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New Member -- Diesel Fan
I am new to the forum, but certainly not new to diesel vehicles. I am a trucker by trade - so I drive BIG diesel trucks every day. I am not familiar, however, with having a diesel truck as a 'personal' vehicle.
Eventually, I may consider buying a used F-250 in the next year or two; probably an '03 to '07 model with the 6.0L PowerStroke. I don't haul anything, save for some mulch or soil from Home Depot once in a blue moon.
Is the 6.0L better than the 7.3L PowerStroke that it replaced? What type of fuel mileage (mpg) do you typically get with an F-250 in normal driving without hauling heavy loads? Is it really worth it to have a diesel versus the 5.4L gasoline-powered V8 engine in one of these trucks?
Are there any particular problems inherent to this generation of the truck & the 6.0L engine? Are they really hard to maintain or service (being a non-Ford engine)?
Sorry if I am asking questions that have already been asked, but I just signed up tonight as a forum member.
~ Trucker by trade ~
2008 Sterling Acterra 3-axle straight truck (240-hp Cummins ISC)
2006 International 8600 tractor (350-hp Cummins ISM)
"If I passed you on the right, you're in the wrong lane!"