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Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-05-2007, 8:59 AM Reply   
Looking to buy a F250 - Extended Cab - Short bed - V10.... if anyone has one they want to part with let me know, Wisconsin area please

Thanks !!!
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-05-2007, 9:11 AM Reply   
I would HIGHLY recommend you stay clear of the V10. Not because it is a bad engine and has any mechanical issues but they are not known for any kind of good gas mileage. Especially when towing. What year are you thinking?
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-05-2007, 9:16 AM Reply   
^^^^^^
Exacly. You can;t give those things away down here.
Old    Cody Kauzlarich (codykauz)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 9:23 AM Reply   
you would be much better off with a powerstroke, much better.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 9:43 AM Reply   
powerstroke all the way
Old    Andy Parsons (sanddragon2004)      Join Date: Jul 2005       10-05-2007, 9:56 AM Reply   
99-02 powerstroke !

v10s will pass anything but a gas station!
Old    Andy Parsons (sanddragon2004)      Join Date: Jul 2005       10-05-2007, 9:57 AM Reply   
Plus for another 500 bucks you can add like 100hp easily! and gain 2% fuel economy!
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-05-2007, 10:24 AM Reply   
Although you may be wanting a newer truck, I would recommend you stay away from the 6.0L Powerstroke. Some people have gotten away with no problems at all, but many have had extensive issues with them. So much so that Ford was actually in letigation with the engine manufacturer because of the amount of warrenty issues they were having. The 7.3L has proven to be a very good engine and I have nothing but good things to say about mine and I have put it through hell.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-05-2007, 10:56 AM Reply   
My friend is looking, he just don't want a diesel, i don't know why... he is all about the V10...
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-05-2007, 10:59 AM Reply   
^^^^^

He is going to be all about buying gas, and a lot of it
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-05-2007, 11:01 AM Reply   
they sound mean as hell wide open but they suck a rediculus amount of gas. I can't imagine why someone would want one. Make sure he shops around for one, if you do, you can get one CHEAP! No one is buying these so the people that really need to sell them are giving them away.
Old    Robert Thorson (thor)      Join Date: Oct 2001       10-05-2007, 11:10 AM Reply   
I have a 99 F-350 with a V10, and I can confirm that your friend will not be happy with the gas consumption of this engine. Towing and driving around town I get around 10 MPG. On the freeway, not towing the boat, I can get around 13-14 MPG. Luckily I only work 2 miles from home.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-05-2007, 11:20 AM Reply   
Power Stroke..... 20k miles and my truck hasn't even hiccuped. It's been flawless and tows like a dream.

The V10 does sound cool, though.
Old    stillstandin            10-05-2007, 11:35 AM Reply   
Just spoke to my buddy on the phone, who told me their 04 powerstroke, with 70,000 miles on it (not one problem untill now) blew up on the boat ramp at lake mojave, as they were backing their boat in. Thankfully they have an extended warranty.
Old    Big E. (wakesetter101)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-05-2007, 11:38 AM Reply   
I have never heard any problems with the v10 engines. I dont think that 13-14mpg is really that bad as long as its not your daily driver.

In a few months i am going to try to find a v10 Ford Excursion. I am not a desiel person myself. I know they pull good but its something about that tractor sound.
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-05-2007, 11:38 AM Reply   
the 6.0's are ticking time bombs
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 11:58 AM Reply   
I work at a Ford dealership if you go with a 7.3 you wont regret it

(Message edited by lovin_the_wake on October 05, 2007)
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-05-2007, 12:02 PM Reply   
montgomery, what part of the dealership do you work in?
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-05-2007, 12:38 PM Reply   
Most 06-07 6.0l's have the kinks worked out. I will probably purchase one next year. I know more than 5 trucks in this range withover 100K miles, not an issue on any of them.
Old    Face Planter (mastercraft1995)      Join Date: Nov 2002       10-05-2007, 2:08 PM Reply   
I had a 04, 6.0 it was a piece of junk. I got 14.5 on the HWY at 70, in town I got about 11 and towing the boat in the open road about 11.5. I'm not sure what people expect from a from a tow vehicle that puts out tons of power is super heavy and will pull a ton of weight. The v-10's are bullet proof and yes they like gas just like the diesels like diesel.

That being said I got a 99, 7.3 a couple of weeks ago because I got a smokin deal on it. If I hadn't of purchased the 7.3 I was going to get a v-10. gas is 30 cents cheaper here right now and the maintenance is also much cheaper on a gas truck.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 2:15 PM Reply   
T-Bag I work in parts and service . . .
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-05-2007, 2:27 PM Reply   
Have you ever heard of or know anything about bolting an Allison 1000 6 spd tranny up to a 7.3L? My tranny has 150k on the clock with a huge lift and tires and constant towing, its just a matter of time till it goes. I just want to get started while I have the time.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 3:10 PM Reply   
T-Bag I need a little more info. my tech wants to know if it's an old Allison 6 spd or a new one and if it's automatic or not he said they made a 6 spd auto and a 6 spd man at one point
Old    Cody Kauzlarich (codykauz)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 3:24 PM Reply   
i drove from south central iowa to northeast ohio, just under 14 hours, in our '01 f350 powerstroke, 7.3, four door duelly, 6 speed. and pulling back my mobius xlv, which is right around 6000lbs i believe, tow weight, and four people in the truck and loaded down. we got 18 mpg on the highway doing between 70-80. and diesels mileage drops pretty hard over 70 mph. and its bone stock.
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-05-2007, 3:28 PM Reply   
Mont. I was thinking the new Allison 1000 that they are putting in the Duramax's. Def. need an auto...

Cody, that is awesome mileage. Is that going off the overhead console readout or by actually doing the math? It sounds a little too good to be true so if its the overhead, its prob off a little. But they do get good mileage.
Old    Robert Thorson (thor)      Join Date: Oct 2001       10-05-2007, 3:33 PM Reply   
As for reliability, the V10 engine in my truck has been rock solid. I have almost 110k miles on my truck and I've never had a mechanical breakdown related to the engine.

Now as for the brakes on my truck, that is a different story. I have had the truck in for brake service atleast 10 times since I bought the truck new back in '99. Darn rotors keep on warping time and time again.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 3:37 PM Reply   
T-Ball, OK he said your best bet would be to go to http://www.advanceadapters.com/ and he said if it's not listed on the site to call them
Old    Cody Kauzlarich (codykauz)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 3:45 PM Reply   
t-bag, thats me doing the math. i think we got a little better on the way out there, about 1.5-2 mpg more, maybe. but yeah i don't ever trust the over head, especially not when it tells how many miles to empty.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-05-2007, 5:33 PM Reply   
He doesn't want one because he cannot work on a diesel himself, gas engine is no prob. for him, and I guess he doeesn't really tow far/at all... but whoever said you cannot give them away, he'll take them
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-05-2007, 5:58 PM Reply   
^^^^^^

Why would you have to work on a diesel?
Old    Peter Sharp (gobigorgohome)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-05-2007, 6:22 PM Reply   
Wow, there's some low expectations on here. '20k miles and the truck hasn't hiccupped'. Well I should hope not - 20k miles is nothing!

God help the US car industry if the Japanese start putting big diesels in their trucks.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 6:44 PM Reply   
^^^^^Wow did I call you T-Ball sorry that's my buddy's name that was obviously directed to T-Bag
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-05-2007, 7:24 PM Reply   
lol, its all good. I get called all kinds of things, that would be on the nicer scale of them

(Message edited by nasty530 on October 05, 2007)
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 7:59 PM Reply   
lol btw the tech also told me that BorgWarner makes a badass trans for your truck as well
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-05-2007, 8:03 PM Reply   
ok!?! and it is?! dont get me all excited and leave me hanging!
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 8:10 PM Reply   
well lol we never really got to that part because we started talking about the new South Park episode :-)
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 8:11 PM Reply   
but, I will find out :-)

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