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To be fair, the original 6.6 design was an Isuzu engineering work.

Chev saw the writing on the wall with the "Murica built!" Bullshit, and decided after the second update, that they would do what was necessary to say their engine was made in murica.

Whoa whoa whoa, don't be calling mitsu automotive diesels any good too fast there boss.
They're underpowered for their economy, and they're really fucking needlessly complex (speaking from 4d56 and 4m40 experience)

Isuzus I'll give you. They make one great diesel.

A big reason those import makers are more due efficient is that they don't mind running a higher rpm for power with a lower powered general driving rev band. They also don't follow the same "power at all costs" philosophy as north american automotive diesel makers. An ISB Cummins makes 50-100 more HP than a comparably sized 6hk1 Isuzu, and the economy shows similarly.
World companies,(i.e. not North American) are very cognizant of the cost of diesel and therefore make more efficient but less powerful engines.
I doubt your experience with Mitsubishi is based on the powertrains built and used in Europe, Asia, and Africa, however I don't know your background and you may. Mitsubishi is used worldwide and has a great reputation and the sales numbers to back it up. Isuzu is similar, albeit my experiences with their trucks in the US has been less than favorable.
 
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World companies,(i.e. not North American) are very cognizant of the cost of diesel and therefore make more efficient but less powerful engines.
I doubt your experience with Mitsubishi is based on the powertrains built and used in Europe, Asia, and Africa, however I don't know your background and you may. Mitsubishi is used worldwide and has a great reputation and the sales numbers to back it up. Isuzu is similar, albeit my experiences with their trucks in the US has been less than favorable.
Fuel elsewhere is the world is just plain expensive.
Can get past 8 bucks US a gallon. There's a reason vehicles there make 50mpg seem normal and the same vehicles here make 25mpg seem great. Cost of fuel. World markets and multiple hands in every cookie jar, like you said.

As to mitsu, it's mainly been the 4m40 and 4d56. Both in Pajeros. Neither from this country. The 4m40 was ok. The 4d56 was less than stellar.
 
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Fuel elsewhere is the world is just plain expensive.
Can get past 8 bucks US a gallon. There's a reason vehicles there make 50mpg seem normal and the same vehicles here make 25mpg seem great. Cost of fuel. World markets and multiple hands in every cookie jar, like you said.

As to mitsu, it's mainly been the 4m40 and 4d56. Both in Pajeros. Neither from this country. The 4m40 was ok. The 4d56 was less than stellar.
I was mainly speaking of diesel truck motors. I do remember reading/hearing about the small engine issues.
 

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It’s for the 2500. I can’t use a regular crowbar. I need a thin wall socket. I don’t want to buy the full set just one to keep in the truck.
 

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It’s for the 2500. I can’t use a regular crowbar. I need a thin wall socket. I don’t want to buy the full set just one to keep in the truck.
... you can buy a single deep well socket from HD for under $10
 

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That's pretty cool, but for 600 bucks US, I can get a set of split beam torque wrenches, and a torqometer from Snap-on
that's what I was thinking. for someone this might save you money over the years reaching down for a 2nd tool to finish a task,but as a home-hack mechanic, I'd take a million years and possibly two Tacomas to get that level of use out of it. maybe I'll snatch one up at the discount tool box and have it calibrated. hmm...I doubt HD would let these go into an auction pallet.
 
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For an assembly person, these would pay. But they already exist on every assembly line on the planet.

For a reman mechanic, someone say, remanning generator engines, it'd be a good investment. A friend works in the oilfield remanning generator engines. Rebuilds 350 chevs and 6bt Cummins aaaaallll day. Occasionally a big fucker 4,000cid lift station engine.

He'd get good use from this..
 

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