97up-list-digest Thursday, October 15 1998 Volume 01 : Number 246



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - Ranger 4 vs. V6
FTE 97up - 99 F-550 Super Duty Fuel Milage
Re: FTE 97up - 99 F-550 Super Duty Fuel Milage
FTE 97up - PowerStroke Diesel service alternatives

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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 11:00:12 -0700
From: Mark Figueroa
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Ranger 4 vs. V6

Group:

Now here is something I've been threw. I bought a 98 Ranger with Xtr-Cab
back in May and thought I
wanted the Ranger with the 4.0 engine. Before I bought the 98 I owned a 89
Ranger with the 4cyl. 2.3 engine that I was very happy with. I got 320,000
miles on it. Back than I worked as a delivery driver, thats how I put all
those miles on it. The only
problem I had was the transmission went out at about 180,000 miles. Other
than that, no problems just regular maintence.
Anyway When choosing which engine to buy I test drove them all. The 4.0 was
nice but I thought it was a bit expensive consitering
you can get a F-150 with around 210 Horsepower for just a bit more. The 3.0
engine I thought was kinda of loud with no-pickup, although it did have
nice torque if you were going to haul something heavy or pull a small boat.
Well after driving both the V-6's it was time for the new 2.5 4cyl. I
thought it was a very smooth running engine that was pretty quiet and had
pretty much the same pick-up as the 3.0 V6 with a very good price. But you
have to remember every truck owner is different. I drive a total of 10
miles round trip to work and rarely haul anything. The 4cyl is good on gas
and cruises very nicely, but with little power. (Try passing someone on the
freeway.) But for me this was the choice. Be sure to drive them all. And if
you can afford it and want something with speed and power drive the F-150
with V6 I was very impressed. Unfortunetly it was just alittle out of my
price range this time. Maybe at the end of my lease. Sorry for the long
post.....

Mark



At 07:37 PM 10/12/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Group:
>
>Can't decide on the 4 or V6 for the Ranger XL I
>am thinking of buying. I've heard that the V6 is
>not so hot on gas and doesn't go.
>
>Any comment will be helpful.
>
>Thanking you in advance.
>
>Michael
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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 19:27:21 -0400
From: daniels
Subject: FTE 97up - 99 F-550 Super Duty Fuel Milage

I now own a 1997 D-3500 Diesel 5-speed and am getting only 12 mpg. I am
considering the purchase of a 1999 F-550 Super Duty. Can anybody respond
on fuel mileage on both the 6.8 Triton V10 and the 7.3 Power Stroke V8
Diesel???? I don't want to repeat with another weak mistake!!!!
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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 20:47:37 -0700
From: "Bob I"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 99 F-550 Super Duty Fuel Milage

What do you haul with your 10,000 GVW truck?
Do you need 18,000 GVW?

I have a 550 7.3 6 speed CC 4X4 Pickup.
"I LOVE MY TRUCK" but the mileage sucks.
I get 8 to 11 mpg loaded or empty.
I think this comes from 2 conditions.
1. The computer thinks I weigh 18000.00 lbs
2. There is only one gear rato, 4.88 which gives you a
highway rpm 2600 and speed 70.
I am so happy with the rest of the truck I put up with the bad mileage.
Recent trip goss 17000 lbs or 9,000 lbs in the bed, 1000 miles average 11
mpg.
Today picked up 8500 lbs and moved it effortlessly.
Looking for aux. transmission or 2 speed rear end or will try replacement
computer. I have VIN and code for same vehicle only SD350. Might work.
My prior vehicle 93 Silverado 3500 CC 4x4 5 speed. Great mileage (530 miles
on 31 gallons of fuel) but destroyed Gear train.

My recommendation, If you haul heavy loads "BUY ONE" we'll work on the
mileage with other owners.

Stay in touch

Bob I
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From: daniels
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Date: Wednesday, October 14, 1998 4:41 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - 99 F-550 Super Duty Fuel Milage


>I now own a 1997 D-3500 Diesel 5-speed and am getting only 12 mpg. I am
>considering the purchase of a 1999 F-550 Super Duty. Can anybody respond
>on fuel mileage on both the 6.8 Triton V10 and the 7.3 Power Stroke V8
>Diesel???? I don't want to repeat with another weak mistake!!!!
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>

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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 18:10:24 -0700
From: "Jose A. Fernandez"
Subject: FTE 97up - PowerStroke Diesel service alternatives

>From what I've learned from the Net, when a Dodge Ram owner has a
problem with a diesel engine, there are two ways to go: 1) the nearest
Dodge dealer or 2) the nearest Cummins shop.

As far as I can tell from the Net, a late-model Ford PSD owner has
nowhere to go but the nearest Ford dealer. Have I got this right?

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