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Old 07-01-2011, 09:01 AM
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good morning folks
i am new to ford and diesel trucks so im quite stupid about somethings
i bought a 2005 f250 with 120000 miles on it.i hope i didnt go wrong lol
it seems perfect and the oasis and carfax were both clean
i owned a nissan titan for the past 2 yrs and towed a 34' travel trailer weighing 8500 emty.the titan pulled it fine for the most part except the long steep hills near me but the 7 mpg killed me
when i first start my truck in the am it seems louder to me and takes a couple miles to quiet down.normal?
is it just the turbo not opening up till warm?
how bad is that in the winter?
thanks for any help
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by robert421960 View Post
good morning folks
i am new to ford and diesel trucks so im quite stupid about somethings Welcome to the Club
i bought a 2005 f250 with 120000 miles on it.i hope i didnt go wrong lol
it seems perfect and the oasis and carfax were both clean Hopefully any problems have been worked out
i owned a nissan titan for the past 2 yrs and towed a 34' travel trailer weighing 8500 emty.the titan pulled it fine for the most part except the long steep hills near me but the 7 mpg killed me The dark side, your Ford will cure the hills and mileage should improve a little
when i first start my truck in the am it seems louder to me and takes a couple miles to quiet down.normal? Normal
is it just the turbo not opening up till warm? I do not know
how bad is that in the winter? I live in Michigan, warm the glow plugs a couple of times and start her up and won't quiet as soon
thanks for any help You are welcome
Robert
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:05 PM
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Welcome to FTE. Go to the 6.0 section a little further down when you have a chance and learn as much as you can on it. Diesels require alot more maintenance also which you learnto do easily yourself.
 
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:12 PM
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In my experiences with my Father-in-law's 6.0 Diesel, it is louder the colder it is outside. Once it warms up it's fine. Good luck with your new rig!
 
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Congrats on your new truck and welcome to the Ford family!
 
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:54 PM
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thanks guys so much
another question
i have rthe hubs that say locked and auto
i read the owners manual and its clear as mud on this
seems im not in 4wd if in auto
only in locked position
is this right?
 
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:52 PM
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When you put it in Auto you Are in FWD. I have never locked my hubs manually, but then again I don't off road. Just snow and taking my truck back up the hill when I take something down to the lake.....
 
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