Ford 5.4 vs. 6.0 desel engine

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GreenGiant94, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. GreenGiant94

    GreenGiant94 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey everyone,

    I am looking for a ford f-250 or f-350. I was wondering in the 250s what the gas mileage is on a gas 5.4 vs a diesel 6.0. How much more power does the diesel 6.0 have vs the 5.4. How do you all like these engines, any problems? I would like a diesel 7.3 or maybe a gas 6.8 but I'm having a hard time finding these in a truck I like, so I'm trying to find out if I had to go with one of the others which one would be best.

    Thanks
     
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    You cant reallycompare the engines. Theyre night and day. 6.0 beats it in every category. But depending on the year, the 5.4 could be ALOT more reliable! 6.0's from 03-05 werent the best, 06-07 were good ones. 5.4's had theyre issus early on. But i believe it was the 05+ they went to the 3 valve design, which made them alot better.
     
  3. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
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    5.4 love superchargers or turbo's. I am a Chevy guy but the 5.4 are also in the Mustangs.
     
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Nope the 4.6 is in the mustangs.
     
  5. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a 2005 f-250 5.4 with about 53,000 miles Only problems i had with it was something with the fuel injectors. Other then that i cant say i had any problems other then i brought it back to the dealer a few times because the ride of this truck has to be the worst riding truck we have ever bought. You hit a pot hole and the back end of the truck swings out.

    Also have a 2008 f-350 5.4 as well with 20,000 miles. Truck rides better then the 05 only problem we had with this truck was the master cylinder went at like 12,000 miles :laugh: under warranty
     
  6. GreenGiant94

    GreenGiant94 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Alright thanks for the info
     
  7. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Posts: 912

    Actually, the Shelby Mustang has a supercharged 5.4 engine in it.
     
  8. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    wasnt talking about shelbys..
     

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