On average, which engine is more reliable? I've got an '80 Scout II SD-33T turbo diesel with the T-19 close-ratio tranny, but may be able to get an '84 Ford F-250 with a 6.9l diesel and T-19 (not sure if it's close or wide-ratio) with the hydraulic clutch and all that. I love my Scout, but, given the rust and all, if everything's equal as far as drivetrain reliability goes, I'd rather have the pickup. Thoughts? Comments? At this point, I'm pretty much fishing for info; no hard decisions as of yet (don't even know if the truck will be made available to me yet). I can only afford to support one vehicle at the moment, so if I got the truck I don't know what I'd do with the Scout (would rather not sell it, though
but if I have no choice, so be it). I know that I'll get worse fuel mileage with the 6.9l. In addition, the truck's done a fair amount of sitting these past few years (my uncle has a motorcycle that he mostly drives now; doesn't really need the truck and is considering selling it to me for a VERY low price (or just plain giving it to me
)). Again, any thoughts/comments on this? Thanks in advance!