camping,) commuting etc.
Im in a similar boat.
Im saving for either an IDI or PSD.
On one hand I like the fact that I can slap a chip on the PSD and increase power/etc. They also have lots of aftermarket support in terms of injectors, turbos, exhaust, interior, exterior etc. However they are pricy to fix when things break (I have owned two OBS PSDs)

On the other hand, the IDI is built like a tank, easy to work on, and cheap to repair. Its easier to fix problems when you are stranded with bailing wire and duct take vs a programmer and computer system.
(I have owned 0 IDIs)
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the old IDI never left me stranded. My PSD has had to be loaded on a roll back three times.
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