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Old 09-10-2014, 08:20 PM   #11
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Plus' and minus's to both. Get what makes you feel good!
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:20 PM   #12
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Keep in mind, that diesel has a life span 2-3 times as long,


I Don't drink this Kool-Aid myself...
I'm with you. I've never gotten rid of a vehicle because the engine was so bad I had to dump the vehicle. It's usually something else wearing out that makes you decide it's just not worth it. In my case, it's been transmissions, suspensions, etc.
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:21 PM   #13
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I just realized that I forgot to add the trailer. It's a 3008 windjammer 7220 dry so in the 8500 to 9000 lb plus other stuff in the box. Yes it would be used for daily driver as well in Alberta.
Oh, you didn't say you were from Alberta. In that case you must buy the biggest, baddest truck you can get.
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:26 PM   #14
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Oh, you didn't say you were from Alberta. In that case you must buy the biggest, baddest truck you can get.
Oh I hear what you're saying.
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I'm with you. I've never gotten rid of a vehicle because the engine was so bad I had to dump the vehicle. It's usually something else wearing out that makes you decide it's just not worth it. In my case, it's been transmissions, suspensions, etc.
I never said the diesel upgrade would make the transmission and ball joints last 3 times as long. Of course those things will wear out eventually, but the life of the engine definitely has more potential than a gas
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:50 PM   #16
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I went from 7 to 12 MPG and that was with upgrading to 4000lb heavier trailer at same time

X2 on the MPG increase. Not much of a difference when empty but a big difference when towing.


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Unfortunately or luckily I drive my tv every day so the fuel savings from a gas to a diesel is WAY worth it.

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Old 09-10-2014, 09:25 PM   #18
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That's amazing. Wish I could say the same.
You have a 6.4 PSD. that has the worst mileage of any new diesel out there. That is one of the reasons Ford opted for a new design amungst others. If you got a tuner and deleted, your milage would go up quite a bit.

My buddy and I share a race car and we both have tow vehicles. He has a 3500 chevy with a gasser and max tow package on it and gets maybe 6mpg and we can only go 62-64mph in that pig with the tranny hunting all over... I have a 2014 chevy 2500 Duramax and get almost 12 towing at 72mph on cruise and it never shifts out of 6th.
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I had the 6.2 F350 and it would pass everything but a gas station about 6 to 7 MPG pulling a 36' fifth wheel

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That's amazing. Wish I could say the same.
As I understand it the 2010 SD F250 and others were the last year with a five speed auto.
2011's came out with a six speed and better mileage, along with alloy heads to shave off a few pounds.
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