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Old 06-10-2014, 06:07 PM   #1
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Ford 6.1 gas

Just interested if anyone is towing using this setup in a F250 or F350. I not trying to start a debate on gas vs diesel, however its showing some pretty strong numbers, of course the local Ford dealers all say its great. ( That's what I would expect the to say ). Looking for some REAL user information. Thanks Chuck in Va
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:38 PM   #3
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It might be a 6.2 I thought it was 6.1 in the gas model. I could have my numbers mixed up. I know its the larger engine in the newer f250's. Bigger than the 5.4...I liked it much better when everything was listed as cubic inches..350,327, 454,396,460,302,427 and so on, I understood those numbers. Chuck in Va
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:42 PM   #4
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not really any "bad" gas engines out there in full size trucks. All of them can go a mess of miles with care. Don't worry Charles, we have only been calling engines by "liters" for 30 years, you will get the hang of it eventually
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Ford has the gas 6.2L...rated at 434 ftlbs torque at an rpm around 4K or so...
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only downside to towing with gas is fuel economy. You will get 50% better in same vehicle with a diesel, and now diesel is only 4 cents more per gallon than gas. Diesel isn't for everyone, but if you will be towing enough, you can justify the extra cost.
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You also need to factor in the additional $$$$$$thousands more in the cost of that diesel motor option too !!!
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at 50,000 towing miles, the difference in fuel economy has already saved you those thousands back. Not to mention, you will get many thousands more in resale value in the future. That's why I originally said, isn't for everyone and if you can justify the cost.
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In Canada, your talking an extra 9000$ for the diesel option.
You can buy a lot of gas with that money.
I have a 2014 F250 FX4 Lariat with 6.2 gas engine.
Very happy with it, plenty of power...of course, I've never owned a diesel, so can't compare.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:36 PM   #10
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On a new Ford f250 or F350 the diesel is about a $7000 option. I was just wondering if the gas would compare close to the diesel pulling power. There is no doubt that the diesel will out preform the gas, however for those of us that tow less than others and will also be using the tv as a daily driver could it be a little more cost effective. I was just interested if anyone is towing with one and if they are please with its capabilities.
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