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Long time owner of a 1994 1/2 F250 factory turbo diesel. Am looking to upgrade to a newer truck. Considering the 2017-2020 F-150 3.0L turbo diesel or the Chevy/GMC 2.8L turbo. Either would be 4wd, but not the dedicated off-road style (prefer the Z71 to the ZR2).

Am looking for pros/cons on either if you have it. A mechanic friend (an self-admitted anti-ford troll), has reservations about the glow plugs on the ford being under the valve covers and the injector pump not being external.

Thoughts along these lines please.
 

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... A mechanic friend (an self-admitted anti-ford troll), has reservations about the glow plugs on the ford being under the valve covers and the injector pump not being external.
Troll is not the word that comes to my mind. BOTH components are external. Just slightly buried which is not unique by any means. I recommend buying the Ford just to irritate your friend. :LOL:
 
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I own the F-150 3.0L PSD 4WD. The only PSD-unique recall was on the EGR valve. The tech had never seen one before, messed the repair up a littlel bit so it had to go back right away. No other repairs or service issues in >41K miles. My brother-in-law owns a Colorado with the GM diesel. We met them in Glacier National Park last fall and spent three days driving in the park and backroads in the Ford, and now he wants to buy mine when I trade it in. He's not a car/truck enthusiast. but he and his wife are backwoods/outdoors/camping/kayaking/biking people, and the F-150 fits them better than the GM.

And I'm still getting 24mpg around town and 26-27 on the road. Highway speeds are higher here in Texas than they were in Washington :)
 
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