Gas & Diesel Titans go head to head on the Gauntlet

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Surprised this hasn't been up here yet.

Not sure what Nissan was doing when they tuned the diesel, but it got smoked by the new version of the 5.6 Gas motor... Over a minute faster up the hill with the same load! Plus they had to keep lifting to stay under the speed limit.... hmmm....

 
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Pretty disappointing performance by Cummins.

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Looks like Nissan bit off more than they can chew. I'm not sure what market segment they we after, likely the ECODiesel segment or were they after the 3/4 ton market. Too expensive and lack-luster performance, they need to go back to the drawing board, reduce cost, and retune the engine.
 
  
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How is the best pickup chosen by a drag race ?

That's not the point. The pressurized oil burner should have made short work of this test at altitude. It also used nearly as much fuel over the same course, which is echoed in the feedback from Fuelly users.

Cummins missed the mark with this motor somewhere, or the transmission calibration is out to lunch.
 
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Boost it and Lose!
Anyone would be foolish to buy a new Diesel car or truck with all the overpriced BS emissions.
Maybe lease it for 3 years and let it go back.

I have so many customers with TDIs that are broken emissions wise and waiting for the big buyout from VW to finally come.

Buyer beware of any new Diesel garbage! If anyone on this forum thinks they are going to have a 6 year or better note on a Diesel truck and keep it past 100K with zero issues think again.

Regards, Fred
 
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The feds are requiring diesel emissions equipment to be warrantied for 10 years. That will make the manufacturers design and build more reliable emission systems, or it will effect their bottom line.

It's just a mechanical system, they will perfect it soon.
 
  
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The feds are requiring diesel emissions equipment to be warrantied for 10 years. That will make the manufacturers design and build more reliable emission systems, or it will effect their bottom line.

It's just a mechanical system, they will perfect it soon.

Except that it's a moving target.
 
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Except that it's a moving target.

It may be a moving target forward but not backwards. A buyer knows what he's getting into when he signs on the dotted line.

It's always been like this.
 
 
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