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|03-31-2019 11:14 PM|
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.
|03-31-2019 07:51 AM|
|03-29-2019 12:04 PM|
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.
|03-29-2019 11:56 AM|
|03-29-2019 11:42 AM|
|03-28-2019 01:51 PM|
|DonWarkentin||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.|
|03-28-2019 10:49 AM|
I had a 84 F250 that got 8mpg at best. The worst mileage that I ever got with it was around 3mpg but that was fighting a headwind for 100 miles with a cab over camper and pulling a trailer. The fastest I could move was around 50 mph on the freeway. I filled up and had to put around 35 gallons back into it around 100 miles later. If I hadn't had to be somewhere I would of just pulled over and waited the windstorm out.
As for the diesel thing, I use my diesel when I need a truck. In the last two years I drove it a total of 5500 miles. I have a puddle jumper that gets 30mpg for the around town thing and trips where I don't need a truck.
Every time that I get back into my diesel I almost have to relearn where everything is located at.
|03-28-2019 09:06 AM|
|LMJD||Bad thing is, a gas engine is a gas engine. I bought a new Tundra 5.7 V8 in 2010 and it's got LOTS of horsepower, gets 20 MPG highway driving but when I hook up my MIL's light weight aluminum 2 horse bumper pull with my 700lb. Polaris ATV in the trailer, fuel mileage drops to 9-10 MPG. But I can put 3 horses in my slant load 3 horse gooseneck heavier steel trailer and still get 13 MPG using my '91 F250 diesel. And my diesel has always got 18 MPG highway driving empty. Guess if it's mainly used for towing a diesel still makes more sense.|
|03-20-2019 01:16 PM|
Well, the good news is that Ford is coming up with a solution to high diesel prices. In 2020 there will be a new 7.3L, this time running on gasoline.
|03-20-2019 07:06 AM|
|02-10-2019 10:37 PM|
There is also a small refinery in Prudhoe for gasoline but its used exclusively for BP & Conoco fleets and the village of Nuiqsut.
|02-10-2019 08:37 PM|
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|02-10-2019 07:58 PM|
|02-10-2019 06:56 PM|
Originally Posted by clydesdale View Post
But I refuse to drive through TN in anything smaller than a full size truck.
Everybody in that State drives like they have a number on the side of their door and are racing NASCAR.
|02-10-2019 06:24 PM|
|clydesdale||Well, I may rent a car. It will cost me $110 more, once you factor in fuel/gas prices, to run a rental car from NY to FL and back to NY. $110 to not have to worry is the upside, downside is that kids don't like trading down to a full size car. Car claims to get 36mpg, so I figure 32, and truck gets 18.5 or so. I can't believe it is a $1.89 vs $2.99 for gas and diesel. It was less than gas when I bought the truck. Oh well.|
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