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  • Thats about 2 mpg off of mine but you did get the 4x4, which sounds reasonable. Congrats to you and hope it is as trouble free as mine.
  • I recently totaled my 2005 F250 PSD...just settled with insurance company, and now need new truck. I am considering going to gas...i am waffling between the 5.4L and the V10...I dont want to underpower the truck, but I also dont want to burn fuel unnecessarily....does anyone have any ballpark MPGs for both, and good, bad, or ugly experiences with either. I do love the diesel, but the settlement will not make it possible.
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    From reports I've read, the V10 may do better. The reason being, your right foot won't be as inclined to shove the go-pedal in the carpet to get the truck moving when you know you have the power to do so with light throttle. Ford actually proved this to themsleves many years ago. When they were testing the original Escort, they wanted to offer a 1.3L engine standard and the 1.6 optional. In their testing, they found the 1.6 actually got better fuel mileage because the 1.3 was underpowered for the car.

    kcram - Pickups Host
  • newdernewder Posts: 3
    I have been having a problem that is driving me nuts. When ever I make a sharp turn, left or right, I get a noise that sounds like when you are turning sharp with your 4 wheel drive on, but its not on. I have taken it in and the mechanic says everything is fine, but its not. Any ideas?
  • scooter06scooter06 Posts: 13
    i get a loud thump right after i start it sound like its under the passenger seat i have a 03 6.0 supercab superduty and it only does it once
  • I have a 2001 with the 5.4L and 2wd. Ballpark figures between 14 city, 17 highway and 9-10 towing. Had excellent luck with the engine and the truck as a whole, never in shop. Ive had it three years. It now has 105000 miles on it. Dont know much about the V10, though as far as reliability or mileage.
  • Sounds to me like a front end alignment is in order, but that is just my opinion. My advice would be to have another mechanic look at it, particularly one that specializes in front end work.
  • jnealjneal Posts: 247
    "i get a loud thump right after i start it sound like its under the passenger seat"

    The neighbors cat leaving in a hurry maybe?? :sick:
  • newdernewder Posts: 3
    I get that same sound on my 01' F250. I am interested to see what people have to say on that one?
  • scooter06scooter06 Posts: 13
    it only happens when its cold i think it has somthing to do with the glow plugs but iam guessing
  • I also get the same noise, it is not a constant and I can not tie it down to a certain temp or anything. The first time it happened I thought someone hit my truck, but no one was around. Sometimes when I get this noise the truck also jumps forward a bit (automatic). I am interested to see what others may think it is. I also get the same noise that someone else was talking about, a clunking when making a turn like it is in 4X4 but it is not. Any suggestions?
  • wpalkowskiwpalkowski Posts: 493
    Is it a crew cab? If so, check the cab mounting bolts. Mine needed to be retorqued. Longer wheel base frame flexes more than the shorter trucks, and cab creaks - especially slow, sharp turns on a hill. Sometimes a real pronounced banging. Bolts are a chore to get to as interior trim and carpet/padding have to come up in order to access a couple of them.
  • I have a 02 F250 PS and I also head the loud thump just after start up when cold. My salesman told me that it is just the heater door slamming shut as over time the system looses vacuum and the door opens, when the truck starts and the vacuum build back up the door slams shut. It is pretty loud and makes you say " what was that?!!!!" :confuse:
  • Has anyone installed aftermarket gauges for turbo boost,pyro,trans temp or rear end temp? looking at installing a pod set up, I am mechanically inclined but I dont really want to be drilling holes in housings and the like. sure would like to "see" what things are doing under the hood and the factory gauges are junk.
  • I added pyro and boost gauges to my 2004 F-250. You have to drill and tap a hole in the aluminum housing right on top of the engine in front. I loosened the clamps and swung it about 90 degrees, stuffed it full of rags to keep any shavings out. For the pyro, you drill a hole in the exhaust just back of the turbo and it installs with a stainless steel clamp and a ceramic washer, again pretty simple. Biggest challenge was locating wires for lights and one that is hot when ignition is on. I bought the package from Cabella. Gauges work great and tell you when to back off if you need to. I have a stick shift so didn't need tranny gauge.
  • scooter06scooter06 Posts: 13
    that makes sense i thought it was in the warm up mode doomeflodgee ------thanks
  • yrbenderyrbender Posts: 25
    Stopped at truck stop to fill up on diesel the sign said for dual tanks can you fill a single tank f250 there. I did and filled up in about 1 minute which was cool can it damage my tank?
  • As you probably know, the truck stops have very quick fill ups due to the fact they typically fill very large semi-truck tanks. I am not aware of any problems this could have on your f250. The only thing is maybe the fuel becomes more frothy due to the agitation, maybe more air in the tank. But this is just reaching. Seems harmless. I have filled up at these places and have not had any problems. Hope this helps

  • I dont know if I want to do that, I would rather pay someone than screw it up myself. Dont like the drilling part, shavings and stuff. Thanks for the info.
  • fordtuf1fordtuf1 Posts: 5
    I have owned 2 F250's, both with V10. The mileage has been as good as my 92 F150 with the 5.8L and as good as anybody I've heard of with the 5.4L in a SD.
    I get:
    11-13 city
    15-16 highway
    9-10 pulling about 3K (boat or atv's)
    7-8 pulling 10K camper (70 to 75 mph AC on)

    Get the V10 are you'll be let down, especially after owning a diesel.
  • fordtuf1fordtuf1 Posts: 5
    It has been some time since I've heard the real explanation of this. I had it on my 99, my Mom's 2000 had it, my 02 has it. I don't recall it having to do with a heater door/flap but it does have to do with the truck sitting for more than a day without being run.

    Whatever it was they said that no harm would come of it. The checks in the mail too right? But really I had over 75K on the 99 and I have over 85K on my 02 right now.
  • fordtuf1fordtuf1 Posts: 5
    This may very well be your limited slip starting to not slip. Guys from another Ford Truck site talked about this a lot. I think Ford says don't service your rear, or front, diff unless leaking or problems arise. I tend to say that's BULL.

    I put it off until mine started making the same noise when turning. I did a full service, which is nothing more than pulling the cover changing the gear fluid (synthetic) and adding the modifier fluid. The manual says add 4 oz, the wise man says put in 2oz and see if you get the noise, if you do then add 1oz and try again, but don't exceed 4oz.

    The new syntehtics don't really need as much of the fluid modifier so I'm told. I have 2oz in mine right now and it's better than before I changed it but I'm gonna add 1oz more cause it shudders just a bit.

    You could do the simple way and buy the modifier, any auto place has it, try 1oz at a time. :shades:
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,993
    I have a question on the 2008' Super Duty's. I was half interested in a Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch but wondered if the 6-speed manual was a option on the King Ranch as I think the 5-speed is a bit out dated ? If I were to buy a 08' Super Duty it would be a loaded out King Ranch as I think they are very nice trucks. :)

  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    expect to have to factory order to get it.

  • wpalkowskiwpalkowski Posts: 493
    Manual tranny is not available on the King Ranch. Only the 5-speed Torque-shift automatic.
  • paintmanpaintman Posts: 23
    It started yesterday while driving my f250 I began to hear a faint chime from the dash, it chimes 5 times then a 3 second delay and 5 times again , delay 5 again after about 5 series of this it stops for about 20 minutes then it does it again.
    Is this a trouble code? the guages read fine and the truck still runs smooth.
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    If your seat belt is on, then the system is not reading this, get help from dealer.

  • paintmanpaintman Posts: 23
    seatbelt was on I tried with it off also -same, the sound is different than the seatbelt tone(faint)???
  • newdernewder Posts: 3
    Has anyone else had their door handle rip off while getting in your truck?
  • wpalkowskiwpalkowski Posts: 493
    Don't you love those plastic door handles on a supposed Superduty truck. My wife did it to my F-350 last year when the doors were frozen shut after an ice storm. She was embarassed and didn't think she was so strong ..... :blush: :blush: (I on the other hand, never had any doubt - this was the women who nearly broke my fingers while squeezing my hand during natural child birth. :P )
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