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Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford F-350 Super Duty, Truck
#25 of 400 2008 F250 / F350
Oct 01, 2006 (6:08 pm)
Well the pictures are out! In keeping with the Edmunds forum rules I cannot post any specific sites but a GOOGLE on 2008 and FORD will provide plenty to look at. My '05 F350 has been, for the most part, trouble free, but after the last "update" to the diesel programming I am plagued with hesitations on acceleration. My interest in the '08 is high as the promise of a better suspension, a more responsive diesel and a more user friendly interior is certainly a plus over the '05-06's and so called 07's.
This being the starting message I am in hopes that in the coming months there will be a lot of input on perception and just general feedback on the new super duties as they become available to see and touch.
As a side I would hope that Ford would monitor this forum and take heed on what its potential customers are saying. Let me start by saying, "please loose the faux wood dashboards".
Let the forum begin!
#26 of 400 Re: 2008 F250 / F350 [rhaus]
Oct 04, 2006 (2:23 am)
"please loose the faux wood dashboards".
Are they as nice as GM's or do they look cheap ?
#27 of 400 Re: 2008 F250 / F350 [rockylee]
Jan 18, 2007 (7:12 am)
I hope that Edmunds will put a '08 SuperDuty PowerStroke in their longterm fleet.
#29 of 400 Re: 6.4L diesel [bewhite25]
Feb 05, 2007 (11:14 am)
What exactly went wrong with the 6.0L???
#31 of 400 Re: 6.4L diesel [rich422006]
Feb 06, 2007 (5:26 am)
First year '03 model had lots of birthing pains. Took several iterations of engine control software to get it right. There were a bunch of other problems with oil and coolant leaks, turbo tubes blowing off, the "thrum" and the "romp", etc., etc. They had a lot of the problems resolved by end of '03. But there is still a higher incidence of problems than there was with the previous 7.8L Powerstroke. When it runs right, 6.0L is supposedly a wonderful motor, but when it's got problems, it's driving folks nuts. IMHO Ford goofed, Navistar has this engine running great on its own vehicles, but in an effort to save cost, Ford decided to redesign all the engine controls when they contracted with Navistar to build the engines for them. I think the Ford bean-counters shot themselves in the foot.
Ford went with the new 6.4L engine to be able to meet the new much stricter emmissions standards for diesels, and to be able to handle ultra low sulphur diesel fuel. Hopefully they learned a hard lesson with the 6.0L
#32 of 400 6.4 also matches Duramax in torque
Feb 06, 2007 (11:18 am)
It is my understanding that the 6.0 was unique among diesels in using both electronics AND oil pressure to control fuel injection. All other engines were one or the other.
Oil viscosity variations change engine performance. PLUS
Ford did not get the word out DO NOT MOD THIS ENGINE.
#33 of 400 Re: What is Ford THINKING!?! 2007 Superduty [fordguy300]
Feb 11, 2007 (10:49 pm)
The New Super Duty is on the lots!!! Check this one out.
This dealer is going for list price. I wish i knew exactly what the dealer pays for their trucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#34 of 400 Re: Powerstroke 6 liter disaster? [akenaten]
Mar 03, 2007 (6:51 pm)
The answer to that is most definitely YES, I can not get
my mind around a company as big as Ford putting out on the
market such a complete piece of junk. And if you know people
that have to really work a truck for a living Dodge and GM
are not much better. Ford, Dodge and GM have been doing this
to us since the 1970's and than they cry bloody murder and
try to give use a guilt complex about not being patriotic
enough when we are forced to buy something made in Japan,
I for one am sick and tired of them peeing on my head and
telling me it's only raining.