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Ford F-350
#1
Bought a new one in Feb.,Super Duty Extended cab 4x4.First pu since 86 with gas motor ,sure is taking some getting used to.Just couldn't digest the $9000 diesel option this time.
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#2
imo, diesels are great, but not needed by 99% of truck owners. look at how low power ratings were 40 years ago, for gas motors, compared to today. i dunno what you cant do with 400hp out of a gas v8 in a p/u...
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#3
Yeah, unless you working it on a consistent basis stay with the gas. 08 F350 6.4 dually with 15k invested in motor and rearend. All my fault acting like a kid in an expensive toy, but my wife doesn’t know lol.
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#4
(04-21-2019, 03:43 PM)Troubleman84 Wrote: Yeah, unless you working it on a consistent basis stay with the gas. 08 F350 6.4 dually with 15k invested in motor and rearend. All my fault acting like a kid in an expensive toy, but my wife doesn’t know lol.

just blame it on Mexican parts,  i blew up 2 4l65's in my 2007 rcsb gmc Sierra, back when they had the 100k powertrain warranty.  first time they rebuilt it, second one they had a brand new one shipped out.  iirc,  it was one of the trucks assembled in Anderson indiana,  with the mexican drivetrain.  they all do it,  and i dont think they care much about the occasional lemon part,  since they save so much on labor... 

with what new trucks put out,  it a big tax on the transmission and axles anyways..... i still can't believe gm uses the 10 bolt rear axle behind ls v8s, you can blow up a factory locker in one of those with 100 hp in a mudhole....
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#5
We are in the process.of putting house for sale and buying a bigger camper. F 350 will be my first choice. I have a 2012 F250 now that I bought used and it's been great for us. Took the camper down to Florida last year and averaged 8.9 on almost 3000 miles.found trip. That's pulling a 8500 lb camper plus all my wife's extras. The one we are looking at is around 16000 am a fifth wheel so we will be looking for a dually.. Most likely be a two or three year old. Dealer near me had one but $82,000 was a bit much.
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#6
(04-21-2019, 04:40 PM)buffalobill Wrote:
(04-21-2019, 03:43 PM)Troubleman84 Wrote: Yeah, unless you working it on a consistent basis stay with the gas. 08 F350 6.4 dually with 15k invested in motor and rearend. All my fault acting like a kid in an expensive toy, but my wife doesn’t know lol.

just blame it on Mexican parts,  i blew up 2 4l65's in my 2007 rcsb gmc Sierra, back when they had the 100k powertrain warranty.  first time they rebuilt it, second one they had a brand new one shipped out.  iirc,  it was one of the trucks assembled in Anderson indiana,  with the mexican drivetrain.  they all do it,  and i dont think they care much about the occasional lemon part,  since they save so much on labor... 

with what new trucks put out,  it a big tax on the transmission and axles anyways..... i still can't believe gm uses the 10 bolt rear axle behind ls v8s, you can blow up a factory locker in one of those with 100 hp in a mudhole....

I chipped mine up to delete regen. All that extra hp and torque was too much for the heads, head bolts, rear end ( burnouts and doughnuts), and head gasket. I just bulletproof it had turbos taken apart and bearings replaced and bulletproof the water pump. Only thing original on the top end is the injectors now that it’s back in the shop for high pressure fuel pump.
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#7
awesome, ever take it to the drag strip?
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#8
(04-21-2019, 11:37 PM)buffalobill Wrote: awesome,  ever take it to the drag strip?

No just embarrass a couple kids with 4bangers at red lights a couple times.
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#9
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#10
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Unless you are hauling 10k regularly or racking up major miles, a Diesel is not necessary but if thats what you want and you have the money buy what you want.
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