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Old 06-29-2014, 07:43 AM
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Bought my 2011 F250 6.2l in Nov 2010 I pull a 4400 lb enclosed trailer with a 5000 lb daily load 5 days a week I average 47000 miles a year
I am very happy with the way the truck tows. It seems to work a little harder than the diesel going up hills.

Mainly choose the gas over diesel because of the higher maintenance cost of a diesel and higher diesel fuel cost and I did not want to mess with the new DEF

I have had some issues with a hard shift from 2nd to 3rd that has never been resolved They have flashed the computer and changed the solenoids It is better but not cured

Now at 144000 miles I have a cracked exhaust manifold Has anyone else had this problem Looking for advice on replacing it maybe some how to's with advice or tricks to help the job go easier Thanks
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:11 AM
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as far as a cracked manifold...

I think letting the truck warm up and letting it cool off before you shut it off after heaving pulling, may help the manifold last longer. i.e. bad to exit the interstate after heavy pulling and shut the truck off right away. I always let it idle for a couple of minutes first.
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Thanks for the advice. Just not very practical for me. I run a delivery route and make many stops and starts a day. Can not afford to stop and idle at each stop I would never get home
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2011 F250 with 104000 and going strong. I don't do much towing, but when I do, it is a 30' toy hauler about 10000# loaded. Pulls fine.
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I don't think it's a common problem but my 14 would sometimes have trouble starting. Finally it happened at the dealer after the second time having it towed in. Apparently there is something wrong with the electrical part of the auto start/fuel pump/fuel pump controller system. They're still looking at it after being towed in last week.
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Well, the truck has been down almost two weeks now. The dealer can't find the issue. They wanted to check fuel pressure but apparently the engineers that designed the engine decided it would never be necessary to check fuel pressure without some new sort of test equipment the dealer doesn't have. There's no test valve on the fuel rail. I can almost see a bright yellow lemon law coming up over the horizon.
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Bought my 2011 F250 6.2l in Nov 2010 I pull a 4400 lb enclosed trailer with a 5000 lb daily load 5 days a week I average 47000 miles a year
I am very happy with the way the truck tows. It seems to work a little harder than the diesel going up hills.

Mainly choose the gas over diesel because of the higher maintenance cost of a diesel and higher diesel fuel cost and I did not want to mess with the new DEF

I have had some issues with a hard shift from 2nd to 3rd that has never been resolved They have flashed the computer and changed the solenoids It is better but not cured

Now at 144000 miles I have a cracked exhaust manifold Has anyone else had this problem Looking for advice on replacing it maybe some how to's with advice or tricks to help the job go easier Thanks
would a cracked manifold have something to do with a exhaust tick I'm hearing with my drivers window down when going through tunnels asking because yours is cracked and you know what the sound is like.
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Thanks for the advice. Just not very practical for me. I run a delivery route and make many stops and starts a day. Can not afford to stop and idle at each stop I would never get home
I did the same as you with my Expedition alot. Do you have keyless entry? On my Expedition I'd just pull up, leave it running, and when I got out I could press 90 at the same time at that locked all doors. Then when I was done I got back in with either the keyless code, or my other set of keys. This way I minimized the start stop. Though it does run more hours on the engine obviously.
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After 3 weeks the ford tech assist decided it was most likely a defective PCM so that's what's being tried.
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