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97 F 350 Gas Mileage?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JML, Jun 4, 2000.

  1. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    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
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    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>
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    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
  4. plowking35

    plowking35 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S.E. CT
    Posts: 1,687

    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 www.sima.org

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