Yep, when my '99 5.9 dies (which I think will be due to ecm on motor) I'll go with a gasser unless I find a mint 5.9.If you have a diesel made between ~2008-2013 sell it. Deleting a pickup because the specific place you live doesn’t test *yet* is a shortsighted gamble, and it could end up costing you a lot more. It’s less headache to just get something with a newer, more reliable emissions system, or older less cumbersome system.
That eliminates your risk of been heavily fined, taken out of service immediately, or both.
Just one random guys opinion, of course, but I practice what I preach. If I move on from my 5.9, I’ll be looking mostly at gassers.
More reliable according to whom? When I researched models going back years my main conclusion was: the more they complicate the system, the more they screw it up. And the EPA/feds force them to keep modifying the systems. Based on your theory, it also seemingly is good business practice to produce an unreliable, mega-expensive product because the consumer will....choose to replace it with the newer, more expensive, more complicated iteration. And the beat goes on.
UMMM.....no thanks. Hoping to wring a few more years out of my 97. Getting ready to tear it apart for a major (likely final) overhaul.