So where in CO are you John. How long are you going to be in there?
Did that Ford have a V-6 twin turbo?Our 2001 Chevy Suburban with the 350 CI motor is NOT a diesel by a long shot...
but with patience and willingness to allow it to do the job, it will get you there eventually.
I bought an iTune programmer https://www.diablosport.com/performance-programmer-gm-vehicles/
and wow! what a difference that made.
Where before, the truck just hung up in drive and would not downshift properly, or even develop enough torque to upshift when pulling the Toy Hauler,
after reprogramming the engine ECM and the Tranny's controller, whatever that is called,
it now works like it should....
I was able to put the truck in "Tow Haul" mode, and when a hill was close, I just pushed the throttle hard enough to get it to downshift at the bottom of the hill while full speed was still with us, and it would go up 4% and 5% grades w/o loosing any, or very much speed.... drops of 2-3 mph I can live with.
On one 8% grade, it dropped all the way down to 1st gear and ran at 4500 rpm until we crested over the top, and then thunk, thunk, it went back to 3rd gear and 2200 rpm again.
The Suburban is the perfect vehicle for crowd comfort with big dogs and two people.
The Ford Excursion is also, we had to rent one of those a couple years ago after my daughter's car was Customized by a Buck Deer.
I could live with a new Ford Excursion if pressed to do so :rofl:
but won't be buying one myself, out of my league.
the '98 Dodge Diesel noise factor? worst vehicle I have ever driven for comfort....
pulls like a mule, but fuel mpg between 9-12 and noise so loud, I wore ear muffs.
I love the Fords best for their interior comfort and quiet, . the leather seat in my Suburban is too hard on my buns. Prefer cloth velour for that...
Did that Ford have a V-6 twin turbo?
We were looking at new trucks to pull a camper. I wanted a V-8. The salesman said that the v-6 turbo has a higher towing rating than the V-8. I looked it up and he is correct.I don't know that I ever looked under the hood. I really doubt it though, because it had plent of punch.
It had more than enough power to pull my m/c trailer which was loaded up with doggie supplies, and our camping stuff. no bike on that trip.
it got about 18-20 mpg IIRC?
odd this just came up, I kept records on the fuel mileage in my phone right up until about a week ago, and though why? and deleted them :grin3:
I have to tell you I doubted him at first. Then did some homework:Don't believe everything a sales guy tells you!!!! They want sales and selling a monster SUV with a V6 is going to be a hard sell. Horsepower figures are great press but horsepower does not pull weight, torque does, And torque at lower rpms specifically. You are not going to get that from a small displacement turbocharged engine. If that were the case over the road trucks would have gone that route very quickly since fuel mileage is there bottom line.