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What Diesel Truck Should You Buy? Part 2 Which Cummins engine is the best?

Which Cummins engine is the best? That is another subjective question. But let's continue with our diesel truck discussion.


Like its Powerstroke counterpart, the Cummins engine found in Ram pickups has undergone many changes. Arguably the most famous light-duty diesel, the 12v Cummins first introduced in a Dodge Ram W250 and W350 in 1989, is still heavily used to this day.


Cummins designated the engine as a 6BT (6-cylinder B-Series Turbocharged), the first version having one exhaust and one intake valve per cylinder (12v) and using a rotary fuel injection pump (VE) Pump.


From there, fuel pump changes, different turbos, better injectors, and eventually electronic controls gets us to modern-day the 6.7 Cummins.


It shares the same displacement as the 6.7 powerstroke but that is where the similarities end. Ford, Ram, and Chevrolet all battle for top horsepower and towing capacity bragging rights. A few years back, Ram was the first in the industry to build a pickup able to tow 30,000lbs.


Most issues with a 6.7 Cummins come from their emissions equipment required by the EPA. Clean fuel and proper maintenance keep these issues to a minimum.


Just like the Powerstroke, we also really like the Cummins Diesel. Several team members here at the shop have even swapped Cummins engines into their Fords. We can take care of all your Cummins needs.


At Crabtree Automotive, we work on all makes and models. From Honda to Audi and everything in between! Including Cummins  😉,  So give us a call or schedule an appointment today with the link below.


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