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#1016 of 1235 Ford F250 Super Duty
Jan 11, 2008 (6:15 am)
My husband & I just purchased a 2005 Ford F250 - drove it one day & the engine light came on. It was the coil - took it back to the dealership since it is still under warranty - they fixed it. We drove it one day & the check engine light is back on again. Has anyone has this problem over & over again? Sure hope the dealership can fix whatever it is.
#1017 of 1235 Re: Ford F250 Super Duty [davlin75]
Jan 11, 2008 (8:38 pm)
No.. Take the truck back and turn it in. If you are hell bent on keeping it, have them hook it up to a scan tool. There are a million reasons why the check engine light will come on.
#1018 of 1235 5.4 with 4.10 rear
Jan 14, 2008 (6:21 pm)
Can anyone tell me what kind of fuel mileage they are getting with a newer model (possibly even a 2008) ford 250 crew cab with a 5.4L with a 4.10 rear, 4x4??? I'm looking at buying one, or should i go 3.73 rear?? either can handle my towing needs.
#1019 of 1235 Re: 5.4 with 4.10 rear [lonewolf3]
Jan 14, 2008 (6:56 pm)
The fuel mpg I get isn't relevant because I have a diesel motor and not a gas motor, to which you refer. If either rear end will meet your towing needs, I would hands down get the 3:73 rear end. It is far superior all around and will give you better mpg. Especially if you do a lot of freeway driving as the 4:10 will operate at a higher rpm. I couldn't tell you what a gas mpg is. But, diesel is about 12-16mpg. Good luck.
#1020 of 1235 Discontinued 1990 f250 seat belt part needed
Jan 20, 2008 (4:56 am)
Hubby is redoing the interior of our work horse 1990 f 250 super cab 4x4. Have the seats reupolsetered and now looking to replace the plastic seatbelt covers that hold the seat belt buckle up near the seat on the bucket seats. Through the yrs of use and Florida sun they have cracked. Ford says part is dicontinued. Tried salvage yard & ebay search with no luck and multiple internet sites. Any ideas?
love our 17 yr old truck with 200,000 miles. Thanks!
#1021 of 1235 Re: Discontinued 1990 f250 seat belt part needed [pambri]
Jan 20, 2008 (6:55 am)
Tried after market suppliers? Tried the north country salvage yards? We have lower UV problems because we "shed" our vehicles due to ice and snow problems. The yards up here have a large interconnected network of yards. IE If you ask them to "post" it on the network you might do better.
Have you looked into the ones on cars which may be identical or at least very similar.
If you aren't doing a collector restoration, then more "doors" are open.
Let me know if you can't get into the yards up here, and I will help.
When you inquired, what years did the belt guide cover? 1986 to 1993 for example.
#1022 of 1235 White Smoke-EGR Cooler, Oil Cooler and Heads
Feb 24, 2008 (4:16 am)
I have an 04 F250 6.0- bought it used in 05.
06-63,000 miles White Smoke -First time in the shop in 06 for 5 weeks so they could change out the EGR and Oil cooler. Under warranty, cost 100.00 -had no other problems with it
07-Did regular check maintenance on it for 07.
08-120,000 miles-starting to loose coolant-found radiator hose, thermostat and water pump bad-water pump had less then 50% fins left on it-cost 1100.00 dollars. Two weeks later, the dreaded white smoke-now it is the EGR and Oil Cooler and a set of Heads for the tune of 7,800.00 dollars.
Call Ford HQR for some help-reply "NO", did not buy the truck new and did a couple of oil changes myself.
Ford knows they have an systemic problem with these EGR cooler and also with the fact that 50% of the fins where eroded away caused this to happen.
Every time I did bring the truck into a Dealer to get it serviced, other F250-350 owners walked up and asked me if I have had problem with mine, 75% say they have had problem with the EGR's.
Needless to say, I will NOT being buying any NEW Ford at all in the future.
Really ashame as this is my 3rd F truck since 99, I like the F-serious over the Chevy but I can not afford to dump money into a POS diesel engine when the MFG knows they have a problem with it.
I figure-10,000 dollars of my money versus 50,000.00 (New Truck) X 25 potential buyers that read this and buy Chevy or Dodge equals 1 million dollars of Fords. Not a fare trade off for me but what the hell, customer service went out the door in the USA when we join NAFTA anyway.
#1023 of 1235 2004 f 250 fuel economy
Feb 25, 2008 (11:26 am)
i am gonna be in the market for a newer truck and money is a issue. i wanted to know if i should get a powerstroke or a gas truck. i would like to now what u think of both and the MPG of each. i will be plowing with this truck when i get it
#1024 of 1235 Re: 2004 f 250 fuel economy [driles85]
Feb 25, 2008 (12:45 pm)
Hey, I bought a 2000 F-250 7.3L diesel. I have owned several gas trucks. Now that I have a Diesel I will probably never own anything but. I get about 15mpg in the city and 19 on the hwy. This is with 35" tires too. I brag to everybody about my truck. I strongly advise you to spend the little bit extra to get a diesel. Hope this helps.
Feb 25, 2008 (3:49 pm)
i just bought a 2004 F250 6.0 i was wondering if there are any websites that could tell me the specs of my truck i.e. rear end torque rating HP anything. all help is appreciated