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Ford F-250, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Truck
#1166 of 1235 Re: 1995 F250 Superduty [cburruss]
Oct 09, 2009 (4:01 pm)
IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A NEW TRUCK DON'T BUY A FORD. THERE 6.0 IS JUNK AND THEY STOP MAKING THE 6.4 BOTH ENGINES COMBINED DIDN'T MAKE FOR 10 YEARS. I WAS SOLD ON FORD TILL NOW . i HAVE A F250 AND 450 THE 250 BEEN THE SHOP 11 TIMES IN THE LAST YEAR. I TOOK IT BACK TO THE SHOP FOR THE SMAE PROBLEMS THAT I HAD BEEN HAVING AND I WAS 200 MILES OUT OF WARRANTY AND FORD REFUSED TO HELP. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR DON'T BUY FORD. HAVE A DURAMAX AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS.
#1167 of 1235 Re: 2002 F250 [rocko8]
Oct 09, 2009 (4:04 pm)
7.3 WAS GREAT 6.0 IS A PIECE OF JUNK .
#1168 of 1235 Re: 2002 F250 [cowcutter]
Oct 09, 2009 (4:12 pm)
We have a 2002 F250 with the 6.8L V10 and it is awesome, Never misses a beat 85K miles. We also have a Chevy Trailblazer (2002) and the entire dash went whacky. Chevy said that the problem started on 2003 models and they were offering to repair for a huge discount. Since I had an 02, they said Sorry, we cant help.
#1169 of 1235 Re: 1995 F250 Superduty [cowcutter]
Oct 09, 2009 (4:40 pm)
i had a 2004 F250 6.0, the EGR cooler was leaking. Bolton ford told me to bring it to them. It had 88,000 miles on it. They said it was still under the 100,000 mile warrenty. I drove it to them and they said it will be ready in 3 days. On the second day of them having it they called me and told me that it was not under warrenty due to the over 5 years old(barely). Itseemed like they would have told me that when i was on the phone with them. I had it in a local shop when i called them. Anyway that put me back another week. The point here is there has been alot of problems with the F250 6.0 EGR systems. Ford should do a recall on them. I had to bring it back to the local mechanic where he fixed it for 2800.00 along with changing the high pressure oil pump which i still don't know how it went out while not being driven. Ford has lost a customer for life along with Bolton ford of lake charles louisiana. I am now the proud owner of a 2007 GMC 4WD duramax...for life. i love it!!
#1170 of 1235 F-250 diesel, 1997, 4X4, towing/stopping
Oct 20, 2009 (7:51 am)
Hi, I need some help ASAP...
I have a 1997 F-250 diesel with the 7.3 liter engine, the "better" axle ratio (can't remember exactly what the ratio is), long bed, extended cab, 4X4. I am looking at a 4-horse gooseneck trailer with living quarters, need to know exactly how much weight my truck can haul -- but just as important, how much weight can my truck STOP reliably, without being scary or unsafe. The trailer is a good buy, so I need to know ASAP or it will be sold to someone else...
Thanks a lot.
#1171 of 1235 2002 F250 Mirror problem
Oct 20, 2009 (10:58 am)
Hello, My 2002 F250SD has the extending tow mirrors. I noticed that neither of them want to move 'up' when I use the adjustment switch. I have to roll down the window and manually move them up. When I push the switch up, the go to the right and click like a gear might be broken. Are they are to replace?
#1172 of 1235 Modern equivalent of 1990 7.3L Diesel + Overdrive
Oct 25, 2009 (7:13 pm)
What is it?
I love her, but my Old Lady Truck needs to be replaced. I want the same power, reliability and simplicity of her bad ass engine. I also like her nice overdrive option for 70 mph on the highway.
More specs: I think she's geared 3.73. She takes me around every day, but also hauls my two-horse aluminum bumper pull plus horses and all the fixin's just fine. The next one will have to do the same job.
Ideas? Recommendations? Warnings? Do I jump ship from Ford to, say, a Cummins? Blasphemy, I know.
#1173 of 1235 Re: 2002 F250 [f_truck_dude]
Oct 25, 2009 (7:32 pm)
For better and for worse:
My 1990 7.3 L is great... but at 320K miles wants a new fuel injection pump. Otherwise, this truck is a mechanical rock. No leaks, no burning oil, no unhappy glow plugs, nuthin;. And this one has taken me everywhere day in, day out, plus hauled horses.
#1174 of 1235 F-250 SD Crew 4X Diesel
Oct 26, 2009 (7:41 pm)
I have had absolutely no problems motor wise, but... electronics, another story.. one time pulling my boat back from eastern oregon, it quit, something about a cam sensor in the computer.. it turns on the back up alarm light most of the time, can't reset it.. turned out the center console in the roof for a week, then came back on.. my overdrive light comes on, shift to neutral, back to drive, and it goes out.. sometimes my coil light comes on, you have to stop, turn the key off, and restart, then it goes out.. and last but not least, this is a weird one, if my high beams are on, I cannot shut the truck off.. turn off the key, take it out, its still running, turn off the high beams and it quits.. it will do this everytime the high's are on..? anyone else having electronic fuzz bombs? Ford denies that there is a problem with the computer on the 2002 model, yet many people have told me about their 2002 electronic problems.. ? thanks..
#1175 of 1235 Re: Need F250 Advice [harperchad]
Oct 26, 2009 (7:51 pm)
frankly, I'd stay away from the newer diesels.. when they got rid of the 7.3, they got rid of the best diesel motor available.. those new ones are giving everybody a bunch of problems.. my neighbor bought a newer model, traded his 2002 in.. he wound up making Ford buy it back, it was in the shop more than at home.. my 2002, other than computer problems has been great.. enough power to do what I want.. and people don't believe it, but I get over 22 mpg hiway.. sometimes upwards of 26mpg.. I do put Marvel Mystery oil in my fuel, and the Diesel additive (because of the extreme cold up here).. I've been challenge many times over this fuel economy, and proved that its true.. so, I can't say anything bad about my 7.3L.. love this truck.. had a 1990 GMC Sportside 4X4 before.. loved it, kept it 11 years.. but wanted that extra room to recline my seat and give give me leg room.. this thing is huge, seat half way forward had plenty of leg room for a 6'3" guy and the back has more room than a Lincoln Towncar.. its comfy, and with the 4wheel drive, has taken me everywhere I've tried to go..