Hi from down under (Australia) - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-13-2008, 01:16 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: bundaberg Australia
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hi from down under (Australia)

Hi all
I'm a new member from australia.
just bought 97 250 4x2 with 7.3 turbo auto for towing 26ft trailer home that weighs 3.5 ton.( not a 5th wheel)
have a transmission cooler fitted, intend to intercool turbo,any other suggestions to make this a nice truck to tow with.
What sort of fuel figures should i expect?
thanks
Rod
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-13-2008, 01:40 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alvin, TX
Posts: 828
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
welcome from texaS USA
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-13-2008, 02:20 AM
My 6OH Hates Me


 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Nexus of the Universe
Posts: 24,714
Thanks: 8
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Welcome to the org from sunny South Carolina. USA
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-13-2008, 02:40 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 95
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hi Powerstroke Trayback,
Welcome to the Org. from a fellow Brisbane member.
They are pretty broad questions that you ask! I have set my 250 up primarily for towing but being a later model I started a little further down the track. The intercooler is obviously your first mod, then you should look at intake and exhaust. Custom Tuners can give fuel savings as well as improved performance: most offer specific "Tow" settings.
Where in Brisbane are you? I live in Sheldon.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-13-2008, 04:20 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Homestead, Fl.
Posts: 128
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to jackgf250hdsd
Welcome to the org. from Homestead, Fl.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 07-13-2008, 04:57 AM
Illiana Chapter Director

 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bloomington, IN.
Posts: 12,492
Thanks: 5
Thanked 99 Times in 94 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerstroke trayback View Post
Hi all
I'm a new member from australia.
just bought 97 250 4x2 with 7.3 turbo auto for towing 26ft trailer home that weighs 3.5 ton.( not a 5th wheel)
have a transmission cooler fitted, intend to intercool turbo,any other suggestions to make this a nice truck to tow with.
What sort of fuel figures should i expect?
thanks
Rod
from Bloomington Indiana. I had a 95 OBS truck. The first thing I would upgrade is the exhaust. I would install an aftermarket downpipe, eliminate the cat and muffler. The downpipe off the turbo is flat after it makes the bend to go behind the engine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 07-13-2008, 09:08 AM
Cynic
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 11,194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerstroke trayback View Post
Hi all
I'm a new member from australia.
just bought 97 250 4x2 with 7.3 turbo auto for towing 26ft trailer home that weighs 3.5 ton.( not a 5th wheel)
have a transmission cooler fitted, intend to intercool turbo,any other suggestions to make this a nice truck to tow with.
What sort of fuel figures should i expect?
thanks
Rod
Howdy!

There is no real way to tell you what fuel mileage you will get, every truck is a bit different. Log your mileage during you first trip and we can go from there. Just guessing? Maybe 14-17mpg.

I can get up to 18mpg in my superduty with a travel trailer around 5 tons loaded. But, I have custom tuning and a bit of work done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 07-13-2008, 01:42 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: bundaberg Australia
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hi from down under

Thank you all for your welcomes,
250 Downunder I'm in Richlands in Brisbane.
Most suggest exhaust mods etc & intercooling.
intercooling i had planed. exhaust i will be fitting 4" dump pipe remove cat
then twin 4" stacks as room behind cab is tight. Had not intended to remove muffler, how noisy does this make it 250 downunder.
Tunes for towing & programer available & where can i obtain these?
Any help appreciated
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 07-13-2008, 01:47 PM
Other vehicle is an F250
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: N. Pickens County S.C.
Posts: 18,324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
A second Hello and Welcome from South Carolina!

You'll not find a better place to spend night after night.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors