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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jamie6.5, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Now who in the world could be responsible for this?

    Obama's limo breaks down in Israel [PHOTOS] | The Daily Caller
    Is incompetence so pervasive in this administration that they can't even hire someone qualified to pump gas?

    It sure looks that way!
     
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  2. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I guess my question is why doesn't an 8T limo run on diesel?
     
  3. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    While I agree it would make more sense, I think I can tell you why,...
    Noise.
    Vibration.
    Smoke.

    Of course if it was me, I'd want a Banks modified Cummins in that puppy!
     
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  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Because Obongo.
     
  5. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'd be surprised if it didn't have a diesel. The later Kodiak/Topkicks usually had the 6.6L Duramax. I don't think a gas engine would pull that hulk around. They could also be had with the 8.1L Vortec gas engine but a diesel would have a lot more torque. Of course those were the stock engines, who knows what they stuffed in it.
     
  6. Black Dog

    Black Dog Eagle Creek Or Active Member

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    8 Tons wow. Even with the 8.1L Vortec you wouldn't run away and hide from much. But at 8 tons I guess you don't need to.
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    He was qualified to pump gas, but not diesel!
     
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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Exactly what I've got in our motorhome
    Cummins ISC was 350 hp and 1050 ft lbs now 435 hp and 1200 ft lbs, but the max figures don't show the whole story! The power band is much wider, old peak was 1050 at 1400 and then down. Now it's 1200 ft lbs from 1400 to past 1700 rpm and never gets down to 1050 till 2100 rpm.
     
  9. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    I would rather see it run out of gas and sit there kind of like a sitting duck:laugh: 8 tons!!!!!!!! I guess more like a sitting goose