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Old 10-03-2013, 07:23 PM
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Hello,

After many headaches, and several thousand dollars worth of repairs for a truck that gets 10 mpg and sends <290 ft lbs to the rear wheels(not to mention the explosive, toxic solvent it carries around 26 gallons at a time), I have finally got'n schmart....

I do not own a SD or any diesel for that matter. YET!!!!! My goal, my last minute new years resolution, is to be one of the lucky few men to own so mighty a machine as a Ford Super Duty! And as my next new years resolution, be the head of a diesel-only household.

Diesel is awesome, and anyone who sees/revels in this awesomeness () is awesome too.

Until I actually own a Powerstroke, I will remain a ghost, learning all I can from the outside.

Just saying hello.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:42 PM
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what gasser do you own?

i own both a powerstroke and a new 5.0L F150 and i love the F150.. i get a solid 18mpg city/highway...
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:56 PM
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Be careful, these diesels get addicting!!!!

Don't be a "ghost", read up, ask questions, and soak up all the info you can. We have a great community here with some amazing members that are very willing to help.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:23 AM
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WELCOME to the ORG!!!

Once you own one you will be addicted. TRUST ME!
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:23 AM
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Thanks for the welcome fellas. You guys all seem pretty cool.

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what gasser do you own?

i own both a powerstroke and a new 5.0L F150 and i love the F150.. i get a solid 18mpg city/highway...
I own a leveled 07 f150, 5.4 24v. Love that truck but its too much to maintain, too polluting, and too inefficient for me to be okay with it. Also, I'm at 95000 mi (bought it at 45) and Ive put a new tranny in it, I'm getting the 4wd rebuilt next week, just had the head cracked open to remove spark plugs, got voltage hopping around (none of the ford techs at two dealerships know why). Im taking the hint from God almighty...

I also own an 06 Ranger, 2.3 16v. I REALLY love this little anvil. Except for sway links, battery, brakes, rotors, and motor oil, everything on it is original at 160000 mi. Wears like iron, gets good mileage, does my sloppy work really well. Love it. Gonna put a 4bt or something in there by 2015. Needs a new tranny soon anyhow.

The 5.0 seems like a decent engine. 18 mpg is VERY GOOD for a v8, Im glad you like it. Those trucks are sharp. I love Fords, but the 5.4 is really not that great. Should have done my homework before purchase...

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:42 AM
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Thanks for the welcome fellas. You guys all seem pretty cool.



I own a leveled 07 f150, 5.4 24v. Love that truck but its too much to maintain, too polluting, and too inefficient for me to be okay with it. Also, I'm at 95000 mi (bought it at 45) and Ive put a new tranny in it, I'm getting the 4wd rebuilt next week, just had the head cracked open to remove spark plugs, got voltage hopping around (none of the ford techs at two dealerships know why). Im taking the hint from God almighty...

I also own an 06 Ranger, 2.3 16v. I REALLY love this little anvil. Except for sway links, battery, brakes, rotors, and motor oil, everything on it is original at 160000 mi. Wears like iron, gets good mileage, does my sloppy work really well. Love it. Gonna put a 4bt or something in there by 2015. Needs a new tranny soon anyhow.

The 5.0 seems like a decent engine. 18 mpg is VERY GOOD for a v8, Im glad you like it. Those trucks are sharp. I love Fords, but the 5.4 is really not that great. Should have done my homework before purchase...
man i have never heard anyone having soo much trouble with their 5.4L... i also own a 2007 5.4L and have not had any problems with it... it has 145k on the clock right now....

you will def love a diesel though... what year are you looking to get?
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:26 PM
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I owned a Toyota 4runner for a long time then sold it and got a 2006 F250 6.0... then sold that cause it was too much truck at the time for what my family needed, worst mistake ever... bought an Fj Cruiser... less than two months later and being pissed I sold my diesel I went and bought another 2005 F250 6.0.... Couldnt be happier... I smile everyday I see my truck...

Your gonna love your diesel... put your own sweat and blood into it and youll love it even more!
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:08 PM
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I'd like to get a 6.7. A brand new one... everything Ive read about the design of the engine, and the truck itself, I like. They seem like they were designed with regular maintenance in mind. The numbers seem good too, strong and hearty. I will have access to waste cooking oil as well, my Christmas present to myself this year-Im hoping-can be some biodiesel equipment. Im not looking to "whip it up", my goal is to, properly, make good quality fuel and run a mixture in my SD when I get it. I also want to sell it and make soap from the glycerin...

Ford claims the engine can run a max of 80/20 mixture...

**guy typing has no idea what he's talking about

One of the things Im hoping to learn is all the different ways to fuel a diesel and what the difference is between each of the fuels. Different thread, I know...
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:12 PM
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My wife wants a 4runner. Im trying to talk her into the 2014 (or 2015??) Grand Cherokee (the diesel one)...

But seriously, I can't wait to be on the diesel bandwagon. I got unlucky with my f150. I think it was made on Monday morning... or Friday night. Maybe the Monday following superbowl....
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