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Old 11-09-2010, 11:53 AM
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i'll be curious to see the outcome. I watched a video about their torture tests going through something like 150 degree temperature swings in under 2 minutes time....that is flipping fast...The vid showed a frosted ice over engine running and it showed it all melting off then steaming. Craziness, to think how much stress these things take in the testing and sometimes they still have unpredictable failures int he real world...

I haven't had an ounce of trouble with mine...knocking on something...
....is that vid on this site?? Was invited to a focus group with the engineers from Tenn Plant. Great event, they wanted to any input from SD owners. Good, bad, change suggestions, etc....
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....is that vid on this site?? Was invited to a focus group with the engineers from Tenn Plant. Great event, they wanted to any input from SD owners. Good, bad, change suggestions, etc....
Interesting... I would like to attend something like that - really to hear what people are saying.. Of course I got some ideas & comment also....
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You guys are talking about problems with the 2011 6.2L? I got rid of 2 2006 Chevy 2500 HD trucks and replaced them with 2011 F250 6.2L trucks. They both died with about 3000 miles on them!!!!! One went into the dealer the first week of October, the second the week after. It took them 6 weeks to get the parts. Both truck broke rocker arms that required the heads, cams and rockers arms to be replaced!!!! I just got them back last week! I don't know if theses are better barts they put in or the same crap that broke. We will see. If it happens again, they can have them back!!
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2 identical failures at the same mileage on different trucks? Rockers no less?

If that's true, you are the unluckiest new Ford owner I've ever heard of.
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I blew a fuse for the trailer 12+ feed, and found that none of the dealers have a part number for the new smaller sqare fuse that the 2011's use. Luckily, I don't have upfitter switches, but the fuses are in the panel for them. This is something you may want to look for, as most of the parts stores don't have them either.
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10k miles thus far no problems.

When I reset my oil minder, I am setting it to 50% as a starting point, ends up flagging me to change at around 5,000 miles, which is the recommended oil change interval when towing.

Super happy, use E85 or 91 octane when heavy towing, otherwise 87. So far so good. Glad the 6.0L stinky diesel is gone. While I have owned 4 diesels over the last 20 years, and accumulated probably 400000k miles on those, I am done..... just don't like the complicated newer diesels with more stuff to clog, leak or go wrong than the old simple diesels. And I LOVE filling up on cheap gas, oil changes simple, air filters simple, no twin fuel filters, no idling to cool off turbo after flogging on it...........
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just don't like the complicated newer diesels with more stuff to clog, leak or go wrong than the old simple diesels. And I LOVE filling up on cheap gas, oil changes simple, air filters simple, no twin fuel filters, no idling to cool off turbo after flogging on it...........

My thoughts exactly.
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10k miles thus far no problems.

When I reset my oil minder, I am setting it to 50% as a starting point, ends up flagging me to change at around 5,000 miles, which is the recommended oil change interval when towing.

Super happy, use E85 or 91 octane when heavy towing, otherwise 87. So far so good. Glad the 6.0L stinky diesel is gone. While I have owned 4 diesels over the last 20 years, and accumulated probably 400000k miles on those, I am done..... just don't like the complicated newer diesels with more stuff to clog, leak or go wrong than the old simple diesels. And I LOVE filling up on cheap gas, oil changes simple, air filters simple, no twin fuel filters, no idling to cool off turbo after flogging on it...........
I couldn't have said it better myself!!!
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10k miles thus far no problems.

When I reset my oil minder, I am setting it to 50% as a starting point, ends up flagging me to change at around 5,000 miles, which is the recommended oil change interval when towing.

Super happy, use E85 or 91 octane when heavy towing, otherwise 87. So far so good. Glad the 6.0L stinky diesel is gone. While I have owned 4 diesels over the last 20 years, and accumulated probably 400000k miles on those, I am done..... just don't like the complicated newer diesels with more stuff to clog, leak or go wrong than the old simple diesels. And I LOVE filling up on cheap gas, oil changes simple, air filters simple, no twin fuel filters, no idling to cool off turbo after flogging on it...........
AMEN TO THAT,haven't missed the 6.0 yet.
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I have 8200 miles on mine with 90% being dirt roads. I am starting to see dirt on the engine side of the air filter- and it has been changed twice already. I have a neighbor that has 52,000 on his and it shows the same signs only worse and it is starting to use oil. I can see the top of the air box is warped on both of them, but our local dealer says there is nothing they can do unless oil consumption gets worse.
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Purchased my 6.2 in Dec and snow plowed the worse winter in 100yrs here in Winnipeg without an issue so far. Recently installed a 6inch Zone radius arm lift with 37s Pro Comp. Truck only has 5500km so difficult to tell on problems
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I just passed 8000 miles on my 2012 f350. No problems so far I love this truck!
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I ordered and received my 2013 FX4 Supercrew with the 6.2L engine (3.73 rear end) under a year or so ago. Haven't had a single issue with it at all. The family has had an older GMC 3500 with the 8.1L big block, and a 2012 GMC 1500 extended cab 5.3L Z71. Haven't looked back since the F-150. It's the first ford I've ever owned and really couldn't be happier with it. No issues at all so far.

Largest load towed was roughly 8-10 thousand pounds of steel scaffold on a triaxle trailer for about an hour and a half. It pulled great. Fuel burn was roughly a litre or two more than usual, per 100km in tow/haul. Though it's quite subjective, to me it pulls better than our old 3500.

I try do do as much of my own maintenance as I can. First oil change I did was at 5000km, mobil1 5w20 full synthetic with mobil1's m1-210 filter, And now again and 16000km plus all the other scheduled stuff. Very easy to work on.

Fuel economy isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I reset the trip and instant Econ every fillup. I drive mostly rural roads so 80km/hr. I typically average 12.8 to 13.9 litres per 100km. On a long highway trip 2-3 hours, it'll get down into the 11 litres per 100km. I do drive for it though! I don't have a lead foot, and coast down hills. On occasion I can break 1000km for a tank, but not often. I'm usually filling up somewhere in the 900kms. Idling or city driving, and fuel Econ goes to hell. The trick seems to be to keep the thing moving... Lol. Oddly enough it's very close to the Gm 6 speed 5.3L in consumption. Worse, but not by much.

No complaints at all about the truck or engine. Wouldn't have it any other way. Hands down, best half ton I've driven ever.
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10,000mi. Perfect!
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100,000 miles on my 2011 f250 crew cab no problems. Been through a few saskatchewan winters. Recently changed the spark plugs and found the lower set starting to foul. Mainly driven on dusty rural roads with numerous short trips. Best truck I've owned yet.
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