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#1027 of 1235 1993 F-250 4x4 woes keep going on
Feb 27, 2008 (9:42 am)
I am determined to run this truck until it can not run no more.That maybe sooner than I think. Yesterday $450.oo for 2 rear brake drums and hardware to fix the emergency brakes. Today $1400.oo to replace both exhaust manifolds and hardware.Next is sheet metal body repairs, 2 new front fenders, and bed repairs. The front ball joints and axles are aboutshot to. The engine was re-manufactured 3 yrs ago along with a new oil pan. The tranny was rebuilt 5 yrs ago, a new rear gas tank was installed last year, the saddle tank will be replaced next month...I got a brand new saddle tank free from a guy who bought it, and decided to junk the truck instead..guess he's smarter than I. The truck has a grande total of 112,692 miles on it, FORD TOUGH !
#1028 of 1235 1995 f-250 leaking oil around turbo
Feb 28, 2008 (11:05 am)
i have a small leak behind turbo. does anyone have an idea what it might be and how to fix it?
#1029 of 1235 2008 Ford 6.4 Diesel fuel MPG?
Feb 29, 2008 (8:28 am)
I am interested in hearing from 08 Ford F 250 owners with the new 6.4 diesel engine. I'd like to hear how many MPG you are getting in city/highway. Also would like to know what gear ratio you are running. I am considering an 08 F250 4x4 supercab short bed with the 6.4 diesel and an auto trans. and 3:73 gears. I would like to hear from owners with similar setup about MPG and any other major troubles. Thanks.
Mar 16, 2008 (8:37 am)
my 2008 f250 superduty 6.4 lt diesel is putting fuel onto the engine oil. Three lt in six thousand miles. The dealer and ford tell me thats normal, but there only fooling themselves. The high pressure fuel pump has been replaces, with no results. Is there anyone else having this problem
Mar 18, 2008 (4:32 pm)
I have a 2003 F250 FX4 (5.4L V8) with Flowmaster exhaust. I would like to replace the stock exhaust manifolds with a set of headers to make it sound even better. I am not sure what I should be looking for (shorty's, y pipes, longs ect.). I am having trouble finding applications to fit my truck also. Does anyone have any advise?
#1032 of 1235 6.4 Diesel MPG
Mar 19, 2008 (7:59 am)
If you are "considering" the 6.4 Diesel. You IMHO should not buy it.
Either you need the power and towing capability of the Diesel, or you don't.
From everything I've heard from owners and on these Forums, there is little meaningful difference between 5.4L V8, 6.8L V10 or the 6.4L Diesel MPG.
Get the engine that matches your needs.
Its a $7,000 upgrade to the diesel, that buys a lot of gas,
IF gas gets to $4 a gallon, $7k will buy you 1750 gallons and at 10 miles per gallon, that buys you a year of gas and them some.
#1033 of 1235 Re: F250 Headers [ferrusson]
Mar 19, 2008 (3:06 pm)
I wouldn't do this. There is no reason to. If it isn't broke, don't fix it. If you don't know what you are looking for, you probably don't know what you are doing either. I would not do this. The headers will not make that much of an increase in sound, but it could change the compression of the engine and it's ability to off gas. Not to mention create more leaks at the gasket sites where the headers meet the exhaust. I wouldn't do it kid.
#1034 of 1235 Re: F250 Headers [lzrdking98]
Mar 20, 2008 (9:03 am)
Thanks for the input. I have been told that before. I don't think I will get them. I will just fix the original gaskets. Is this a job a "do it yourselfer" could handle? I don't want to tear anything up in the process. The truck never gets drivin in the rain but still shows signs of rust on the manifold bolts.Would it be better to remove them with an impact or a regular ratchet.
#1035 of 1235 Re: F250 Headers [ferrusson]
Mar 20, 2008 (10:45 am)
No problem. That is what this great forum is about. Helping one another. I think you made a wise choice. You should be able to switch out the gaskets. The problem with that is there are a lot of things in your way. That engine can be complicated. You probably already know this, but Ford manifold bolts have had a lot of problems with rust. In fact I reccomend replacing these bolts all together and using a ratchet system for this. An impact gun can shear the bolt heads off because of the massive torque. So, get some new gaskets and bolts and gasket sealer and away you go. I hope this helps you out. Have a good day and good luck.
#1036 of 1235 Re: F250 Headers [ferrusson]
Mar 20, 2008 (9:45 pm)
Do be sure to carefully torque the bolts carefully and in the proper sequence. The most common pattern is a helix starting at the center and working outward.
I prefer to do that last 20# of torque in 5# increments.
Some feel that is being “just too careful”, but I have never had a gasket failure after I have done it that way. Even when the “experts” told me I would have to have the heads and manifold trued.
Granted, I do check them with a straight edge to make sure that they are not badly warped.
DO check the new headers to be sure they are true. I have seen new ones which were not properly milled.
DO be sure to find out if their torque spec is with wet (oiled) or dry bolts.