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Newbee ????

I am in the works of trading my f150 for a 99-02 F250 4x4 ex cab and have a few ????

First off I am new to the Powerstroke and wondered if anyone had some good advice about what I'm about to venture in to. The truck I am going to trade for will have under 100k as my bank will finance noting over.

I currently have a Ram 2500 work horse that I love but I need something I can haul with if my helpers need the Dodge. I am not a truck hater except when it comes to GM trucks. I've always been a ford man but I hve become a Dodge fan after the last couple I have owned.

So I have no idea about the truck I am going to trade for. My bank has my info and has given it to several of their preferd dealerships. I don't plan on setteling on the first thing they send my way so what are some good things to look for. I have already read the "what to look for post" and would love any input you guys can give me such as:

MPG's, typical torque and HP, longevity of moter and tranny, any little common quirks or neccesities to be delt with. I do not haul much and when I do it's a 20' trailer with no more than 8k on it.

Thanks for the help and I'll update when I get the truck

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I'm gonna move this over to introductions for ya, it will get a lot more traffic over there.
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I am in the works of trading my f150 for a 99-02 F250 4x4 ex cab and have a few ????

First off I am new to the Powerstroke and wondered if anyone had some good advice and what I'm about to venture in to. The truck I am going to trade for will have under 100k as my bank will finance noting over.

I currently have a Ram 2500 work horse that I love but I need something I can haul with if my helpers need the Dodge. I am not a truck hater except when it comes to GM trucks. I've always been a ford man but I hve become a Dodge fan after the last couple I have owned.

So I have no idea about the truck I am going to trade for. My bank has my info and has given it to several of their preferd dealerships. I don't plan on setteling on the first thing they send my way so what are some good things to look for. I have already read the "what to look for post" and would love any input you guys can give me such as:

MPG's, typical torque and HP, longevity of moter and tranny, any little common quirks or neccesities to be delt with. I do not haul much and when I do it's a 20' trailer with no more than 8k on it.

Thanks for the help and I'll update when I get the truck
If the max is 4 ton you wont no its even there i just got back from hauling 8 ton and it dose just fine. My mpg will drop to 10 with that kind of a load on it.Average 15 to 16 town driving Highway i have got 19 out it.

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If the max is 4 ton you wont no its even there i just got back from hauling 8 ton and it dose just fine. My mpg will drop to 10 with that kind of a load on it.Average 15 to 16 town driving Highway i have got 19 out it.
That sounds about right. I get 20 gal of free diesel from one of my contractors a week. I drove my dodge yesterday and got 25mpg which is the best ever.

How much fuel do the 250's generally hold?

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My F-350 Crew Cab 4x4 Short Bed holds 26 gal I think, but I can squeeze about 28-29 into it, filling to the top of the neck. Hope that helps.

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Well all I know is the dealership is supposed to get me a 250 club cab long or short bed. I am not sure if Ford uses different tanks on different wheel bases.

But that is a great start, thanks for the update. I look forward to learning alot from you guys.

I've heard alot about injector probs. out of Ford and what is this CPS deal?

Also what kind of lift pump and injection pump does the PS have. Do they regularly fail?

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