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#12209045 - 04/20/17 04:29 PM Re: F250 Gas or Diesel [Re: sbump26]
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Registered: 02/19/02
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Loc: Lake Fork
Over 200k on my 5.9 Cummings and no real repairs to speak of. An alternator last week ($126 my cost)and replaced ball joints. My nephew is on his 2nd 6.7 Cummings truck and has had almost no problems. He did have the DPF go out at 110k on his first one and did a delete on it, which greatly increased his fuel mileage and performance.

I don't buy into the whole "fuel costs more" argument. Does it? I pay a bit more up front but get way better mileage than a gasser - loaded and unloaded. Seems like a wash until I pull my boat with my gas truck and only get 12-13mpg or less.(depends on what lake I'm going to)

If I was purchasing to pull a travel trailer, there is no way I would buy a gas truck.

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#12209912 - 04/21/17 09:07 AM Re: F250 Gas or Diesel [Re: Txduckhunter]
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Originally Posted By: Txduckhunter
Over 200k on my 5.9 Cummings and no real repairs to speak of. An alternator last week ($126 my cost)and replaced ball joints. My nephew is on his 2nd 6.7 Cummings truck and has had almost no problems. He did have the DPF go out at 110k on his first one and did a delete on it, which greatly increased his fuel mileage and performance.

I don't buy into the whole "fuel costs more" argument. Does it? I pay a bit more up front but get way better mileage than a gasser - loaded and unloaded. Seems like a wash until I pull my boat with my gas truck and only get 12-13mpg or less.(depends on what lake I'm going to)

If I was purchasing to pull a travel trailer, there is no way I would buy a gas truck.


Some simple facts. They do not make 5.9 cummins or 7.3 powerstrokes, or emission free 6.6 duramaxes any more and haven't for some time, unless he is looking for a well used high mileage truck its not even worth discussing.

The 6.7 you nephew has... the DPF fix is a several thousand dollar fix, deleting it isn't much less unless you do it yourself which most people do not have the skills to do. Also plain and simple deleting one is against the law and you commit a crime selling a deleted vehicle and dealers will not buy them. Just all around a short sighted fix.

And in all honesty the fuel mileage is not night and day. You don't get 20 mpg driving a diesel however you want to, if you drive them both similarly they will both surprise you, I know a lot of people who only get 13-14 mpg out of a diesel empty.


Edited by redchevy (04/21/17 09:08 AM)

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#12216101 - 04/25/17 02:55 PM Re: F250 Gas or Diesel [Re: sbump26]
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Registered: 12/10/13
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Loc: Wichita Falls TX
I just picked up a used 2013 2500 Ram with the 6.7 Cummins in it. I plan to Delete the emissions, however right now I am averaging 17mpg...that is what my 1/2 ton was also averaging. I can't wait to see the mileage after the delete. Diesel is definitely more $$ up front. I just got tired of pulling a 21' bass boat and only getting 10-12 mpg. Me and the wife also plan to get a camper in the near future.
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#12223425 - 04/29/17 07:56 PM Re: F250 Gas or Diesel [Re: sbump26]
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If you want a diesel look at this website. www.powerstrokehelp.com they have tons of info on any model ford you could want. If you have the budget and time call him up and have him do his dealer proof to it or even a bullet proof. Id go with a 2005-2008 f250 powerstroke. Get the work done that truck will go 700k miles with you doing regular maintenance.
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#12223685 - 04/30/17 12:02 AM Re: F250 Gas or Diesel [Re: sbump26]
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Loc: The Great State of Texas
Got a F250 , 99 , 7.3 and 2017 Denali Duramax-Alison 2500. My opinion diesel all the way .Buy the R.V. you want and the boat you want , you will never look back .

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#12257375 - 05/22/17 01:37 PM Re: F250 Gas or Diesel [Re: sbump26]
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Loc: Dallas, TX
I tow a 19' boat, albeit a very heavy (charger) 19' boat. My gas 1/2 ton towed it OK, meaning i would get there and back, but it was stressful towing - motor would downshift and crank up the RPMs on every slight grade, and acceleration was horrible. And i would get 11mpg tops while towing. But it did the job. did i 'need' a diesel - heck no. But towing with it as compared to the gas truck is a much improved experience.

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#12257447 - 05/22/17 02:20 PM Re: F250 Gas or Diesel [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
And in all honesty the fuel mileage is not night and day. You don't get 20 mpg driving a diesel


Have a buddy that just bought a 6.7l PS and was complaining he only got 16mpg on the interstate. Told him it was better than the 12mpg I got in my 6.0l. The Cummins seems to get the better economy out of the 2. Not sure about the GM.

Economy aside, I'd rather have the diesel and a good warranty, just for the power.

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#12257983 - 05/22/17 08:45 PM Re: F250 Gas or Diesel [Re: sbump26]
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Registered: 03/10/04
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Loc: Arlington, TX
Thanks for all the input. After a lot of looking around found what I wanted at Texas Motorcars in Addison. Brian made me a deal, gave me a good price on my trade in and was in and out in just a couple hours. Thanks Brian; love the truck. Got a F250 diesel crew cab.
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#12258765 - Yesterday at 10:05 AM Re: F250 Gas or Diesel [Re: sbump26]
Ted Martin Online   content
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Registered: 07/26/05
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: sbump26
Got a F250 diesel crew cab.


excellent choice, you'll never end up on a long steep grade wishing you had a diesel.

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#12261253 - Today at 03:53 PM Re: F250 Gas or Diesel [Re: sbump26]
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What year model/engine did you get?

Everyone I know with a 6.7 loves it so far.

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