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Old 04-15-2008, 07:46 AM
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It looks like Ford will finally begin offering a diesel in the F150 during the 2010 model year.

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...125610?imw=Y#4

The engine, a 4.4 liter V-8, is supposed to have the same acceleration as the current 5.4 liter gas motor, but will get about 20% better mileage, with more horsepower and more torque.
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cool by then diesel will be $7 a gallon
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a little late to the already busted party.
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I wonder why they went with a V8. I would have thought that an inline 6 would have been simplier and cheaper to build and install. I did not see if it was overhead cam or not but a OHC and long stroke is going to make for a wide engine that is tough to shoehorn into other vehicles. Although I do think that the 4L to 4.5L size is perfect for the 1/2 tons and SUVs.
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the problem is it should be a DIFFERENT engine, who cares WHAT there putting it in, just change it to a John Deer or something better than their present GRENADE of an engine, that is almost GAURANTEED to blow a headgasket, AND/OR turbo by 50,000 miles!

PS my 6.0 PSD, has 35k and still no problems...knock on wood! But I know MANY people with newer 6.0's than mine that have already had to have the (12day) job done, at even earlier mileage!
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the problem is it should be a DIFFERENT engine, who cares WHAT there putting it in, just change it to a John Deer or something better than their present GRENADE of an engine, that is almost GAURANTEED to blow a headgasket, AND/OR turbo by 50,000 miles!

PS my 6.0 PSD, has 35k and still no problems...knock on wood! But I know MANY people with newer 6.0's than mine that have already had to have the (12day) job done, at even earlier mileage!
Were talking 1/2 ton's here. There is no salvation for the Super Duty's
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yes they are talking about dodge and chevy doing it also. I know the chevy is going to be a 4.4 thats all i know about it
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Here's a link to the article which appears to be the source for the article in the link I previously posted. http://www.autoblog.com/2008/04/13/n...ngine-scooped/ This article has links to higher resolution pictures of the motor and placard described in the other article.
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Who the hell wants this with the price of diesel skyrocketing?
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no kidding regular is 3.29 and diesel is 4.10. 24% more so there goes the 20% savings. We needed this in 2002.
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will the new generation of clean, common rail, electronically controlled diesels burn veg oil and bio diesel as well as the older engines do?

At $4+ a gallon, I think that I might have a night job emptying fryers at fast food resturants!
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Victory 1 - 4/15/2008 the problem is it should be a DIFFERENT engine, who cares WHAT there putting it in, just change it to a John Deer or something better than their present GRENADE of an engine, that is almost GAURANTEED to blow a headgasket, AND/OR turbo by 50,000 miles!
Uhhh, you must have been a big fan of the TV show Fantasy Island, because FYI the current Ford 6.4 dsl has had no hint of a grenade, or grenading, or whatever you want to call it, problems.
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nsh - 4/15/2008 2:35 PM Who the hell wants this with the price of diesel skyrocketing?
Who?... The same guys that can't stand the smell and noise level of 2 stroke outboards..
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I wonder why they went with a V8. I would have thought that an inline 6 would have been simplier and cheaper to build and install. I did not see if it was overhead cam or not but a OHC and long stroke is going to make for a wide engine that is tough to shoehorn into other vehicles. Although I do think that the 4L to 4.5L size is perfect for the 1/2 tons and SUVs.
V-8 is simply marketing considerations. Of course a 4 or 6 with the same displacement would be more efficient, more powerful, lighter and cheaper to build. They gonna build what you want, not what you need.

And, more diesels means more pressure on heating oil and diesel prices, more pollution and higher prices for food.. we.re all gonna pay for this in the end - just like this so called energy saving P.C. ethanol boondoggle. I am surprisised none of religious activists don't comment more on turning food into fuel as a moral issue.

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Diesel in a half ton is a stupid idea at this point in time.

Someone already mentioned it, but who the heck wants to spend over $4.00/gallon when you can buy gasoline for much less money. Your not gaining anything buy purchasing a 1/2 ton diesel. It's still a half ton truck.

Not to mention the whole setup will be offered at a premium compared to a gasoline truck. And I promise as soon as this truck hits the public market diesel prices will increase even more.

It just seems kinda silly.
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First Light - 4/15/2008 1:35 PM

Victory 1 - 4/15/2008 the problem is it should be a DIFFERENT engine, who cares WHAT there putting it in, just change it to a John Deer or something better than their present GRENADE of an engine, that is almost GAURANTEED to blow a headgasket, AND/OR turbo by 50,000 miles!
Uhhh, you must have been a big fan of the TV show Fantasy Island, because FYI the current Ford 6.4 dsl has had no hint of a grenade, or grenading, or whatever you want to call it, problems.
FYI, Eienstein!, I refered to the 6.0.....as for the '08 6.4. I wouldnt be too optomistic bout that motor....(yet), as its still way too early to tell what "those" issues will be...

Here, register...read, and get a clue: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/72...ing-6-4-a.html

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Uh Victory, no you didn't.. You mentioned the "present GRENADE of an engine"

What does present mean to you, 2 years old? - Einstein!!!
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...my bad...., I miss spoke! like Hillary...I though I made it clear about the 6.0, being that I own an '05. IRREGAURDLESS, Read the thread, the 6.4 is also plauged. As long as they re design the turbo, and use the proper head studs, Maybe I would buy another SD.
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Father had an 2005 250 diesel 75,000 miles no problems, now has a 2008 350 king ranch.
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Look, '05, or '08, 6.0 or 6.4, the fact remains that Ford has had HUGE problems with the PSD engine, WHY do you think they changed the design so many times? because they had a winner???

Bottom line is that Fords issues with their PSD is common knowledge....I'm not here to argue about it....but referring to my comment as being "on Fantasy Island", is just plain ridiculous, and naive IMO.

But hey! don't worry, they cover the '08's for over 100k now right?
FORD WILL FIX THE PROBLEM WHEN IT HAPPENS, you'll just be without a truck for 2 weeks while they do it!
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