What RPMs are you reading at 65MPH?
My truck is a 1996 F350 4x4 CC/LB 7.3L, 5-Speed.
Now, I realize that this truck is no speed demon, but like I have said before, I live in Northern California and around here, everyone drives like an idiot and goes as fast as they can.
I usually just set my own pace and not care about anyone else and how fast they think they need to go.
But my question is, when you are driving on the freeway, going about 65 MPH, what does your tach read?
Mine reads just at 2000. And for every mile an hour faster, you get exactly 100 rpm more-meaning that at 70, I am reading 2500.
Does this sound okay, or do you guys think that the motor is turning a little too fast for the kind of driving that I do?
Just by what I have told, can you give me a guess on what gears are in the truck?
What RPM SHOULD I try to stay at when I am driving on the freeway so as not to damage the motor?
Any other suggestions?
NOW-1999 F250 XLT, 7.3 PSD, 4x4 6-Speed, SCab, Shortbed, 3" Leveling Kit, 35" BFG AT's, DP, Air Raid, Custom Straight Pipe w/MBRP tip, Line-X, Reunel Rear Bumper, Powercoated Front Bumper, and more!!!
120,000 miles on the clock!
SOLD at 320,000 miles, never had a problem in the 10 months I owned it...
1996 Ford F350, XLT, 7.3L PSD, 4x4, 5-Speed, Crew Cab, Long Bed, 285 BFG All-Terrains, Diamond Eye 3" DP.
All Stock Otherwise- 312,000 miles.
Mileage Update 8/28/11-316,xxx miles, all is good.