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  1. Ive got the 3.0 Duramax with the 10 speed auto. So to update my original post, it turns out the line that was leaking on the cooler had just popped off and it lost about 8 quarts. They reattatched the line, cleaned it up and topped off the fluid and it seems to be running well with the exception of this clunk downshift I now get at 57 mph. That's about the speed I was driving it at the time of the incident so I'm wondering if that particular gear was damaged.
  2. This engine is pretty stealthy as far as the regen system goes. The only noticeable effects are the engine temp bumps up slightly and the fuel economy drops a little as far as I can tell. It also only does it when you're cruising above 35 MPH or something like that and it doesn't matter if you shut down in the middle, it just picks up where it left off next time. I love my 3.0 Duramax and would highly recommend it to anyone considering it.
  3. So I was merging on the highway the morning when I got a strong odor of transmission fluid in the cab. Within 2 minutes the transmission started to slip pretty extensively above 1/4 throttle so I limped it to the next exit only to find that theres a fairly massive leak where the trans line connects to the cooler. Currently waiting on a tow truck but has anyone else had any issues like this or is my bad luck streak as strong as ever? Truck is about 3 weeks old and has a little over 2k miles of grandpa driving for the most part.
  4. You definitely do not want a new F150! I had a 2018 with the 2.7 ecoboost that started misfiring at 29k miles and Ford couldn't fix it after swapping out everything but the short block. After that I thought I would go with a 2019 with the 5.0 V8 for "reliability". Within 6 months at 11k Miles the truck was drinking a quart of oil every couple thousand miles and had a bottom end knock. Everyone at Ford (Including corporate who was involved towards the end) said it was all "normal" and "nothing to be concerned about". I couldn't even get the service advisers at 3 different Ford dealers to acknowledge that oil blowing past the rings and out of the exhaust is bad. Turns out this issue is common among 2018+ 5.0's and they don't know how to fix it so it's "normal" until it's out of warranty and it's on your dime. I drive way to many miles every year than to be stuck with a low quality vehicle that the manufacturer won't stand behind. To answer the question, I'd go with a new Sierra (as I did earlier this month) with the 3.0 Duramax. The quality is miles above anything Ford is offering right now and it drives much nicer as well. I can't really speak to the Ram other than it seems to have a very nice interior but I'm not a fan of the exterior at all and it seems to have a lot of gimmick tech going on so that truck would be a non starter for me.
  5. Thanks! No, it's completely stock. It has the X31 package with Rancho shocks/struts so I don't know if that lifts it any over a non X31. Also, I just wanna say, the fuel mileage on this truck is insane when you keep it under 65 mph!
  6. Here's my brand new 2020 Sierra Elevation X31 with the 3.0 Duramax! I've been a Ford guy my whole life but after two lemons in a row and absolutely terrible customer service, I've given up on them and I couldn't be happier with my decision!
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