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Ford F-250, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Truck
#387 of 1234 Re: 2001 F-250 Super-duty 7.3 [allenb4]
Jun 03, 2005 (1:59 pm)
Most likely it's the Camshaft Position Sensor. If you have an International Truck dealership close by, you can get the part there. The engine is a "T444E" and the sensor is only $80, or around that. That same part at the Ford garage will set you back much more. This is a 30 minute repair. The sensor is located on the front of the engine, to the left of the water pump. It's a tight fit trying to get to it, but not a difficult repair to do.
#388 of 1234 Re: 6.0 PSD or 5.4 [hosto]
Jun 04, 2005 (12:49 am)
I have a question about what would serve my purpose better as far as power, throttle response, fuel mileage, reliabilty, etc. A v10 or a PSD. I am wanting to get a crewcab 4x4 long bed and lift it about 16-18 inches with 42" or bigger tires. Every now and then I will be pulling a 5-7 thousand pound trailer out of state to a few car shows, but mainly just during the summer. It will be used as a daily driver also. any help would be appreciated. I am looking at a 1999-2003 f250 with a v10 or a 99-2003 f250 with a powerstroke diesel. any info will be greatly appreciated. thanks
#389 of 1234 Re: 6.0 PSD or 5.4 [elitekustomz1]
Jun 04, 2005 (4:14 pm)
Wow!!! That will be one heck of a truck! Considering the amount of money you're going to spend on the lift, tires, gears, brakes, etc.... I'd suggest going ahead and buying the Powerstroke. You're going to need the extra torque of the diesel to turn those big tires, even with gears, especially when towing. The diesel will give you the option of adding more power through chips/tuners whereas the gasser won't do that. You may get 30 hp out of the gasser, while the diesel can get over 150 hp, just from a chip! Also, you can add propane injection for even more power. Infact, 750 hp and 1,000 ftlbs of torque is not out of the question with the Powerstroke.
Personally, if it were me doing this truck, I'd get the diesel and run twin 4" stacks up through the bed.
#390 of 1234 Hard to start in morning
Jun 06, 2005 (11:06 am)
I have a Ford 250 7.3 diesel. The truck refuse to start in the morning. After leave the key on for 5 to 10 minutes sometimes it start some other take more. Also it have a rare sound(like a relay stuck) close to the gas pedal when you crank the engine. I noted that if the sound is present the truck will not start. Once you can't heard the noise when cranking I know the engine will start.
This situation is very inconsistent because some times take long to start the truck but others engine star at the first cranking.
#391 of 1234 Re: 35 inch tires and lift [usmc03]
Jun 06, 2005 (12:57 pm)
You can raise the front to level it with a simple kit. check trucks magazine for article on doing just that in the last issue. not too hard and can be done for fairly small investment in parts and labor. Good luck
#392 of 1234 Re: Hard to start in morning [fjwelding]
Jun 07, 2005 (2:41 am)
Sounds like you glow plug relay is failiing. You actually hear the relay chattering?
#393 of 1234 Re: Hard to start in morning [wpalkowski]
Jun 07, 2005 (11:07 am)
Yes you can heard the relay chaterring at the same time you are cranking the engine. When the relay is chaterring the truck will not start. Once the noise dissapear the truck start with out problem.
The situation with the relay noise started after the truck went to the shop for a transmission leak and they replace the converter.
Where this relay is located.
#394 of 1234 2005 Fuel Economy and Turbo Charger Questions
Jun 07, 2005 (9:58 pm)
Recently purchased a F250 SuperDuty 4x4 Crew Cab with a 6.0 Turbo Diesel. I have roughly 1000 miles on the vehicle and I'm only getting 10-11 mpg. I'm a little concerned - I've read that folks are getting 15-17 mpg in town with there Superduty's. Will the mpg get better over time as the diesel engine breaks in? I'm also hearing a whirling noise when stepping on accelerator pedal. The dealer says that it's the turbo charger. Should I be concerned?
#395 of 1234 Re: F250 Experience [wildcats]
Jun 07, 2005 (10:03 pm)
What was your fuel economy like when you first purchased your truck? My 2005 F250 Crew Cab is only getting around 10-11 mpg in town and I'm driving very lightly.
#396 of 1234 Re: Hard to start in morning [fjwelding]
Jun 08, 2005 (2:33 am)
I have a V10, not a diesel, so I don't know. . What year is your truck? Maybe Jim Mullins (the resident diesel expert) will chime in here.
You can probably find it. Open the hood and look over by the fuses and relay box, and listen for the chattering relay. When you've localized the sound, touch the realys. You'll feel the vibration.