Last post on Apr 28, 1998 at 12:27 AM
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#17 of 21 Mont
Mar 30, 1998 (3:57 pm)
The first diesel I had was an 82' Chev. 6.2. Most trouble I've ever had with a PU. Next two were 84 Ford 6.9 with 4 spd manual. Had good luck with that one 250k few problems. Next was 93' Ford 7.3 with automatic. Trans went at 85k - $1500. Injection pump governor 95k. Mileage is so-so, pulling not great. Currently 97 Dodge with Cummins, 5 spd, 4:10 gears, 50k, pulls super, mileage is good under 65, deteriorates fast over 65 because of 4:10's . Get 3:54's with this PU, it has plenty of power. We pull 8x28 stock trailers with 12-14k inside plus trailer wt. So far, so good. Starts good (ND winters). Ride is great.
Apr 09, 1998 (3:05 am)
I am considering buying the new'99Ford f-250 w/ diesel. I live at 8k elev.(just moved)and have been told that diesels are the best choice for this alt. The motor in the 99 has been around for awhile but Ford has made some changes. Any early reports on the perf. of the retuned motor? Any comments in general re: Ford diesel 7.3l v8/
#19 of 21 Sib
Apr 17, 1998 (2:41 pm)
Exhaust Brake; 99 Ford SuperDuty Diesels:
Published in March '98 issue of "Trailer Life" that it is to be an available factory option by mid-year. Anybody had any experience and can comment on the need for this feature on any Diesel Engine ? I'm in the market for a 99 F-350 and trying to decide whether to wait for the Exhaust Brake to be available. My towing requirement will be for a 35-40' 5th Wheel RV hauling an 800 pound Harley inside the integrated "garage" going coast to coast.
Apr 19, 1998 (7:01 pm)
If looks of the vehicle are not real important to you, check out Isuzu. They make a dually cab/chassis with a cab that can be customized to hold 4 to 6 adults on ling trips. Engine is a 500+ci turbo, intercooled diesel good for 300k or better. Six speed w/ 2 or 3 speed rear end makes it greatr for hauling those 35+ft firth wheels. Price is comparable to Ford or Dodge 3/4 ton diesels.
Apr 28, 1998 (12:27 am)
Here is a good site for the ford fans. www.abol.com/users/jlester its the ford deisel page and they have a ton of info on the navistar.