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Actual Truck Talk - Alberta Edition

Gents and ladies (if any), our BS thread is going strong, but I thought it might be handy to have a thread for discussions of truck related topics that are not quite worthy of making their own thread.

Dealership experiences, favourite mechanics, wrecker / pick-n-pull finds, new truck, old trucks or any kind of Ford Truck related stuff that you want to talk about.

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My 2005 F150 is around 206,000 kms, and she's starting to get some extra squeaks and rattles. A buddy of mine has a new ecoboost, and I'm really getting a hankering for one of those. I'll have to be scraping up my pennies for a while to pay for one though, I have a lot of other bills that come before replacing a truck which works just fine.

I have a good mechanics near me, place is called "our mechanic" and he's been very honest with me and always treated me fairly. Looks like they have a new website at Our Mechanic INC - Auto Repair in Calgary . Website doesn't say much, but I guess it doesn't have to.



So, who's using their truck for work, for play, or has something truck related in Alberta to share?
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:31 PM
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This is a neat thread, I hope members post away!
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Well I have a 2009 Ranger sport 4x4 with 86,000km on it now. In my opinion my mpg sucks. I think its because I always compare it to my old F250 IDI, which was awsome for fuel economy.
As for mechanics I have two good friends that work for ford, and do alot of work at home.
Oh and for anyone that knows of one or has one I am looking for a IDI to replace the one I sold. I'm not to picky let me know what you have or if you know of one availible
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My 98 Ranger isn`t great on mileage either but it`s abit better than either my 93 F150/300-6 and my 2012 F150 Super Cab/5.0. Not that impressive for a small truck but the power good enough tho.
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what motor/ tranny do you have fomoko? I'm running a 4.0l with a manual 5spd with 3:73 gears. I have tried a lot of things to get better mpg's but nothing seems to make a difference. even with a loaded u-haul trailer my mpg doesn't move much
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I have a 4.0 AOD with 2wheel drive, I don`t know the gearing, and in the summer I get about 22-23 mpg combination city/country driving.
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Ha the best I have ever got 17.5mpg straight hwy. city/hwy i usually get 330-350 to 60l of fuel.
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that is at alberta hwy speed maybe five over.
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I stay around 110 give or take, I don`t always drive for max mileage but not too crazy either.
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Ya I drive about 110 to 115. Its not really safe to go under the speed limit around here. even doing five over people pass you like your standing still.
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This is on single lane highways with 100 km speed limit, other`s are 110 km so I try to stay under 120.
I hear you about getting passed, some days I`m right up there too!
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