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post #1 of 17 Old 07-29-2013, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Ford 6.2 Gas.

Any one towing with one of the newer ford 6.2 gas engines in a 2500 or 3500 ? Seems you can get them with a 4.11 or 4.8 gears. HP an torque numbers seem ok. Trucks rated at 15k, I don't see me pulling more than 10k.
These diesels have gotten godawful expensive to maintain and even worse to buy. Not to mention all the newer emmission gadgets I loved Ford trucks but really got fed up with the engine defects both in the 6.0 diesel and the 5.4 gas. I think Id buy the 10 cylinder 6.8 if they offered it in other than a F450.

So really I am thinking of trading the dodge Cummings in on a dually Ford 6.2 gas.
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post #2 of 17 Old 07-31-2013, 01:03 AM
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I hate the the v10s, they're rpm engines and have crap on the bottom end.
As far as fords new diesels, who knows really, they been crapping out each version every few years. I'm all ford guy, but since the went away from internationals 7.3, it's been hit or miss.

If your in that price range, I'd be looking into building or restoring a truck.

You could build it cheaper then buying a new truck that's not what ya want.
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my hobby is riding horses, not working on trucks. I don't trust the Dodge to go anywhere. Constant problems that shouldnt be happening on a truck with only 95,000 miles. Time for a change.
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Well, that's new vehicles. They just don't make em like they used to.

I suppose you could call classy chassis and spec an older truck and have them build it. I know they will, I've seen "new" used classy chassis trucks.

But, you seem to want new. That's fine, but I doubt you'll be happy long.....
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Learned a long time ago that when changes are made to wait a few years. The manufacturers seem to keep complicating what started out as uncomplicated. And one pays thro the nose when all the added bells and whistles break down.
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unfotunately all those bells and whistles are required by law on the diesels, and is exactly what is wrong with them and making them so expensive. In itself the engine is actually simpler.
I agree about new designs though, don't want to be a beta tester. Been readign up on the 6.2 gas, been out a few years now and seems to be really well liked. No real problems reported. Unlike pretty much all three diesel trucks. Scuttle but has ford dropping the 6.8 V 10 in the 450 and 550, and upping the horsepower and torque on the 6.2. May see what the new specs will be and wait a bit.
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Funny, I've got a 99 ford F-350 with 200,000 and I'd drive it cross country. That said, it's a 7.3. I will admit that I've replaced a lot of parts, but still, it's rock solid and I wouldn't hesitate to take it anywhere or any distance.

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The 7.3 international engine is a great engine.
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I have heard good things about that 6.2. It's supposed to produce the same horse power and torque of the v10 with better gas mileage. That being said I have no first hand knowledge of it. If I were in the market for a new truck I would look hard at it. Of course looking at new trucks was a huge eye opener. They are alll very proud of there trucks. It seems ford is slowly working its way back to an emissions compliant 7.3 but its still a ways away. You can't beat that old 7.3. Bomb proof.

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long as they have exhaust filters and recirculation the engines will never be as reliable or as efficient as they were.
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