I'm over Ford, I've had 12 of them (should of kept some of the 7.3s)but this current one is the last straw.I need one that will hold up to pulling 12k on a regular baises.I've heard about the bad mpg on the 6.4s.What do you think???
2015 F-350 Dually C/C 4x4 Lariat PSD RED.
2014 RED C7 Corvette
2001 16'G.N. Adam Red Stock Trailer(day rides)
2004 24'G.N. Flat Bed Trailer (Hay & Tractor Hauler)
2008 Kawaski Mule 3010 RED
2006 Honda Rancher 4X4 RED
2001 F-250 5.4 S/C 4X4 (Farm Truck)
1974 F-100 360 Auto (Under Const.)
1996 Blazer 4x4 (Rain/Snow Car)
1970 F-100 302 1 owner
is fuel mileage your only issue with Ford? With the new emmissions regulations nobody is getting good fuel mileage. Some say the GM's are getting better MPG's but the one our company has (Crew cab SRW) gets 13, however, all the guys that drive it seem to think they just stole it. Anytime you get a dually, fuel mileage is out the window. I try and keep my 04 dually down around 2000 RPM's but I still only see 13.6. I have a bed full of tools, If I was completely empty I might see 1 more MPG. i've seen people from all three brands say they get 20 MPG out of a dually, no way no how, it's not going to happen, I don't know of too many dually's that have 3.55:1 gears, and even then it would be tough.
__________________ 2008 lariat F350 4X4 6.4, 8' bed, 20" wheels, everything except Nav....job 3
2008 GMC 3500 D-Max crew cab 8' bed 4X4 (work truck, not by choice)
2001 F350 lariat crew cab 4x4 srw sb 7.3...traded in for 08
2004 F350 lariat crew cab 4x4 drw lb 6.0...make believe diesel mechanic toasted it
1997 F350 xlt crew cab 4x4 off rd srw lb 7.3 sold
1978 custom Bronco lifted 460 bb bored .030
I also heard that the toyota was getting a cat engine in their truck line. this is before the bottom totally fell out of the market. Cat is also in talks with international to possible let international take over all its over the road business. I also heard that they maybe working jointly on a new engine line using combined tech. Either way the goal seems to try and create an engine that does not need a dpf and limit each companies liaibility for epa fines. It sounds like we may never see a real cat engine in any of our trucks unless we put them our selves.
My fathers newer Dodge has had it's fair share of stupid failures, just like the stupid failures the strokes have.
If it were not for the front ends of the gm's I would think the maxi/allison would be the best package.
They all have their short commings which could be easily fixed on the assembly line.
1996 F-250 extended cab long box five speed. Home made Tymar, 203 Stat, 60 gal in bed fuel cell, 315/75's, no muffler, ebpv welded open 3" to 3" DP, Babies. 290K, still chugging, and still smoking when cold.
UPDATED 1/1/09 Replace so far. 1 LUK flywheel+clutch, 2 thermostats, 2 set of brakes, 1 set of calipers, 5 CPS, 3 sets of tires, 2 Transfer pumps, 1 Injector modual, 1 Computer, 2 Alt, 2 sets of batteries, 1 Water pump, 6 Belts, 1 PS hose, 2 Sets ball joints, 2 set u-joints, 2 carrier bearing, 2 Speed sensors, 1 oil pres sender, 1 temp sender, 4 sets of e-break cables, 1 front fuel tank, 2 rear fuel tanks, 2 set of glow plugs, 7 Glow plug relays, Oil galley o-rings, Turbo pedistal o-rings, EBPV o-rings, 3 sets of Injector O-rings, 1 Vac-pump, 1 new carpet, 1 total paint job.Total $$$ in repairs v/s miles driven = 4.6 cents per mile. Add fuel to that it jumps to 16.5 cents per mile over the life of the truck.
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