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Ford F-250 Super Duty, Diesel, Truck
Aug 21, 2002 (4:49 pm)
What do boats have to do with powerstroke diesels??? gonna put one in your canoe???
#67 of 105 Sorry bigfur...
Aug 22, 2002 (6:30 am)
I got sidetracked. But, they are being pulled by Powerstrokes!
Aug 22, 2002 (7:13 am)
Everything of course. Sometimes it about how we use our trucks.
Aug 23, 2002 (3:24 pm)
Now, where can I find a good drift boat to haul with my PSD (and a river to put it in?)
Aug 24, 2002 (9:56 pm)
And people say IM a wise a$$. any one know what a crew cab short box 4X4 6-speed would get with a 3.73 for mpg....approx?
Aug 26, 2002 (5:33 am)
I have an F-350 SC 4x2 that gets 18.5 unloaded mixed driving and 11.25 loaded.
#72 of 105 Is the 2004 model set for a re-design?
Aug 28, 2002 (2:05 pm)
I'm looking into getting a new F-250 and ws curious to find out if there will be a wholesale body change for the 2004 models? Does anybody have any photos or a link with photos/concepts that they can refer me to? I know all the magazines are always sneaking around, trying to get the "first look" photos. Waiting around for the new deisel doesn't sound like the worst idea either. At least that way I'd have a couple options.
Thanks for your help.
#73 of 105 Engine sounds different after transmission repair.
Sep 07, 2002 (9:18 am)
I had my 99 250 PSD in to Ford yesterday to have the tranny seal and the stall converter replaced. When I got it back, the engine sounds differently. I've had the truck for only 3 months, but I drive it every day and the difference is noticable even to others. The other thing that concerns me is that when I used to go over certain hills(empty) It would always drop down a gear to get me up. Now, it's not even close. My concern is that it might not be going into the high gear. Before the work, around 40 mph, it would kick into this really quiet high gear. It doesn't seem to do that now. There is, by the way, a chance that this is just a result of me being a new owner.
Anyway, at 60 mph with no load, I'm at 1750 RPMs. At 70, I'm at 2000rpms. Can anyone tell me if this is normal? Seems like it was lower before. I called Ford, and I think the guy thinks I'm wacko. All he could say is that the work they did wouldn't change the sound of the engine, and that I could come on Monday and have them check it out again(it's Saturday now).
Anybody have an opinion on this? Thanks for any help.
Sep 08, 2002 (6:46 pm)
I have a 6-speed, but the 2k rpms at 70 sounds low for mine. I'd say mine does around 2.2k at 70. BTW: I have a 3.73
#75 of 105 #3 of 72 I have to disagree.....
Sep 16, 2002 (11:56 pm)
you have double the miles in your equation for the Diesel. So, 150,000 miles just like the gasser would equal 27+ cents per mile. Then, you can figure the miles per gallon savings from that figure.
Diesels will save you cost if you drive in excess of 60,000 per year...They are expensive, dirty, stinky and pollute when city driving. They are made for always on use.