Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas

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Jasper1
Hamburger
2013/08/10 13:03:26
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
fishscale28
Cheeseburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/10 19:08:59
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
daddywoofdawg
Cheeseburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/10 22:54:25
look at horsepower and gearing before choosing the rear end gears will decide if it's a in town or hwy truck.
Jasper1
Hamburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/11 00:23:53
Thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it.
Is the V6 reliable.?
Is the gearing labeled on the truck anywhere?
MurphyR
Junior Burger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/11 08:51:08
What size is the inline?
Is that a Duramax V6?
Who makes both of the engines?
Jasper1
Hamburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/11 14:40:26
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.
fishscale28
Cheeseburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/12 00:03:48
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.
Jasper1
Hamburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/12 01:03:11
I have the vin, how do I look up to see what rear end it has?
fishscale28
Cheeseburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/12 15:34:02
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/
Jasper1
Hamburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/12 16:34:14
Thanks,
I looked it up on that website and it has info but nothing about gearing.
It says Driveline 4x2 but nothing specific.
MurphyR
Junior Burger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/13 08:48:29
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.
Jasper1
Hamburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/13 23:39:45
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.
fishscale28
Cheeseburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/13 23:52:45
Well I guess that narrows it down!
Jasper1
Hamburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/14 09:17:11
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
daddywoofdawg
Cheeseburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/14 13:21:56
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.
Jasper1
Hamburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/14 22:31:07
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
fishscale28
Cheeseburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/15 01:42:03
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...
Jasper1
Hamburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/16 00:09:03
Thanks, I may have found a nice 14ft gas truck in Coloado.
Kokomo_Sno
Junior Burger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/16 21:09:22
Jump on dovebid dot com and look under transportation. Tons of step vans go to auction every month. Mainly trucks from Frito Lay.
Jasper1
Hamburger
Re:Diesel V6 v/s inline 6 OR gas 2013/08/18 10:25:22
Thanks.