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Old 05-16-2007, 11:34 AM   #71
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MPG of New 6.4 PSD

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Hi Bill,

Keep us posted as you get to know your new truck, I am especially interested in the MPG of the new cleaner burning 6.4 PSD.

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Anybody out there with the new Ford 6.4 PSD have any information on miles-per-gallon? There was a lot of speculation that the 6.4 would suffer some loss of fuel economy due to the emissions systems. Did that happen?

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Old 05-16-2007, 07:29 PM   #72
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I JUST took out my unit with trailer up a long grade over a pass by my house, into a 30 mph headwind no less. I came home with 9.1 mpg which is pretty good compared to my 454 Suburban. Of course, my unit only has 200 miles on it so it should improve. Just cruising about 65-70 it shows about 18 mpg.
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:36 PM   #73
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Altamont,

If I remember correctly, the manual of my 2005 F250 SD says don't tow anything for the first 500 miles.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:43 PM   #74
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Oops, my bad. I guess I just couldn't wait to see if all is working before I settle in to prep for our long vacation. I figured 20 miles probably won't hurt too much if at all.

I can tell you this, it goes like stink with the trailer attached! Bring on those high passes.
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someone is inquiring about payload and capacities...

here is a nice review article with all the spec...

http://www.familycar.com/RoadTests/FordSuperDuty/

they are also available on the ford site, and the fleet ford site has even greater details...

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Old 05-20-2007, 09:28 AM   #76
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Mileage after 500 miles

I find that if I just cruise with no load at 62 I get close to 20 mpg. At 66 it drops to 18. Combined highway/city is about 14. With diesel selling around here for as much as $0.50 cheaper than regular, this is not bad. I will be interested to see what the mileage is towing our baby.

No quality issues at all on the new Ford which makes me both surprised and happy. I understand Ford rang this new motor out to make sure of its reliability after the fiasco with the last diesel
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2air, you did such a wonderful job on the Ford Super Duty, you now need to do a similar review on the Chevy/GMC 2500's. Your review is better than Motor Trend's.
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Just got back from a 2500-mile trip (to the Florida Keys and back) with my new 2007 F250 with the 6.0L engine. Got about 11.5 MPG...not great, but not terrible. I expect (hope?) to see MPG improve as the engine gets broken in. To date, it has 3700 miles total.
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service access for the 2008 sd fords...

a little add on info...

while recently having work done on the 05

i had the opportunity to chat with a triple master ford mechanic...

whatever that means.

he explained an interesting twist on the 2008...

ALL service/repair issues that formerly required 'pulling the engine' are NO MORE...

that's right it's never necessary to extract the diesel to service.

(i didn't ask about tranny repair issues, but i think the same applies)

instead whenever there is a need for this level of access,

THEY PULL OFF THE CAB!

that's correct, the cab.

it seems the new cab is secured with a number of knuts and bolts,

and ALL of the wiring is modular plugnplay

and ALL of the hoses/lines are quick-connect...

so the cab can be removed in short order and is.

this change means all dealer/service shops that expect to do ANY major repairs...

need a specific 'cab hoist thingie' upgrade....

of course the shop folks need training in the process too...

pretty cool huh?

it does limit what indie' shops will be able to fix, unless they have the cab hoist...

anyone else got the dope on this?

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Holy smokes. I'll ask my bro if he has any knowledge of this given they buy a lot of trucks where he works, of all makes, and a lot of them are diesel.

I certainly like the idea. It also makes replacement of the body should it be in an accident a much easier option, although still not cheap I'm sure.

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Yes, 2airishuman is correct, pop off the body, work on the mill. LJH
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So, search and ye shall find. This is an excerpt of an article on the web

And talking about the Super Duty, in the you learn something new everyday category, last week someone told me about a repair on a 2008 model, to fix an exhaust leak at the twin turbo unit. My friend told me that, in order to remove the turbo, the dealer had to remove the cab from the chassis. What? I thought she must have misunderstood or only heard part of the story so I called the service manager at the Ford dealership to get the facts. It turns out that dealerships have been lifting the cabs on Super Dutys -- for some engine repairs -- for several years. My first thought was that this had to be a major job involving many hours, and with a lot of potential for scratches and damage. Truth is, lifting the cab isn't an issue at all, and makes the job quicker and easier to accomplish than it would be if techs tried to work in the tight engine compartment, because the engines in the big Super Duty sit well back under the cab. The repair on the 2008 model was completed in about 8 hours, including a long test drive. What I thought sounded like a drastic maneuver wasn't a big deal at all.

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thanks for the confirmation ljh...

good find '57...

but i don't know about the 'lifting the cabs on s-ds for some years'... part

they sure didn't to work on my turbo last year.

and for the recent high pressure injector pump replacement (no longer an issue on 08s)

the mechanic almost needed a harness and trapeze to get in there. he was 'tail up' for hours...

i think the quick connects and modular plugs are a new thing...

maybe robertsunrus will see this thread and ring in on the topic...

i think he currently works in a ford shop...

anyway it seems pretty cool, this approach and

i'm gonna bug the shop guys so i can catch some pics of the process...

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2'air

Pics would be good, and fun.

Here's the article I copied the info from

No More Navistar Diesels to Ford

I'm also not confident that this is something they've been doing for a few years- or at least most shops anyways. I got an email back from the bro tonight and he said his first viewing of this was a couple of weeks ago when a buddy of his picked up his new truck. They had him down for an orientation on his new truck, and he took my bro with him. As part of the orientation they showed them one being worked on in the shop with the cab off. He was quite impressed.

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