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Old 11-28-2011, 10:51 PM
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My two bits as a Service Manager.

DO NOT buy a Cummins unless you really intend on working it VERY hard all the time. It is an engine that is designed to be worked. We have many trucks come in all coked up with carbon and the drivers swear that they work their trucks. When we scan the trucks, it shows that the truck has been used 30-40% of the time at less that 50% throttle. It shows that even people who think that they are using their trucks are really idling and driving at city speeds. When the Cummins gets coked up, it is not considered a warranty issue and the cleaning of the carbon can get very costly, like thousands costly.

If you are looking at towing some of the time and still need a truck, a gas engine is the much better way to go nowadays in my opinion.
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