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Can anyone give me some info about Cummins Diesel engines that are put into 3/4 and 1 ton pick up trucks?

I'm looking for what has been available and what years ae better than others...for example...Ford has used a 7.3, a 6.0 and a 6.4 in the past 6 or 8 years with the 2003 6.0L having some problems...

Anyone have similar info on the Cummins over the past 6-8 years...?

Also, anyone have suggestions on how to find wrecked vehicles which I can steal drivetrains from (engine, tranny, x-case, axles) fairly cheaply?

I got an idea that most sane people would think is stupid but I think would be neat and would work well for me...

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#1 - There is NO "g" in Cummins
#2 - No matter how stupid your idea, it's already been done...
#3 - Check both Dodge-Diesel.Org - Diesel Truck Resource - Home & Turbo Diesel Register for Cummins info

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I thought we were about to have a conversation about porn!

Aaron may chime in he knows alot about them.

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#1 - There is NO "g" in Cummins
DOH!!

and I can't even claim it's a typo as i did it like 3 times...

Thanks for the links!

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In the 2001 year models and maybe some others they had lift pump problems, but that was not anything that really had to do with the engine.

The Cummins is probably the only diesel I would ever buy again. It was dependable, strong, and tough as nails. I have a buddy with well over 200k on his and its still running strong.

Are you looking to put one in a Jeep or is this some other type of application? If so, look into the Cummins 4BT which is a 4 cylinder model. Exactly the same as the 6BT (Dodge Truck engine), just two cylinders shorter and still tons of torque.

Had one all lined up for my Scrambler 5 or so years ago before I had to sell her. You can find them in Frito Lay trucks, UPS trucks, Fed Ex, etc.

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94 to 98.5 are the best. Good mechanical lift pump. Good mechanical injection pump. No electronic controls (once you get it started it will run on it's own).

If you are thinking of one for a tow rig swap...there are sites for both Chevy and Ford swaps....more info than you could need.

If you are thinking of using it in a jeep...keep in mind it weighs in at about 1400#

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It would be a tow rig swap...

Would a 4bt do the trick for a tow rig or not so much?

Don't have room for a 5.9L oil burner...

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4bt would be a great Jeep swap. Not so good for a tow rig...Came in Frito-Lay and bread trucks...(step vans) couldn't get out of their own way...

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Jeff,

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Would that be porn or cummins?????

Or both

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I bet both,, but I woulnd't know

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