Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central CT
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Experiences may vary, but here's mine...
Stock truck will pull almost anything. Mine gets about 12-13 on the highway empty. Never towed a heavy trailer very far, but pulls my 5000lb. boat at about 10 MPG. Regens(self-cleaning of the Diesel Particulate Filter) are inconvenient and cost in the MPG department.
Some of the '08's had thermostat/radiator issues, but I'm still on the originals.
Many on here have had good experience with tuners (Spartan seems to be the most common) with the DPF delete (bypass pipe), although illegal for on-road use... Mileage is reported at 1.5-2 MPG better overall. The power will be more than they need!
Good luck with the assisted purchase!
Tim (originally from Armada!)
2008 F-250 6.4L PSD, SC, short bed, 4x4 auto, Toreador red. Huntsville motor, all stock except for Injen/Amsoil intake.