Yesterday, i think i fell back in love with this motor. I have been hunting for a cheap 4bt to replace my tired 6.2, but now i once again dont know what im going to replace it with. Made the trip down to the Badlands, in Attica Indiana yesterday for a small run. I had filled up the evening before, and went out that night. Our three rigs caravaned down there, and following my buddy maintained a nice steady 60mph the whole way. After 130 miles had passed on this tank, the gauge had just fallen past full. We wheeled from ~9:45 to 3:15. I never shut the truck down, let it just run all day. We wheeled roughly 6 miles. By the end of the day, i was closing in on the 7/8ths mark on the gauge. After driving about 40 miles back, we stopped for fuel. My truck took 9 gallons /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif. 9 gallons. 175 miles, 5 and a half hours of wheeling, and i burned only 9 gallons. This wasnt even the best part of the day for me. We had 3 rigs, a VERY built samurai creation on 38.5" SX's, a relatively stock Dakota with a 318 and 32" AT's, and me in the K5 on Q78 TSL's. As we pulled into the big sand box, the kid in the Zuk decided to hop in with me and we would see how the old truck did in the sand. I think i had what, on paper, would be a terrible combination in sand, big heavy truck, skinny TSL's, and a 220K miles diesel with no turbo. We both expected it to sink like a rock when it started to dig, or just run out of power and get stopped dead. As i get ready to do my first hill climb, a showroom clean crew cab dodge pulls up, with "diesel power" and "powered by Cummins" stickers all over it, Bling 20 or 22" rims and what looked like 35" AT's. We laugh at the stickers and rims and i start my first run. Pulled the whole hill with zero problems, other than the massive cloud of unburnt fuel pouring from my exhaust. I found rev limiter on that run as she downshifted at the top. As we head back down to try a steeper hill, we hear the dodges turbo spooling hard as we look over and see it stopped dead in its tracks, not even half way up. I play arround on other hills for a bit, and we keep watching the dodge fail every time he tries the hill. At this point i decide its time to be a complete and total [censored] /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif. I pull back arround to the hill as the dodge starts what would become its last attempt at the hill. As he gets about 1/4 way up, i mash the pedal. I blew past him about 2/3 of the way up just as he was slowing down, leaving him to suck on my exhaust. They backed back down, and headed back towards the quarry. I had a grin on my face for the next two hours. Cummins power my ass.