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Ford F-250, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Truck
#911 of 1236 Re: overall problems [ksapp]
Sep 16, 2007 (5:39 pm)
I have a 2004 f-250 super duty 6.0 diesel with 30k miles. I just had a front oil seal replaced and a new turbo. The ford dealer is trying to get me to purchase a new just available Sept/2007 200,000 mile warranty for the 6.0 diesel. The cost is $1900. Now that I have had the turbo replaced will that happen again? And has anyone heard about this new warranty Ford is offering?
#912 of 1236 Re: overall problems [gcurrin]
Sep 17, 2007 (9:17 am)
The warranty is good and will be backed, no problem. The question for you is; how long do you realistically intend to drive this truck? If you're going to drive it 200,000 miles, I'd get it. Just because this engine has its quirks. If you're going to turn the truck in at 60,000 miles, I'd risk it without the warranty. But that's just me, YMMV.
#913 of 1236 Is an F-250/F-350 to much truck for a teen driver?
Jun 09, 2007 (9:57 am)
#914 of 1236 Is an F-250/F-350 to much truck for a teen driver?
Jun 01, 2007 (4:01 pm)
I'm 18 yrs. old and have had a Dodge Dakota since I started driving. The Dakota has been a decent truck, but with my job, involving alot of yard work (mowing, building decks, sprinkler systems)and a solid amount of moving of furniture for customers, not only does the bed not offer enough space for hauling, but having just purchased a 16 ft. trailer to help in carrying supplies and etc... The dakota has proved unefficient for the amount of work im doing, and it's only going to get worse while my little business grows (hopefully:)). Just graduating from highschool my parents have yet to get me a senior present, thus, would getting an F-250/F-350 diesel powered truck be practical, or should I look at getting a bigger truck without the diesel engine. My motives for getting a diesel truck are: lower gas prices and a longer engine life (that would hopefully pay for itself within a few years with and increased lifespan). But I dont know if the pros are outweighed any by the cons: Higher Maintenance and costs. And so I ask you all if you could give any advice on the matter!!! THANKS!
#915 of 1236 Do yourself a favor.
Jun 06, 2007 (11:57 am)
Find a new F-150 with the 8 ft bed and the heavy duty payload package. This should be around $27k new with 4x4. Yes its an XL and has crank windows etc. Otherwise if you go for a new Super Duty, you are into the $40k range new with diesel.
Oil changes for the Diesel run about $125 because of the amount of oil involved.
#916 of 1236 Re: Do yourself a favor. [mschmal]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Jun 07, 2007 (6:24 pm)
My Dodge dealer charges $59.95 for a 3 gallon (12-quart) diesel oil change on my Cummins Ram... and that price includes tire rotation. If anyone charges $125 for an oil change, they need to be investigated.
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#917 of 1236 6.4 is 15 quart oil change.
Jun 09, 2007 (9:57 am)
but at least its only every 10,000 miles.
#918 of 1236 Re: Do yourself a favor. [kcram]
Sep 23, 2007 (2:42 pm)
Everything on Dodges is cheaper - Dodge owners won't pay as much it seems.
As for the truck selection, I agree - unless you want a pretty old one, the big truck with the diesel will be a lot of money, and more than you need for landscaping business. Diesel isn't cheaper than gas anymore either. You'll use a little less of it, but not that much. You want the Diesel if you tow anything heavy at all for sure - otherwise, the gas engine will do better actually. YMMV
#919 of 1236 2004 and 2005 6.0L Experience?
Sep 26, 2007 (4:00 pm)
I'm finally going to replace my 90 250 w/ non-turbo 7.3L. In just under 350K miles I've really had very few problems with the 7.3 (injector pump replaced, vacuum pump replaced). A/C compressor self destructing is pushing me into the market, though everything else is showing the age too.
But I am wondering whether the problems with the 6.0L have been fixed, or not. As a retiree I'm stuck with 04 and 05 models with under 100K due to cost considerations. Preference is crew and long bed (and most I'm finding are short beds of course).
Any recent experience with these engines would be helpful. It seems to be hard to find anything on the net more recent than late 2003 to early 2004. I'm worried that the new engine is a good indicator that Navistar never did get the 6.0 right.
Thanks in advance for any help.
#920 of 1236 Re: 2004 and 2005 6.0L Experience? [texased]
Sep 27, 2007 (6:26 am)
I bought a diesel F250 2004 and I have had so many problems with it. from oil coolers problems to oil leaks from all over the engine, engine wiring harness, and more.