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Old 09-11-2014, 11:16 PM   #21
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I got excited when I hand calculated the DRW at 14mpg! City driving and towing heavy is about the same 10-11mpg.

I could see mid to high teens out of a fully loaded crew cab long bed 4x4 dually diesel if going on flat land 55mph limited stopping not towing and nothing in box.

I hear some guys with the 6.4 twin turbo in the F450's towing heavy are getting 5-7mpg. That's not much more than a 80Klb semi!

Some day may upgrade to a "11+ 6.7 diesel. Only problem is to tow my dump trailers will need a CDL.
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I've always assumed 4.10 because it's drw. 4.11? Didn't know that was an option.
Most of the older duallys had 4.11 gears. Mine does , but they had two different manual trans ratios a wide ratio that you have to have for heavy towing and a close ratio. I get around 10-11 towing and 15 normal. 7-3 turbo IDI. 93 . Been a good truck , just put a grand in the trans rebearing it.
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I got excited when I hand calculated the DRW at 14mpg! City driving and towing heavy is about the same 10-11mpg.

I could see mid to high teens out of a fully loaded crew cab long bed 4x4 dually diesel if going on flat land 55mph limited stopping not towing and nothing in box.

I hear some guys with the 6.4 twin turbo in the F450's towing heavy are getting 5-7mpg. That's not much more than a 80Klb semi!

Some day may upgrade to a "11+ 6.7 diesel. Only problem is to tow my dump trailers will need a CDL.

My brother's boss gets 8mpg in his 350 and 450 with the 6.4 pulling bobcats and form boards.
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That particular truck I mentioned had oil mixing with the gas or something along those lines.

It seems like those trucks have countless issues but I don't know what else can comfortably tow 12k
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a v10 will do it easy
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Or the 8.1 vortec
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I have a 1999.
258,600 miles, no major engine issues, one trans rebuild, but I tow pretty often.

Fuel mileage = 18 mpg highway, 15 mpg around town, 10 ish towing. Mine will go for quite a few more miles, might need another trans at some point, but auto transmissions wear out, there is no avoiding it. Transmissions are wear items in my opinion.
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Then the specs don't fully list their capabilities. As of right now my 2500hd pulls it, but she's not happy.
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They are bullet proof and the motor is made by International. I currently know of one with very high miles and has been overloaded on several occasions, it refuses to die. After 2003 they had issues with another International diesel that was too big for the engine bay causing excessive heat under the hood. Plenty of owners have cut air access into inner fenders. One issue from this was the weakening of exhaust manifold bolts which would break.
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They are bullet proof and the motor is made by International. I currently know of one with very high miles and has been overloaded on several occasions, it refuses to die. After 2003 they had issues with another International diesel that was too big for the engine bay causing excessive heat under the hood. Plenty of owners have cut air access into inner fenders. One issue from this was the weakening of exhaust manifold bolts which would break.
That's not really what the problems with 6.0 were.

1. Casting sand in the heads.
2. Not enough head bolts
3. Not driven appropriately
4. Oil cooler.
5. Egr.
6. Ficm.

This is not an exhaustive list, and the engine can be made reliable. But the engine compartment is not the issue. By 2006/2007, most of the bugs had been worked out.
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That's not really what the problems with 6.0 were.

1. Casting sand in the heads.
2. Not enough head bolts
3. Not driven appropriately
4. Oil cooler.
5. Egr.
6. Ficm.

This is not an exhaustive list, and the engine can be made reliable. But the engine compartment is not the issue. By 2006/2007, most of the bugs had been worked out.
I know a guy who has owned a dually for years and he had manifold bolts corrode over time because of this. It was also common in big block engines like 454s even in the Vortec years. The engine compartment IS an issue. The motor was way too tight for the truck.

Cab removal for headgaskets? Very common




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Geeze great job ford.

I have owned big blocks from all 3, all three will eventually have problems with exhaust manifold bolts, manifolds breaking or just leaks in general.
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I know a guy who has owned a dually for years and he had manifold bolts corrode over time because of this. It was also common in big block engines like 454s even in the Vortec years. The engine compartment IS an issue. The motor was way too tight for the truck.

Cab removal for headgaskets? Very common
exhaust manifold bolts are common for every ford aren't they? my 5.4 needs a manifold or bolts

removing the cab is common because it's faster to fix the problem. From 2008+ they designed the cab to be removed for major service

The cab does not cause the head gasket problem, not having enough headbolts causes the headgasket problem. Like I said, by 2007 the issues were mostly fixed. (same cab)
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exhaust manifold bolts are common for every ford aren't they? my 5.4 needs a manifold or bolts

removing the cab is common because it's faster to fix the problem. From 2008+ they designed the cab to be removed for major service

The cab does not cause the head gasket problem, not having enough headbolts causes the headgasket problem. Like I said, by 2007 the issues were mostly fixed. (same cab)
My boss had a 2007. It did not hold up well. He poured tons of money into it and finally gave up on it. Was a nice truck, just a POS 6.0.

It really is too bad about that 6.0. There are a ton of beautiful trucks out there. My used car sales buddy has a sweet charcoal grey, crew cab, long bed, XLT sitting on his lot. 2004 with 6.0 and only 30,000 miles for $22k.
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exhaust manifold bolts are common for every ford aren't they? my 5.4 needs a manifold or bolts
Never said "All Fords" need manifold bolts.

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removing the cab is common because it's faster to fix the problem. From 2008+ they designed the cab to be removed for major service
Have you ever worked on a vehicle in your life? It is absolutely ridiculous that you would have to remove or lift the cab to do work like Head gaskets. Bottom line being Ford did not design the engine International did, and it was just too large of an engine for the truck.

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Nobody said it did. Do you know the difference between manifold bolts and head bolts?
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Technically the 6.0 was smaller in actual size then the 7.3. It was all the other junk bolted on.
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I have a 1999.
258,600 miles, no major engine issues, one trans rebuild, but I tow pretty often.

Fuel mileage = 18 mpg highway, 15 mpg around town, 10 ish towing. Mine will go for quite a few more miles, might need another trans at some point, but auto transmissions wear out, there is no avoiding it. Transmissions are wear items in my opinion.
That's what I'm seeing too, Tom.
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exhaust manifold bolts are common for every ford aren't they? my 5.4 needs a manifold or bolts

removing the cab is common because it's faster to fix the problem. From 2008+ they designed the cab to be removed for major service

The cab does not cause the head gasket problem, not having enough headbolts causes the headgasket problem. Like I said, by 2007 the issues were mostly fixed. (same cab)
On the 6.4 it is the fact that they use tougue to yield bolts for head bolts.Installing the stud bolt kit seens to solve that problem.
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On the 6.4 it is the fact that they use tougue to yield bolts for head bolts.Installing the stud bolt kit seens to solve that problem.
Yep, ARP has made a killing off of the 6.0 and the 6.4
I've always been a diesel guy, but I'm too scared of the newer ones.

I always liked the international IDI's


That was what diesels were made to be like, .... simple.
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Yep, ARP has made a killing off of the 6.0 and the 6.4
I've always been a diesel guy, but I'm too scared of the newer ones.

I always liked the international IDI's


That was what diesels were made to be like, .... simple.
Yep mine are 7.3s IDI's I can at least still work on them . Not power houses like some of the new ones, but it does the job and kind of figure that is why they have transmision in them too.

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