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Old 06-04-2000, 07:12 PM
JML JML is offline
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Hello, i am looking to buy a 1997 f-350 with the 7.3l turbo diesel in it (automatic). What is the average mpg you get with this setup. thanks joe
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Old 06-06-2000, 09:04 PM
John DiMartino John DiMartino is offline
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A friend of mine has a 97 F250 HD,excab 4x4,which is probably about the same weight as yours.He has the powerstroke/auto and 3.55 gears.His average mixed driving with nothing in the bed and no trailer is 16-17mpg with gentle driving techniques.If I were you,from what ive seen Id avoid the auto with the PSD,its a pile of junk,go for a std trans.<p>----------<br>John D<br>
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Old 06-07-2000, 07:48 AM
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my 96 250 psd auto ex cab with 55000 mil gets low 14 mpg to 18 hiway 14 i left idle stop go in the town i work in
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Old 06-07-2000, 01:47 PM
plowking35 plowking35 is offline
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My foreman has a 96psd with 92k on it and he gets 18 all around driving mpg.<br>John you need to go the ford diesel web site and read fords responce to ongoing auto tranny problems. Its a hoot.<br>In essence it says,<br>We know it sucks but we will try to do better. Although we really dont know how to. <p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment
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