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5.6 gas or 5.0 diesel for farm work truck?

  • Diesel

    Votes: 18 66.7%
  • Gas

    Votes: 9 33.3%

  • Total voters
    27
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2017 Pro 4X, 59k, 6" RC Lift on 35s... Love the look, hate the turbo lag/lack of get up and go. Only issue was a heater door actuator went bad and covered under warranty. I do have a small annoying rattle on the driver's door panel that needs to get fixed. Other than the lack of power as compared to a 6.7 Powerstroke, this truck is more than nice enough for me. Gas mileage seems erratic. I fill it up and get 369 miles on one tank and the next will be 270.... I think it may have something to do with regens. Ford seems to be getting way better economy from a bigger badder engine. I did not calibrate for tire size and it seems to be about 3mph off on the highway going 77, it's actually 80. So the bigger tires didn't really affect that much.
 

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My def tank is still full From when I bought it.
deleted at 1000 miles roughly and haven’t had a single problem. 2018 5.0 Titan Xd. Love my truck, if it had the right anatomy I’d F*** it. But hey that’s just my opinion.
I dont see how yall are complaining about def. I forget I even have to put the shit I do it so rarely. I go around 2500 miles before having to add any
 

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My def tank is still full From when I bought it.
deleted at 1000 miles roughly and haven’t had a single problem. 2018 5.0 Titan Xd. Love my truck, if it had the right anatomy I’d F*** it. But hey that’s just my opinion.
That's incredible! I've thought about doing the same to mine to prevent the imminent future problems that will surely arise. Where did you source all your goodies in order to do it?
 

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My def tank is still full From when I bought it.
deleted at 1000 miles roughly and haven’t had a single problem. 2018 5.0 Titan Xd. Love my truck, if it had the right anatomy I’d F*** it. But hey that’s just my opinion.
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2016 Platinum Reserve manufactured in the fall of 2016. The original title was issued in December 2016 and was a company lease vehicle. I bought it in May of 2018 with 12,000 miles on it. Researched all service work performed prior to my purchase and the only things that were done were oil change and ECM updates. Mechanically, no problems here. I have 25,000 miles on it so far. I tow a 10,000 lb trailer a few times a year and a 3,000 lb. construction trailer pretty much every work day (weight varies depending on the items hauled for each job). Here are the Problems I have experienced: 1. Leak in the Schrader valve on the A/C low pressure line, which leaked 100% of refrigerant out of system. Dealer could not get the valve stem out of the valve and replaced the entire low pressure line under warranty. No problems since repair was made. 2. Center chrome section on running boards were discolored to a "bronze" instead of chrome finish. Chrome polish would restore the shiny chrome look, but in time bronze hue would return. Nissan agreed to replace both running boards outside of warranty (which is only 1 year for cosmetic items) as a customer service gesture. 3. Front leather seat cover (back) showed signs of slight cracking developing on one side. Nissan agreed to replace both running boards outside of warranty (which is only 1 year for cosmetic items) as a customer service gesture. 4. Initially, it seemed as though my truck was using quite a bit of DEF (went through approx 5 gallons in a 1,250 mile trip). I decided to start using a Hot Shot's Secret product called "Everyday Diesel Treatment" at each fuel fill; problem solved. Whatever is in that product appears to make the fuel burn cleaner and I have only filled the DEF tank twice in the last 8,500 miles. 5. In August 2019, I noticed while starting the engine at cooler temps (45-50 degrees F), I could not start driving immediately without the engine hesitating and sputtering a bit when I would accelerate. This would happen until the engine reached normal operating temperature. So I fed it the "treatment dose" of Hot Shot's Secret "Diesel Extreme" for around 10-30 miles after which I returned home and parked it. The next morning, it was 40 degrees F outside. I started the truck and drove away immediately. The hesitation and sputter was completely gone. I also noticed that during and after treatment, my fuel economy had improved 3-4 MPG. Problem solved. I do not work for Hot Shot's Secret. I do not have any interest in their company. I have not been asked to promote their products. But in my experience, they make tested and effective products that work as advertised. And while their products will obviously do nothing to fix actual mechanical problems of the 5.0 Cummins, they do help keep the engine running much cleaner and more efficiently. As an owner of a 2006 Ford F350 with the 6.0 Powerstroke, I have experienced firsthand the effectiveness of Hot Shot's Secret's "Stiction Eliminator"; it's the first product I ever bought from them. Multiple dealerships told me me I needed new injectors; even ones that had been replaced only 6 months prior. Stiction Eliminator (added to the engine oil in the recommended dosage) cleaned up the injectors within 500 miles. The codes disappeared and never returned, and that engine has been running flawlessly ever since. So outside of actual mechanical part failure, my take away with diesel engines has been to keep the engine oil clean (I will soon be adding a Franze bypass oil filtration system to my XD) and treat your diesel fuel with a tested and effective additive to help the fuel burn cleaner and more efficiently. 6. Quite cold here in MN yesterday (-10 degrees F) and the 5.0 would turn over fine but would not start. Evidently my truck did not come with a block heater installed from the factory (which was a bit surprising considering the origin location of the truck had been New York.) I use Hot Shot's Secret's "Diesel Winter Anti-Gel" which protects the fuel from gelling down to -40 degrees F, so I was fairly certain that fuel gelling was not the problem. Boosted the batteries with an additional 600 CCA battery to provide extra current to start but it still wouldn't start. Some other threads suggested that making sure the engine could turn over quickly may help as increased RPM would assist in better compression and combustion of the diesel fuel. I had no available source for a booster battery with a higher CCA rating, so I left the truck in the driveway and drove the car (gasser). This morning is was 10 degrees F and the engine started (albeit with some hesitation) and came to a proper idle withing 10-15 seconds. The batteries installed are the originals, so just over 3 years old, give or take. I have not yet removed them to check fluid and charge levels but plan to do that in the next couple days. I will top them up and give them a full charge, and then see how she does on the next sub-zero morning. I will update if this seems to have corrected the cold start issue. As for everything else, I absolutely love this truck. The body design is gorgeous and I get comments from people everywhere I take it. It just looks like a BEAST; like it OWNS the road. And it sports the most comfortable seats of any truck I have ever owned. It's very quiet (at least compared to the 6.0 Powerstroke, LOL) and has a smooth and very comfortable ride. And I really enjoy the conveniences afforded by the Platinum Reserve trim package. However, I am not thrilled that Nissan decided to forego a 5.0 diesel option for 2020 and that they are changing the body style to like more like the ubiquitous F150; similar move made by Honda in 2008 to their Accord line of sedans. In '08, they decided to "chrome out" the exterior and interior (just like a Ford Fusion). I opted for the 2007 model because it looked far better than the '08; simply no comparison. Nissan has erred big time in not giving the current Titan XD more time to penetrate the marketplace, and that is truly a sad thing. Given the time to work out the bugs in the truck and engine, I beleive the XD would have proven to be a major contender in the mid-weight truck category. But alas, another great product and idea tossed aside over by those in "high places" who have completely misinterpreted the pulse of the American truck marketplace. I will enjoy the truck for as long as she runs; hopefully for a long time. After that, I guess I'll just have to see what shows up in the market to replace to her with. Best of luck with your decision.
Whoa. That’s a power post for sure. I didn’t read it. Lol
 

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Whoa. That’s a power post for sure. I didn’t read it. Lol
Whenever I see a wall of text like that with no whitespace, I assume it was generated by an advertising bot and just scroll on past.
 
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