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post #11 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2018, 01:13 AM
DonWarkentin
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If you read the article linked to in the first post, it says that VW, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Cummins, and Ford have all been caught with the illegal software for diesel engines. I think that Mercedes and BMW are in on it also. The diesel VWs are being bought back by VW at a cost of $30 billion. They are being shipped to third world countries that have no pollution control requirements. It is yet to be seen if General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Cummins, and Ford will be required to buy back all diesel vehicles and either crush them or ship them to third world countries. The other option is to modify them to make them comply, but apparently that would result in such a great loss in performance as well as mpg that they would be unusable.

2001 F350 XLT 4X4 crew cab, dual rear wheels, long bed, black, 7.3l turbo diesel, automatic transmission, 4.10, shift on the fly, running boards, sliding rear window, 38 gal fuel tank, Odyssey extreme 65-PC1750T batteries, Michelin LTX-MS2 rear tires, Sumitomo Encounter front tires, Shell Rotella Ultra elc, 11,500 gvwr, 20,000 gcwr, 7500 gvw, completely stock, 114,000 miles when purchased, now has 250,000 miles, repairs so far: two starters, batteries, cps, brakes, tires, alternator, ball joints, locking hub, wheel hub, AC compressor, serpentine belt, power steering pump, driver's side window, ignition switch, o-ring, Spectra premium radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat, thermostat housing, tensioner. Stolen twice so far, but recovered both times with major damage.

2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.
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