powerstroke fuel mileage

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by draftlawncare, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. draftlawncare

    draftlawncare LawnSite Member
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    i am looking to buy a used powerstroke 2002 f 250 4x4 a friend of mine told me that the powerstroke dont get very good fuel mileage he said around 11-13 mpg does anybody if this sounds right? Also is there a way to get more power from the powerstroke using computer chips and do they really work i also tested a dodge cummins that truck will run circiles around the ford
  2. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    That is about right for the Ford. Depends on the gears and where ya live too. Diesels (any brand) respond to chips much better than gas engines. For about $700 you can add 100 hp and 150 ft/lbs of torque. You have tried two trucks...now go try the best. Duramax!
  3. draftlawncare

    draftlawncare LawnSite Member
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    it would be pretty hard to beat that dodge, that thing is a work horse i could not believe the difference in hp between the dodge and ford i had my brother inlaw with me while driving the dodge and ford he is a die hard ford man and he told me to get the dodge, that truck was awsome
  4. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    Like I said...try the Chevy. I have driven all three and have owned Ford and Chevy. Too many problems with Dodge for them to even be considered.
  5. BrianK10

    BrianK10 LawnSite Senior Member
    from usa
    Posts: 253

    Amen to that!
  6. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Stick with Cummins. Duramax also have their share of problems - mainly head gaskets.
  7. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Here we go again.

    Just buy what body style you like and maintain the darn thing properly.

    They're all (Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet) 6 of one and half dozen of another.
  8. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    I agree with green pastures. Just buy the one that looks the best to you. They all have strong points and weak points, and they normally even themselves out. The only thing that is really different is the body style and interior features. I don't like the Ford interiors on the super duty's and I don't like the interior of the Chevy's so I would go with the Dodge Heavy Duty.
  9. draftlawncare

    draftlawncare LawnSite Member
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    I WAS NOT ASKING WHAT TRUCK IS BETTER LOOKING i wanted to know about the mpg and if the high performance chips really worked on the powerstrokes
  10. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    Well to answer that mgp on the Powerstroke will always suck. But yes chips do work with it.

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