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Old 12-15-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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Issues/Problems with 6.7 Power Stroke?

We are considering upgrading our current tow vehicle, F150 Eco Boost , and really like the Fords. Been researching the 6.7 PS and found some have had issues, fuel system and turbo charger. Ford is going to bring out the 2nd edition 6.7 in 2015, with improvements in both of those areas. You also read a lot of people have absolutely no problems what so ever. The biggest concern was reading Ford would not honor warranty. Have you heard of any issues? I would like to buy a Ford, had been planning on this year, but leaning towards waiting for 2015. Thanks
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Transmission issues, the Scorpion engines were always flawless...
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I have a 2011 F250 4X4 with the 6.7 diesel. So far the engine performance has been flawless. About 34,000 miles on the engine with 14,000 towing our Airstream in a wide variety of environments, temperatures and conditions. My maintenance issues to date have been:

1) Transmission hesitation going from 3rd to 4th gear. Repaired by Ford with a refresh to the computer.
2) DEF tank heater stopped functioning resulting in the check engine light coming on. Ford replaced DEF tank, the heater, and lines under warranty. Unfortunately we were on the road in Colorado and it took two days for us to schedule time with the diesel technician at the Ford dealer in Montrose, Colorado. The dealer didn't stock the part so we had to wait over the weekend for the part to be air shipped to the dealer from a Tennessee warehouse.

The 6.7 pulls the Airstream effortlessly on steep long grades. On our 7100 mile trip this summer from NC to New Mexico and Colorado and back, we averaged 14 miles per gallon towing our 27FB Safari.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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so i have to ask why the change from eco boost to diesel other than the usual. What yr is eco boost what size is trailer. seem like a lot to spend to get less MPG and higher cost fuel.
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We are considering upgrading our current tow vehicle, F150 Eco Boost , and really like the Fords. Been researching the 6.7 PS and found some have had issues, fuel system and turbo charger. Ford is going to bring out the 2nd edition 6.7 in 2015, with improvements in both of those areas. You also read a lot of people have absolutely no problems what so ever. The biggest concern was reading Ford would not honor warranty. Have you heard of any issues? I would like to buy a Ford, had been planning on this year, but leaning towards waiting for 2015. Thanks
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:07 AM   #5
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so i have to ask why the change from eco boost to diesel other than the usual. What yr is eco boost what size is trailer. seem like a lot to spend to get less MPG and higher cost fuel.
just asking.

2011 FX4 SCREW with HD tow pkg, 25' Classic, Pro Pride hitch. I really do like this truck and have not been disappointed in it at all, it does everything very good. The only reason would be to gain more hauling capacity, and planning a long trip. I will most likely wait until 2015 for the engine mod's and will spent time doing homework. Have friends who have the Duramax, and Dodge/Cummins and they are very happy with their trucks. Our experience with our F150 has been so good, we lean towards the Ford.
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2011 FX4 SCREW with HD tow pkg, 25' Classic, Pro Pride hitch. I really do like this truck and have not been disappointed in it at all, it does everything very good. The only reason would be to gain more hauling capacity, and planning a long trip. I will most likely wait until 2015 for the engine mod's and will spent time doing homework. Have friends who have the Duramax, and Dodge/Cummins and they are very happy with their trucks. Our experience with our F150 has been so good, we lean towards the Ford.
Yea,

We are exactly in the situation that you described except that we went ahead and bought the 2014 f-250 diesel. I really liked our 2011 ecoboost also but it did not have the cargo capacity we needed. I just hope we are as happy with the diesel. Before we had ecoboost we had 3/4 ton dodge diesel. It was also an excellent truck except it rode like a tank. I am amazed about how much quieter and smoother this new diesel is and the seat warmers are to die for. Good luck with the decision.
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Strange noises under the hood proved to be a bad vacuum solenoid for the turbo system A Service Bulletin was out on it. Got it fixed and went home. Two days later the DEF Contamination warning and check engine light came on. Back to maintenance, another Service Bulletin fix.
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2012 F350 6.7 with 24,000 miles no issues.2011 had a few glitches but 2012 up are pretty trouble free.2015's will be out in late spring with larger turbo to regain advertising title for most powerful but fuel economy will likely suffer.
I traded my F150 for the same reason and could not be happier.
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In case you missed it, you have until Dec 31st to get some money back for having purchased a troublesome Ford diesel (2003-07 Super Duty pickups and E-series vans). Ford will be paying, Navistar was excused from the lawsuit.

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I purchased a 2011 F-250 with the 6.7 Power Stroke engine in October of 2011. I drove it 24,000 miles with 11,000 pulling my 34'ft, 10,000 lb. airstream. I had zero trouble. There was nothing done except four oil and filter changes and one fuel filter change. In November of 2012 I traded it for a new one exactly like it except King's Ranch. I now have 25,000 miles on it with the exact maintenance record. I could not be better pleased.
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what gear ratio, other options

I am going to order a F250 Power Stroke and was leaning towards the 3.55 elec. locking rear axle, anybody go with the 3.31?? Other than the bells and whistles I am going with the Camper Pkg and FX4, am I missing anything??
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331 is the way to go.This motor has so much torque a 271 axle would be great.Factory navigation with real time weather radar has saved my trailer from hail damage more than one time so from now on I won't be without it.I replaced my Fx4 shocks with Bilstein 5100's and added a rear stabilizer bar(i did not order camper Package).These additions made a huge difference in the ride quality.
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I had a 2011 F-250 Power Stroke with a 3.31 axle ratio. I drove it 24,000 miles with apps. 11,000 of those pulling my 34' ft. 10,000 lb. Airstream. No problems at all. How ever I traded it for a 2012 like truck with 3.55 ratio axles and I can tell no difference. If there is any difference in fuel milage it is very slight. Either ratio will serve you well. As has been stated the engine has great torque. I have owned diesels since 1992 and these new Fords are the greatest things for towing I have ever driven.
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We are exactly in the situation that you described except that we went ahead and bought the 2014 f-250 diesel. I really liked our 2011 ecoboost also but it did not have the cargo capacity we needed. I just hope we are as happy with the diesel.
I had a 2011 F-350 SRW Crew Cab King Ranch diesel for 2 1/2 years. Zero issues and great truck.
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