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Old August 4th, 2007, 11:42 PM   #1
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anyone know where i can find the fuel mileage for the 2007 F-350 with the 6.4L power struggle and for the 2007 Dodge 2500 with the 6.7L cummins?
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Old August 5th, 2007, 02:29 AM   #2
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Not sure - I do know my neighbor (works at Ford engineering) was complaining today about how bad the Ford's were setup. This guy loves his Fords too. The problem he mentioned was the way it purged its exhaust gases ended up reducing the fuel mileage terribly. Not as advertised.
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Old August 5th, 2007, 10:45 AM   #3
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thanks for the info...good news is i was leaning towards the dodge. I noticed the ford had a goofy exhaust setup coming out the back too.
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http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/d...play.php?f=114
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Old August 6th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #5
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i read an article out of diesel power where they had a 6.7 cummins for a 1200 mile trip, it averaged 12mpg.
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Old August 6th, 2007, 05:14 PM   #6
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thanks for help guys
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Old August 6th, 2007, 08:40 PM   #7
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find a 5.9 cummins, doesnt have all that emmissions crap on it and we got 18 in the city 17 highway.
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Keep in mind diesels won't hit their peak fuel efficiency until around 40,000 miles.
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Old August 6th, 2007, 11:12 PM   #9
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ya i was starting to lean away from the 6.7 from what ive heard on other forums.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #10
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find a 5.9 cummins, doesnt have all that emmissions crap on it and we got 18 in the city 17 highway.
Really? You may want to recheck that... I have one sitting in the driveway. It has some of the emissions crap.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 08:06 AM   #11
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He must mean a 12v cummins. Mine has no emmisions, but it is over 10 years old. I will need to put the drivetrain in a newer truck some day.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 08:42 AM   #12
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2007 Ford deisel is the 6.0, the 6.4 just came out in the 2008 My father in law has an 04 F-350 with the 6.0 he is getting around 18
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sorry it would be the 2008 with the 6.4l. but i think were gonna go with the dodge 5.9l
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I can get 21 unloaded in my 96 7.3L if I keep it under 2000 rpm.
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You going to have problems trying to find that info. Because the 6.4L is not in the 2007 models it is in the 2008 models. The 6.0L is in the 2007 models.

As for mileage the 6.4L is averaging at best 15 mpg.

I average 22mpg in my 2002 7.3L unloaded running down the highway.
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The 6.7L and the 6.4L are going to be very close to the same mpg

a 6.4 can get about 18 highway. Plan on about 14-15 for combined driving.

during regen, it drops tically. The Ford regen takes place at low speeds, city driving. the Dodge regen takes place at highway driving. Both have their plus and minuses, but I think Ford's setup is actually better. If you don't do a lot a highway driving (atleast 1 hour constant speed per week or so), the 6.7L will throw an engine light, which forces you to either 1- drive on the highway at 60+ mph for 45+ mins, or 2- go to the dealer and they can drive on the highway at 60+ mph for 45+ mins and have you pay for it or 3- the dealer can force a regen at the dealership.

my 320,000 mile 97 powerstroke would get 22mpg to alpena and back religously
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buy a pre 07 if you are concerned with mileage and hassles in the future. as far as Im concerned the benefits of diesels are just about gone now (in new ones) that they are cracking down on diesel emissions

I removed my catylitic converter and disabled my egr. I get 14.5-16 towing 7k lbs, 15.5 mixed while driving hard, and 16.5-18.5 on the highway, 18.5 is achieved below 2k rpm

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how much are you guys paying for insurance(full coverage)?i know statefarm wanted $2000 for 6 months on an 07 Dodge diesel 4x4
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Buy an older diesel, In my 2002 F-250 I get 22-21 mpg, while towing I get nothing less then 16mpg. In my opinion get the 7.3L powerstroke or the 24V cummins in a dodge you will be much happier.
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Buy an older diesel, In my 2002 F-250 I get 22-21 mpg, while towing I get nothing less then 16mpg. In my opinion get the 7.3L powerstroke or the 24V cummins in a dodge you will be much happier.

yeah I would prolly agree with that. Or the duramax is pretty good too. My brother bought one new in 01 has 180K on it now and the only thing he has done is batteries and alternator. He also has been running a super chip since about 40k miles. My next diesel will be a duramax!
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