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Ford F-250, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Truck
#1175 of 1236 Re: Need F250 Advice [harperchad]
Oct 26, 2009 (6:51 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..
Oct 27, 2009 (3:17 am)
Again, comparing these to my 1990 Dinosaur (too cold-blooded and too stupid to die):
When were the last good 7.3Ls made? When did Ford start adding computer crap that made these Cretaceous-age engines too specialized for their own good?
In a recent conversation with an actual mechanic, he said the 6.0s were nightmares, but the 6.4 was a close second. Do y'all agree?
I assume the point of a smaller engine is more power for better fuel milage?
Do you comparative anatomists out there think that the 6.0s (when they work) and 6.4s deliver a total product that's as good as, or better than a 7.3?
Thanks for your input!
#1177 of 1236 Looking for info on f-250 Lariat
Nov 04, 2009 (8:08 pm)
I would like to buy a used f-250 lariat 4x4 2001 to 2004.
I am curious about the engines available and their MPG.
And any known mechanical issues that are common to those years.
I have a 6000 lb boat that I would be pulling.
I would appreciate any input.
#1178 of 1236 Re: Looking for info on f-250 Lariat [catalina87]
Nov 05, 2009 (7:40 am)
I bought a used F250SD (2002) Lariat. LOVE IT ! We have the V10 6.8L gas engine and we pull a 10,000 pound fifth wheel with no problem. Gas mileage SUCKS, about 10-12 mpg, but who cares ? It pulls the 5er with the a/c on, stereo blasting, in total comfort.
#1179 of 1236 thinkin bout a chip
Nov 07, 2009 (5:01 pm)
i hav a 96 F250 4x4 powerstroke 7.3 diesel and thinkin of puttin a chip or programer in it but i hav no idea what would give me more horses and mpg's can anyone help???
#1180 of 1236 6.0 liter -Powerstroke Superduty F350 -Problems cured.
Nov 07, 2009 (10:48 pm)
I have finally cured all the problems with the Superduty F350 with a 6.0 Liter Powerstroke engine.
Body still looked like it was fresh off the showroom floor. Interior was also just great.
-No more blown head gaskets, no more leaking inter-coolers, no more replacing the computer module, no more differential problems., no more shifting problems - Since it seemed the dealer had it more often than I did, I sold it and cured all my problems.
#1181 of 1236 Re: 6.0 liter -Powerstroke Superduty F350 -Problems cured. [johnminn]
Nov 09, 2009 (7:43 pm)
10-4 some folks have had a lot of problems from these trucks. but i work with and 04 f-250 that i have had grossed out at 26,000 with trailer and got the job done. at 121,000 it still is a baby. also it is a 4x4. the problem with this truck is either you get a good one or you don't. and if you get a bad one you need deep pockets.
#1182 of 1236 02 f250 computer promblems v10
Dec 11, 2009 (1:25 pm)
keyless entry stopped working. stereo dosnot turn off automatically.door ajar light stays on all the time .doors have to be manual locked.do you have any ideas
#1183 of 1236 2005 f250 lariat crew cab 4x4 5.4 liter
Feb 21, 2010 (7:03 am)
good morning. new to this site. of course i find it after i bought my truck. i have an 05 f250 super duty lariat short bed 5.4l. it has 57026 on it. does anyone heard of any known problems with particular model? so far it runs very well. dealer i bought from said they replaced the brakes on it and did the standard oil change and stuff before it was put up for sale. wasn't real thrill they wouldn't replace the tires but said they would pay half for new ones. i'm putting on the cooper adventurer atr's (275-70r-18). got it at a very good price. just wanted some input.
thanks in advance...
Feb 21, 2010 (7:38 am)
My truck lost has all power, it feels like it is loading up. It will only do 20mph and blows lots of white smoke. It idles fine but still smokes. Have changed the fuel filter, when taking cap off fuel sprayed out with lots of pressure.