The workhorse Duramax 6.6-liter turbo...

The workhorse Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 engine General Motors uses in its heavy duty pickup

There are 82 comments on the AutoWeek story from Feb 9, 2008, titled The workhorse Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 engine General Motors uses in its heavy duty pickup. In it, AutoWeek reports that:

“This new investment demonstrates GM's commitment to invest in technologies that reduce the impact of our vehicles on the environment, while maintaining performance attributes required by customers in the areas of towing and hauling loads.”

The workhorse Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 engine General Motors uses in its heavy duty pickup trucks is being rebuilt to comply with tough new emissions standards that take effect in 2010. via AutoWeek

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Built Ford Tough

Philadelphia, PA

#21 Apr 27, 2008
barmanqb 13 wrote:
who ever you are "built ford tough" if all you can say as a come back is "Ford outsells Chevy and GMC and Toyota all together." HA HA HA you shouldn't say hurtfull things, why dont you come up with something original and even if they did out sell that doesnt mean they are a more reliable vehicle just that they are cheaper and there is saying "you get what you pay for." plus then you seriously need to do a little more homework before opening your mouth. ford does not out sell any of these companies. And ford sales, as was stated is drastically diminishing. ford tryed to bring out a number cars and trucks that were supposed to give them an edge and all of them have been flops for ford.
Here is the list lizard lips Ford is outselling everyone once again. Due to slow times Ford sales are down but they are still close to all combined you a hole. Maybe you should be more worried about your spelling, punctuation and grammar, rather than worried about truck sales.

Top 10 Pickups Sales Figures
Year-to-Date (YTD) March 2008

Ford F-Series
148,138 -13.7% YTD
March 2008: 54,465
March 2007: 71,481

Chevrolet Silverado
122,779 -19.6% YTD
March 2008: 42,561
March 2007: 55,626

Dodge Ram
68,862 -25.0% YTD
March 2008: 26,318
March 2007: 38,301

GMC Sierra
44,207 -7.5% YTD
March 2008: 15,919
March 2007: 16,503

Toyota Tundra
40,784 +41.6% YTD
March 2008: 14,311
March 2007: 13,196

Toyota Tacoma
39,776 -13.0% YTD
March 2008: 15,587
March 2007: 18,243

Ford Ranger
21,597 +16.8% YTD
March 2008: 8,620
March 2007: 7,989

Chevrolet Colorado
15,750 -20.3% YTD
March 2008: 5,126
March 2007: 7,685

Nissan Frontier
13,527 -20.4% YTD
March 2008: 4,802
March 2007: 7,254

Nissan Titan
11,355 -39.0% YTD
March 2008: 3,869
March 2007: 7,563
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2002 Toyota Tacoma D-Cab PreRunner
2006 VW Jetta TDI

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Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#22 Apr 27, 2008
Out sold GM, oh my god, I haven't heard that yet, thanks for the info, ya punk.

You sound like your 17 or maybe even 18, thats a lot of wisdom for a Lil guy.

I don't personally care if your ford is better or if it's out sold a Volkswagen, I think they are junk, I also don't think it matters much what you think or I think is the best make, it's a personal choice, give it up punk.

Now, for the buddy of yours with the totally junk Duramax, I think your full of shit, these made up things you say pretty much shoots any validity you did have right in the ass.

Ok, tell me one more time how your ford out sold everybody, for old time sakes ok?

Is it true? by your location shown are you really in a court house?

Man those teenagers anyway, they just don't change.

70plyRR

Since: Aug 07

Trumbull CT

#23 Apr 27, 2008
The Duramax with an Allison is a wonderful offering. It enjoys wonderful reliability and long-haul dependability. As for the sales issue, that’s pushing it a bit. You have to remember GM doesn’t combine the sales of Sierra and Silverado. In reality GM outsells FORD in the truck department. Combined, the total GM sales are 166986.
Uncle Vick

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Apr 28, 2008
Wow, per those numbers the Tundra is up 40% and that is truly remarkable. I always bash the Tundra but I didn't realize it had such strong sales.
Built Ford Tough

Philadelphia, PA

#25 Apr 28, 2008
Wenis wrote:
Out sold GM, oh my god, I haven't heard that yet, thanks for the info, ya punk.
You sound like your 17 or maybe even 18, thats a lot of wisdom for a Lil guy.
I don't personally care if your ford is better or if it's out sold a Volkswagen, I think they are junk, I also don't think it matters much what you think or I think is the best make, it's a personal choice, give it up punk.
Now, for the buddy of yours with the totally junk Duramax, I think your full of shit, these made up things you say pretty much shoots any validity you did have right in the ass.
Ok, tell me one more time how your ford out sold everybody, for old time sakes ok?
Is it true? by your location shown are you really in a court house?
Man those teenagers anyway, they just don't change.
It is the name of a town you stupid moron.
Built Ford Tough

Philadelphia, PA

#26 Apr 28, 2008
Uncle Vick wrote:
Wow, per those numbers the Tundra is up 40% and that is truly remarkable. I always bash the Tundra but I didn't realize it had such strong sales.
A thouand more trucks than last March. That is simply Amazing..
Built Ford Tough

Philadelphia, PA

#27 Apr 28, 2008
70plyRR wrote:
The Duramax with an Allison is a wonderful offering. It enjoys wonderful reliability and long-haul dependability. As for the sales issue, that’s pushing it a bit. You have to remember GM doesn’t combine the sales of Sierra and Silverado. In reality GM outsells FORD in the truck department. Combined, the total GM sales are 166986.
For one thing the year is not over, when the new 09 hits, the #'s will jump this summer. And if you look at the previous March Ford is down 20,000 trucks. Every other year Ford has smashed Chevy and Gm. I will look it all up and post it..
Truckin

Kernersville, NC

#28 Apr 28, 2008
Let's just wait till the numbers come out for the full year.
Truckin

Kernersville, NC

#29 Apr 28, 2008
Uncle Vick wrote:
Wow, per those numbers the Tundra is up 40% and that is truly remarkable. I always bash the Tundra but I didn't realize it had such strong sales.
It's about time you came around after all that rhetoric you spew.
Truckin

Kernersville, NC

#30 Apr 28, 2008
Built Ford Tough wrote:
<quoted text>A thouand more trucks than last March. That is simply Amazing..
An increase is an increase. It sure beats the beating that Ford took.

70plyRR

Since: Aug 07

Trumbull CT

#31 Apr 28, 2008
Built Ford Tough wrote:
<quoted text>For one thing the year is not over, when the new 09 hits, the #'s will jump this summer. And if you look at the previous March Ford is down 20,000 trucks. Every other year Ford has smashed Chevy and Gm. I will look it all up and post it..
Hey look man, I am not anti FORD, so get over it. Just remember that GM splits the sales of Sierra and Silverado. I hope FORD does well with their trucks. I like Chevy, Dodge and Ford. Geez
1BADGMC2

Saint Paul, MN

#32 Apr 30, 2008
Truckin wrote:
<quoted text>
Tundra pulls 20mpg EPA estimates (new calculation for 2008) so 21mpg is certainly possible and I have achieved it on many occasions. It's called a 6-speed tranny with a nice 6th gear ratio to keep the RPMS low and a VVT motor that can adjust base cam timing (try that in your DuraMax).
As for your wet dream of a 3500 with a Duramax getting 23.1mpg.....well dream on brother. All of your diesel forum buddies are getting well below that. Once diesel went up in price all the diesel owners started bragging about ridonk mileage as a way to "ease their pain" of paying a premium for a truck that gets no better fuel economy, is often unloaded or not towing, and now the diesel fuel costs 20% higher than gas.
Sounds like owning a diesel just will never pay for itself with the current economics.
Say what you will about your tundra, i know better. everything i told you about my mileage is as i said. as far as the new mileage calibrations go, just another stunt by whoever came up with it. we'll see if you're singin the same tune by the end of the summer to mid-fall when gasoline is projected to surpass all fuels and could be as high as $6-7.00 a gallon. you'll be the one with the effed up wet dream T machine. of course i realize diesel will be right up there with it, but it is projected by many to be higher. stopped by the T dealer the other day, they dont even claim 20 mpg on thier own sticker. commercials say 18 and we all know how optimistic auto manufacturers are with thier mileage calcs. i believe T T's are a good truck, dont get me wrong, just not what you say. we'll see what happens when the 4.5 v8 duramax comes out in the half tons and suvs. 310hp, 520lb.ft. torque and from what i've heard, the best mileage ever in a v8 truck period, to the tune of 25-30mpg. a v6 and i4 are also projected, but no date given as to when. i know targeted m ileage for the v6 is 35-40 and the i4 45-55. when that day comes, the big T will certainly be a cryin! GM RULES! POWER AND MILEAGE!
1BADGMC2

Saint Paul, MN

#33 Apr 30, 2008
Wenis wrote:
This is cool, all you brand loyal folks poking fun at each other, who cares which one out sells the other, drive what you want, good lord it's America man.
I personally own a 2004 D-Max and love the hell out of it, my mileage isn't that high but I can live with the 19 miles per gallon and the HyperTech chip. I can't believe the power this thing puts out.
That old wives tale about Ford out selling GM is cute, the real tell tale sign is just look at the resale price of used when it comes to GM versus Ford, absolutely no comparison. If you take the same comparable truck be it loaded or not there's thousands of dollars in worth that put Gm into a whole different class of truck.
You are exactly correct! GM RULES! FORD BLOWS!
Uncle Vick

Philadelphia, PA

#34 Apr 30, 2008
The Ford PowerJoke (ITEC) engine has the highest warranty rate of any production ever. Enough said.

70plyRR

Since: Aug 07

Trumbull CT

#35 Apr 30, 2008
And toyota keeps on slapping rebates on the tundra, enough said.
Uncle Vick

Philadelphia, PA

#36 May 1, 2008
70plyRR wrote:
And toyota keeps on slapping rebates on the tundra, enough said.
Toyota posts $3.5 BILLION profits ever quarter.

GM.......well.....

70plyRR

Since: Aug 07

Trumbull CT

#37 May 1, 2008
Wow, and Toyota doesn’t have legacy costs or a blood thirsty union, nor is it an American company, well.
Johnny Wishbone

Dallas, TX

#39 May 1, 2008
built Ford Tough wrote:
<quoted text>Ford outsells Chevy and GMC and Toyota all together.
That's not true...if you combine both Chevy and GMC..all GM's together they are number one selling truck on the planet...not to mention they don't blow flames out of the back of them from poor engineering or have a 3/4 ton diesel that gets the same mileage as a gasonline 3/4 ton which i know from several friends that they do. Sorry i just couldn't hold back
Johnny Wishbone

Dallas, TX

#40 May 1, 2008
built Ford Tough wrote:
<quoted text>Like I said Ford outsells GMC, Chevy and Toyota combined. Nithing you can say
All that says is that there are a lot of uneducated consumers out there who don't know a good truck from a hole in the ground!!! McDonalds sells a lot more food than Del Frisco's but that doesn't mean that McDonalds has better food...does it?
Johnny Wishbone

Dallas, TX

#41 May 1, 2008
if you would add chevy and gmc together which is the same truck same manufacturer you will see that they outsell ford
Built Ford Tough wrote:
<quoted text>Here is the list lizard lips Ford is outselling everyone once again. Due to slow times Ford sales are down but they are still close to all combined you a hole. Maybe you should be more worried about your spelling, punctuation and grammar, rather than worried about truck sales.
Top 10 Pickups Sales Figures
Year-to-Date (YTD) March 2008
Ford F-Series
148,138 -13.7% YTD
March 2008: 54,465
March 2007: 71,481
Chevrolet Silverado
122,779 -19.6% YTD
March 2008: 42,561
March 2007: 55,626
Dodge Ram
68,862 -25.0% YTD
March 2008: 26,318
March 2007: 38,301
GMC Sierra
44,207 -7.5% YTD
March 2008: 15,919
March 2007: 16,503
Toyota Tundra
40,784 +41.6% YTD
March 2008: 14,311
March 2007: 13,196
Toyota Tacoma
39,776 -13.0% YTD
March 2008: 15,587
March 2007: 18,243
Ford Ranger
21,597 +16.8% YTD
March 2008: 8,620
March 2007: 7,989
Chevrolet Colorado
15,750 -20.3% YTD
March 2008: 5,126
March 2007: 7,685
Nissan Frontier
13,527 -20.4% YTD
March 2008: 4,802
March 2007: 7,254
Nissan Titan
11,355 -39.0% YTD
March 2008: 3,869
March 2007: 7,563
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Editor, PUTC
2002 Toyota Tacoma D-Cab PreRunner
2006 VW Jetta TDI

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