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Old 09-02-2017, 07:33 PM
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I think the 6.2 is the gas version of the 7.3 Powerstroke

When I look at the torque and horsepower numbers the two engines are pretty much the same. Am I wrong looking at it that way? I had a 2000 Regular cab 4x4 with the PowerStroke and I don't think I ever checked the fuel mileage. Drove it for 5 years. And the 7.3 is "Legandary". I think Ford did great with the 6.2 and the same transmission they use in the diesel. Many think the Ford auto is better than the Allison in the Chevys. What a great combo. I'm shocked these trucks aren't everywhere. I see Chevy 2500 gas trucks all the time but not the Fords. You can keep any GM products as far as I'm concerned.
Just my thoughts. I love my 6.2 F250 4x4.
 
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When I look at the torque and horsepower numbers the two engines are pretty much the same. Am I wrong looking at it that way? I had a 2000 Regular cab 4x4 with the PowerStroke and I don't think I ever checked the fuel mileage. Drove it for 5 years. And the 7.3 is "Legandary". I think Ford did great with the 6.2 and the same transmission they use in the diesel. Many think the Ford auto is better than the Allison in the Chevys. What a great combo. I'm shocked these trucks aren't everywhere. I see Chevy 2500 gas trucks all the time but not the Fords. You can keep any GM products as far as I'm concerned.
Just my thoughts. I love my 6.2 F250 4x4.

Around where I live in nw Ohio the 6.2 ford is used a lot in fleets. Then its chevy , followed by ram. I see a lot more gas trucks around though. I have seen more new 17 gas trucks than power strokes for personal use where I am at. The diesel fad is fading a bit but very slow.
 
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I am seeing more gas trucks in the campgrounds also. My most recent trip was mostly chevy unfortunately.
 
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Yah, only thing for me is I get around 12 mpg empty and my dad's power stroke gets 15 in town and 19 on the highway, that's the main difference, I do like the trans quite a bit more.

Here in the west coast the diesels are the king, I have to look to see gas 250 and 350's
 
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I know the diesel trucks are awesome. I've owned a 2005 Dodge duelly 4x4 with a manual transmission, a 2005 6.0 4x4 srw and a 2000 f350 4x4 7.3 all in the last 13 years. Two of them were my welding rig trucks. Did you know that the exhaust system on the 6.7s has a replacement cost of over $8000? I just can't justify the costs associated with the new diesels to move my camper from job to job 4 maybe 5 times a year. Plus I don't feel that we are giving up anything by going with the 6.2.
Remember when you saw 460s and 454s pulling everything? Now we have some of the most advanced gasoline engines in just 25-30 years. Diesels have advanced too but tier 4 emissions have killed the affordability of them. What a shame.
 
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In relation to fuel mileage, the 35 gallon tank is way bigger than my bladder! I'm ready to stop every 200 or so miles and will have just used a half a tank of fuel running empty on the interstate.
 

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In my opinion the 2017 6.2 literally gasser is superior to a 7.3 super duty. I drove a bunch of them, for sure they are great trucks, but the new trucks are simply awesome! Much more pleasant driving experience.
 
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Since the 7.3 didn't come with the transmissions available behind the 6.2 or 6.8 in the F650/750 the 6.2 or 6.8 are superior to the 7.3.
My F150 can pull the T190 Bobcat and trailer (about 9500 Pounds) better than our stock 97 7.3 with 4.10 or either of the tuned 99 F350s with 3.73 can.
You also have to remember the F150 does have the Raptor tune with 411 HP and 434 pound feet of torque and mine has 3.55 gears and no tune.
 
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......but can the 6.2 run on a blend of rancid oil from McDonald's and used transmission fluid?!??
 
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The diesel guys will argue the 7.3 is still better for pulling heavy up steep grades. The power numbers are similar, except the 7.3 does it @1500 rpm. But what we all understand is it's not an issue to spin the 6.2 4k rpm all day if needed. And we can still drop another gear to speed up if we need too. Unloaded and daily driving, the 6.2 makes a mockery of the 7.3.

I truly hope my needs never put me back in modern diesel territory. I never want to go back.
 
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I truly hope my needs never put me back in modern diesel territory. I never want to go back.
That is the most concise sentence that sums up my thoughts!
 
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The 7.3 is a good diesel motor but the 6.2 will run circles around it! The 6.2 is faster pulling a loaded trailer and much faster 0 to 60 unloaded! I know cause I've driven both.
 
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Coming from a 2000 7.3 to the 17 6.2 is an interesting experience. I think it's combination of th 6.2 and 6R140 that makes it besides all of the improvements in ride and suspension. For the last 6 weeks I've been driving both. The 6.2 has plenty of power for me. It pulls my 5500lb boat with ease and makes for a more comfortable tow. I give the credit to the tranny though. My 7.3 will out pull it hands down however. If money were no object I'd like to swap the 7.3 into my 17... provided I could stand the noise. Lol. No regrets though and I too hope I don't ever need a diesel again.
 
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......but can the 6.2 run on a blend of rancid oil from McDonald's and used transmission fluid?!??
Every time I went out and put that in our trucks at McNutts fuel stop I gained weight, was always wanting French Fries
 
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