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Old 02-05-2011, 05:41 PM
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Thinking of getting a gass engine

Why would I or wouldn't I want a gas engine quad cab long bed over my extended cab long bed diesel?

My truck seems to break every other week and I am getting sick of it.

So lets see what you have to say.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:01 PM
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You will miss the torque and HP. Keep it or trade it for a crew cab powerstroke.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:05 PM
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what all keeps breaking?? how many miles??
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:58 AM
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105k and everything breaks.

Last week my glow plug relay inside the computer blew so my glow plugs are on a switch.

I lost 1 or more injectors yesterday it smokes like a SOB.

Every week something bad happens it just sucks.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:12 AM
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It depends on what year and motor you get cause 5.4 is under power and the v10 has tq but not like the 7.3 so it isn't that bad but the milage sucks
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:14 AM
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I was looking into the 5.4 the v10 is just dumb to have. The 5.4 is fine I just use it as a truck for work I barely tow so diesels just dont seem as practical.

Oil changes are so expensive maintenance is ridiculous too.
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I was looking into the 5.4 the v10 is just dumb to have. The 5.4 is fine I just use it as a truck for work I barely tow so diesels just dont seem as practical.

Oil changes are so expensive maintenance is ridiculous too.
The 5.4 sux. Poor performance, poor mileage, (not as bad as the V10) and the spark plugs will shoot out the heads. (Poor Design.) I know 3 people who have had the plugs come out on their fords...
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I own a 6.0 and a 5.4. Both have their issues. The 5.4 has all kinds of low end torque. Perfect for plowing. Fuel economy sucks, only gets 10mpg. The spark plug issue is debatable. There are two designs. One with a normal spark plug and one with the stupid long spark plug. Thats the one you have to watch out for. Most of the time the plugs shoot out becouse they were improperly replaced. You have to pre soak them with the speacial weasle piss ford sells. Then you have to work them out slow. Turning in and out as you go so you don't mess up the threads. Most of the time the plugs shoot out after they have been replaced. The 6.0 well, we know what it requires. $$$$$ Pretty much look at my sig. I know the 7.3 has its issues too, though I'm not familiar with them cause I've never owned one. But from what I've read and heard, rusting oil pan, camshaft positioning sensor, glow plug relay problems etc.....

This is how ya gotta look at it. If its got wheels or T_ts, its gonna give ya trouble. Man, fix your truck and stay in the family!
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:15 AM
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I don't know man, tough one! I love my diesel! But my brother has an f150 and its really nice. But if you do... put me down for some of your aftermarket parts.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:36 AM
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Yeh that is one reason why I am wanting to keep it. Cause all the crap I have in it.

I will find out monday what the issue is I am going to start tearing into it.
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