Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: n. missouri
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i have had chevy( 94 model diesel before duramax), ford 02 powerstroke (7.3l) and dodge. 12v, 24v, 5.9 crd, and 08 6.7. the chevy was most comfortable. and engine i had was no problem. but not as powerful as new models and not around any more. ford likewise not around any more. but it was the most reliable of the fords. dont know much about fords newest engine. 6.7l v8. but was talking to mechanics and service foreman in locakl ford dealership. they said 7.3 good. 6.0 stay away from. and 6.4 passable. they were concerned about the aluminum heads on an iron block. stated that different expansion rate could cause problems. and if the 2011 ford iss like the 6.4's you have to remove the cab to do much work on them. the dodges i have had were all very reliable. never an engine issue. dodge isnt as comfortable as ford or chevy. i currently have 08 dodge 6.7. no problems except had to replace batteries at 50K miles. i guess my choice of dodge over chevy and ford is an inline 6 over a v8. also chevy with a japanese engine. but other than multiple problems with the 6.0 ford all seem good choices.
2011 silverado lt, crewcab, short bed, 4X4, d-max/ allison