2008 F250 XL Crew cab, manual 4x4, 6.4L, Job 3, TorqueShift, w/ Decor group, Camper Pkg, Off Road Pkg, LWB, Power Equipment Group, Tow Command, Knapheide Utility Bed with sliding top. Built 2/5/2008 & Purchased 9-1-08
08B07 Flash 1-16-09
Firestone Ride Rite Air Springs 3-20-09
Radiator (end cap leak) @ 34,100 miles 11-19-09
11B23 PCM Recalibration 4-11-11
Hydroboost Replacement (leaking Power Steering Fluid) @ 82,866 miles 7/25/11
Upper & Lower Hoses (new design) @ 90,000 miles 11/10/11
Break Pressure switch (cruise control failure) 99,300 miles 3-13-12
New BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A tires after 101,400 miles on the original BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A tires 3-27-12
New Batteries after an original boiled over at 105,300 miles 5-13-12
Fuel Pump Replaced (frame rail) 131,534 miles 4-5-13
So...they say that each truck will emit 35lbs of PM (Particulate Matter) over their lifespan.
I wonder if they calculated the amount of money the owners saved by almost doubling the fuel economy of the trucks. I'm sure they figured out how much tax money they lost due to the fuel savings.
So, by their own statistics, a new long-haul truck emits 26lbs of PM each year it's on the road. And if someone with asthma lip-locks the exhaust pipe and breathes these emissions, they MIGHT get some irritation of their airways.
Total Horse Hockey!! Just like Sweet-n-Low causes cancer in lab rats (when they eat the equivalent of 40lbs of the stuff in a month).
I want the Government out of my home, out of my pocket, out of my business and out from under my truck.
Ford Performance Specialists
351 Six Flags Pkwy SE
Mableton, GA 30126