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Old 12-13-2010, 09:00 PM   #29
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Volvo had nothing to do with Ford's 6.7 Scorpion diesel; it was designed completely in-house, and Ford really did their homework to make up for the shortcomings of the 6.0 and the 6.4 to some extent. FWIW to the 6.0 owners, if you do a search on my screen name and something to the effect of "Attention 6.0 owners", I did a write-up of what to do to make the 6.0 more reliable; I have had ZERO problems with my 6.0, since completing my "upgrades" and consistently get 15-16MPG on the highway with a 1-ton dually that has a 1400lb hauler bed, a 400lb front bumper and it's a 4x4. For those who live in areas with emissions, you're outta luck, unless they only do a visual inspection; there are ways to fool the inspector into thinking that everything is still there and funtional .

I do wish I had the money to buy a 6.7, but the King Ranch is just way too damn expensive.
I traded in my 2007 6.0 with 80,000 miles on it. Not a hiccup. I have over 8,000 on my 2011 and it's night and day difference in quality of the ride and power. Best decision I have made in a long time. Well minus getting my Airstream, of course.

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Old 12-17-2010, 10:05 AM   #30
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Greetings, I recently purchased a 2011 F-250 King Ranch CC 6.7L and so far so good.

My wife and I will be pulling the trigger on a new 25' Airstream in February.

My truck came with the 2.5" Class V hitch and I wanted to determine what you owners are using for hitches ?

The 2.5" is rated for 800 lbs TW or 1600 lbs TW with a WD hitch. Looks like I will need to go WD hitch as the 25' AS trailers are listed at a little over 800 lbs TW.
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:17 PM   #31
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Greetings, I recently purchased a 2011 F-250 King Ranch CC 6.7L and so far so good.

My wife and I will be pulling the trigger on a new 25' Airstream in February.

My truck came with the 2.5" Class V hitch and I wanted to determine what you owners are using for hitches ?

The 2.5" is rated for 800 lbs TW or 1600 lbs TW with a WD hitch. Looks like I will need to go WD hitch as the 25' AS trailers are listed at a little over 800 lbs TW.
Yes a W/D and please add sway control.

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Old 12-19-2010, 02:45 PM   #32
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Stongly suggest ProProde or Hensley......
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Just wondering? Any of you who have a new 6.7 with the DEF tank, what has been your experience so far. Mine has 2000 miles on it and the info display says I have less than 1/2 tank left. I don't know if it was full when I started or if the display is inaccurate. I was told the DEF should last about the oil change interval which is 7500 miles.
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Depends on how hard the engine is working - on my T-Rex I burned up about 1/4 more when running over the Rockiees towing than when going point-a-to-b not towing.

You can purchase DEF at the truck stops and larger service stations now - so it really becomes a non-issue!
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:10 PM   #35
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Just wondering? Any of you who have a new 6.7 with the DEF tank, what has been your experience so far. Mine has 2000 miles on it and the info display says I have less than 1/2 tank left. I don't know if it was full when I started or if the display is inaccurate. I was told the DEF should last about the oil change interval which is 7500 miles.

My 1/2 empty indicator came on around 2400 miles. Depends alot on towing,idleing times and jsut working the truck. Yes you should get at least 7,000 miles out of the whole 6 gallon tank. I reset mine when I filled it up recently and have 2086 miles from the reset and waiting to see if it gomes on again around the 2500 mile mark. I at first thought the def wasn't filled full from the delivery of the truck. I'm testing that theory.

Also when it shows under half full, don't worry. Just drive to get to the 800 mile warning and put in the 2.5 gallons as stated in the owners guide.Thats what I'm planning on doing.

I have 9,000+ miles on my truck now and when FORD did my 1st oil change,which I did early because of the coupon,..roughly 5,000 miles, they filled up my DEF. Or so they said. I still added a gallon of def a week later to start my expierment.

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I'm not in the market for a new diesel but I find this info interesting. Do you know if all new diesel vehicles are using DEF now or is Ford the first of the big 3 using it?
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I'm not in the market for a new diesel but I find this info interesting. Do you know if all new diesel vehicles are using DEF now or is Ford the first of the big 3 using it?
Ford & GM use it, as well as most of the medium duties....except Cummins (Dodge). It is rumored that Cummins will have to go to it at the next round of emissions regulations.
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Cummings will need to go to it if they want to catch up in the HP & Torque ratings while maintaing MPG.
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the ram set up is very clean.

they DO use the DEF on the current 350 chassis cabs and larger trucks.

this is done as a cost saving measure (builder costs) which passes the costs ON to the buyer.

their precious metal canister on 250/350 trucks is a nice approach to NOx cleaning

and results in LOWER maintenance costs for the owner, but a bit higher manufacturing cost.

we've discussed this briefly many months ago here...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...tml#post869511

the next round of clean emissions regs will affect all of the manufacturers.

as others have suggested the time interval for REfilling the DEF will vary widely by user/driving pattern.

and i would not go with the 7000 mile oil interval, at least initially and not unless syn is used.

one can have oil analysis done and this might be worthwhile for anyone trying to extend oil change intervals.

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I went a little over 7k miles before refilling, with about 2500 miles of heavy towing… At about 2500 miles the display said the take was under ˝ full, at 6500 miles the I got the 800 miles to empty warning. So far so good, What an amazing Truck! Good fuel mileage, amazing power, quite and smooth… only time will tell but I think Ford is on to something here.
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I can chime in here a bit about the Dodge side of life.
In September 2010 we purchased a used 2009 Dodge truck quad cab, short bed. It has the 6.7 Cummins engine, 4 x 4, 6 speed auto and 3.73 gears. This truck has the the diesel particulate filter which goes through an occasional regeneration mode to clean soot out the exhaust. But the truck never tells you it's going through the mode - you only notice it in the fuel gauge. I'm not real crazy about all the emissions stuff as it does hurt mileage and you cannot do extended oil changes. Guys who bypass the dpf system claim another 3 or 4 mpg. I won't do the bypass until the system starts to give me problems. Right now I can live with the mileage because I like how QUIET AND CLEAN the system actually operates. When is the last time you saw a clean tail pipe on a diesel truck - absolutely amazing.
We pulled our 29' Airstream from KY to the western side of South Dakota and back in October. Towing mileage is 11 - 13 with the cruise set at 70 mph. Everyday stop and go driving is about 14.5 - 16 mpg and on the highway is around 18 mpg. Too bad the emissions stuff cuts the mileage so bad. From the reports it sounds like Ford has really done their homework on their new engine
2Air is correct - the Dodge cab and chassis models come with the urea system and to meet the next set of regulations I believe all the diesels will the get urea fluid system and if Cummins wants to keep up in hp/torque wars.
I will tell you this - we are pulling a 29' Airstream and this truck is almost overkill for the size trailer - it doesn't even breath hard, I can't imagine needing any more power.
The other negative about the emissions system is that you cannot do extended oil changes. 5000 miles is about the maximum recommended because you have the EGR system putting more soot back into the engine and the regeneration mode causes some fuel dilution of the engine oil.
If you have a diesel older than 2007 - you better keep it for a long time - many less headaches to worry about.
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Cummings will need to go to it if they want to catch up in the HP & Torque ratings while maintaing MPG.
After they Redesign the diesel engine, this apply to GM also...to keep up with Ford's numbers. Ford's new engine has A LOT of room for growth and the other two are streaching their limits as they are now.

Ford is gonna be the leader for awhile.

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