Ford f250

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by George777, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. George777

    George777 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 305

    Been looking at the ford f250 deisel and was wondering how this truck has been performing? I was wanting to know if I have alot of stops not far from each other if this will mess up the turbo. I think the engine needs to run for a few minutes before turning it off.

    Testing it out it seems to have plenty of power. The price on a base model work truck with no bells and whistles is 29k. Is this price fair? I will put around 30-50,000 miles per year
     
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    the 6l diesel will run forever man. well, depends on what rpms youy go to. 1800rpm is when the turbo really starts to spool up. if you're driving highway speeds (2000rpms+) and then just stop the truck, that will kill the turbo.

    I love my 6l diesel, its great, and has a ridiculous amount of power.
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    One bad truck.
     
  4. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    I would make sure the crankshaft problems have been addressed on the 6.0. I've heard there are still some bad ones out there. The dealer should be able to assure you that you are buying a truck with the updated 6.0.
     
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    yes, there were problems with ones prior to april production, and make sure you get the latest pcm flash (free from the dealer). It's just an update for your computer, sometimes ill give you better mileage, better start ups, yada yada. I'm loving my truck, still drive it like it's the first day I got it, (driving it like I just stole it)
    But dont get something you don't need.
     
  6. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    my wheels
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  7. lawn perfection

    lawn perfection LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    My next will be a crew cab, and this one will be for work only.

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  8. lawn perfection

    lawn perfection LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    one more with jeep in back ground

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  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    thats a nice rig there lanw perfection, where in franklin do you live? I lived in Nashville / Franklin for 8 months last year when I was working for this band. Maybe we crossed paths or something. The first house was off of 65 and Harding right by that school, and I forget where in Franklin we lived. Somewhere by a Wendys and down the street was a BBQ place with alot of construction going around. We'd park our bus down the street at the Kroger i think.
     

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