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Old 12-06-2017, 10:08 AM
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Ive got a new F250 6.2 coming so I figured Id better pop in over here and become a member. Been on Powerstroke.org for many years discussing problems and solutions for the 6.0 Ive been driving for 14 years. Thought Id come over here to get a head start on all my 6.2 problems but I cant find any. Is there some other forum I should be looking at? Dont tell me the 6.2 isnt going to require constant attention. What on earth will I do with all my free time?
 
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:20 AM
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you can always make up silly stories like the rest of us do to kill time.
 
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:31 AM
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You can do the spark plugs at 60k. Outside of oil changes and air filters, that's about it for a while.

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Old 12-06-2017, 10:40 AM
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you see what you see.... the 6.2L is a very good engine..

many well over 200,000 miles without any major issues...

do the required maintenance .. you should love your New truck..

if you can see users signatures.... lot of miles traveled LOADED...and Working.
I jumped "Ship" when I needed a 2500/250 class work truck... 2 years later I am still happy with my F 250...
with 156,000 miles and Tow Heavy..
 
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:42 AM
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wasn't it FlatbedEd that had 400,000 miles on his 6.2 when a cam started loosing a lobe?
 
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:45 AM
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wasn't it FlatbedEd that had 400,000 miles on his 6.2 when a cam started loosing a lobe?
Correct,,,, Flatbed Ed.. 418,000 miles since 2011... normal maintenance .. camshaft failure.. lost a couple of lobes..

search on this forum.. he uploaded photos.. and a short story.. had Ford install a new engine..
and the F 350 went back to work a week later.
 
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:47 AM
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Welcome, your biggest concern is going to be if youre on the 3.73 team, or the 4.30 team. .
 
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:49 AM
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I wasn’t correcting you chuck, we posted at the same time. I was just adding to the 400k, but I deleted mine as soon as I saw yours.
 
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I wasn’t correcting you chuck, we posted at the same time. I was just adding to the 400k, but I deleted mine as soon as I saw yours.

All is good..
 
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:26 AM
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Welcome, your biggest concern is going to be if youre on the 3.73 team, or the 4.30 team. .
If gearing debate is the biggest issue around here I think Ill be just fine! In the spirit of our finest politicians, Ill ride the fence and say that mines got a set of imaginary 3.99s!
 
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I wasn't correcting you chuck, we posted at the same time. I was just adding to the 400k, but I deleted mine as soon as I saw yours.
mehhhh. when we are talking stock engine with over 400k miles with only routine maintenance, 1,000 miles over or less is not a concern.
 
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:23 PM
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The 6.2L engine itself is incredibly reliable. Very, very few issues year over year.
There was a transmission issue in the "new" 6R100; recall to replace an internal component.
There are some ancillary threads about singular events, but nothing whatsoever that you'll see repeat with any regularity.
Biggest complaints (if you can call them legimate or not is up to you) is about fuel economy (who whines about a big, high-revving one-ton truck engine is beyond me ...) and spark-plugs (there are 16 of them; twins in each cylinder, so a big of a chore to change eventually).
But I guess we gotta complain about something ...

Does the 6.2L pump out insane power like the new diesels (6.7L Ford now at 450hp and 935 ft-lb!)? No it does not. But then again it costs a LOT less money to buy and to maintain, and will also likely cost less in repairs down the road in long term ownership.



When it's time for a new truck, for me it will be an F250/350 SD with 6.2L. The reliability of this combo is the best in the HD truck business.
 
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There are some "serious" debates on cab lights or no cab lights and mud flaps: yes or no! Like the 3.73 vs 4.3 debate and oil change interval debate, numerous correct resolutions are being carved in granite as we speak (type).
 
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