Anyone with a F250 wit the 5.4L V8???

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by KrayzKajun, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Anyone own a F250 with the 5.4L triton V8?
    how does it tow?
    mileage you got out of it?
    how many miles you have on it?
    thanks for all the info Jacob
  2. kps2389

    kps2389 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Changing your mind again?
    Well my buddy had in F-350 with a 5.4 in it. It was kinda under powered in my opinion and got like 10-12 towing and max like 14 daily driving. Hope it helps.
  3. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    Krazy, from another ford truck forum i belong too, i got that they are a decent engine, but with below-par fuel milage (or for a ford, par fuel milage). they have had an issue with f spark plugs getting spit out; yes it does happen, but not very commonly. I am looking at a 99 LD 250 with the 5.4, so i did alot leg work. but KPS is in the ball park for the milage numbers from what i could garner, as the 250 and 350 SD are durned similar.
  4. treeman574

    treeman574 LawnSite Member
    from ny
    Messages: 33

    i drive an 02 f350 with 5.4 for work and my personal truck is an 04 f250 with 5.4 my personal truck gets between 14 & 18 on the highway and 10-12 around town depending on how many fire calls i go on. I use this truck to tow a 7700 pound 30' camper with no problems i did add firestone airbags to smooth out the ride with trailer on. my work truck gets about 8-10 only driven around town and its a govt. model we tow our bobcat 763 around with these trucks with now problems.
  5. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 683

    Dont have it anymore, but had a 2000 f250 5.4 4x4.. Had 165k HARD miles on her, and still ran good. Didnt burn any oil, and had the original clutch(5spd).
    Had a 8' plow for the last 3 winters I had it. Got around 13-14 in town. Maybe 17-18 hwy. Good truck, but like others said a little under powered.....:usflag:
  6. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 510

    I drive an 01 reg cab 4x4. 5.4 auto w. 3.73s. As others said a little underpowered. Does fine with an 8' blade in winter though. Does everything its asked to just a little slower. I wish I was even getting the mileage others are. Just checked mine 8.5 mpg mixed city/highway all with trailer. Will sometimes get 11 empty. The newer 3 valves are supposedly more powerful and better on fuel.
  7. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    I have an 04 f250 5.4 4x4 reg cab for work and personal use. It tows great, it has 97k on it and i get about 12-14 mpg city and about 16-17 highway.
  8. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Here's a recent thread with my '04 I just bought. As it says, I'm getting around 8-9 mpg around town. It has a 3.73 rear end and I keep OD turned off. This mpg average is 100% towing an 18' trailer with two Gravelys. It does "OK" with power but I expected that. If I need muscle, I break out the 6.0L.
  9. SouthernLandworks

    SouthernLandworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    I drive a '00 250 crew cab 4x4 with the 5.4L. No complaints. Decent towing. Decent mileage for the size. Great truck.
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    thanks for the info guys!!

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