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New to the Ford Diesel
My questions may be redundant to prior members, but Iím new to the Ford Diesels and Iím needing just a bit of assistance.
My last truck was a 2000 Ram2500 4x4 Cummins and I sold it because I needed to get out of debt, but itís time to look for another. Based on my budget, Iíll be looking at 1994/95 and may be up to 97ís F250s, but that would be trucks in the 200k plus range. Under 200k sounds better, but cash is the issue. If I go back to Dodge Iíll look 1996 12V to 98.5 24V. There weíre things I didnít like about the Dodge, but that was small stuff and not itís overall operation. I really screwed up selling it, but thatís spilled milk at this point.
As for the Fords, when did they switch to the PSD? I thought it was 94, but Iíve found a 94 and a 95 that both just said Turbo and not PSD. Were the early years good motors or is it better to look to the 96/97ís? Again due to funds Iíd be looking at 200k plus in the 97ís. Have had the Ram and knowing that normal runtime is 600-700k; 200k isnít bad if the owner is original (or owned for most of the miles) and has records and kept it up (fresh juice and filter at least every 4-5k if working it).
Iíll be replacing a 92 G20 gas van thatís my daily driver and Iíll need this as the same and for grove work and such.
Howís mpg unloaded in the 94-97ís. In my Cummins unloaded Iíd get 18/20, loaded with a Lance Camper I was pulling 16 at best on the highway with AT and GearVender Over/under system.
Thanks for all the help with any luck Iíll have enough cash to start shopping.