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Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« on: April 08, 2018, 07:20:10 PM »
I am entertaining the idea of a new (to me anyway) truck. I do tow a few times a year but not so much that it's a major factor. It sounds like they are both pretty solid motors. What are your experiences with these two options? Fuel economy, life expectancy, etc.

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2018, 07:55:13 PM »
I have s F-150 with a 6.2, I get about 13 back and forth to work and 15+ on a freeway trip. When loaded and pulling my small trailer with side by side I get about
10 mpg :yike: plenty of power though.
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018, 08:14:18 PM »
If you drive your truck around town, short trips, don't need the towing power or load rating just stick with gas. Service NEEDS to be done in timely manor, it will cost waay more than gas truck. My son is a Ford Tech, BLUE blood runs though his veins, but, he would tell you the same thing.
But, you would look cool in that huge Ford truck, just get your wallet out! 8)

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 08:15:31 PM »
Just got back from a 2000 mile road trip in my 2017 6.7, averaged 17 MPG. From Cowlitz County to Pendleton, then Lewiston up to Bonnerís ferry and all over in between. The big factor I like is the tank size, my truck has a 48 gallon tank. Average 13-14 around town. I canít speak to life expectancy but I hope itís a Loooong time considering the price    :chuckle:  FWIW my buddies dad has a 6.2 in his super duty and pulls a 5th wheel quite a bit, he doesnít complain about lack of power

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018, 08:37:54 PM »
If you donít tow with it,  do you really need a super duty? Just sacrificing fuel costs for what? You can tow 12k with a half ton F150.
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2018, 08:39:01 PM »
If you donít tow with it,  do you really need a super duty? Just sacrificing fuel costs for what? You can tow 12k with a half ton F150.
With that said, a lot of my construction company customers are going away from diesels. Maintenance and repair costs are big, DEF is a pain in the butt, etc. 
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2018, 09:51:12 PM »
Happy 6.0 diesel owner here, but wouldn't recommend a diesel for your stated needs.

Now that I don't regularly tow long distance and/or heavy loads, the expense of diesel maintenance and newer model emission issues aren't worth the slim benefits. If I bought a newer truck, I'd buy gas.
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2018, 07:39:30 AM »
I went gas back in 2008...have not missed diesel one bit. I would encourage a hard look at the 6.2, or a V10 if you can find one.
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2018, 07:44:57 AM »
if your not towing a bunch you don't need a diesel. that being said once you start driving one I don't know how anyone could go back to gas. because when you do need it, you need it and boy is it nice to have.

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2018, 12:00:08 PM »
I bought a new 6.7...probably donít ďneedĒ it.   But I  didint want any restrictions (within reason) on what I can hook up to.

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2018, 08:55:14 PM »
If you donít tow with it,  do you really need a super duty? Just sacrificing fuel costs for what? You can tow 12k with a half ton F150.

I'd like to see someone pull 12k with an F150 up vantage  :chuckle:.
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2018, 09:01:41 PM »
If you donít tow with it,  do you really need a super duty? Just sacrificing fuel costs for what? You can tow 12k with a half ton F150.

I'd like to see someone pull 12k with an F150 up vantage  :chuckle:.

Youíd be surprised what the new Ecoboosts are capable of.
And no I donít own one, but they do well with 12K.
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2018, 09:28:11 PM »
I went gas back in 2008...have not missed diesel one bit. I would encourage a hard look at the 6.2, or a V10 if you can find one.

Love my 3v v10, does everything I've ever needed it to do.

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2018, 10:09:19 PM »
Heavy Duty GMC commercial truck engine in the late 40's/ early 50's was a 302 cu in inline 6, 165 hp and 260-ish ft/# of torque.  That engine powered a good part of America's economic post-war boom.  Pulling 45,000# with it was normal business, even up the Vantage Grade.

None of us "need" the bigger torque numbers the marketing departments have suggested we do, but we buy them anyway.
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2018, 10:23:17 PM »
If you donít tow with it,  do you really need a super duty? Just sacrificing fuel costs for what? You can tow 12k with a half ton F150.

I'd like to see someone pull 12k with an F150 up vantage  :chuckle:.

Youíd be amazed. And itís a v6.
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