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Anyone get to drive one yet? None on a lot near me. But I love this idea, not necessarily for the diesel in an F-150, but that it just might trickle into the SUV's. I'm a huge diesel proponent, where 75% of my rigs now are diesel. I'd love the option to replace my wife's X5d someday with another diesel SUV. Not sure she'd like the size of the expedition, but that would likely be where the diesel could find its way into?? Explorer would fit our needs a little better, especially if they still offer 3rd row seating.

I'd also like to suggest the Diesel F-150 get a section here.
 

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From what I know they have only just begun arriving at dealers. I have yet to see one myself though I have completed training. The HP and torque numbers are decent for a V6 and the fuel economy rating shows 30 MPG highway which as I understand is top in it's class as of it's introduction. The 3.0L PSD is a variant of the 3rd generation global Lion V-6. For those interested the digital version of the Coffee Table Book is available at the DTS website. Coffee Table Books - Diesel Technician Society

I also think this engine deserves it's own section!
 

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The one thing I have seen thus far for the MPG rating is, you have to get the 2WD version to get the 30 MPG. And the article states that a 4WD version sacrifices 5MPG. But we all know how EPA estimates can be.
 

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I dunno Ed, On my website I am the Administrator... the Moderators report to me. Just sayin. :grin2:

The Transit/3.2L PSD got it's own section. This V-6 engine is a totally different animal and it is being shoved into the most popular pick-up truck in the country. I see it as an opportunity to grow your membership which can affect your advertising revenue. Why would this be a difficult decision?
 

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Lol I get it seems silly but we like to get their insight when adding features or sections to the site. They know the community well and will have insight into if something is needed.

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I dunno Ed, On my website I am the Administrator... the Moderators report to me. Just sayin. :grin2:
I'm with Keith. We work for you. But we do appreciate being asked for input.

Anyway, my vote is to add the section for the F150 Diesel V6.
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Cool thank you! The only thing I'd ask is that you could move this discussion there?
 

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Thank you sir!!
 

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Has no one bought one yet? Its been at the dealers since the first week of July, I expected some kind of review by now.
Almost 3 months on the road and not a single complaint, Ford must have finally built the perfect machine!
 

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... I have completed training.
So - what's your opinion - maybe as compared to the 3.2? I'd be a little concerned with the camshafts being belt driven in what is almost assuredly a zero tolerance engine. The HPFP is also timed and driven by a belt that you apparently can't see with the engine in the vehicle? I see there are timing tools that use the Braille method, but that is for changing the pump. Can you change the belt using the Braille method, or do you have to pull the motor?
 

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I think the issue is that our half-ton brothers aren't usually hanging out here. I haven't heard anything either and been too busy to stop at a dealer. Although I do need some more fuel treatment,so I may try to carve out enough time to check one out.
 

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I drive the DFW area of Texas and F150s abound. I look and pay attention and I've seen one and it had dealer tags making it a demo or loaner. I'm thinking not many are stepping up to pay thousands more for the diesel one when gasoline today is $1.71 and diesel fuel $2.74. A neighbor sells at a CDRJ dealer and he says Ram 1500 with diesel has slowed to a slug pace before they went out of production (no '19 body style 1500 with Ecodiesel yet).
 

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For the price that you pay for a F150 diesel you can have a F250 with the 6.7 in it with increased towing.

The only people that I have seen with the F150 diesel are the hipsters that want to look cool driving a diesel.
 

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My father in law traded in is Ram EcoDiesel in on a 2019 3.0L Powerstroke King Ranch 2WD about 3 months ago. He has since put 8000+ miles on it and still loves it. His only complaint is getting used to the auto stop start.
I went with him to pick up his new boat. A 271 Grady White with dual 300 yamaha, trailer fuel and all is approximately 9000Lb. I was skeptical at how well it would handle but we were both pleasantly surprised. We pulled it from St. Augustine to Jacksonville FL and made some other stops in between at one point crossing the Mathews bridge (steep grade for Florida) never once did it seem the truck strained, it ran through the 10 gears nice and smooth. It even had enough power to pass slower traffic easily on I95 to maintain 75mph. There were no cringe moments when it came to stopping, the trailer had surge brakes only.

He drove it to my house in Augusta GA from Jax and back on one tank of fuel. All the while he averaged 33mpg, he ran 75mph on I-95 & I-16, 60ish on hwy 80 and anywhere from 35-55 in all the little towns and back roads along the way. He sent me the pictures to prove it. To put this in context I usually average 26.5mpg (my wife 25.5mpg) in my 2014 Escape 2.0L when I make the same trip.

I recently got to drive the truck for a week in Jacksonville because my father in law had shoulder surgery and was not allowed to drive himself for a while, thus I chauffeured him over the holidays and played with his truck.
My impressions are;
It has more than enough power to get around town or burn up the highway. However it is not a peppy as its gas cousins (my company truck is a 2018 f150 5.0) but what it does to is smooth as silk. The shifts through the 10 speed transmission are almost unnoticeable and I never found my self wishing it had more umph, i found the transmission usually kept the RPMs close to 1700 and rarely went over 2500. Driving around Jacksonville for the week I averaged 27.2 mpg in the 140+ miles I drove it. I was on and off 95 dozens of times but never on it for more than 4 miles at a time. Driving it where I live out in the country with not nearly as many stop lights and traffic I think it would do a couple miles better than that. I did take the opportunity to play with it, and it will readily squeal the tires withe the diff locked. I put it in sport mode and couldn't really tell much difference besides shifting a little firmer but did not feel like it was really accelerating any better. In Eco mode it obviously accelerated slower but if you dropped your foot in to it such as a passing situation or having to pull out fast in traffic it would pour the power back on only after a slight hesitation. I actually liked the eco mode because i could see it encouraging you to have better driving habits but didn't deny you full power at an instant if you needed it.

All in all it I think Ford did a good job and I cannot really find anything to complain about it. I liked it enough that I hope they offer the 3.0 powerstroke in the Expedition when we get ready to get the wife a new car. If I happen to get a new truck 1st it will be hard to talk me out of the 3.0L.

I have driven every powerstroke model and I think the 6.7 is awesome.
The 6.7 is undoubtedly more powerful than the 3.0 (Duh!) and it feels bigger and heavier. One point of interest is my wife felt more comfortable driving(mostly parking) his truck than my dad's 6.7 or my 7.3. However I would not hesitate to replace my faithful 7.3 with this 3.0 to pull my tractor the 8 or times a year that I do. If I pulled the tractor a couple times a year I would go for the 6.7. But for my purposes, Fuel friendly, comfortable, pull the CC boat regularly and easily and pull the tractor once in a while the 3.0L defiantly fills the bill. My father in law special ordered his through a friend that owns a dealership so that he could get one as soon as possible payed in the ball park of $55k which given new vehicle prices I think is not a bad deal.


Oh yeah - my vote is for a 3.0L Powerstroke section!

Hope this information helps!


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Sorry this got long and kind of sounds like a Ford commercial.
 

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I liked it enough that I hope they offer the 3.0 powerstroke in the Expedition when we get ready to get the wife a new car. If I happen to get a new truck 1st it will be hard to talk me out of the 3.0L.
I am with you on this and I would love it even more if they could fit it in the Ranger, explorer, and the new bronco!! 4dr bronco would this 3.0L would be awesome!! Not to mention the Lincoln lineup getting it too!! I fear, tho, that if it trickles into other models, it will likely only be the Expedition/Navigator and I think that may be too big for our needs. We'd be replacing a diesel X5.

Glad you posted. Makes me excited to see where Ford goes with this engine. I wonder if they offer it in low-optioned fleet vehicles. I think if a company that supplies vehicles to their employees could double the fuel mileage of their trucks, it might make it more appealing for companies to buy in lieu of the gasser models. That is, if they could keep the employees from filling it with petrol!
 

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I read an article on line from one of the car mags that was mostly good, but had some negative things to say about towing and clunky trans shifts in stop and go traffic. I came here hoping to find more real world reviews. I'm considering one for my next work vehicle. Hopefully some more people will chime in.
 
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