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Old January 21st, 2013, 09:33 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by barry1me View Post
Only thing that concerns me about the 8.1ls if you hear some of them use oil, and also if you have to replace/rebuild an allison it gets expensive.
I think my brother's 8.1 had damn near 200k on it last I drove that truck (It's a dump truck/work truck, very few grandpa miles).

Who cares if it uses a little oil anyway? Is oil expensive?

The 8.1 can shit and get, I bet that truck is faster with a boat in tow than a 5.3 is empty.
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