I brought this truck 2 years old with 30,000 miles on it. Since then I've put 170,000 miles on it without changing anything other than the battery. I haven't even been real good about the maintenance. Tranny fluid changed twice and the oil (only synthetic) every 5-8,000 miles, but I did have dual oil filters on it til the hose burst.
The 7.3 Powerstroke Turbo Diesel is an
incredible workhorse. I commute 50+
miles a day and wanted the better
mileage of a diesel. I'm getting 21+
MPG driving 70mph with AC on full blast
most of the time. But this pleasing
mileage is not at the expense of power.
This truck will flat out move! The neck-
snapping power puts a big grin on my
face every single day I drive it. Ford
builds the toughest truck on the road
as well. The F250 is an extremely stout
vehicle yet comfortable to drive.
Seating, steering and braking are
outstanding, suspension is fairly stiff
but not back-breaking. Doors shut with
the slightest push. I would buy again
Powerstroke! Why get a gasoline engine
that will get half the mileage and have
half the power?
The factory dual-mass flywheel fails
early and often, is horrifically
expensive ($1,200 for parts alone), and
requires two men and a boy to push the
clutch pedal to the floor.
What a work horse. The truck will pull
a house. Very poor turning radius but
this is not a race car either. I love
the truck. A truck is there to work
not drive like a caddy. I recomend it
to everyone that needs a good work
Lowered hitch for pulling. I have a
jake brake attached and it will stop on
a dime. Out standing bucket seats and
interior.The V-8 7.3 liter diesel runs
like a champ.
Figure out some way to improve the
turning but not a big deal though.
Improve the oil pan plug. I have had
two strip out.
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