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post #1 of 14 Old 11-14-2012, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Do I buy a new F250 with the 6.7 power stroke

Hey everyone I have been contemplating purchasing a new F250 (2012-13) 6.7 powerstroke diesel. I am skeptical because of alot of stuff i have heard and read, with the scorpion being new and not all of the bugs being worked out. Any thoughts or comments?

Oh by the way I used to be a GM guy but could not stand for the way all 3 of my local dealers treated me and other customers( Like we were lying about problems on our vehicles) all 3 dealers are all now closed by the way. I since bought a Ford for my wife and the dealer was awesome and the car has been good to us. So now I move on with skepticism on a new truck. Let me know your thoughts on the relatively new Ford Diesel. Thanks!
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Well what problems have you heard? Some are true and some are rumors/speculation...... by the way

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Purchased 2012 F250 in August.... 5000 miles so far no issues. Love the ride can't seem to get back in my old truck (2001 7.3 F250).... handing down to son's.
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OP try posting this in the General 6.7 discussion.

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I absolutely love mine. I have about 5k on my '12 and I don't have a complaint yet. They get great mileage and can tow better than anything that I have ever seen. The creature comforts are straight up awesome. The ride with the crappy Rancho shocks is about as good as my '03 6.0 was with Bilstiens under it, I can't wait to get some Bilstien's under this one.

As for the problems, some of the 2011's had turbo oiling issues and ford fixed all of that on the 2012's. The head diesel mech (pretty good friend also) at my local Ford dealership said that the only problems that he has seen out of the 2012's is the DPF system, EGT sensors and DEF pumps going out. This is all covered under the 36K bumper to bumper warranty. The other main problem that I know of is bad fuel. Make sure that you get fuel from high traffic diesel stations, like truck stops and such. I found a local diesel stop that is about 4 years old and has plastic tanks in the ground and that is where I get my fuel from. If the CP5 fuel pump goes out and Ford stiffs you with the "bad fuel" cop out, it is about $10k to fix it. Stiffing it to you is mainly up to what the mechanic thinks, so pick your stealership wisely, like having a buddy as the head diesel mech. Lol.

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2012 F350 6.7 no problems here other than shooing all the bird away from it. Went out early this morning just to fire it up 17 degrees here, wanted to see glow plug light, so didnt use remote. you got to be quick to see glowplug light come on for a second then maybe half a crank, just running cold but normal sounds. Electronic fuel monitor showing 17 to 18 mpg depending on how much I put my foot in it. Still trying to vary speed, but not using cruise she rolls 80 plus like it was 60. I love the ride. This is the best riding pickup I have ever owned, cant wait to start loading it up.

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No problems here. I have 11,000 on mine. My truck tows fine and is doing well off road. Everyone I go with is impressed. I keep having people come up to me telling me how great my truck looks. Soo Plenty of power towing, rocks throught the desert off road, 3 trips through the desert of more than 110 miles off road, at least once a week I am approached at a gas station , store, or somehwere and asked about my truck.

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I have an '11 F250 with 22K miles that is the best truck yet. Prior to that had an '05 6.0. This '11 is so much more refined and no problems so far! Tows like a champ and rides very well empty on the highway.
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I'd say go for it!

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Diesel stations... High volume does not equal high quality. Research Chevron/Texaco, that's good stuff.

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