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Old 02-21-2009, 07:30 AM   #1
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Talking New Tow Vehicle

Morning all,
Upgraded my tow vehicle from a 2001 F150 Supercrew 5.4 to a 2009 F250 King Ranch 4x4 crew cab short bed diesel. I feel much better about this truck towing my 8319 SS than the other one. The other one would tow it but I wouldn't tow it on a long run. (of course the salesman told me my f150 would tow it - and it did) But I wasn't comfortable with it. With all our stuff the GCWR was probably right at the max if not over by a little. I heard that the new 6.4 diesels in the fords were not that great on fuel economy but on the way home from the dealer I got (according to the Mileage monitor) 15.5 MPG. Not bad for a heavy duty truck like this one.

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Old 02-21-2009, 09:24 AM   #2
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None of those new diesels get good fuel economy like the older ones did but your's will get a bit better after a few thousand miles. Congrats on the new TV by the way. You got yourself one towing monster now. You'll be very happy with the way it tows.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:06 PM   #3
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You'll find your mileage monitor will be significantly wrong. Be sure you get the latest computer flash as you'll get better mileage then the US average 11 and you'll be able to "monitor" the regen cycles that are performed by the ecm to prolong the life of your DPF (diesel particulate filter).
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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sounds like its time to join the powerstroke forum too to read about dos and donts and mods and suggestions and things like that. #1 on your to do list is to add a EGT gauge to your stock gauges (unless they finally wised up and have them stock now). Keep your egt's down and save the life of your new diesel. Congrats on the new buy!
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www.powerstrokenation.com tell them TxPSDCrwCHF sent you!!! woohoo another stroker!!!
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