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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-01, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question 1985 f-250

I'm buying a truck and i dont care how it lookes but it just needs to run good and not rusted to hell* and back.So i saw this 85 f-250 4x4 and i was just woundering if that was a descent year or were they a peace or junk.
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also what would the miles per gallon be on the 5.8L 351 (4 bbl)
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1985 F250

In my opinion, the 5.8L 4 bbl was not a good combination that year. I had a lot of carb related problems like back fires and stumbles.
An eariler 2V carb model or later fuel injected
model is generally a more reliable driver. How does this one drive? And is it a light duty F250 or heavy duty F250? The light duty drove a little better than the heavy duty as I recall.
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Theere's nothing wrong with a 4bbl 351W, if it's backfiring or stumbling, it's something wrong with the carb, not the engine. If it's a HD F250, it's the better of the two, it has a heavier suspension, and stronger axles. But, if you want the ultimate beater, get a F250 with a 300 I-6, they aren't high revvers, but they can't be killed and have loads of torque, and, they aren't too hard on fuel to boot.
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also what would the miles per gallon be on the 5.8L 351 (4 bbl)
mine gets about ten on the interstate
 
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