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Hopefully, Ford engineers have figured out how to get good fuel efficiency in a gas engine at full GCWR. If they have succeeded to do that with the 7.3L gas engine, then it may become a popular choice.
Who knows? A friend had one of those big block V10 F250's that was not too old and he said the mileage was terrible. But according to Car & Driver all the 1/2 ton small blocks, Dodge, Chevy, Ford, and Tundra nowadays get about 20 hwy mileage not towing. Years ago you were lucky to get 14 with any 1/2 ton pickup. And like Bugman said, 8 or 9 with a 460 Ford or 454 Chevy.

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Hopefully, Ford engineers have figured out how to get good fuel efficiency in a gas engine at full GCWR. If they have succeeded to do that with the 7.3L gas engine, then it may become a popular choice.
It's probably a bit better on fuel mileage than the old Ford big block, but comparing a gas engine to a diesel is a losing proposition in terms of torque and pulling power. It's the nature of the diesel cycle that makes it produce higher torque.

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From what I have seen living on I-70 here in Colorado is that most of the diesel owners really don't need a diesel. They use them for grocery runs and making noise. I love it when I see a F350 dual wheel drive diesel truck going down the freeway with a sleeper shell on the back and no receiver hitch on the back.

Unfortunately I am falling into the category of not needing a diesel. But it sure is nice once or twice a year when I do load it up a little and go on a long drive. But a gas truck would do just as well for what I haul, that is except for mileage.
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From what I have seen living on I-70 here in Colorado is that most of the diesel owners really don't need a diesel. They use them for grocery runs and making noise.
And lots of smoke. Every punk kid in my area has a beat to death Dodge diesel straight piped and stacks, yeah, ya gott'a have stacks. Don't get me going.

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The 7.3L gas engine will not have the torque of the 6.7L diesel. Depending upon your application, $9000 savings in initial purchase price, plus less expensive fuel price per gallon, plus less expensive maintenance costs might make sense for some people who don't plan to tow heavy anyway and are not putting on too many miles.

The 7.3L gas engine will be available in the F250, F350, F450, F550, F650, and F750.

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