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Jasper1

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Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Sat, 08/10/13 1:03 PM (permalink)
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.
Thanks
 
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    fishscale28

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    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Sat, 08/10/13 7:08 PM (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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      daddywoofdawg

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      Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Sat, 08/10/13 10:54 PM (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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        Jasper1

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        Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Sun, 08/11/13 12:23 AM (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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          MurphyR

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          Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Sun, 08/11/13 8:51 AM (permalink)
          What size is the inline?
          Is that a Duramax V6?
          Who makes both of the engines?
           
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            Jasper1

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            Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Sun, 08/11/13 2:40 PM (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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              fishscale28

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              Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Mon, 08/12/13 12:03 AM (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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                Jasper1

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                Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Mon, 08/12/13 1:03 AM (permalink)
                I have the vin, how do I look up to see what rear end it has?
                 
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                  fishscale28

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                  Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Mon, 08/12/13 3:34 PM (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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                    Jasper1

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                    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Mon, 08/12/13 4:34 PM (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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                      MurphyR

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                      Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Tue, 08/13/13 8:48 AM (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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                        Jasper1

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                        Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Tue, 08/13/13 11:39 PM (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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                          fishscale28

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                          Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Tue, 08/13/13 11:52 PM (permalink)
                          Well I guess that narrows it down!
                           
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                            Jasper1

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                            Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Wed, 08/14/13 9:17 AM (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.
                            <message edited by Jasper1 on Wed, 08/14/13 9:32 AM>
                             
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                              daddywoofdawg

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                              Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Wed, 08/14/13 1:21 PM (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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                                Jasper1

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                                Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Wed, 08/14/13 10:31 PM (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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                                  fishscale28

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                                  Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Thu, 08/15/13 1:42 AM (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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                                    Jasper1

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                                    Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Fri, 08/16/13 12:09 AM (permalink)
                                    Thanks, I may have found a nice 14ft gas truck in Coloado.
                                     
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                                      Kokomo_Sno

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                                      Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Fri, 08/16/13 9:09 PM (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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                                        Jasper1

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                                        Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas Sun, 08/18/13 10:25 AM (permalink)
                                        Thanks.
                                         
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