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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2018, 02:57:23 PM »
I get better mileage than the numbers posted here, and that’s with a crew cab 2500 Duramax.   I guess I’m not seeing what is so appealing about them?  Maybe a little cheaper than a real diesel, but you can’t tow much and get crappy mileage by the sounds.


I’ve heard a lot of guys go back and trade up to a 3/4 ton after realizing the shortcomings.  This was from a local dealer.  Only exception being the guys that don’t use their trucks for towing and just like having the diesel instead of the Prius they drove around for years.   Lol

The new diesel F150 mpg's?
You're not saying you're getting over 30mpg's with your truck are you?
The other ones we've been talking about are the gas F150 ecoboost for the most part.


Misunderstanding on my part I thought they were giving mpgs for the diesel.  Just saw the title and didn’t pay much attention.

I can average 22 - 25 hwy here in CO.  On the way to work close to 25, on the way home closer to 22.
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That's pretty amazing mpg's for a big pickup.
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Re: New F 150 Diesels - Anybody have One?
« Reply #46 on: October 31, 2020, 11:04:44 AM »
I would be seriously interested in a F150 diesel, so I would love to know what owners think

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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #47 on: October 31, 2020, 02:53:45 PM »
Rented the turbo ecoboost - got lousy mileage - I kept putting my foot on tge gas - fun lil rig!

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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #48 on: October 31, 2020, 04:39:48 PM »
Not to pee on any corn flakes but dont trust your computer mpg's.  Hand calc em out.  I have never had a rig spot on computer mpg.  I will say my new cummins is close but still a little over.  Its getting 15.3 working light tow and 16-18 empty.  But hand calc puts it closer to 14.5 and 17mpg.  Towing toy hauler over pass n back was in 11mpg.  I see these f150 eco'e pulling 28' trailers on I 90 often.  I speed up around em as they are usually swerving at 55mpg fighting the drift.  Too much for light duty truck imop.  Engine power is only 1 factor.  Weight, braking, tire rating, trans cooling, general drivability are very important.  Heck I had a Toyota Hilux 1980 with 455 v-8 and it would pull a load but rest of truck wasnt capable...  Just saying dont push the safety cause engine has the strength.
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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #49 on: October 31, 2020, 05:44:07 PM »
I guess I fail to understand where the diesel fits.  If you want maximum tow capacity, get the 3.5 with the max tow package.  If you want the fastest stock, get the 3.5.  If you want aftermarket speed, or fear the replacement cost of turbos the 5.0 is perfect.  If you want a great blend of mileage with good speed and towing, get the 2.7.  When I bought mine used, I was completely engine agnostic, whatever truck I found that checked all the boxes I would buy regardless of what engine it had.

So, where does the diesel fit?  Maybe you think gas is going up substantially in the future and you are hedging your bet the cost of the diesel will eventually pay out and Ford actually made a good diesel that doesn't have a $5k repair bill looming?

In a 1/2 ton, it makes zero sense to me unless you are really in love with the green handle.

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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #50 on: October 31, 2020, 05:54:57 PM »
The turbos have clouded the decision for sure.   Towing 9k and 28 mpg was only small diesel territory but turbos are closing in.   Have had 2 Ram 1500 ecodiesels but next will likely be gas....

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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #51 on: October 31, 2020, 06:31:41 PM »
Yeah, 1/2 ton is now 13,200 pounds tow capacity for the 3.5 vs 11,500 for the diesel, same as the 5.0.  Payload capacity is smaller for the diesel than the 3.5, 5.0 or 2.7!  Like 1,200 pounds less payload than the 3.5 or 5.0 which is insane. 

Less torque, less towing, less payload...

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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #52 on: October 31, 2020, 08:01:21 PM »
05 Duramax 170k and counting im happy so far

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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #53 on: October 31, 2020, 08:32:24 PM »
I just want a fuel efficient truck that can tow a 5000# boat when needed, I don't need to pull a D-10 Cat or a full-size excavator.

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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #54 on: October 31, 2020, 09:16:21 PM »
Also a fuel system repair issue can be up to $13k with diesel..... and a good chance not warrantied due to “bad fuel” not being a covered repair.    Been there twice !  :bash:

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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #55 on: October 31, 2020, 09:18:47 PM »
If you need to pull something, there really is no substitute for a diesel.
I'm a chevy guy, '02 duramax 326k, every mile with my butt in the seat.

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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #56 on: October 31, 2020, 09:39:52 PM »
If you need to pull something, there really is no substitute for a diesel.
I'm a chevy guy, '02 duramax 326k, every mile with my butt in the seat.

Pulling over 8-10k is a whole different story - diesel without question.   I could pass stock diesels uphill towing with 8.1 L suburban but mileage towing on average was in the 7mpg range or less.

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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2020, 11:20:58 PM »
Yeah, 1/2 ton is now 13,200 pounds tow capacity for the 3.5 vs 11,500 for the diesel, same as the 5.0.  Payload capacity is smaller for the diesel than the 3.5, 5.0 or 2.7!  Like 1,200 pounds less payload than the 3.5 or 5.0 which is insane. 

Less torque, less towing, less payload...
Ford is notorious for putting crappy class iii hitches on their half ton trucks that are only rated to 5k lbs. I might have a pic of the ratings sticker on the hitch of the 2018 ecoboost I just got rid of. After towing with an ecoboost, no way would I want anywhere near 13k lbs behind it. So a 2k lb difference in towing capacity is not a deal breaker with the extra 10 mpg the diesel gets. Anyone really towing 13k needs to be stepping up to a 3/4 ton. 1/2 ton diesel definitely has its place.

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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #58 on: November 01, 2020, 06:31:35 AM »
I just want a fuel efficient truck that can tow a 5000# boat when needed, I don't need to pull a D-10 Cat or a full-size excavator.

Till you buy that tractor for the farm. :chuckle:

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Re: New F 150 Diesels
« Reply #59 on: November 01, 2020, 12:11:25 PM »
I just want a fuel efficient truck that can tow a 5000# boat when needed, I don't need to pull a D-10 Cat or a full-size excavator.

Till you buy that tractor for the farm. :chuckle:

If I had to buy a truck these days it would be a gasser.👍

My work truck is a new model Ford 250 super duty diesel, it stinks when running, throttle response is terrible, but it rides good.🤣

For the money I save buying a gas truck, I can buy the tractor.....   :chuckle:

 


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