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Old 12-06-2017, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default 2018 Ford Power STROKE CHANGES

Just read the 2018 Power Stroke will have a little more torque and HP thanks to redesigned cylinder heads allowing for more turbo boost. Guess they want to nudge out the Duramax in HP.
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Doesn't matter. Duramax is on the second year of a 95% brand new motor. I'm sure they will "nudge" PS out in '19. Silly - 50-10 HP is just not noticeable when dealing with almost 500.
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Doesn't matter. Duramax is on the second year of a 95% brand new motor. I'm sure they will "nudge" PS out in '19. Silly - 50-10 HP is just not noticeable when dealing with almost 500.
I am hoping that 2019s meet Fords towing specs (3" receiver, no weight distribution needed up to 20,000lbs, 13,000lb conventional rating with the gas engine, 360 camera system)

Ford really did a good job with the 2017 and towing.
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Not sure if the hp/torque is as big as adjustments made to help dependability and warranty claim issues. Im a Duramax man but after driving the 2017 Ford I may jump the fence next time.
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I’d just be happy if everyone would shove boschs cp4 back up where the sun don’t shine. What a piss poor design. Duramax made a step in that direction.
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I’d just be happy if everyone would shove boschs cp4 back up where the sun don’t shine. What a piss poor design. Duramax made a step in that direction.
Duramax made more than a step - the entire fuel system is now Denso- and it has a factory lift pump and the filter s now located under the truck by the fuel tank. NO more Bosch.
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Duramax made more than a step - the entire fuel system is now Denso- and it has a factory lift pump and the filter s now located under the truck by the fuel tank. NO more Bosch.

Is that whats making all that tapping noise on the passengers side when slowing down? Fuel pump?
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No. Supposedly that's some sort of self calibration that was deliberately programmed in for the injectors. Lots of folks complained about it so they came out with a new upload that fixes that and some transmission shifting characteristics that many folks also did not like.

Do you have a 2017? If your 2017 is doing that, you may want to contact your dealer. Let me know if you need the GM technical bulletin number. I think I can find it.
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2018 F250 is rated at 450/935.
Mine should be completed in January/February, ordered it last weekend.
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Doesn't matter. Duramax is on the second year of a 95% brand new motor. I'm sure they will "nudge" PS out in '19. Silly - 50-10 HP is just not noticeable when dealing with almost 500.
Thought the Duramax used the same block for last 16 years or so.
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2018 Duramax - 445 Hp and 910 lbs*ft - just not enough difference there to sway you one way or another. It's the rest of the trucks that are so different.
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Thought the Duramax used the same block for last 16 years or so.
Pretty much a total redesign for '17. They say "95% new". Got rave reviews from Gale Banks. Still a 6.6 L motor but some pretty major changes. I think it was designed to be able to exceed the 1,000 lbs*ft mark but they won't do that until forced to by Ford or Dodge - most likely Ford.
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Makee me glad I can't afford a truck like that! Ford Ranger back and forth to work, International 9200 at work!
I don't pay for repairs, company does, I just drive
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I was a GM guy until hooking my boat to a F350. Just bought a 17" F350DRW. I love the changes Ford made in the 2017 model.
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Not sure if the hp/torque is as big as adjustments made to help dependability and warranty claim issues. Im a Duramax man but after driving the 2017 Ford I may jump the fence next time.
I have driven both the 2017 Duramax and the 2017 Powerstroke and both have tons of power. I own a 2017 F250 Platinum but only because it had more of the options I wanted. Either one will be more than adequate to tow most towable boats; the big issue you deal with while towing over 10K is you have more torque than tire.
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I probably could have went with either truck summer of 2016. However, I own a 2017 super duty lariat ultimate after test driving both extensively. To be honest the GMC denali was nice, but lacked adequate cab room and the rear seating was tiny. Add to the fact that it had no A/C vents for back seat passengers and it was deal breaker. I'm sure they both tow the average load just fine, but the GM interior seemed dated. Ford has LED headlights, power running boards, ambient interior lighting, 7-8 camera, laser cruise, push button start etc.
Anyone else notice the GM twins interior cabs are small compared to ford and dodge?
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I probably could have went with either truck summer of 2016. However, I own a 2017 super duty lariat ultimate after test driving both extensively. To be honest the GMC denali was nice, but lacked adequate cab room and the rear seating was tiny. Add to the fact that it had no A/C vents for back seat passengers and it was deal breaker. I'm sure they both tow the average load just fine, but the GM interior seemed dated. Ford has LED headlights, power running boards, ambient interior lighting, 7-8 camera, laser cruise, push button start etc.
Anyone else notice the GM twins interior cabs are small compared to ford and dodge?
No vents in the back? Wonder why the did away with them. My 05 LLY has them.
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No vents in the back? Wonder why the did away with them. My 05 LLY has them.
save money i guess. There are no vents for A/C
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I was a Cummins guy right up until I sat in a Ford. Then it was all over the room and comfort inside the ford can is unreal. Chevy would have to put a solid axle under the front end before I would ever consider a HD from them.
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I was a Cummins guy right up until I sat in a Ford. Then it was all over the room and comfort inside the ford can is unreal. Chevy would have to put a solid axle under the front end before I would ever consider a HD from them.
EXACTLY the reason I DON'T want a Ford or Dodge. NO solid axle front ends for me!!! Well, that and the recycled beer can bed on the Ford


These are the reasons people choose a brand - not an extra 5-10 hp or lbs*ft.
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