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Old 04-01-2013, 10:28 AM   #15
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What "shortcomings"? I have the V10 and it has been a great truck. Towing our 31 at highway speed in an emergency maneuver it pretty much save us and the Airstream.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:11 AM   #16
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My next door neighbor has an 01 diesel Ex love it! Just saw one on CL with diesel and a propane conversion...that's the hot ticket I'm sure! They claimed 28 mpg on propane, and nearly 600 mile range with a full tank of diesel and propane.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:24 AM   #17
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What "shortcomings"? I have the V10 and it has been a great truck. Towing our 31 at highway speed in an emergency maneuver it pretty much save us and the Airstream.
I have the same truck as alan; at 212k miles I have no complaints at all- Towing or otherwise
Great cargo capacity, lots of legroom, power, and great visibility.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:29 AM   #18
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My next door neighbor has an 01 diesel Ex love it! Just saw one on CL with diesel and a propane conversion...that's the hot ticket I'm sure! They claimed 28 mpg on propane, and nearly 600 mile range with a full tank of diesel and propane.
That sounds interesting! But a 600 mile range is only working out to about 14mpg (excursions have a 44 gallon fuel tank). At 28mpg the range with full propane/ diesel tanks should be somewhere in the 1200 mile range....that would be impressive!
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:07 PM   #19
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Not sure how big the propane tank was.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:21 PM   #20
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Not sure how big the propane tank was.
Either way, it sounds like an interesting setup!
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:25 AM   #21
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My only excursion complaint is the front brakes. The rotors warp. I replaced my pads with ceramic last time I got rotors- about 35000 miles later they are warped again.
Guess its not too bad as I have not spent much on this truck in 5 1/2 years.
Due for brakes, and some front end bushings.
Still amazes me at how much take off power it has for a beastly tho stock vehicle. Would be nice to have headers.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:44 AM   #22
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The answer to the brake problem is slotted racing rotors and performance disks.
I replaced my front brakes with after market upgrades at 70k miles after two sets of stock brakes. I am still driving shudder free at 208k. Towing in the mountains is murder on stock brakes which are weak to begin with. Resurfacing the rotors lasted me only 10k miles.
I have an exhaust brake which also helps. This option is relatively inexpensive and increases engine braking. I installed the exhaust brake at 70k miles and it has performed well for 110k miles.
If you have 4 wheel drive check the hubs. Worn out hubs will cause a shudder even with good brakes.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #23
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My Expeditions front rotors warp easy too. I've just given up and accept that I replace them almost annually. I found that the cheapest for about $40 last as poorly as the expensive ones. At least its and easy and quick do it yourself job.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:05 AM   #24
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I didn't do mine last time myself as I worried about lifting the big beast. MIght do it this time, I have lots of brake experience just not enough extra heavy duty equipment.
I will check into the slotted rotors. Using ceramic pads may have given me a little more mileage out of the rotors, I got 35000 from this set.
Mine is 2 wd.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:00 PM   #25
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The heat treatment and alloy quality of the rotors has more to do with warpage than anything else. A billet stainless steel rotor would be the least likely to warp.

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:03 PM   #26
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I had a 04 diesel Excursion and it was the best vehicle I have ever owned for towing.It was almost dangerous because I would forget I had the 28 behind me.I once got 14 mpg in tow and averaged 18 empty.
Yes you could have some EGR or head gasket issues but look at the price the diesels are going for.The one you want is the 2003 7.3engine model with low miles or a 6.0 that had EGR delete,head bolt and gasket replacement work that has been done.
Just look in the trader.They are very hard to find with low miles and are worth gold when you do find a clean unit.They also turn shorter than the 4 door Ford truck due to the shorter chassis.
I would buy a 7.3 in a heartbeat if I could find it.
But no it is not Cummins powered and you can't have your cake and eat it to usually.
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The 6.0 problems were mostly due to the EGR cooler causing problems. If you get one that has not been abused (CHEAP) and do the EGR delete you will probably have a good truck. Looking for a good Excursion is like looking for a good used Airstream. It takes time. In my opinion you would have to put a ton of miles on a diesel to come out ahead on the fuel savings over a V10.

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:44 PM   #28
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I have owned both an Expedition (not XL) and two Excursions. There is nothing like the turning radius of an Expedition, really liked that vehicle. But for towing I didn't like it that much; always felt like I was right on the edge of control.

The Excursions (both diesels, one 7.3L and one 6L) were GREAT towing vehicles, absolutely fantastic. For around town they are a big vehicle, but for my purposes and my driving habits the size was not really an issue. I would have bought a third Excursion if they had kept making them.
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