02 Stroker Mileage - 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 03-24-2009, 12:12 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 131
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
02 Stroker Mileage

Im looking into a Powerstroke. Its a 2002 with less then 75,000 miles. Auto tranny F-250. I was wondering what kind of fuel mileage to expect out of her. I know i shouldn't be worried about fuel mileage when buying a truck but its something i want to consider as im on the fence between a Ford 7.3l and a Newer Dodge 5.9l Cummins. Also is it something to stay away from since it is out of warranty?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-24-2009, 12:44 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: East central IL
Posts: 218
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I get 14 to 18 depending on the season what am i am pulling etc. 7.3s are great trucks. The dodge will have more power and mods are cheaper but everything other than the engine sucks on dodges imo. Our trannies are the one weak point in the truck but mine has 165000 and still has the orignal trans. In the tech section there is a long post about buyin a used 7.3 that is very helpful.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-24-2009, 02:02 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 131
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Where is the tech section located? Can someone give me a link or something? Thanks. Yea Im a big fan of the cummins or the 7.3l Powerstroke. Dont really like the 6.0l as some of my buddys have had good luck and some have had bad....which isn't something i want to worry about. THanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-24-2009, 02:18 PM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 145
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-24-2009, 02:55 PM
dmd dmd is offline
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 451
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
75K isnt even broke in yet.... If it check out good with air filtration and the
turbo is clean you may have a winner....

I believe the '01 had the mechanical diode, do not think the '02 had any
real issues that the reset of the 7.3s didnt.

7.3 is a gret engine, and just keep track of tranny temps when towing heavy and slow.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-24-2009, 03:31 PM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Grunt-on-the-road
Posts: 267
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The 7.3 that's in the 2002 Fords is the best engine available in a Ford! I've got just over 68k miles on mine. I've owned it since new, and have had no problems other than a cam position sensor and one oil leak. All together, those repairs came to less than $300, total. The 6.0 that replaced the 7.3 is to be avoided like the plague! Just check it out like you would any used vehicle, before you buy it.
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 09:17 PM.


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