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09-03-2009 12:06 PM  8 years agoPost 21
T Koffler

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I thought Ford owned Cummins but they have some kind of deal with Dodge? I have a 2000 F350 4wd duallie. It has the 7.3 power stroke, or International 444e, or whatever you want to call it. I have no complaints.. It has 180k on it and runs perfect. I think after the 7.3 Ford went down hill... If Ford could put Cummins engines in the Superduty it would be perfect....

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09-03-2009 12:47 PM  8 years agoPost 22
hootowl

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Todd,

Ford has nothing to do with nor does it own Cummins. That's a silly rumor that always gets brought up. Your 7.3 is a great engine. That's why you had great service from it and you are correct, in 2003 when the sick point ohh, or should I say sick leaker, came out it was downhill from there and it doesn't look like they are going anywhere fast with this new engine.

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09-03-2009 01:21 PM  8 years agoPost 23
rogers259

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Doesen't Toyota have a diesel truck coming out? That should put a spin on the market to I would suspect...
Yes at the 2008 SEMA show Toyota revieled a Concept 1 ton Hino powered diesel. Again notice the choice of a straight 6 engine.

http://www.dieselpowermag.com/featu...esel/index.html

I doubt this will ever come to market, Toyota seems to be pretty focused on compact cars at the moment. Before this concept was released it was widely believed that Cat and Toyota were in talks to form a relationship. However Toyota and Hino have a long history together and the Hino engine is a solid platform.

Down the road its very possible that Toyota could release a Tacoma(light truck) with a inline 4 and a Tundra(3/4 ton & 1ton) with the inline 6 as Hino already has both platforms in place and are proven.

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09-03-2009 07:32 PM  8 years agoPost 24
irocu88

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Ford has nothing to do with nor does it own Cummins
According to the ford dealership where my bro is their lead diesel mechanic they do....I would think they would know.

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09-03-2009 07:53 PM  8 years agoPost 25
rogers259

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No...They do not own Cummins, and from the sec searches I ran they don't currently own any stock in the company. Back in 1994 Ford owned about 7% stock in Cummins.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Does_Ford...own_Cummins_Inc

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09-03-2009 08:10 PM  8 years agoPost 26
hootowl

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According to the ford dealership
Is this the same dealership that tells you their truck has a very good diesel in it?

I'll bet Ford wished they owned Cummins though.

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09-04-2009 01:43 AM  8 years agoPost 27
irocu88

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Thanks rogers, I always thought the same thing...guess I will have to slap the service Mgr next time I am there, I am actually not a ford guy, but I would take a ford like the new raptor over a dodge any day.

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09-04-2009 01:59 AM  8 years agoPost 28
hootowl

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There is a big line at the Ford service counter that said the same thing LOL

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09-04-2009 04:52 AM  8 years agoPost 29
JasonJ

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One thing I really like about diesels is how easy it is to ramp up the power. Between plug n play modules and propane injection, you can have a BEAST.

You are correct Hootowl, the enviroMENTALS are in the way of their own mission, which tells me they are more interested in being heard than saying anything sensible. I don't even want to get started on that...

You are also correct about the Isuzu/Duramax being a good engine, it's a little more up to date than I realized. I still have hopes for the Ford engine....

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