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Old 12-02-2015, 01:25 PM   #1
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Just starting my research and would like to hear from F250 owners on the 6.2L gas engine for towing. Any major problems or concerns with this engine?
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:38 PM   #2
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Hello Fellow Ontarian.

The difference in price between a Diesel and Gas was $4k on sale. I have the same service interval as Gas 12k, having a service plan the cost difference between gas and diesel is immaterial.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:43 PM   #3
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Hey,

I was told the Diesel was 12K more and oil changes are crazy expensive. I would definitely consider that 4K price tag. Diesel's break down less often? I know they are great if you tow lots.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:59 PM   #4
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I have a '14 F250 gasser for a work truck, and a '15 F350 diesel as my personal ride...

The 6.2 tows fine; I use it to move around 8000# generators, and have no issues. It is thirsty - I'm getting about 17L/100km on it, when I'm not towing, but lots of get up and go...

Diesel seems to be getting better mileage; however the smaller tank is a bit of a pain (136L tank in the gasser, 96L in the diesel) - so the range is pretty much the same.

EDIT - my diesel cost me 2 k more then the 6.2 gasser would have... no idea what the maintenance will be like - they're both pretty new.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:07 PM   #5
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Hey,

I was told the Diesel was 12K more and oil changes are crazy expensive. I would definitely consider that 4K price tag. Diesel's break down less often? I know they are great if you tow lots.
If you build a truck on Ford's website, the list price difference in the two is $8K. Whether a dealer might discount one more than other might vary, but I
don't think its common to find a $4K difference on 2 otherwise identical trucks. An optioned up Lariat 6.2 vs an XLT Powerstroke might be even less $4K difference.

But around here, diesel is $0.40 cents or so higher a gallon, so that negates a lot of the advantage of the better mileage. Oil changes are expensive with the diesel, and if you have major service after the powertrain warranty is up, it can run major $$.

And, the diesel engine is heavy - in the neighborhood of 600 pounds more than the 6.2, so the F-250 payload (depending on cab and configuration) is close to 3,000 pounds. Payload for an F-250 Powerstroke is more like 2400 pounds. So you get a ton of HP and Torque, but not much more payload than a 1/2 ton.

The diesel is a sweet option, but check out the Ford forums. There are plenty of happy 6.2 owners that tow. That 6.2 has been around a while and it has some nice advantages in lower cost, higher payload, lower maintenance.


I'm impatiently waiting for Ford to come out with the specs & pricing for the 2017 F-250. Was going to look for a new F-150 this winter, but decided to wait for the new Super Duty and give the 6.2 a hard look.
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I have a 2016 F-250 gas, pulling an ultra-lite 5th wheel (7800 lb unladen, 9100 lb GVWR) and am happy with the setup.
No problems pulling the 5er so far, seems pretty stable. Gas mileage is generally in the 8-9 MPG range when towing (13 ish average when not towing).
Sure the diesel has more torque, and better mileage, but it's also $8K more up-front, and has a higher maintenance cost.
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I have a 2016 F-250 gas, pulling an ultra-lite 5th wheel (7800 lb unladen, 9100 lb GVWR) and am happy with the setup.
No problems pulling the 5er so far, seems pretty stable. Gas mileage is generally in the 8-9 MPG range when towing (13 ish average when not towing).
Sure the diesel has more torque, and better mileage, but it's also $8K more up-front, and has a higher maintenance cost.
Same here except I have a 2015 250 gasser SRW and I'm 8058 lb unladen. Last time I weighed I was just over 9000 lb fully loaded for a 2 week trip. The 5th wheel and my truck get along very well.

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Same here except I have a 2015 250 gasser SRW and I'm 8058 lb unladen. Last time I weighed I was just over 9000 lb fully loaded for a 2 week trip. The 5th wheel and my truck get along very well.

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8k empty, and 9k loaded with the fifth hooked up?
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If you build a truck on Ford's website, the list price difference in the two is $8K. Whether a dealer might discount one more than other might vary, but I
don't think its common to find a $4K difference on 2 otherwise identical trucks. An optioned up Lariat 6.2 vs an XLT Powerstroke might be even less $4K difference.
Different makes so I will shut up after this.. My LTZ was $3k over the cost of the same LTZ in gas. SO not that uncommon.
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8k empty, and 9k loaded with the fifth hooked up?
Yes sir, that's just the 5er weight. Sound heavy or light to you? No water in the FW tank.

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