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Can't decide about a 5.4, F250
I am looking at all kinds of options for a Ford pickup, to replace a Dodge diesel 3500 flatbed I currently own. Don't need a one ton, don't need a flatbed, and probably really do not need a diesel anymore due to semi retirement.
I am really curious about what folks think about the 5.4 gasser in an F250.
Truck specs: 2009, F250, 4x4, auto trans, 5.4 gas, 3.73 gears, 97,000 miles.
I do pull a loaded trailer on short trips around town, about 2 or 3 days/week. Trailer and load gross about 6500lbs. Will pull a car hauler loaded with a car or pickup on short trips around the area, maybe 6 times/year.
Total annual mileage will probably be less than 6000 miles/year. I have another vehicle for a daily driver.
I have always had diesels in the past, but not sure I really need one now.
Will this engine be fairly reliable and pull the loads I intend to haul ok? Or, will it be a real dog that I will hate as long as I own it.
I have no experience with a Ford gas engine in a pickup, since way back in the early 1980's. So, I really know nothing about the newer 5.4 engines.
All opinions, pro and con welcome.