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Posted: 01/21/20 01:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To tie in with my post on the 7.3 I’ve read mostly great things about the Ford 6.2.
This engine makes good power and seems to be a proven reliable design.
For 2020 you can get it in the F350 with either the 6 sp or 10 speed transmission.
I like the 7.3 but it’s not proven yet.
I think a 6.2 with 10 speed and 4:30 gears would have plenty of power to carry a TC and tow 4-5k lbs ??
The advantage would be going with a known performer and not having to buy the first year of a new engine design, although it’s so simple I can’t really see having too many issues with the 7.3.
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Posted: 01/21/20 01:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wait and get the new 7.3L !

I am not even sure you can get the old engine in combination with the 10 speed and early reviews call that transmission a "game changer"

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Here is my previous review of Ford's 6.2L. Years later and it is still accurate and we are still running around with it:

Ford 6.2L Review

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Ford has been right on with their gas engines, other than a few glitches with the early Eco turbo. I don't see them screwing up a simple design, such as the 7.3, but I think the power of the 6.2/4.30 gears, with 10 speed would be a safer bet, and not far behind actual capability of the 7.3.

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I am hauling a 2900lbs camper on a 2012 F350 4x4 6.2 / 6spd Torqshift towing a 20ft enclosed trailer at 3200lbs +/-. Performance is decent. The trans has a useful manual mode that will hold gears nicely. Grade braking feature works ok. The engine is multi-fuel - I’ve never used 85% ethanol. It pulls happier on 91 vs 87 at everyday rpm 2000-3500. 9-10mpg in calm airs, 7mpg in 30mph head wind in 4th at 3500rpm. Mpg hand ciphered cruising at 60-65mph on western roads. Engine will pull hard at over 4000rpm. Dash fuel mpg is within 1/10th mpg. Apparently 5-Star tunes tidy up the transmission shift personality for tow/hauling. A camper stuck up in the air makes a great downhill air brake.

I’ll get laughed at for not actually knowing what axle ratio I have, but road gear (6th) is really tall - 1600 rpm? at 70mph - gives decent mpg empty for a tall truck but useful for towing downhill. 5 and 6 are overdrive ratios. It is quiet and nice handling (for a twuck).

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I haul a 2017 Northern Lite 811 on a 2011 Ford F250 FX. The truck weights around 7000 pounds empty, with the camper on the truck it weights 10500 pounds. We spend a lot of time in the mountains and the 6.2 gasser does very well. But sometime I will get a new truck with the 7.3 gasser.

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noteven wrote:

I am hauling a 2900lbs camper on a 2012 F350 4x4 6.2 / 6spd Torqshift towing a 20ft enclosed trailer at 3200lbs +/-.

My 20' enclosed trailer is about 3500 lbs empty and loaded 6000-8000 lbs based on what I bring. Are you sure yours is that light when full?


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It will do fine. Not sure the new trans is offered with the old engine though?


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MFL wrote:

Ford has been right on with their gas engines, other than a few glitches with the early Eco turbo. I don't see them screwing up a simple design, such as the 7.3, but I think the power of the 6.2/4.30 gears, with 10 speed would be a safer bet, and not far behind actual capability of the 7.3.

Jerry


This. The new Ford gassers really seemed to have nailed it. I am buying a new truck soon to replace our old (but reliable) Duramax and it will probably be Ford. While the new 7.3 in interesting, the reports that came out today reflect some disappointing (but not surprising!) mpg. I either haul the TC or tow < 10,000# so I don’t need diesel or the 7.3 so I will probably go with the 6.2 with 4.30 rear end.
10 speed is available with the F350.

Would love to see some numbers for the 6.2 and 10 speed.


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Thanks for the replies and a good review by Brholt.
Yes, the 10 speed will be offered in the 20 F350 but not the 250.
Another nice feature is the 48 gal fuel tank. Will hurt at the pump but not having to stop frequently would be nice.

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