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2 hours ago, ShamrockShooter said:

I actually found myself speeding several times today because the engine is so smooth and quiet over 50 you don't realize how fast you are going.

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I've never driven one and probably never will but the power curve is impressive. I don't get the hate for it. They aren't marketing it as a V8 replacement and TFL showed it performed really well under hard use. For light use and around town it seems like a very good option.

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I tell you what I never considered it, but if you can tune it to add another 25 hp, put it in a trail boss, and I would have to think long and hard. Now I don't want to give this loaner up at 23 mpg and get my trail boss back at 17 mpg.

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4 hours ago, dukedkt442 said:

Post back when it hits 200k.

Yea, because countless 5.3s and 6.2s haven’t blown up well before 200k ?

 

It’s all in how you maintain it and treat it - and this includes not abusing it. 

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Interesting thread!  This engine would be my first choice as long as the towing specs meet my needs.  I paid $117 to fill up yesterday and I wasn't on empty.  Gas prices aren't going down nor is my salary going up.  GM does an excellent job, imo, of matching engines/powertrains to their advertised capacities.  My current CC 4X4 4.3 is rated to tow 7K lbs.  The GVWR of my current travel trailer is 7K  which is a a perfect match for my truck.  I have no trouble accepting change, especially when it saves me money!   I truly hope that this engine is embraced by the public which in turn will help to increase demand for more efficient ways to move our trucks.  

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59 minutes ago, ShamrockShooter said:

Controlled environment lab tests of a completely different vehicle and engine are completely irrelevant. 

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1 hour ago, MDSilveradoGuy said:

Yea, because countless 5.3s and 6.2s haven’t blown up well before 200k ?

 

It’s all in how you maintain it and treat it - and this includes not abusing it. 

Different engines, different topic. The number of those engines that regularly exceed 200k is far greater than those that don’t. It’s not like GM already doesn’t have a problem with its turbo 4s eating their own pistons, there’s been TSBs on it. 

 

A 4 cyl in a 6k will love its entire life being abused just by existing. 

 

With no real world testing yet completed, this engine’s longevity is unknown. Controlled environment lab testing is different than consumer testing. 

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On 4/6/2019 at 8:31 AM, KARNUT said:

Cylinder deactivation in a 4cylinder turbo, that's such a waste in a vehicle that heavy.


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In a vehicle that "Heavy" all that is need 80hp to propel said vehicle at HWY speeds.  So 2cyl is plenty,plenty to take a big truck with no load down the hwy!

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In a vehicle that "Heavy" all that is need 80hp to propel said vehicle at HWY speeds.  So 2cyl is plenty,plenty to take a big truck with no load down the hwy!

So 4cyl fuel mileage isn’t enough. Let’s just add more parts to break with cylinder deactivation. My 5.3 at 72 mph wasn’t in cylinder deactivation mode to make any difference in fuel mileage. I tested in the real world for 28K miles. Now maybe at 55 mph, who drives that. Otherwise wind drag keeps you out of cylinder deactivation unless going down hill when you’re coasting.


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Our dealership has one on the lot and its been there since December GM made them take it and its still there, they cant sell it.. I don't care how much HP and torque it has a 4 cylinder doesn't belong in a full size pick-up. Talk about a real let down when someone ask you "hey what size motor you got in there?" and you have to say a 4 cylinder.

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Well. Gals and Gents this topic was started for people who want to like or appreciate a new innovation. It will be a lot more fun to keep the negatives for another forum topic.

 

Yes it's a new engine and could be prone to failure. That aside, after a week behind the wheel of the 2.7, I think it is great at doing what it was designed to do. It's been surprisingly fun to drive, and that's coming from a 20 year V8 driver.

 

 

 

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