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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-22-2007, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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What do you think?

About ford making their own diesels
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Introducing a new line of diesel motors is gonna be hard. Cummins and D-Max are some hard competition to beat. They're gonna have to put out something just as durable, reliable, and powerful. But who knows they might just be able to get it done. And if it's made by Ford it may be a little less expensive, or have a better warranty.

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I don't know if they're ready for a step of that size. With all of the expirence International has with diesel engines, and they still had a decent amount of trouble with the 6.0 liter, I find it hard to believe that Ford is capable of producing the engine as well as the rest of the truck. I realize that International was pushed by Ford and all of that, but they've got a decent amount of exprience, and still had lots of trouble meeting the demand. I guess time will tell what happens, but I don't think they're ready yet.

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I would have to agree....Ford will have to learn to quit trying to mess with the programming on them also. I think that had alot to do with the 6.0 troubles. I dont think they have the ability or the experience to get into their own engine building stage yet.

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I agree, I think that if ford starts making their own diesels they will have nothing but problems. My uncle has been working for ford for about 15 years and thinks its a terrible idea.
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I don't think they can aford it. Untill they dump all the dead weight brands they still own and get back to their roots and figure out what they can do well any new ventures would be a waist of assets I think ?

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Good point jmc, that is so true.

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I don't think they can aford it. Untill they dump all the dead weight brands they still own and get back to their roots and figure out what they can do well any new ventures would be a waist of assets I think ?
Too true, too true. Time will tell what happens, though. I think it is a mistake.

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I doubt they would be able to keep up with the quantity too. The way these truck are flying off the lots there no tell how long an order would take then. If they can do it more power to them. But if not, don't waste our time and money.

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Their gas motors are pretty darn durable. Almost problem free. If they build a diesel and have any quality that their gas motors have then we might have something good. Remember, if Ford goes into this venture their diesel will be built by Germans. That is always a good thing.
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