Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas

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2013/08/10 13:03:26 (permalink)

Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas

I'm getting ready to buy my truck in the next few weeks and I don't know anything about diesel engines.
I asked before if gas or diesel was better and it was about 1/2 and 1/2.
 
I've found two diesel trucks and one is a 4.5 litre V6 and the other is a inline 6.
Just looking for what the pros and cons are of each motor or will they work about the same for me. I don't plan on freeway driving, only moving around town about 5-10 times a day.
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    fishscale28
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/10 19:08:59 (permalink)
    Either will be fine but the inline 6 is a baby version of what big rigs use. I would opt for that if I had the choice
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/10 22:54:25 (permalink)
    look at horsepower and gearing before choosing the rear end gears will decide if it's a in town or hwy truck.
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/11 00:23:53 (permalink)
    Thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it.
    Is the V6 reliable.?
    Is the gearing labeled on the truck anywhere?
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/11 08:51:08 (permalink)
    What size is the inline?
    Is that a Duramax V6?
    Who makes both of the engines?
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/11 14:40:26 (permalink)
    The 2006 with 40k miles is a 4.5 litre V6 International.
    And the 2000 with 3,000 ORIGINAL miles is a 4.6 inline Catapillar.

    The 2000 truck is $6,000 more but it's only 600 miles away and the 2006 truck would have to be shipped for about $2k. But the seller of the 2006 truck also does the refurbishing at their facility.
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/12 00:03:48 (permalink)
    You could probably get the VIN and find out the rear end. I really think HUD be happy with either one. But getting info on the gear ratio is great advise and maybe use that as your deciding factor.
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/12 01:03:11 (permalink)
    I have the vin, how do I look up to see what rear end it has?
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/12 15:34:02 (permalink)
    You can try this-someone might have a better site that offers more without having to pay.  I'm sure there are a variety of sites available that can provide the info
     
    http://www.vindecoder.net/
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/12 16:34:14 (permalink)
    Thanks,
    I looked it up on that website and it has info but nothing about gearing.
    It says Driveline 4x2 but nothing specific.
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/13 08:48:29 (permalink)
    Both are great companies.
    If that is a 3126 Cat, they did have some issues with some EARLY engines.

    How's the topography out there?
    Looks like a plateau. If you don't have any hills to pull, either of these motors would be great.

    I have a 5.9 Cummins @190 hp and with the hills here, I drop 20 to 25 mph on long climbs on the highway. Flat ground pulls like crazy. ( well once I get it rolling).

    The build added about 7000 lbs to the truck.
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/13 23:39:45 (permalink)
    Thanks.
    I found the owner of the 2006 V6 VT275 truck and he said it was a piece or junk. The medical company even hired a lawyer to sue the International dealer who had worked on the truck.
    It kept breaking and could not be fixed.
    The medical company sold it to the Ford dealer for $7k and they took it to the auction.
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/13 23:52:45 (permalink)
    Well I guess that narrows it down!
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/14 09:17:11 (permalink)
    Ya I know. I'm getting frustrated trying to find a truck and now I'm scared of a diesel and started looking at gas. I talked to some dealers and they were saying if the diesel ever goes down it will be thousands and thousands to repair.
    I may just look for a concession trailer and have a brand nee one built and buy a larer model diesel pickup to pull it.

    I just rather have it all in one unit, I just can't seem to find a truck.
    I already have my startup money and I though id already have a truck being configured by now.
    post edited by Jasper1 - 2013/08/14 09:32:47
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/14 13:21:56 (permalink)
    look at some fed ex,ups diesel step vans they go for about 4k and up and are fleet maintained.how much are you planning/how to spend after build out?there are food truck already built for 8k and up,not on every street corner but they are out there.
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/14 22:31:07 (permalink)
    I cannot buy a completed built truck. I have specifics for mine that will not work with the completed truck since I am NOT using any kind of cooking equipment. I'm using a gelato case in my windows have to be 30 inches up from the floor and 70 inches wide.I wish I could find a truck already completed that I could use. Most everything I found have full kitchens and them and I do not need any cooking equipment
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/15 01:42:03 (permalink)
    Don't let too many people talk you out of a diesel. Sure if something serious goes wrong it will cost a penny but gassers can almost be the same. Plus diesels are made to work. And run hard. And do so economically. Buy a good, well checked out diesel (or gas for that matter) and maintain it properly. You'll be set. And there are tons of trucks out there. I remember looking for mine and having quite a selection even being as picky as I was. Set your standards and I guarantee a little leg work (eBay, search tempest, Craigslist, truck trader, etc) will yield great results. Check out old tool trucks too...
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/16 00:09:03 (permalink)
    Thanks, I may have found a nice 14ft gas truck in Coloado.
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/16 21:09:22 (permalink)
    Jump on dovebid dot com and look under transportation. Tons of step vans go to auction every month. Mainly trucks from Frito Lay.
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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/18 10:25:22 (permalink)
    Thanks.
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