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  • frankno1frankno1 Posts: 68
    Name is Frankno1
    Vehicle F250SD CC 4X4 V10
    Truck name the Silver Bullet.
    Use mainly for towing. 17000
    miles on vehicle 15000 miles
    used on towing. Pulls a 9000#
    travel trailer, with Hensley
    Towing Hitch and gets 8mpg when
    pulling trailer. 11 to 12mpg
    empty. Very thirsty vehicle. Am looking
    at new Ford Diesel next year for
    better fuel ecomony. V10 enough power
    but cannot pass up a gas station.
    Cheers,
    Frankk
  • mullins87mullins87 Posts: 959
    I have a '99 F-350 XLT Supercab, long bed, dually. It has the PSD with the 6-speed. As of today, the truck has 102k miles on it. To date, the only mod is a Western Diesel Turbo brake. But, now that the truck is completely out of warranty, I would like to do some other things to it, mainly a ram air, chip and straight turbo-back exhaust. I purchased the truck to haul a slide-in camper, but as things usually go, not long after I got the camper and truck, the wife decided the slide-in was too small. So now I have a 31' travel trailer. With the trailer and all of our gear, the rig grosses about 17k pounds. I usually get around 18.5 mpg empty and 11.25 mpg loaded. I'm knocking on wood right now, but so far the only problems I have had are a broken clock spring in the steering column and the infamous turbo bolts that won't stay put.

    I love my PSD and intend on keeping it at least to 300k miles.
  • fordtuffordtuf Posts: 101
    it is a F250 XLT SC 4x4 V10 Wht/Slv.
    I live in the burbs of Atlanta.

    Still love the V10, wish it was bigger. Installed K&N filter, have the JBA headers in my shop from my 99 I traded in.

    Pull 27' TT, weighs 7500lbs, no problems, not the mileage a diesel gets but I'm a gas man.
  • eharri3eharri3 Posts: 645
    Boy, you guys make me fell like a lil' pib squeak in here! 95 Ranger regular cab 4x2 in-line 4.

    Tail light covers
    bug deflector
    Ford Duraliner bed liner
    JVC cassette head unit with a 12 disk changer crammed behind that miniscule space behind the back seats.

    82 thousand miles, never been stranded.

    Will hopefully be shopping for an F150 in a year or two.
  • steve616steve616 Posts: 5
    Truck is a 2001 F350XLT, CC, PSD, auto, 8' bed. Color is black with a silver bottom. I use it as my every day driver and also to pull a 30' travel trailer for vacations, etc. Plan soon to move up to a 5th wheel. Am planing on installing a Western Chip and going to the 285 tire size.

    Love my Ford!
  • troym2troym2 Posts: 1
    Bought 1st new ford truck with 27 miles from the ford dealership. discovered that the front fender had been repainted and does not match in color or quality. overspray on window and inside engine compartment and turn signal out of place. dealership claims no records of any repairs on my truck. stating that i am s.o.l. local body shop says it will cost $638 to correct. I live in las vegas, NV. any suggestions. thanks, troy at troysaddress@aol.com
  • cyberdad2cyberdad2 Posts: 13
    Just bought a new 2001 SuperCrew XLT, 4x2, Tow Package and Anti-Slip Diff. With the 2003's almost out, the 2001's were finally marked down to where I could afford it!

    Two tone green/beige (Nicknamed the green monster by my loving wife).

    So far I love its size and ride.

    Cyberdad Steve
  • Does anyone else own one? I bought it last September it has the 4.2 and I love it. I saw one posting that said if you were planning on buying a F150 with the 4.2 V6 to run the other way. I have 7K on it and so far its been awesome. Any comments or owners??
  • I own a 1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer, purchased brand new. Truck has been wonderful and has been there for me thru everything. Now I own a brand new second truck, an F-350 Lariat Crew Cab Long Bed 7.3L V8 Diesel 2003 Model, Single Rear Wheel 4x4 FX4 package.

    Nothing beats a Ford truck.
  • Now that you're a Powerstroker, you'll need to go to www.ford-diesel.com

    Welcome to the club.
  • I've been raised on ford trucks. Dad had a 1976 supercab F150 that died with over 400,000 miles on the original engine, and he worked that truck til it needed 2x4s to hold the engine up. now owns a 1986 F250 regular cab w/351W and C6 trans. Been rolled twice (physically that is) and is still going. I myself owned a 1990 F250 supercab XLT Lariot that I traded in with 198,000 miles with many needed repairs for my current 1999 Ranger 3.0L extended cab auto 4x4. Needless to say that the ranger has been hell on me. Check out script #582 under ranger problems to see what I'm talking about. If you would like to leave input, please do.
  • rayval43rayval43 Posts: 4
    Hi, I am Ray.

    I have a 1993 Ford F-250 Super Cab, long bed, 4-wheel drive, with a 460 ci. engine and a 168,000 miles. I have had the truck for 2 and a half years. I have had to do some repairs, mainly to the drive train, but the truck is in very good shape, drive great down the road, and runs like a champ, only minor work done to the engine. The gas mileage is bad, but it's very dependable, and pulls 10,000lbs easily. I have had many Ford and Chevy trucks, but I prefer Ford trucks, because they are built so well. The only two negitive things I have to say is, poor mileage, and real bad turning radius, as it has a 8 foot bed. Other than that, its a great truck.

    I live in Lake In The Hills, IL.
    age: 43
    have owned 140 new and used cars and trucks since I have been driving.
    I know quite a bit about every aspect of vehicles.
    I am also a muscle car enthusiast.
  • ifd_32ifd_32 Posts: 3
    hi im new on here, my name is ronnie,
    i own a 1988 extended cab ford ranger, it has a built 302(5.0)with a c4 3speed transmission, 8.8 rear end with a 273 gear, i get 100miles to a tank of gas...which runs me 100$ a week:( and the gas hand doesn't work correctly so i have to go by the miles...lol
  • ksquaredksquared Posts: 1
    hey I just bought a 94 ranger. Its got the 2.3L engine and five speed tranny. just wondering, do you know any good ways of boosting power? the engine is a bit weak and I just put 31" tires and a lift and now need some more power to get it moving better. Gear change would work but looking for more power and help?

    I have the same cd changer too but with xplod head unit, big speakers and amp
  • pusterracingpusterracing Posts: 186
    I've got an '03 F350 SuperCrew SB KingRanch with a 6.0L PSD, Power Moonroof, Pilot Brake Control, Removeable Goosneck (got a fiberglass lid though), Covermaster Lid, and tow a 27' Forest River Travel Trailer. My truck has no name....but I love it anyway.

    -PR-
  • unhappy1unhappy1 Posts: 3
    I have a Ford 350 with 26,125. and the oil pumped failed taking the engine with it. Of course it was 6 months out of warranty. I've been working with Middlekauf Ford in Plano who was not very helpful and ultimatley passed me off to the Area Manager for Ford. Oscar, the Area Manager called me to get more info about what happened to my truck. I spent about 5 minutes with him on the phone. He told me they couldn't help me, and then hung up on me when I asked to speak to his supervisor. Has anyone else had this type of treatment with Ford Corporate, if so, how did you handle it.

    One other note. NO ONE would give me the number for a regional office to Ford. But I have it now. Once again, NO ONE will take the time to call me back.

    unhappy1
  • I bought a 1996 Eddi Bauer Bronco. I have a problem. After I stop when I go to take off I get a clunk sometimes more than one. It almost feels like the back end drops. I checked my u bolts, replaced the uni joints,checked sway bar brackets, pleeease help. I am lost. I am pretty handy but this has stumped me. Thanks for any help you can give me.
  • my 93 Ranger needs a new starter. however, i can't see how to get to the starter wire to remove it without first removing the upper and lower mounting bolts and letting the motor then hang down far enough to disconnect the wire. is this safe to do if i first disconnect the negative wire from the battery? or is something else required? any suggestions appreciated.
  • I also have a 1996 Eddie Bauer Bronco with what sounds like the exact same problem. Did you solve the issue? Any advice would be helpful right now.
  • Hello I have a 93 F-350 diesel crew-cab recently I have had a problem with the brakes, sometimes they are power brakes and other times act like a non-power-assisted system would work. I always have brakes it just takes more pedal pressure sometimes. Can anyone help with what I should look at first?
  • wpalkowskiwpalkowski Posts: 493
    Had a similar thing with an '87 F-150. Some days I had to literally stand on the pedal to get the truck to stop quickly. Other times it only took normal pedal pressure. You could never tell what it was gonna be, normal stop or hard stop - finally got it fixed when I almost rear ended a bus. Turned out to be the Master Cylinder. There was a problem with fluid leaking internally - it never leaked out, but didn't always go where it was supposed to, and that would make for hard braking.

    I do my own brakes - change out wheel cylinders, calipers, and brake lines too, but Master Cylinders are a bit beyond me,:confuse:! So, I left it to pros to fix. Truck stopped fine after that.
  • Thanks for the information I have to get this fixed as we are going to use the truck for vacation transportation and others may be driving it. I don't need anyone else to get the hard brake surprise.
    Jay
  • Hello I fixed the brakes. After talking to a few people about the problem I was having ( part-time power brakes) a couple things determined that it was the vacuum pump. Mainly the fact that when the hose that runs from the vacuum pump to a vacuum manifold, located on the left front inner fender, was removed there was little to no activity. When the vacuum hose running from that manifold to the brake booster was wiggled at the booster it was evident that the booster was holding vacuum. I always had brakes, although at times they required excessive pedal pressure, so i believed the master cylinder was okay. So the vacuum pump was replaced luckily it was the cheaper of the two that were listed. The pulley from the old pump has to be reused so a tool that pulls it off the old pump and pushes it onto the new pump has to used. The new pump had threaded bosses where the three bolts go through the pump, the old pump did not, the mounting area on the engine is threaded. I measured what the hole diameter was on the old pump, just over .375", and drilled out the new pump accordingly. Make sure you put the bolts through the holes in the pump before pushing on the pulley as they are too long to be installed after the pulley is in position.
    Thanks, Jay
  • cropercroper Posts: 1
    I have a 2000 F350 7.3 Diesel. I am having problems with my truck and with it stalling. I have had it on a diagnostic machine and it indicates ICP Pressure too high. When starting it, it runs for a few minutes then dies, I start it again, runs a few minutes then dies. I start it again and there is no throddle. I start it again and it runs OK until I get ready to use again and it starts all over again with dying and restarting, dying and restarting. I have changed the oil, oil filter, air cleaner and fuel filter. Any ideas on this problems.

    Don :(
  • gofastnowgofastnow Posts: 1
    FORD F350, 2001 7.3 DIESEL
    CAM POSITION SENSOR at 42K
    I have had similar issues. Originally the engine would stall at speed and would usually re-crank and run a while longer. "Check engine" light did not illuminate except for twice out of the about 15 times it occured. Problem was the cam position sensor, bought on Ebay for 1/2 the dealer price and installed myself. Took about 15 minutes with the help of a web article of how to do.

    ICP SENSOR at 43K
    About a month later the engine would stall as it was downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear (automatic). This time the engine light came on on every occurance. The engine light would eventually go out after some miles of driving.
    It progressively got worse. When the light would go out it would start to stumble at light load with throttle only cracked open. After stumble the engine light would come back on and the stumble would quit, but may again shutoff when coming to a stop. I had the ICP replaced only about 60 miles ago, but the engine is as smooth as original, so far.
    Independent garage about $300.00

    Good luck, aren't modern vehicles great!?
  • truck is not wanting to start not sure whats wrong anyone have any suggestions on what it could be. It can be push started. It is standard.
  • proamproam Posts: 2
    james i own a 2004 f350sd/psd 6.0 and a 1999 f250sd5.4 i transport light machinery like from 2,000plds up to 13,000lbs loader all with a double axle towmaster(roughly2000lbs i would say not positive) trailer equipped with electric brakes hooked up to a transmitter in the truck both truck pull increadbly my 99 get ready 188,000 miles pulling it whole life from 1,000 miles only problem was leaf springs thats it my brand new 6.0 350 pulls like nothing is there but way to many problems this truck has encountered my job relies on these trucks and when a brand new truck goes down the way this one does its shamefull i love driving this truck but simple if it keeps breaking i cant drive whick makes me unhappy bout this truck,which i am very shamefull to say cause the only reason why i bought this truck was cause i thought the 99 was time to retire and i di not want to encounter any problems down the road now took out a note and have nothing to show for it
  • Has anyone had so many issues with this motor as I have, I bought the truck used, just after 100k since I have put in new injector seals, valve cover gaskets(burnt connnectors) new ICM, one new injector, and now after the new injector I am getting fuel faults, Ford dealer told me fuel just gelled, but has been in a garage 60deg. and outside temps above 35. four tanks of fuel through it, but anytime I get on it, usually getting on freeway, shuts down and can hardly keep it at 55. but after stopping and shutting down for a minute, all is fine, till I get on it. then yesterday, just leaving the parking lot, couldn;t get it up to 20..... sat for a min, alll was fine again.
  • lawman1967lawman1967 Posts: 314
    Buying a 2007 F150 today.
  • Hi all, I have the above truck, bought at 11k miles former lease truck for a contractor..Supercab w 145" wheelbase..46L ..4x2..automatic w overdrive..trans cooler...Payload rating on door listed at 1,543 lbs. It has 18" M&S tires. (these are from a Lariat..mine is a stx)

    I bought this with the intent of hauling a 1000lb slide in camper plus 500 lbs in cab (passengers). so its right at the max for payload. The salesperson said no problem, as often people put 1800 - 2000 lbs in this truck, with no modifications needed as long as its not constant.

    (I am probably going to haul the camper 3000 miles a year...2 - 3 weeks per year. (mixed terrain..all highway ..Hills..mountains...valleys..) AZ..N.M. New England etc ....so To demonstrate the point, 1,850 lbs of sales associates got in the box ( 6 1/2 ft box) to determine how much room was left in suspension, seemed to be a good amount left. (however..after that test..I did notice a little more noise going over bumps (suspension noise) which may just be imagined..as its hard to believe 5 mins parked with 1850 lbs could harm anything).

    But anyway..The salesperson knew I was getting a camper (a liteweight..pop top 1000 lb slide in cabover ) and said no problem, and no modifications needed , as its under payload rating. My questions are : do the 18" tires increase or decrease payload? at that weight, and for 2 weeks/3000 miles do I need any modifications? Does it affect warranty? ( as the literature came with a paper that stated do not use with a slidein camper..however the next paragraph was on how to load a slidein camper. ) can the engine haul it ok? Any advice from someone familiar with this would be appreciated. Thanks.
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