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2 minutes ago, Another JR said:

There are very few issues that can’t be addressed by a Swansonism. 

I hate to admit that I had to google that....Totally hilarious......

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Just now, Another JR said:

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Too funny.  I think a duramax is in my future.  I've got just a few more years before I pull the rip cord at Delta.  And we want to buy a huge 5th wheel to live in full time so we can enjoy summers in Maine and head to Ft. Lauderdale during the winters.  And not own a house that we have to pay huge taxes on along with absurd homeowners insurance.  I think this is the direction we will go.

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And after I pull the rip cord I'm thinking the FAA could use some commercial experience from me.  Maybe, maybe not.  But when I do I think I will apply for an online job to help out.  Just maybe they will would like some advice from an old commercial airline mechanic like me...lol..

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Dale, I only know you from online here in this forum but I've got a pretty good idea that YOU do not fit the mold of the modern FAA.  Missed it by 15 years or so, which is about how long I have been retired.  Was getting bad then.  Well unless you were considering turning yourself into an ugly woman.  :)  

 

As to the topic at hand, I have had wonderful luck with my first diesel.  Could be my country location helps as it almost always goes far enough to get warmed up, does very little city driving. 

 

 

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14 hours ago, XY74 said:

Dale, I only know you from online here in this forum but I've got a pretty good idea that YOU do not fit the mold of the modern FAA.  Missed it by 15 years or so, which is about how long I have been retired.  Was getting bad then.  Well unless you were considering turning yourself into an ugly woman.  :)  

 

As to the topic at hand, I have had wonderful luck with my first diesel.  Could be my country location helps as it almost always goes far enough to get warmed up, does very little city driving. 

 

 

You are absolutely correct sir about the fitting the mold.  Heck I don't even fit the mold at Delta anymore.  After over 36 years there I'm a total dinosaur that is being overridden by DEI...and all of the other woke stuff.  I so don't belong out there anymore but I'm going to torture them a few more years getting all I can get....lol...

Thank you for your comments on a diesel.  I really appreciate it sir!

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2 hours ago, waltman said:

You have to admit, this forum is not full of people complaining about emission repairs on these trucks. 

Or at least I haven't seen them if there is.

That's a great point you make and I do agree with it.  Thank you very much sir!

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On 2/17/2024 at 8:27 PM, Jettech1 said:

That's a great point you make and I do agree with it.  Thank you very much sir!

While I think there aren't a lot of complaints about diesels on here - there are on the Duramax forums. I was in a 2016 High Country 2500 Duramax and had SO MANY issues with the emissions systems on that truck that I got frustrated and traded it in for a 6.6 gas. My wife's business had the same types of issues with their 2017 GMC 2500 Duramax. Here are some "normal" diesel issues that made me go back to gas:

 

- You can't idle for long periods without gumming up the DEF components (I killed 2 DEF heaters by idling too much)

- You can't let the truck sit for more than a week or so without killing the DEF system (the fluid can dry/crystalize) I killed a DEF pump because I was driving my Impala and let the truck sit for a few moths

- Diesels don't like traffic, so you will need to make sure you have times you can get on the interstate and cruise for a while

 

Now, with that said, some things I miss:

 

- Better mileage (about 23mpg around town with my 2016 and about 17mpg around town with my 6.6)

- The torque, ugh. It was a beautiful thing

 

I normally tow a 3 horse gooseneck that weighs about 8,000 pounds and a 5th wheel that weighs about 10,500 pounds several times a year. The 6.6 gas pulls it without any issues and all I have to worry about are oil changes. 

 

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13 hours ago, kevin74 said:

While I think there aren't a lot of complaints about diesels on here - there are on the Duramax forums. I was in a 2016 High Country 2500 Duramax and had SO MANY issues with the emissions systems on that truck that I got frustrated and traded it in for a 6.6 gas. My wife's business had the same types of issues with their 2017 GMC 2500 Duramax. Here are some "normal" diesel issues that made me go back to gas:

 

- You can't idle for long periods without gumming up the DEF components (I killed 2 DEF heaters by idling too much)

- You can't let the truck sit for more than a week or so without killing the DEF system (the fluid can dry/crystalize) I killed a DEF pump because I was driving my Impala and let the truck sit for a few moths

- Diesels don't like traffic, so you will need to make sure you have times you can get on the interstate and cruise for a while

 

Now, with that said, some things I miss:

 

- Better mileage (about 23mpg around town with my 2016 and about 17mpg around town with my 6.6)

- The torque, ugh. It was a beautiful thing

 

I normally tow a 3 horse gooseneck that weighs about 8,000 pounds and a 5th wheel that weighs about 10,500 pounds several times a year. The 6.6 gas pulls it without any issues and all I have to worry about are oil changes. 

 

Thank you so much for your in depth write up.  It's full of excellent real world information to think about.  I truly appreciate the time you took, again thank you very much sir!!

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On 2/29/2024 at 9:45 AM, kevin74 said:

While I think there aren't a lot of complaints about diesels on here - there are on the Duramax forums. I was in a 2016 High Country 2500 Duramax and had SO MANY issues with the emissions systems on that truck that I got frustrated and traded it in for a 6.6 gas. My wife's business had the same types of issues with their 2017 GMC 2500 Duramax. Here are some "normal" diesel issues that made me go back to gas:

 

- You can't idle for long periods without gumming up the DEF components (I killed 2 DEF heaters by idling too much)

- You can't let the truck sit for more than a week or so without killing the DEF system (the fluid can dry/crystalize) I killed a DEF pump because I was driving my Impala and let the truck sit for a few moths

- Diesels don't like traffic, so you will need to make sure you have times you can get on the interstate and cruise for a while

 

Now, with that said, some things I miss:

 

- Better mileage (about 23mpg around town with my 2016 and about 17mpg around town with my 6.6)

- The torque, ugh. It was a beautiful thing

 

I normally tow a 3 horse gooseneck that weighs about 8,000 pounds and a 5th wheel that weighs about 10,500 pounds several times a year. The 6.6 gas pulls it without any issues and all I have to worry about are oil changes. 

 

Now that I've had some time to really digest your comments and read your reply many times as well, here's what a diesel would be put through if I owned one.  I don't idle long at all if hardly ever, I use my truck daily going back and forth to work unloaded 11 miles each way.  A small bit of that is interstate of which is where I stomp on my gasser, I would do the same with a diesel.  My wife and I often use my truck for road trips unloaded because it's so comfortable, we would do the same with a diesel.  It would tow our camper probably 5k miles a year for now until we buy a 5th wheel, then more miles each year.  I've had my gasser for 18 months and have 21k on it, so the mileage isn't really an issue.  I've never gone more than a few days without driving my truck.  So knowing what a diesel would be put through, in my life, do you think it's a bad idea?

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On 2/17/2024 at 9:29 AM, XY74 said:

Dale, I only know you from online here in this forum but I've got a pretty good idea that YOU do not fit the mold of the modern FAA.  Missed it by 15 years or so, which is about how long I have been retired.  Was getting bad then.  Well unless you were considering turning yourself into an ugly woman.  :)  

 

As to the topic at hand, I have had wonderful luck with my first diesel.  Could be my country location helps as it almost always goes far enough to get warmed up, does very little city driving. 

 

 

If you don't mind sir I would like your comments too about what I just wrote to kevin74.  Thank you in advance!!

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