Hi, my name`s James. Picked up my first powerstroke back in June!
1996 F250 2WD Regular Cab with 228,000km (141,600 miles)
I previously got into diesels a couple months before that, picked up an 1986 Ford Ranger with the Mitsubishi 2.3 Diesel. Fixed it up, but decided to sell it as it was too small of a truck for me and very underpowered.
My powerstroke replaced my Gas Guzzler 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2 V8 AWD. That got 12-15MPG, and I'm getting 18-22MPG out of my powerstroke.
Only things I've done are add nerf bars on, and intalled a RiffRaff 6637 mod cold air intake. I'm going to be putting on a DiamondEye 4" turbo back exhaust on in the near future, as I've heard you get even 1-2 more MPG alone just from installing a 3" downpipe. It also came with a free canopy (but it's not in the best shape)
I'm hoping to learn a lot here as all my knowledge is based on gas engines (other Ford cars currently owned: 1986 Mustang 5.0, 1994 Ford Explorer, and previously a 1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2).
It now has 245,000km on it (152,200 miles) so I've driven it 17,000km (10,500 miles) since June trouble free! It's a great truck and I hope to own it a long time!