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What would you do.

This is my first post. I have had 3 different diesels a 7.3 Non turbo ford, a 6.5 chevy. and a 6.0 Powerstroke. The 03 Powerstroke was and is a total dissappoint. Its in a 03 F350 Crew cab and has been a problem since day two. I am switching to a dodge and wondering if I should try the mew motor and tranny or stay with the 5.9. About a $2000 savings. I would only consider the new because its setup for the new fuel. I pull a 31 ft trailer (5600lbs) and use it daily in construction. Fuel mileage is my number one consern.What would you do.
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Welcome to da garage. I would look for an 05 or 06 truck, so far I have heard a bunch of complaints about fuel mileage w/ the new 6.7. The 6.7's are supposed to have a very decent trans (6sp AISIN or 68re) maybe further down the road once they are main stream you can adapt one upto the 5.9. Power is supposed to be abundant w/ the 6.7's but you can always turn a 5.9 up a little if you need to.

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The new motor is supposed to be ok (mpg is down but all of mpg is down due to emissions). The asian trans sounds promosing but unproven. I dont htink youd go wrong w/a 5.9 and 5spd if you can find it.

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Iam kinda in the same boat. Got a 6.0 and hate it, looking at switching to the cummins. Would like the new engine and tranny but the 5.9 is looking better for fuel milage and proven.

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Less emissions = more power and better milage. Emissions on diesels is just dumb.
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go with the 5.9l u wont be sorry:93C_peelo on:
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The new motor is supposed to be ok (mpg is down but all of mpg is down due to emissions). The asian trans sounds promosing but unproven. I dont htink youd go wrong w/a 5.9 and 5spd if you can find it.
It AISIN. I h8 to correct you, but just so you know and when you are talking to someone else, you don't sound misinformed. But if you can find a 24v w/ a 5 speed that would be great because they are supposedly very very good on fuel. Do you need 4x4 or not? I've seen someone on here that just bought a 99 24v 2wd w/ 191K miles on it and is getting roughly 21mpg not towing anything.

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This is my first post. I have had 3 different diesels a 7.3 Non turbo ford, a 6.5 chevy. and a 6.0 Powerstroke. The 03 Powerstroke was and is a total dissappoint. Its in a 03 F350 Crew cab and has been a problem since day two. I am switching to a dodge and wondering if I should try the mew motor and tranny or stay with the 5.9. About a $2000 savings. I would only consider the new because its setup for the new fuel. I pull a 31 ft trailer (5600lbs) and use it daily in construction. Fuel mileage is my number one consern.What would you do.
If you want an automatic tranny, I recommend the 6.7 with the 6-speed. The new motor is quieter and much more powerful.

If you like manual trannys, try to find a good deal on a 5.9.
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I looked seriously at all 3 makers. It was probably going to be a Duramax for me until I heard about the new Dodge 6 speed. I had no interest in a 4 speed. I did as much due dilegence as possible: calculations, drove 4 speed, drove CC, even drove Ford. My new 3500 QC DRW just arrived, but I cannot fly out to get it for another 2 weeks. Picking it up from Futz Dodge in St. Louis. I will post MPG and update when it arrives. Need to get a gooseneck installed, then will be towing some with it.
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If you want an automatic tranny, I recommend the 6.7 with the 6-speed. The new motor is quieter and much more powerful.

If you like manual trannys, try to find a good deal on a 5.9.

Ditto,these are my thoughts exactly

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