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Posted: 02/18/20 08:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am looking at buying a newer possibly f250 to replace my 2006 f150.
By the first look at the prices I will probably stay under a 2015 model.
There are so many engine choices that keep changing.
One truck of interest has a 6.2 gas engine .Does anyone have experience with this motor or any others I should stay away from in the 2010-2015 range.
Thank you for you input.

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Posted: 02/18/20 09:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Only thing I'll toss in if you buy 3/4 ton with diesel you're payload will be about the same as your 150. You have to buy a gas 250 to see a significant jump in payload from a 150.


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Posted: 02/18/20 09:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mike134 wrote:

Only thing I'll toss in if you buy 3/4 ton with diesel you're payload will be about the same as your 150. You have to buy a gas 250 to see a significant jump in payload from a 150.


I'll second this. If you go diesel, get at least a single rear wheel 1-ton.

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Do you need more payload than what you have now? What are you trying to improve with a newer truck?

The 6.2L gas motor is a decent and reliable motor, but it does rev to make power, while the EcoBoost 3.5L is simply more civilized, and makes more low-end torque. But of course that means sticking with an F150.

That said, the 6.2L will certainly be a power upgrade from what you have now.

I personally would not want to own a first generation 6.7L diesel. They are generally reliable but it's $$$ if you lose the high-pressure fuel pump. Stay FAR FAR AWAY from any 6.4L diesel trucks, unless you're trying to make some beer money at the scrap yard!


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I don't own one but I have seen almost entirely good comments on the 6.2. My impression is that they burn a little more fuel and don't perform quite as well as the 3.5 Ecoboost that I have but last a long time with very little trouble. Like most naturally aspirated gas burners they do need to rev to get a lot of power.

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Guy I camp with and I have known for 22 plus years (Navy together) Has a 2014 he is at about 80,000 miles right not. Got into the 2014 F350 6.2 from a 2004 F150 5.4.

Truck has been really good, brakes, tires, one vibration where they fixed something in the front and one exhaust manifold gasket under warratny. He tows a 9000lbs Grand Design with it. I would say he tows around 3000 miles a year and daily drives it. He loves it. It has been a rock solid truck.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy one.


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6.2 drivetrain is pretty bulletproof in that year range that I have experience with. We ran alot of those trucks and I had a 2012 and 2015 model. Both were great.


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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.

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The 6.2L has shown fewer high mileage issue than the old 5.4L. Slightly better mileage than the 6.8L V10.

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We have several 6.2L trucks at my work from MY 2011 and up that get worked very hard and they have all been bulletproof workhorses. I wouldn't hesitate whatsoever to buy one.


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