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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Modded00EX View Post
I think a lot of the stigma against the 5.4 being a decent base motor for the SD is their fear of revving the motor while towing. The 460 was indeed a workhorse, but its peak torque was at a relatively low 2400rpm so you didn't have to rev it to get the job done. The 5.4 3v on the other hand makes peak torque at 3750rpm. This scares a lot of guys used to towing with 460's or diesels, but the 5.4 will chug along just fine like that.
That is exactly it. The RPM range drives the perception undoubtably. I bought an '07 F350 to get the diesel thinking that one day once the truck was paid for I would get a larger boat (I have a 21' bowrider ~5K lbs) and this truck seems like a waste for that. Towing through the Adirondacks is nice though.

I have not had a single issue with my engine yet however reading the daily drama on this and other boards over the 6.0L has had me considering the risk of owning this thing out of warranty more than once. If I traded it would be an F150 CC. I was going to hold out to see if Ford ever decides to drop a smaller diesel into an F150. There are LOTS of 6.0L trucks on the road so trying to put that into proper perspective is not easy.

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i have a 2010 F350 with the 5.4L with the 6spd, standard cab, long box. I have no complaints with it at all. Compared to my old 2000 5.4, Its got all the power in the world. The only thing that i have towed worth mentioning was a bobcat and two buckets on a trailer for a friend, trailer and all it was maybe 9k. Althought its no diesel it held its own up in the Black hills of South Dakota. Over all i couldnt be happier with the truck. But like i said i dont tow alot and totally agree that this engine should not me offered in a 1 ton pickup. 315 hp and 365ftlbs lol its kind of a joke considering most 1/2 tons are even in the 400hp range nowadays.
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Originally Posted by sljim View Post
let me know what you think of the 5.4 in the a super cab 4x4 f250 don;t pull big loads but need a 3/4 t0n
I love mine. I am not a fan of Ford diesels. Got 53000 miles on my 2010 with not 1 problem. As you stated you do not tow heavy, so the 5.4 fits the bill perfectly. The 5.4 engine will last a long time if you take care of it, thats my 2 cents.

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what about the 6.2??

I have been in a diesel for years and am about ready for a change. What about the 6.2 gasser??
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I own an 6.0 diesel, my buddy has the same truck with the 5.4 gasser. His truck wont pull what mine does but it does ok for lesser loads. The kicker for me is that he has put nothing in his truck except wear items and is at 209K miles. So far I've put a rebuilt tranny, and $5K in the engine at 150k miles. When you add the extra cost of the motor and diesel fuel, makes my truck look like a pretty crappy investment. Love the power but this thing is bleeding my dry.
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