Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern California
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Hey guys. Well, due to smog laws looming over head, I've been thinking of trading my 24v in on a 6.7L. I love my 24v but the twins and sticks, and cam and goodies won't pass smog, and if I get it smogged then throw the mods back on and get caught, its a hefty ticket that I don't want to worry about.
So, my first impressions driving the 6.7 are that I like it. It seems like a nice truck. What problems are you guys having with them and how do you like them. Also what kind of mileage do you see out of them when left stock? If I buy one it will be a quadcab, long box, manual, 4x4 with 3.73's. If I keep it at around 60-65 what kind of mileage can I expect unloaded on the freeway? and what about towing around 10-12k?
I have 55,000 miles on my 07. Other then a water pump leak(see "My first problem" thread) I have been completly trouble free. I have made 19+ mpg a number of times, on freeway driving completly empty @ 70-75mph. Normal every day driving with tool box etc on the farm which is closer to city driving with county roads mixed in I get 14.5-15mpg. IMO the secret to minimizing plugged dpf (which I have never seen) is to drive it with a heavy foot
and minimize the idling.
Hope this helps you.
Remember not to talk bad about farmers with your mouth full!
2013 6.7 CTD 2500, 800 ft-lbs torque, 4x4 crewcab Larmine Longhorn edition, 6 sp. auto, 2 tone white/gold
--07 6.7CTD 2500 4x4, Quad Cab, Big Horn Pkg. 3.73, airbags, 6sp auto, with Mag-Hytec deep pan.- sold but not forgotten.
--08 36' Jazz 5th wheel,triple slide, 12,000lbs
--28' 22,400# PJ goosneck beaver tail trailer
--95 & 96 5.9CTD 4x4 5sp. ext. cab. 33x12.50x16 front, 33x15.50x16 rear tires. R-1 tread, wheelbase shortened 30". Used as tugs on farm
--81 IH 1800, DT466 210hp, 10 speed,
--95 FL70, 8.3 cummins 275hp, 10speed
--79 GMC 7000, DD 6V53 210 hp, 6sp ally
-- A whole bunch farm equipment, all colors
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