Sources: USA Today, Chrysler
quote: Agreed, Cummins is a good engine.
quote: The old one was getting a little dated, the new one might have the same dependability and have all the new tech that's in the f150.
quote: Diesels don't produce "constant high torque". It's based on throttle position, load and rpm.
quote: Diesels don't have incredibly "short piston strokes"...
quote: Diesels don't put any more stress on a chassis than an equivalent output gasoline engine.
quote: Odd...I have IH,Cummins,PS,and Cat diesels in my vehicles, I do all my own repair work, and yes they are much shorter stoked than their gasser equivalents.
quote: Are these engines turbo charged?
quote: Diesels don't have incredibly "short piston strokes"...Odd...I have IH,Cummins,PS,and Cat diesels in my vehicles, I do all my own repair work, and yes they are much shorter stoked than their gasser equivalents.
quote: Diesels have an incredibly short piston stroke which translate to huge torque numbers from the crank shaft.
quote: So like I said, if treated right these big diesels will just be breaking in at 100K miles. Try that with a gas engine.
quote: My uncle had his semi's Cummins overhauled for the third time and each time it had about 1M miles on it, last time was only 900K but close enough.
quote: Also with the average turnover rate of most consumers they are likely never even going to own the vehicle long enough to wear it out or even recoupe the extra cost for diesel anyways.
quote: . Less moving parts than a gas engine and practically bullet proof IMO
quote: Why does cruddy dirty diesel fuel cost as much as premium petrol here? (rhetorical, I know it's taxes)
quote: Crazy maintenance fees for oil changes and what-not (like $100 for an oil change, seriously!)
quote: Other than that, there shouldn't be any required maintenance on a diesel except maybe an air filter for at least 100k miles, and most diesel owners I know have done nothing other than change oil and air filters for 200k plus miles on them.
quote: You obviously don't own a diesel. The pumps ARE "cruddy and dirty". I usually wear a glove. The only diesel pumps that I've seen that are clean are at stations fairly far away from the freeways and I never see another diesel fueling there. Sure ULSD is cleaner than the old stuff but still not as clean as gas.
quote: Plus it's half owned by Fiat,
quote: I mean just make a pickup truck like the size of a Tacoma or Ranger that weighs less than 3000lbs and has a 1.8L engine like those old Chevy Luv pickup trucks of the 70s.