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Gasoline powered 7.3 engine...

Stewart, if this is too far off the beaten path, please move it...

A new Ford 7.3 engine will be gasoline powered...

https://www.ford-trucks.com/articles...mpaign=content

Seems a bit sacrilege to me, but what do I know other than what I learn here...
 
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To funny Sousasaurus...im contemplating CNG. Truck had a cholesterol diet for 4yrs, might as well try an energy drink diet to follow
 
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But wait, there's more to the story, it's not just a 7.3, it's an 'enigne'...

Insider information confirming the new Ford V8 enigne was leaked from a union autoworkers meeting.

 
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Sounds to me like the 6.2 and 6.8 will be replaced by a 7.3 gasser which is OK in my book, if its true I my end up buying one of those new trucks in the near future.
 
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I saw that artical today also. At first I was like how awesome a 7.3 Diesel again. Then found out it’s a gasser. Still pretty cool in my opinion. Be interested in seeing how it turns out.
 
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Gasser there goes any thoughts of us using newer piston designs or rings as a simple swap in
 
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Sounds good to me! I've already decided that if something happened to my 99, I'd get a newer gas motor. Neighbor has a 2017 f250.... $1050/month... no thanks. Between the improvements in the transmission and the rest of the truck, the 6.2 would be fine. A 7.3 would be great I'm sure. Heck, a 3.5L ecoboost F150 would probably be enough...
 
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That is more than my mortgage!

I bought a 2004 Audi S4 with the V8 engine in it in 2004, that is the last vehicle I will buy new. Unless I win the lottery, then all bets are off... I paid $25,000 down on the car just to get the payments to where I could afford them on a SSgt pay check... It was a crap ton of fun to drive, but man was it expensive.

As for the 7.3 gasoline, I wish they had gone another .2 bigger to "update" the 7.5 from years back, but it is what it is.

I really don't know what I will do if we have to get rid of our 7.3 for any reason. I don't like the idea of a gasoline truck running at 6-8 MPG's towing a 10,000 lbs trailer. You cannot even put an auxiliary tank in the bed meaning you stop for fuel a lot more...

First world problems...
 
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You cannot even put an auxiliary tank in the bed meaning you stop for fuel a lot more...
Yes you can, Been there done it. Just need to tie the vent line into the stock evap system and pump away (can't gravity feed)
 
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I was under the impression that only diesel tanks could be installed in the back of trucks, perhaps I was wrong. I don't do the gravity feed thing, even on my diesel auxiliary tank. I prefer to have control of the fuel flow.
 
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That is more than my mortgage!
C'mon out to CA and we'll set you up with a real mortgage. I'm pretty sure I pay the equivalent of a small African nation's GDP each month.
 
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I was under the impression that only diesel tanks could be installed in the back of trucks, perhaps I was wrong. I don't do the gravity feed thing, even on my diesel auxiliary tank. I prefer to have control of the fuel flow.
This was 6 or so years ago and I cant find my research but gravity feed for diesel is legal as long as its into the main tank...not direct to a carb or injector. As for gas, gravity feed is not legal....its MUST be pump from the top of the aux tank.

 
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When we're towing, it seems that we need to stop every 200 miles so I've never had an issue filling up on that frequency. When in the boonies of montana, idaho, utah, wyoming, I carried two 5 gal cans and was still good.
 
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I hear you sir, stops are frequent. But stops at places because you need fuel vs. stops at places because you need to stretch or chill out for the night are different animals in my mind. Having 75 gallons of fuel on board is a wonderful feeling when towing.

Although, I have learned that the tank can be installed into the bed of a gasoline truck as well now. I have a transfer pump set on a momentary switch for the auxiliary tank. One of the main reasons why we got an in bed tank with the pump is so that we can move it to another truck if we needed to.

I love to watch the fuel gauge on the truck dash rise when rolling down the road at 65 MPH, makes me smile every time.

Anyway, I still wish that Ford was making the 7.5 again, not a gasoline 7.3.
 
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Well, I hope I don't need to be faced with this issue anytime soon. It is fun thinking about a new truck right up to the point I realize there would be payments involved. Mine is kicking butt anyway!
 

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