"Advocate" <Advo@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> "Matthew Macchiarolo" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Hi all,
>> Interested in anyone's experience in the 6.0 diesel economy. Looking to
>> get a new truck and would like user's info. Couldn't find what I needed
>> with Google.
> I've owned a diesel vehicle in the past and will most likely again in the
> future. Here is my take the whole diesel v. gas compairson:
> Don't buy a diesel for the fuel savings only...If you don't *need* the
> massive torque you probably shouldn't buy one. The Ford V10 is an
> outstanding engine that will pull anything that needs pulling plus will
> get fairly decent fuel mileage (14-15 not towing on the highway). Diesel
> fuel is quite expensive, plus if you live in a northern climate fuel
> geling is always a factor. It's no damn fun when it's -30 degrees f and
> you have two children in the truck and your engine stops...I've had that
> happen when using both winter mix fuel and an additive. The new diesels
> are pretty good starters in cold weather but cannot compare to the gas
> engines when it comes to cold weather use.
> If you aren't going to be regularly pulling a 32 foot travel trailer, you
> probably don't need a diesel Excursion.
I really have never liked the idea of the old (dirty, stinky, noisy) diesels
in automotive/light truck applications. Diesels sure have come a long way
from their dirty, noisy, smokey beginnings. These new diesels aren't your
I am so happy with my 05 6.0 liter turbo diesel, this is my first diesel. I
am so glad I took the plunge and did not order my new truck with a gas V-10
at 2/3 the torque and half the fuel mileage.
If ford offered a turbo diesel car I would buy it.
Have you seen Fords new little V6 brother to the 6.0 liter turbo diesel? If
they started putting this engine in there 1/2 trucks I would buy one.
- 4.5L Power Stroke V6 Turbo Diesel engine with 200 hp at 2650 rpm and 440
lb.-ft. of torque at 1850 rpm -
Have a look here:
Diesel engines are renowned for their durability, lasting hundreds of
thousands of miles twice as long as gasoline engines.