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Old 12-23-2010, 11:14 AM   #57
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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.
Thanks, that's helpful. I had a feeling that the display was either inaccurate or extremely conservative. Same goes for the fuel tank display. My fuel display indicated I had less than 10 miles left, but when I filled the tank, there was still 5 gallons left.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:56 PM   #58
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Just got my new 2011 F250 Lariat Super Cab Long Bed 4WD 6.7 Diesel. It replaced my 2001 F350 same truck with the 7.3 Diesel. I did a break-in trip of about 1000 miles round trip from Portland, OR to Chico, CA. I wasn't towing and I added a Leer canopy to the bed. Incredible power, 400 hp, 650 lbs. of torque. Very quiet too. Not only is the engine much quieter, but road noise is almost gone compared to my 2001. Seats are better, the 6 speed automatic transmission is a major improvement. Still learning where things are and how they work. I love the Sync radio functions. Back to the mileage. First tank was a mix of street and highway and averaged 15+ mpg. Second tank was all highway with an average speed of a little over 70 mph. Mileage on the second tank was 18 mpg. Keep in mind the general consensus is that a diesel takes longer to break in. My 7.3 diesel took over 5K miles for the mpg to stabilize. I also got the tailgate step option. I had misgivings at first when I ordered it, but now I'm so glad I did. The F250 and 350's tailgate is pretty high off the ground. When I bought my 2001, I was 53 years old and my knees could easily clear the down tailgate by several inches. 11 years later and the clearance was getting down to less than 1/2 inch. It was only a matter of time before I missed the hop and my teeth ended up on the tailgate. I thought the grab bar would get in the way of loading materials in the bed, but that has not proved to be the case. More after I tow my 2009 27' FB Flying Cloud.
You should be careful when that Ford gets broke in....if the mileage continues to improve you will have to begin draining fuel from your tank every so often...
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:58 AM   #59
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That's an assumption widely held (or hoped for). But the sheer mechanical complexity (and purchase price) followed by too much HP/TQ leaves A/S owners without a viable new diesel truck choice. We can hope for beefed up half-ton diesels to fill the void. One can play the "weight police" numbers game ad infinitum, it seems, but these trucks have shot right past the actual needs of tow vehicles for 11k trailers (and lower).

They may be good for business owner purposes (or 5'ers), but for trailers originally designed for cars they've passed the point of affordability in any realistic sense (cost-per-mile of operation versus performance gains).

300HP/500TQ is more than enough to haul the biggest A/S. We may wish that vehicle brand is irrelevant (it isn't, obviously), but it is also beside the point. Too much complexity to do too little more in return. It's a tiny market segment, overall, and it's more about bragging rights than operational economy (like the Corvette). I may "want" one, but even with the heaviest A/S I do not "need" one. And what makes a new truck attractive -- safety features, etc -- can all be found on the gasser trucks.

Longer life means nothing for a crowd that trades by/before 150k, and the fuel "economy" is overmatched by the engine price premium & complexity.

It isn't just Ford. Except at present.
Well said! I couldn't agree more! The first AS I owned was a 74, 32', I pulled in over 40,000 miles with a 1/2 ton Chev Suburban, and had no problems.
When it's time to trade this 3/4 ton I now have, I'll be looking seriously for a well equiped 1/2 ton....

For whatever it's worth
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Reading all of these posts, Im thrilled that my 2000 7.3 power stroke is getting 20 mpg solo and 14 towing27 foot Excella. Sal. ps.its paid for.
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Hi from snowy Atl. . . I missed a gas stop on I-10 in NM one night and my '08 F250 went 23 miles PAST the '0 miles to empty tank' message !!! Needless to say I was VERY glad and learned my lesson, I hope.regards, Craig
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Does anyone have 100k + on a Ford's new 6.7 Diesel -- any problems?
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I have 10,600 miles and no hiccups or issues here.

There is a guy on Ford Truck enthusists that has over 50,000 miles and not a problem



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I have 10,600 miles and...
it is time for u to bump this thread with the miles and engine hours for that new truck...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...lly-36727.html

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it is time for u to bump this thread with the miles and engine hours for that new truck...


Did anyone else picture Zeus, himself?





29 mph is respectable, Shane (365 into 10K). How does the Idle time figure?

How many gallons used?


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I don't understand the meaning of this?
Please explain....whats respectable?

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The lower the mph the more poorly the truck is being used. Too much idle time, too much stop-n-go traffic, poor trip planning, etc. "Respectable" simply means that the truck is being operated -- so far as speed is concerned -- at a rate (and hopefully, manner) which accommodates design criteria.

Now, a local contractor dragging a Bobcat around with his landscaping crew won't do so well. Nor will his cpm operating costs or the vehicle life projection. Fleets do sophisticated analyses of this sort of data. For us mud-grubbers, anything above 25 mph is okay, but above 30 mph is respectable. My last reading was 170,300 miles at 4,300-hrs, or, 39 mph. As high fuel economy and low operating costs are important to me gauging where I am with this (and tire plus brake life) tells me a good bit about vehicle usage. Tires & brakes are averaging above 120k per replacement sets, and fuel economy by itself is at 22.5 mpg the past 22,000 (no heavy towing). Total repairs are under $500 since new.

It's a piece of the puzzle, is engine hours & average mph.

If you want to play with the big boys you'll also want to do fluid analysis trending: Dyson Analysis.

And then learn to break things down for a CPM (cents-per-mile) analysis: AAA 2010 Cost Estimator (plus other sites, such as Edmunds "True Cost of Ownership". (Don't forget any aftermarket additions to the vehicle).

As you just recently traded, folding in the trade for this truck -- plus going back a couple of years -- will tell more about the CPM of the past few years. The vehicles are not really separate, is the point.


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Oh ,...well I do IDLE a lot. It's part of my business. The 96 hours of idle time and I purchased my truck around the first of September. But business has been a little slow.

So on that rational 96 hours equals almost 20 hours a month of idle time....if thats what that means. Unless the 96 hours of idle time is INCLUDED in the total engine hours.

IDK.

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it is time for u to bump this thread with the miles and engine hours for that new truck...


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29 mph is respectable, Shane (365 into 10K). How does the Idle time figure?

How many gallons used?


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Ok whats the Zues reference?

My Boxer pup is named Zues....I'm clueless.

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