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#16 Username OFFLINE  



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Posted November 20, 2015 - 10:53 PM

XM radio has my Jazz/Blues 

Who would have ever guessed you were a blues fan.


I can almost hear you singing about one of your old Speedex's.

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 04:51 AM

Nice truck

but never was sold on the engines that shut down cylinders to much to go wrong

would be better off with one that hits all 8 all the time and should still get 19mpg

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 07:41 AM

I agree the shutting down of two cylinders has had a lot of problems before. Other than that nice truck!

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 09:16 AM

If I buy an 8 cylinder, I want an 8 cylinder.  Those DIS are real nice once you get used to them.  If you run it on instant MPG you will be surprised how much it changes your driving habits.  When I first got mine 3 years ago I started running 14 to 15 mpg.  Now I can consistently get 16.5 to 17.  2 don't sound like much but add that up over a years time and you have 2 or 3 tanks of gas at $65+ each.

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Old days in Cadillacs they were more mechanical shut-downs, that died soon.  Now with electric lifters, spark, timing and even cams, they can make stuff shut off or change with NO notice and not much mechanical change at all. Simpler in a certain way. I have to say I was in V-4 alot on my night of test driving and never noticed a thing or when it changed up or down. Not sure you can shut it off or not? Have to read up on this thing, re-learn how to work stuff. Kinda wanted to try the 8spd too, but has to be expensive one to get that, out of my range. I barely here or feel the six speed in this one it is so quiet inside cab. Pulling is where we will really test.

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 01:13 PM

Yeah the newer variable displacement engines are worlds better than the old 4-6-8 engines. Still too much electronic crap for me when I can get 22 mpg out of my old TBI 350s. Now the TBI 454 in the BlueOX was 13 MPG on a good day going down hill with a tail wind.