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Old 03-24-2005, 03:45 PM
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"F250 - ITS BIG ITS BRAWNY AND ITS THE BEST TOWING TRUCK OUT OF THE GROUP"

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Old 03-24-2005, 07:08 PM
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Yeah, those Fords are now having trouble with their tranny's. Glad you've seen the light Smalltimer.

All that negative reading on the Dieselstop finally help convince you eh.
Naaa I was referring to Dodge transmissions actually, the Fords only go bad when they are abused. We got burned with a Dodge tranny once won't make that mistake again. Had the truck less than a month from the showroom and it burned up.
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Old 03-25-2005, 01:02 AM
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Im thinking about buying a truck, and am seriously thinking about getting a 1992 Ford F-250 Diesel with 260,000 miles on it for $2500. The truck is in excellent condition to be this old. But is that still a good price? And would u go with this? or check into a dodge cummins
I have a '94 Ford idi turbo and my old boss had a '91 Dodge w/ I-6. The dodge had much more torque hands down. My ford has been nothing but trouble, his dodge was nothing but trouble, but at least it had more power.
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:59 AM
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I have owned about 10 diesel trucks in my short life, and I would have to say I would stay away from trucks that have over 200k on them unless they have real good maintenance records or you personally know the guy that is selling it. And yes the Cummins is a better motor hands down, even the ford guys know that.
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Old 03-25-2005, 09:03 AM
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overal i prefer chevy. but out of your choices i'd go with the ford. this is because all i've heard is bad news about dodge/cummins transmissions. The cummins is a good motor, but u need a good transmission to get the power to the wheels.
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:05 PM
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Ford transmission don't last past 100k either.
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:21 PM
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Ford transmission don't last past 100k either.
WRONG! I've seen numerous Ford transmissions make it past 200k. This is a common misconception by ignorant people blowing their bad experience out of proportion. What kills the E40D/4R100 is heat. From my experience, the E40D/4R100 is better on the road than in a delivery type application.

Another thing is that I know a bunch of people that don't wait for the truck to stop before they shift into drive or reverse. This causes a lot of trouble as well.

Ignorance causes most of these problems, and then the whiners get on the computer and complain about it.
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Old 03-25-2005, 12:26 PM
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I have owned about 10 diesel trucks in my short life, and I would have to say I would stay away from trucks that have over 200k on them unless they have real good maintenance records or you personally know the guy that is selling it. And yes the Cummins is a better motor hands down, even the ford guys know that.
The Cummins has no true advantage over the Power Stroke other than a 1/2mpg. I have seen numerous ads in the paper for Dodge Cummins with less than 200k with "rebuilt Cummins diesel" in the description. Doesn't say a whole lot to me. After you replace a few injectors, lift pumps, transfer pumps, and timing sets, you'll know what I'm talking about.
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1974 John Deere 140, 54" hydraulic blade, 3pt. hitch, tandem disc, plow, 48" deck
1971 John Deere 112, 38" deck, all original, down for engine rebuild.
1967 IH Cub Cadet 124 w/creeper box, disc, plow
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Old 03-25-2005, 06:22 PM
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Do you even own a diesel? Come on man. Don't act like you know what the hell you are talking about because you look stuff on the internet. Get some real world experience. I have built three cummins motors for hp from the ground up. I have three diesel trucks right now. don't act like I don't have any experience w/ diesels. One of my cummins has 276k w/ NO PROBLEMS. Any truck can be abused and need a rebuild. Powerstrokes could not even be rebuilt till a couple years ago. They were/are throw away motors. Go look on ebay and see how burnt powerjokes there on there. I think they are both good motors, but cummins is by far superior. Why the hell don't you see people putting powerstrokes into dodges?? I am not against Fords, in fact I am thinking about buying a F450 crew cab, but I sure wish there was a cummins option.
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:35 PM
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The Cummins has no true advantage over the Power Stroke other than a 1/2mpg. I have seen numerous ads in the paper for Dodge Cummins with less than 200k with "rebuilt Cummins diesel" in the description. Doesn't say a whole lot to me. After you replace a few injectors, lift pumps, transfer pumps, and timing sets, you'll know what I'm talking about.
I've owned 1 F350 Powerstroke truck, albeit not that long. In the short time I owned it, I had to replace the leaking fuel pump. The previous owner had already replaced the glowplugs, glowplug relay, dualmass flywheel, and turbo. That was with less than 120,000 miles. Between me and my father we've owned 4 Dodges with Cummins motors. We replaced nothing on those trucks. On my '98 I went over 160,000 miles, with an automatic transmission, and had absolutely zero problems. I got around 17 - 18 mpg combined city/highway, with oversized tires. Stock vs. stock, or enhanced vs. enhanced, I'd take the Cummins anyday over the Powerstroke for reliability, endurance, fuel mileage, and pulling power. The Powerstroke is a fine engine, but it is not in a league with the I6 Cummins. The Ford is a fine truck, but I'll take the Dodge w/ Cummins anyday.
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