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6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain Discussion of the 6.0L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 2003-Up Super Duties and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 6.0L Power Stroke engine.

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Old 05-07-2005, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2005 F-250

I'm looking to purchase a 2005 F-250 w/ the 6.0. I've heard alot of good and bad about the engine. I'm also concerned about the fuel economy. I'll be towing a 7000 lb. boat and would like to know what kind of economy you are experiencing. What rearend should I get for towing and max fuel economy? Also, this is my first diesel engine, so all of your thoughts and advice are appreciated.

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Old 05-07-2005, 11:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have an 05 towing an 11,000 pound horse trailer. Economy with trailer - 12mpg. Without 16mpg city, 19+ (as high as 22 the other day)hwy. I use a superchip tuner set at tow safe all the time - great shifting, torque etc. I have the 3.73 rear end and it pulls just fine. I will be getting the mag hytek tranny and rear end pan to keep temps as low as possible.
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I'm looking to purchase a 2005 F-250 w/ the 6.0. I've heard alot of good and bad about the engine.

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Take a long look at the 250 vs. 350. The 350 costs, depending on the details, around $1,000 more than the 250, i.e., less than 3% more. The two vehicles are almost identical, i.e., if similarly equipped they both ride the same, list the same options, etc., except that the 350 is rated for higher loads.

In some areas higher taxes and fees on the 350 influence the choice.

Clearly either model will pull your boat.

I purchased new a 2000 F-250, and too frequently wished for a 350. I now think of the 250 as a 350 crippled for marketing purposes.

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The 05 f250's have a MUCH higher load cap than the old f350's.My bed capacity is 3100 lbs.My 250 will do everything i need it to do.
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