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tnwildcat
03-20-2011, 09:07 PM
Looking at 2004 -2007 Ford F-150 and F-250s 4X2. I am wondering if there is any real difference in gas mileage with 5.4 in each truck. Currently running a 4X4 nissan Frontier max mileage with trailer 14mpg.

J.R. Services
03-21-2011, 11:06 AM
The trucks make no difference but be sure the check the rear end gear ratio, the 150s probably have a 3.55 and 250s 3.55 or 3.73, so no real difference there, but if you find a 250 with 4.10s that's gonna be a bit of a difference
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dishboy
03-21-2011, 12:14 PM
If you want mpg out of the 5.4 you will want the F150 with the six speed 3V motor.

cms289
03-21-2011, 02:53 PM
Unless you get the 150 with the 'payload package' there is about 600# difference between the F150 and the F250. So say about 10% difference in weight. Assuming all else is equal (gear set, cab size, no oversized tires), you should have a reduction in fuel mileage of with the F250.

Capemay Eagle
03-21-2011, 02:55 PM
If you want mpg out of the 5.4 you will want the F150 with the six speed 3V motor.
Yep, which would be the 2009-2010. Not towing I have gotten 20-21 Mpg's

castlerockmo
03-21-2011, 03:03 PM
I have a 08 F-250 5.4l and get about 12 no matter what I pull(within reason) or just driving around I get 14 at the most. Pushing snow this winter I got about 9.
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StihlBR600
03-21-2011, 03:57 PM
I got a 2007 F-250 4x4 with the V10....gets 8 pulling my trailer.....9.5 city

McG_Landscaping
03-22-2011, 12:40 AM
My '08 250 with the 5.4 gets 9.7 mpg on the highway or city. It sucks but its necessary. If i baby it it still gets the same so I drive it hard :weightlifter:

Snyder's Lawn Inc
03-22-2011, 12:46 AM
I have 5.4 5 speed F350 dually I get around 10mpg but i pull 22ft GN 16k trailer with 3 choppers on it empty i get 16-17 mpg

J.R. Services
03-22-2011, 08:03 PM
my father inlaws 2004 f250 with the 5.4 and oversized tires gets 16mpg just running around town

dishboy
03-23-2011, 12:27 AM
My new 5.0 regular cab 2wd 6.5 is getting 18 in town and up to 25 hwy . have not towed yet.

jkilov
03-24-2011, 02:22 PM
Towing 3500 lbs I get 13-14mpg, when empty up to 20mpg. Keep in mind the 5.4 is a tad anemic so people tend to rev high. Keep the revs low 1500, pedal down and it will return respectable figures.

OmegaRed
03-25-2011, 10:04 AM
Check out the eco-boost in the new F150's. Diesel like torque through the powercurve and V-6 like gas mileage...

dishboy
03-25-2011, 02:44 PM
Check out the eco-boost in the new F150's. Diesel like torque through the powercurve and V-6 like gas mileage...

Until you work it or put you foot in it and then it will drop, maybe not as bad as other motors but nonetheless. . There is no free lunch.

Travel'n Trees
03-28-2011, 12:23 PM
Becareful not to run to many loads these and all of the fords in this time frame have three threads holding the spark plugs in and launch out of heads and into hood. New heads or some try to heli coil the threads, water always pushes on these motors. The f-150 frames have been known to fail at the factory in claycomo mo before shipping. They have paid their employees double time to open truck doors to make sure they still opened.
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GravelyGuy
03-28-2011, 07:35 PM
I have an 09 F250 with the 5.4. I consistently get 7.5 MPG with my 24' enclosed hooked up. My trailer is heavy with 3 ZTRs 200 Gallon skid sprayer, fertilizer, etc.