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Old 09-10-2009, 09:46 AM
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Please keep the racism out of these posts. This is a forum about trucks for towing which are owned by people of all walks of life.

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Last I checked, Ford took no money from bush or from herr magic street *****. Bought a Ford F250 diesel yesterday...

CMP, increasing his carbon footprint as much as possible

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Old 09-10-2009, 12:50 PM
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Well said, rdollie.

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Old 09-10-2009, 01:19 PM
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Ford didn't get a take a bailout this year because they hadn't manage to blow through all of the 23 BILLION they borrowed in 2006.

I suppose pride keeps them from just figuring a way to put a proven engine (Cummins) in a Ford truck.

For what it is worth I drive a 2001 F250 7.3.
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Originally Posted by Nicmegmatt View Post
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:22 AM
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Hey if your wallet and desire are big enough you can certainly get a Ford with a Cummins from the factory. The F650 line has options for 6.7L Cummins or 7.2L Caterpillar motors. Fitting them in the garage may be a bit of a challenge however...

I'd love a Superduty with a Cat or Cummins, Allison tranny, and Eaton locker (maybe a G80 if it can handle the power.) Of course I wouldn't like the 6-figure price!


Originally Posted by DreamWeaver21 View Post
Ford didn't get a take a bailout this year because they hadn't manage to blow through all of the 23 BILLION they borrowed in 2006.

I suppose pride keeps them from just figuring a way to put a proven engine (Cummins) in a Ford truck.

For what it is worth I drive a 2001 F250 7.3.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:10 PM
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Cool, the public gets to be Beta Testers, AGAIN.

I'll stay with my 07 5.9 CTD . with the Smarty Jr. it leaves one hellva carbon foot print , of course I have a Valair Kevlar clutch in her , Muff is M.I.A. and a S&B air intake.

Best MPG I have so far is 23.4 on the high way , 1600 mile round trip.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:28 PM
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New cummins bluetec is a pos! Duramax/Ali is on top right now! I can't count how many issues dodge is having with the bluetec. It is thier very own 6.0.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 285exp View Post
You do realize that they're not making 2001 models any more, don't you?
Ah, yeah, but the 7.3 can be found as used and is in great demand.
I have one and it has been bulletproof!
I too, hope the new one is as good, or better than the 7.3.
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:01 AM
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I have a 2002 F350 with the 7.3. Aside from having to replace the two major design flaws of the 7.3 (rusting out oil pan and the cam position sensor) the engine is bulletproof. She has 108K on her now and I will have her til she dies. I would be very wary of buying one of the new diesels, since Ford hasnt made a diesel in a long time. Give it a couple of years to work out the bugs. Remember the 6.0 when it first came out? Granted that was an International engine, but now that Ford is on their own, Id' be wary. That being said, Ford Superduty is the only truck I'll drive...
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by mpdcam View Post
I have a 2002 F350 with the 7.3. Aside from having to replace the two major design flaws of the 7.3 (rusting out oil pan and the cam position sensor) the engine is bulletproof. She has 108K on her now and I will have her til she dies. I would be very wary of buying one of the new diesels, since Ford hasnt made a diesel in a long time. Give it a couple of years to work out the bugs. Remember the 6.0 when it first came out? Granted that was an International engine, but now that Ford is on their own, Id' be wary. That being said, Ford Superduty is the only truck I'll drive...
I have a 2003 6.0L with 167k miles. No issues since new.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by cabowabo14 View Post
super duty with a cummins, any diesel man's dream.
A small Cat would be sweet also!
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Morse View Post
I've also heard hopeful rumors about the upcoming Scorpion motor. The last superduty I owned was a 99 with the 7.3. I put 100,000 trouble free miles on it before I traded for a new '03 duramax. People say I'm crazy, but the 99 handled heavy trailers as good if not better than my cummins. I've also owned multiple 12 valve dodges, two were transplants into newer half tons. My complete street version turned in 27 mpg and ran 12.1's in the quarter mile on 20'' street tires. I've always preferred the Ford truck itself. That truck with an 05-06 5.9 cummins motor would be my version of a truely great truck. I hope this Scorpion will be very solid and turn in good economy. If it proves to be anywhere near as durable and economical as the cummins I'll more than likely have one. I modify all my diesels wether I plan on it or not, so it will have to proove itself durable first.

12 Valve that got 27MPG and ran 12.1?? whats that work out to, about 700 HP? With a mechanical pump? wow.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 285exp View Post
You do realize that they're not making 2001 models any more, don't you?
That's why mine's not for sale!
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:17 PM
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they're just gonna clog em up with all that b.s emissions stuff and give em bad fuel economy and problems..just like they did for the 6.4 and 6.7.
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99.5 7.3 here....injectors, TW 6 pos chip, blah blah blah.....150k on it, just eating Valair clutches like candy.....
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Originally Posted by CaribouLou View Post
99.5 7.3 here....injectors, TW 6 pos chip, blah blah blah.....150k on it, just eating Valair clutches like candy.....
You having problems with Valair ? I hope your running at least a DD clutch.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by rdollie View Post
Please keep the racism out of these posts. This is a forum about trucks for towing which are owned by people of all walks of life.
You must have missed the liberal newspaper LA Times dubbing Obama as the "Magic *****". I suggest you educate yourself so that you will recognize satire when you see it.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...,3391015.story
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The details: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2009/08...el-engine.html

The sound: http://www.truckblog.com/story-5687-...sel_sound_clip

I stoked! Hopefully something as reliable as the 7.3 was.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by CMP View Post
Last I checked, Ford took no money from bush or from herr magic street *****. Bought a Ford F250 diesel yesterday...

CMP, increasing his carbon footprint as much as possible

I have always owned GMC`s.My current truck is a 04 duramax.Your statement is reason enough to buy a Ford.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:36 AM
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I'm afraid if people haven't heard of the obscure liberal rag reference then it isn't satire when you use it. I suspect I'm not in the minority here when I say I haven't heard of this LA Times commentary. Who reads the LA Times anyway? Even when I lived on SoCal (south OC) I don't think I ever saw anybody reading the LA Times...


Originally Posted by billh1963 View Post
You must have missed the liberal newspaper LA Times dubbing Obama as the "Magic *****". I suggest you educate yourself so that you will recognize satire when you see it.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...,3391015.story
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