The Diesel Stop banner

21 - 32 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,603 Posts
I have a 03 dullay with 430 gears ,cold air,programer,y pipe,and stacks,and i only get about 8 mpg with a thirty=two foot camper.can i get more if i go to 410 gears and will it increase my mpg all around:ford:

Your mileage difference between the 4.10 and the 4.30 pulling a trailer would be insignificant and maybe even lower with the 4.10 as it would have less torque towing power, so you'd have to make it up with a heavier foot. I do like the 4.10 for all around use as I only tow a few times a year, but towing a 32' trailer, the 4.30 seems like the perfect ratio for you with the V-10. I will say that the newer V-10's have much more power and coupled with the newer Torque Shift transmission, there is a world of difference in performance and towing vs the pre-2005 V-10's.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
I had a 08 6.4 truck. Fuel milage sucked compared to my 03 7.3 with full Banks kit. When diesel got to be $1 more a gallon than gas and I discovered I made a mistake buying a Supercab instead of a Crew cab I ordered a new 08 V-10. Another gas King Ranch. Only way to get this combo is order it. Was not towing much anymore. Gas truch gets 1 to 2 MPG less than the 6.4 did. Just bought a new 27 ft travel trailer. V10 pulls it OK but fuel mileage goes to hell. 7 to 8 MPG. Now I do tow 75MPH. V10 does not pull anywhere near as well as diesel but I am OK with it. Overall I like the gas truck better and wont lose any sleep worrying about owning it when the warranty is gone. Did not want to own 6.4 without warranty.
Have had large class A motorhomes with gas and diesel engines and would not even consider one with a gas engine again. But our pickups dont have big cats and cummins in them.

BTW 6.4 was faster than V10 in all catagories.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,603 Posts
Well, all I can tell you is my experiences, in the real world. I have run into a few new ('08-09's) with Chevy's, Dodges and Ford 6.4's. the only one I have not whipped totally is a Ford 6.4, BUT, I was towing an empty 4-wheeler trailer and the 6.4 was empty. It was dead even from a stop light to whatever. All of the others were a solo situation and was up a bodatious hill and they didn't stand a chance. If you tow a bunch and want a gasser, better get a 4.30 or a 4.88, otherwise, the standard 4.10, which is what I have, will do you fine. All I know is that if I do ever have to work on my V-10, I won't need to lift the friggin cab to do it. Also, I haven't had the first regen incident and my maintenance costs are less than $29.95 every 4,000 miles. What about you diesel dudes??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
Discussion Starter #25
Bumping the post with some mileage updates. Added to my first post with the updates.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
791 Posts
A lot of towing (wrecker & rollback) guys have been switching to V10's, including me. After 14 years of only diesels, I now have only V10's. Many guys I know in towing (who use Fords) will only buy a V10, and do not want a 6.0 or 6.4 at any price. That may change if the 6.7 proves to be reliable like a 7.3. I'm not getting my hopes up until I see the proof!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
124 Posts
A lot of towing (wrecker & rollback) guys have been switching to V10's, including me. After 14 years of only diesels, I now have only V10's. Many guys I know in towing (who use Fords) will only buy a V10, and do not want a 6.0 or 6.4 at any price. That may change if the 6.7 proves to be reliable like a 7.3. I'm not getting my hopes up until I see the proof!
Not to mention what you posted at FTE today, that Ford is now going to offer the V10 in the F650/750 lineup, and is coming out with CNG and propane setups for the V10 in the F450/550 lineup.

Long live the V10!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
Discussion Starter #29
Just bumping this post back up to the top as I've added some mpg updates to my first post.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Mileage update

To the OP do you have any mileage updates?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
Discussion Starter #31
Been awhile since I've updated, just don't put that many miles on the truck. Would have edited the first post but for some reason I can't.

27k miles and an average of 11.44 mpg. Miles are quite low for a 2008 and I haven't had any problems. Truck turns 5 next month.

Updated Mileage Spreadsheet
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Houston TX @ sea level, my 09 v10 showed 15.0 mpg. That was with cruise control on, running 2100 rpm and 72 mph. Mpg kept climbing until I got into traffic and had to slow down and adjust then resume. It would take a couple of miles to catch up mpg though. I'd like to do a longer distance to see what it will do
 
21 - 32 of 32 Posts
Top