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curious what the mileage will be on that big thirsty gasser.
I am assuming not much has changed in 30 years. Ford always had the big V10 gassers and some guys loved them but to me they always sucked the fuel down and never lasted as long as the diesel. Also the resale on them big gassers were horrible because no one wanted them compared to a comp truck with a diesel.
personally - the downsides of diesel are going away with the times.
Noise - new ones are super quiet.
smell and fumes - almost none existent with the addition of the government fluid and filters of filters of filters that the government fluid can't scrub.
cold starts - the new ceramic glow plugs are light years ahead of the old days. Remember the old 5.9 cummin's guys with a grid heater, lol. Had to own stock in starters and batteries just to get them things going in the morning.
fuel gelling - fords new 6.7 has a fuel cooler but hey guess what, it works in the reverse during the winter. Its a fuel heater!!!!! if the truck starts, it will stay running with the fuel heat exchanger warming up the diesel now.
The only issue with diesel now is flat out cost. Fuel, maintenance and up front is more. But guess what, nut up and go ask for a raise cause this new 6.7 is wicked.
2019 F350 6.7 CCSB 4x4 XL with STX 3.55 elocker LED license plate lights Iconic OEM running boards coverking seat covers AVS bug shield Edge insight CS2
04 F250 6.0L (sold at 254k and rollin stock HG, HPOP, injectors)