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Your depiction of diesel engines is about 20 years too late.
Plus, Yanmar diesel tractor and boat engines and parts, cheap as they are, cannot be used in trucks.
I had several low maintenance diesels 1983-2001, and our 2007 Kioti diesel tractor which just ducks the DEF requirement. They fit your description very well.
But not the current crop.
Diesels produced for trucks after about 2006 or 07 have myriad CARB hurdles and clabbed-on tanks, plumbing, hardware, and additives to pass smog muster.
There is and was an on going ever increasing amount of maintenance, some of it very expensive in diesels built after 2006.
A major service to a Ford 6.7 diesel can cost more, much more than a brand new 7.3L Ford V-8 gasser replacement engine.

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