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Old 07-20-2007, 08:15 PM
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Has anyone heard good or bad about the new ford diesels?
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:25 PM
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Do a search on google...
They recalled 34,000 new trucks right after the 08's went on the market...... They were catching fire!
Fords fix was a band aid....... they told the computer to power down when it felt high temps.....
Imagine that with a load on going up hill with a tractor trailer behind you......:P
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v36MCcRPRTc
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http://blogs.dieselpowermag.com/6205...-super-duties/


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The automaker will have dealers upgrade software for the powertrain control module, which will power down the engine under higher-than-expected temperatures in the diesel particulate filter. Similar software updates will take place at the Louisville, Ky., plant where the trucks are built.

45-50 thousand for a truck that "POWERS DOWN"........................... Not Me!
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http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news0...ipe_fires.html
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YIKES.......





The software upgrade resets the Super Duty powertrain control module on the Ford trucks to recognize improper levels of heat in the exhaust system. If heat is detected the system will power down the truck so the driver can pull to the side of the road and allow the truck to cool off.



Pull over and let your new truck cool off..... thats what I want to do when I am hauling ass some where with a load on.... HA HA HA...!!!
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That You Tube vid was cool...... I just have to have one of those.

How much fun would it be to pull that up to a winged ground effects saki burning Japanese "muscle car" and start the paint burning?

That would be awesome.


Tic, Tic, Tic, Tic, Tic, Tic,Tic, Tic, Tic... "Do you smell something burning?"

I just have to get one.
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In case you were wondering.........


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I quit buying Ford diesels when they went away from the Internationals (original powerstroke, had 3 of those). Switched to Dodge with Cummins HO power and couldn't be happier
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I quit buying Ford diesels when they went away from the Internationals (original powerstroke, had 3 of those).

If I'm not mistaken all the Ford diesels including the 08 6.4 are all International Navistar products. Agree the 7.3 was an awesome motor. Heard a rumor they are going back to the 7.3 in 2010, I can't see it happening though with all the emissions stuff now.
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My 7.3 will drag that Dodge up and down the street, especially since the transmission in the Dodge is as reliable as a broken watch. JUNK.

And the new Ford will do the same...Dodge???? how many guys that make a living with their trucks drive Dodge? NADA.
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2005 SeaCraft - 7/20/2007 10:35 PM

My 7.3 will drag that Dodge up and down the street, especially since the transmission in the Dodge is as reliable as a broken watch. JUNK.

And the new Ford will do the same...Dodge???? how many guys that make a living with their trucks drive Dodge? NADA.

Although I agree with the fact that the 7.3 is extremely reliable, I don't think the 7.3 will drag the Dodge 5.9 up and down the street. I currently own both (a 5.9 and a 7.3)and I'll give the power nod to the Cummins. The transmission backing the 7.3 also had a rep for needing rebuilds, my local Ford dealer actually stocked them.
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What ever....... The V8 7.3 is a great engine I put over 200,000 on my last one..... The V8's turn up SPEED fast but cant touch the low end torque of the inline 6.....
Look into it before you get chained up to the rear of one and dragged into a different county... HA HA HA HA




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My 7.3 will drag that Dodge up and down the street, especially since the transmission in the Dodge is as reliable as a broken watch. JUNK.

And the new Ford will do the same...Dodge???? how many guys that make a living with their trucks drive Dodge? NADA.
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Dodge............................................. ................................tastes like chicken.........................................bu t ONLY if you're drivin' a 7.3 PSD.



*disclaimer ~ I also happen to like chicken....

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We have two vans in our company with the 7.3 psd and we have close to 200,000 miles on them. The problem is we had to replace everything else, 4 transmissions, rears, driveshafts, torque converters. I was hoping the new ford diesels were going to be better than the 6.0 liter mess. I had 4 friends that got the lemon law for their fords. I have a 2004 dodge 2500 Hemi now and love the truck just need more power for towing the boat.
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farmerjane - 7/21/2007 12:24 AM

Dodge............................................. ................................tastes like chicken.........................................bu t ONLY if you're drivin' a 7.3 PSD.


*disclaimer ~ I also happen to like chicken....
Yep, I have three 7.3's..... The "Little Truck" (99 1/2 F-250 ext.cab long bed) has 157,000 miles on it, the "Road Truck" (2000 Crew Cab F-350 Dooley) has 460,000 miles on it, and my personal driver "Lil Red" (Early 99 F-350 Crew Cab, Cab-n-chassis dooley with a Herrin Hauler Steel hauler bed) has 134,000 miles on it. ALL with NO engine troubles.

The "Road Truck" has had one water pump put on it, several alternators and a few brake jobs. The "Little Truck" also no engine problems, (Well I did have to change the cam position sensor once) on third set of brakes, a couple alternators. "Lil Red" three alternators, one water pump, some seals ont he HP oil system and a leaking turbo pedistal changed. I had a clear plastic bag block the tranny cooler and toast the tranny. But if I had put the guages on it like I thought about SEVERAL times, that would not have happened.

All three are on the original wheel bearings and u-joints. "Lil Red" and the "Road truck" have many a mile with hefty loads on/tied to them. Ask Farmer Jane, or Welder about the load "Lil Red" hauls the most, truck and fiver weighs in at 23,000 pounds without me in the truck.

So yea, I like my 7.3's.......
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:16 AM
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Just helped a friend (professional tech) do a high pressure pump on a 6.0? v-8 diesel Ford..the fuel rail is pressurized with ENGINE OIL. Incredibly complex, has stainless steel exhaust cooler for EGR, separate high pressure pump (hidden in the valley) with its own sump to pressurize injectors.

Unless you're towing/hauling really heavy loads, I simply don't see the benefit of a diesel. ANY modern gas engine will go 250,000 miles. Replace the entire engine NEW for a couple grand plus labor. Cost of maintenance on diesel offsets any fuel savings. Just like boats, the more complex the engine, the shorter the life and more expensive the repairs. Not to mention the exorbitant price penalty you pay to drive it out of the showroom.
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:30 AM
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IMO, there is no fuel saving on new diesels. They don't get the mileage and cost up to 8k more. Plus the fact theydon't have the engines bullet proof. IMO, toyota is gonna kill em when their diesel hits the ground. At least the 3/4 ton market. Never owned a toyo and never will but they are very very good trucks. I've seen them beat to crap 4 times over and still runnin.
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