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jimh425 wrote:

I don’t think many people run 6.4s stock, but my F450 with 4.30s got better than that stock. I expect most SRWs with 3.73s got much better unless you are talking higher MPH. I didn’t buy mine for MPG.

$8000 is a lot, but not outrageous considering how much new trucks are. Other than DPF issues that no longer happen, mine has had zero issues. I could have bought a new one for 40K more when I bought mine 6 years ago which would have been double the price.


I'm sure there are lots of good ones out there and I'm glad that you have one of them.

I'm sure that this one is actually the oddball, especially with the engine having been replaced twice. this is only the second year that I've used it and its only during the winter months.

I used to tow the snow cat with a 1-ton Chevy and I much prefer towing it with this F-450. Longer wheel base, its heavier and has better brakes and when the going get rough the limited slip or what ever it has in the rear diff helps a lot.

This one has the 4.88 gears but for one reason ort another speed doesn't seem to affect the MPG.

Since it came out of the shop about 8 months ago it runs as good as it ever has. I think someone who knew how to fix it finally got to work on it.


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jaycocreek wrote:

These MPG threads are totally dependant on the driver and his habits.

...unless the DW is driving.


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...unless the DW is driving.

For decades we've been driving 560 miles route between San Francisco and Las Vegas, often splitting the drive with DW.
We both drove at the same cruising speed, yet DW was making better mpg.
Slower acceleration, less aggressive passing did make noticeable difference in overall mpg.
Than I was coming to the destination 20 minutes faster.





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Kayteg1 wrote:

We both drove at the same cruising speed, yet DW was making better mpg.


Wow, over 100 mpg. [emoticon]


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Engine size isn’t the whole story.
The 7.3 is usually running at much lower RPM, so even though 7.3 liters of air/fuel mixture goes through it on each revolution, it does fewer revolutions and actually displaces less volume while moving down the road than a 6.2 thats spinning faster.


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Pulled the trigger and ordered a F350 with the 7.3, now just a long wait due to backlog of orders!


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flyte63 wrote:

Pulled the trigger and ordered a F350 with the 7.3, now just a long wait due to backlog of orders!
What's the estimated delivery date?

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I don’t have a tracking number yet but dealer said to expect as long as 24 weeks, so we are thinking might not be until August 1st.

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flyte63 wrote:

I don’t have a tracking number yet but dealer said to expect as long as 24 weeks, so we are thinking might not be until August 1st.


I really wish I had a couple extra trucks to sell this year!
What are the mfgs excuses now? Is it really that much demand?
I mean, the Rona isn’t really affecting stuff now.


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flyte63 wrote:

I don’t have a tracking number yet but dealer said to expect as long as 24 weeks, so we are thinking might not be until August 1st.
Have a friend that's looking at special ordering a 2021 7.3 F350 CC SB. His mid-west dealer is telling him 8-10 weeks for delivery. They said Ford is putting "sold" orders ahead of routine orders from dealers.

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