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Old 04-19-2016, 06:47 PM   #1
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Ford 6.2 V8 gas

I don't want to open a can of worms here--

I have long been a Ford PowerStroke guy (since the mid 90s). However, I now have 2 F150s with the 5.0 (a 2012 and a 2015). I'm not going to replace the 2012 for a couple of years, but doing some planning anyways. I drive about 25K highway miles per year (on each truck) and only about 10% of that is towing the 27' TT.

My 5.0s (both SCrew 4x4 with 3.55) do between 18 and 21 mpg easy highway driving. 8.5-10 towing the trailer. (2015 beats the 2012 hands down).

Those of you that have the 6.2--Is there a noticeable enough difference in power while towing to make the other 90% of my miles worthwhile while receiving lower fuel mileage? Obviously the F250 suspension, brakes, etc. will be much preferred while towing. Just want to get honest feedback of the pros and cons of the 6.2 with regards to purchase price, maintenance costs, repair expectations, fuel mileage etc.

I would love another PowerStroke, but the upfront purchase price, DEF, etc., etc. make me consider another option.

Throw it at me!
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:35 PM   #2
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I came from a 2011 F150 EB that was tuned with a big intercooler, so the change to a 6.2 was a tiny step backwards. However, the stability of the F250 is well worth the small power decrease. Both would avg about 9 mpg towing the rig in my sig. But the 6.2 only gets about 12 mpg in the city vs 16 mpg city for the EB. Good thing I only commute 2 miles per day.

IMHO, I would think the 6.2 would be worth it over a 5.0 (unless it was the 525 hp 5.0 in my Cobra replica).
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I sold 2011 F350 in December. 4x2 ,3:73 gears.
My mileage was 13.2 MPG with ladder rack and two tool boxes.
I towed my trailer only once with Ford and it was struggle.Trailer weight 8,300lb.
Went from Ohio to Illinois,300 miles,no hills. Going 65mph trans in 4th gear.When I was going over highway overpass it downshift to 3rd gear.Mileage was 7.1mpg.
If you go with gas engine get 4:30 gears.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:23 PM   #4
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I sold 2011 F350 in December. 4x2 ,3:73 gears.
My mileage was 13.2 MPG with ladder rack and two tool boxes.
I towed my trailer only once with Ford and it was struggle.Trailer weight 8,300lb.
Went from Ohio to Illinois,300 miles,no hills. Going 65mph trans in 4th gear.When I was going over highway overpass it downshift to 3rd gear.Mileage was 7.1mpg.
If you go with gas engine get 4:30 gears.
Interesting,

I pulled our VLite that weighed 8700 and 4 adults in our 4x4 crew cab (truck weighs almost 7300lbs with no one in it and a full tank of gas) through Tennessee. It hauled the hills most times in 4th as I manually shift and very seldom had to drop to 3rd always ran in 5th on the flats. I could pass semi's going up the hills and we averaged 8.6 MPG hand calculated. Mind you, I always run on 91 octane when towing and the engine does make more power according to Ford Engineers. I would recommend 4:30 gears though if you can get them, I had no choice as we bought used.
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:47 PM   #5
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6.2 Super Duty is a great combo...if you order... get the 4.30... all upside will very little loss in MPG...1 MPG less on avg for non-towing.

FYI pulling 12,000 lb 5'er with 6.2. and 3.73 axle and over 6000 miles behind me with this combo
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:04 PM   #6
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I just purchased a new 2016 F250 Lariat 6.2L with a 3.73 rear end. I have a Flagstaff 27 BEWS waiting to be picked up next week. (After the PDI) I purchased a Equalizer 4 Point Hitch to buckle things together.
For now the mileage is around 13 on the highway. I'm expecting a lower number when I hitch up.
I wanted more frame, drive train and braking to tow the trailer which may come in at 9K wet. The truck is rated for 19K. So my 20% is way out there. I was not aware I was giving up power?
I understand the EB has almost the same horsepower and maybe more torque, but I did not want to wind out the drive train and make it work any harder than it had to.
This is my set up- good or bad it rolls !
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:19 PM   #7
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Moved from a 5.4L 3V F150 to the 6.2L. Suspension is less car-like but I enjoy it more than the Lincoln and lots more than the 150. I drive 62 miles a day one way to work, averaging right at 14 mpg. Towing earns me about 11 mpg, but it does pull very nicely. The F150 was adequate, the F250 is pulling in style!
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:51 PM   #8
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I was headed for the 150 with EB. While shopping on the lot I found my 250. Certified Pre-Owned. 3700 miles on it. Bought a 7 yr./100000 mile bumper to bumper warranty (because of pre-owned) and a 3 yr/36000 mile maintenance plan. First 7 oil changes are on them.
All said and done came in about 14K less than a new one and about the same price as the 150 all built up to tow heavy.
Pretty much helped me make my mind up as to which truck to buy.
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Thanks, all, for the input! Very much appreciated. It certainly helps to receive real life reviews from real people--not the manufacturers bragging up their products! Not sure what rig I will upgrade to when the time comes, but I will keep the 6.2 as a realistic option.
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We pull a TH, close to 10,000 fully loaded with our Ford. It loves the flat and pulls like a dream. Out in our country of course there are those steep places between the short flat roads. I am in 4th over every hill. But when you think about the tranny, 5th and 6th are both OD so I don't have too many issues. We went to the west coast and Yellowstone last summer. With 3.73 and oversized tires I am not geared as well as stock. Am looking at the 4.30 this summer as a change out. i have the SCT chip and run 91 octane, empty over 16mpg if I don't play with the go peddle.
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