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RE: Ford 7.3 v8

I don't know how many times I've heard that the 7.3 is a copy of the LS engine. I'd like to know what it is that makes it a copy and what the LS has that is exclusive to itself and this engine. I'm not saying that there aren't any similarities but what are they and what does the LS have that no other engine except this one have. The original small block Chevy engines had the middle two exhaust ports very close to each other and the LS doesn't. Could it be said that the LS copied other manufacturers head designs. The way I look at it they all build off of each other.
danrclem 09/09/20 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3 v8

Ford spent a lot of money designing and developing the new 7.3 to replace the reliable V-10. I am not sure copying the GM LS engine is really "designing and developing" but I am sure they spent a lot of money in printer ink handing out copies of the LS engine design to their engineers. Exactly what did they copy on the LS?
danrclem 09/03/20 01:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3 v8

If I was going to buy a new gasoline engine truck it would be number one on my list.
danrclem 09/02/20 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric vehicle mandate in California

Now the president wants to repeal the rules used to achieve this goal by going back to less efficient incandescent lights and appliances.Seriously? I knew he was having a problem with his hair and toilets, but incandescent light? That's just prehistoric. Rotary phone legislation coming. MAGA. :).Rotary seems modern. We could put many to work as switchboard operators and reduce connections going back to party lines. Let's not even start with the MAGA Post Office. Pony express anyone?You guys need to start smoking crack, I hear it relieves the symptoms of TDS. Liberalism 101. When you can't win an argument start slinging mud.
danrclem 08/16/20 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Totaled vehicles...sometimes surprising.

I wouldn't buy a vehicle that has been rebuilt unless I could see the pictures of it before it was repaired and a list of all damage. I'm sure there are some rebuilt vehicles out there that are worthy of driving but I wouldn't want to take the chance.
danrclem 08/09/20 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Thoughts on this Truck

When you put a link of a truck on here you might be inviting competition. I found that out the hard way but it wasn't a truck that I was trying to buy.
danrclem 07/09/20 12:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

I have a 2020 F350 ,crew cab ,long wheelbase, 4 x 4 with 373’s, 7.3 engine, 10 speed I have about 6100 miles on the truck , I have a towed a flatbed trailer with a 1800 pound zero turn mower on it or a John Deere 1025R tractor with loader and backhoe,I was getting 12.8 MPG,I recently towed a 2003 F250 with a 73 diesel, 4 x 4 crew cab and got the same 12.8, All of it has been flatland Towing,I like the 7.3 and 10 speed For what I’m using it for, I am told the 6.2 performances similar but at a greater gas burn penalty From the little driving I have done in the new 7.3L, I would say that it has more low end than the 6.2L. It is not a huge amount, but it was noticeable when unloaded and probably even more noticeable when loaded. It is common for a pushrod engine to have more low end torque than a overhead cam due to how they are designed. Do you have any seat time pulling with the 7.3 in hilly areas at highway speed. I would think that the 7.3 and the 10 speed would outshine the 6.2 in those conditions since the torque is at a much lower rpm.
danrclem 07/05/20 04:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

The 6.2 is a good dependable engine. I have one and pull a 5th wheel with about a 10,000 gvwr but I haven't ever weighed it to see how much it weighs loaded. I have had it in some fairly steep hills in the eastern US but not over the Rockies. I'm sure it would do the job through the Rockies but I'm sure the altitude would pull it down. It will drop down to 3rd gear through the steepest parts and it runs some fairly high rpms but nothing that will hurt it. The only negative I have with it is the fuel mileage unloaded. If you're going to drive it very much unloaded be prepared to spend a lot on fuel. It does not get great mileage loaded but I figure that's to be expected with just about anything. It would really depend on how much you want to tow as to how good it will do. If it were me and I were buying new I'd probably buy a 7.3 F-350 if I wasn't pulling a huge trailer. That's just me and everybody has a somewhat different opinion. Can you get a 10 speed behind a 6.2. If you could that would help.
danrclem 06/24/20 03:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gear Oil For 2011 F250

Thanks for all of the replies. I think I'll go ahead and use the Motocraft gear oil.
danrclem 06/12/20 09:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gear Oil For 2011 F250

Thanks. I was thinking it was that way but didn't know for sure.
danrclem 06/11/20 07:17pm Tow Vehicles
Gear Oil For 2011 F250

I'm going to change the gear oil in my 2011 F250 that has an electronic differential lock. Will this do the job or do I need something with a friction modifier? It calls for a Motocraft synthetic oil but I have no idea if it has a friction modifier in it or not.
danrclem 06/11/20 06:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ok what truck to buy ?

I don't have any personal experience with either but from the reading I've done I have to believe that the 7.3 would be the best choice of the two. Bottom line is that either one should do the job sufficiently.
danrclem 06/09/20 09:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford F350 7.3 Gas Pulling 15k

If there are any problems with the 7.3 I don't look for them to be very big. This engine gives those that have a camper just a little too big for the other gas engines and yet they don't need all the power of a diesel. I'd love to have one but my truck does just fine with my 10,000 GVWR camper. If I were going to buy a new one I'm pretty sure that I'd buy a 7.3 over a 6.2 even if I didn't need all of the power. It looks like it would be a good driving truck.
danrclem 04/06/20 09:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Federal Fuel Economy Standard (SAFE)

Ford will win in the end by staying the course. The US will, as usual lately, fall further behind the rest of the civilized world. SOP LOL please lecture the rest of us, while driving your gas guzzler and camper for pleasure. The US leads when it comes to emissions while "up and coming" countries like China and India gets pass. Exactly! I think the manufacturers should make both and see how many of the greenies opt for the vehicle that is $3,000 more expensive.
danrclem 04/03/20 03:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: The numbers were too good to resist

I'd bet that if the cruise was set back to about 65 mph that the fuel mileage would go up considerably.
danrclem 04/01/20 09:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford, GM, FCA Agree to Shut Down US Plants

I think if you check it was the Chinese who let it get out of control.
danrclem 03/24/20 08:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford, GM, FCA Agree to Shut Down US Plants

If things don't turn around quickly it might be a long shutdown.
danrclem 03/19/20 09:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.4L 8 speed vs Ford 7.3 to carry truck camper

I have no experience with either but I'd say either one would do the job. It might just come down to the price or the truck you like the best.
danrclem 02/22/20 01:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New 7.3 vs old V-10

It not only has more power than the V-10, it has the new 10 speed transmission which should keep it in a sweet spot more often. Watch this video and I think you will be impressed.
danrclem 02/19/20 10:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor options on a replacement tow vehicle.

The 6.2 is proven to be a reliable engine. I have a 6.2 and am very happy with it except for the fuel consumption but I knew that going in. I pull a 10,000 gvwr 5th wheel with it and it does fine but I haven't had it in the Rockies.
danrclem 02/18/20 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
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