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Old 01-06-2006, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
Matthew Macchiarolo
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6.0 PS real-world fuel economy

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.

Thanks in advance

Matt


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Old 01-06-2006, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
351CJ
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Re: 6.0 PS real-world fuel economy


"Matthew Macchiarolo" <matt@nospamplease.com> wrote in message
news:te-dnRCge6V-QCPeRVn-jQ@comcast.com...
> 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.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Matt
>


Hey Matt,

2005 F-450 Crew Cab 4x4 loaded Lariat duel rear wheel, the absolute heaviest
you can order an F-450 at, with a Pro-tech Aluminum Flat Bed. This truck
weighs in a just over 9500 pounds with 50+ gallons of diesel and no load,
just me in it. That is in the neighborhood of a ton and a half heavier than
a 2005 F-350. It has 4.30/1 (The tallest available in the F-450) final
gears and a 6 speed manual transmission. This truck now has 20,000 miles on
it and most of that has been towing.

Without checking my logbook, I will share the following.

Best non-towing empty highway mileage is 15.2 MPG on a 350 mile round trip,
generally get 14.2 MPG mixed highway at 65-70 MPH and local stop & go
driving.

Towing between 5,000-10,000 pounds depending on the trailer, mileage is as
low as 10.3 MPG at 75 MPH+ and as good as 13.5+ MPG at under 60 MPH.

Vastly better than the old gas 460 powered F-250 it replaced. Most guys I
talk to with the new 2005/2006 F-250/F-350's 6.0 diesels are claiming 17-19
empty on the highway. I ask damn near everyone I see.

The pulling power is outstanding! ZERO problems and absolutely No
disappointments.

Good luck with your new Powerstroke.


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Old 01-06-2006, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
Matt Macchiarolo
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Re: 6.0 PS real-world fuel economy

Thanks, actually looking at an Explurgin'. :-)

"351CJ" <351CJ@msn.com> wrote in message news:3YBvf.75$v84.51@trnddc06...
>
> "Matthew Macchiarolo" <matt@nospamplease.com> wrote in message
> news:te-dnRCge6V-QCPeRVn-jQ@comcast.com...
>> 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.
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>>
>> Matt
>>

>
> Hey Matt,
>
> 2005 F-450 Crew Cab 4x4 loaded Lariat duel rear wheel, the absolute
> heaviest you can order an F-450 at, with a Pro-tech Aluminum Flat Bed.
> This truck weighs in a just over 9500 pounds with 50+ gallons of diesel
> and no load, just me in it. That is in the neighborhood of a ton and a
> half heavier than a 2005 F-350. It has 4.30/1 (The tallest available in
> the F-450) final gears and a 6 speed manual transmission. This truck now
> has 20,000 miles on it and most of that has been towing.
>
> Without checking my logbook, I will share the following.
>
> Best non-towing empty highway mileage is 15.2 MPG on a 350 mile round
> trip, generally get 14.2 MPG mixed highway at 65-70 MPH and local stop &
> go driving.
>
> Towing between 5,000-10,000 pounds depending on the trailer, mileage is as
> low as 10.3 MPG at 75 MPH+ and as good as 13.5+ MPG at under 60 MPH.
>
> Vastly better than the old gas 460 powered F-250 it replaced. Most guys I
> talk to with the new 2005/2006 F-250/F-350's 6.0 diesels are claiming
> 17-19 empty on the highway. I ask damn near everyone I see.
>
> The pulling power is outstanding! ZERO problems and absolutely No
> disappointments.
>
> Good luck with your new Powerstroke.
>



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Old 01-06-2006, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
The OTHER Kevin in San Diego
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Re: 6.0 PS real-world fuel economy

On Fri, 6 Jan 2006 21:42:26 -0500, "Matt Macchiarolo"
<matt@nospamplease.com> wrote:

>Thanks, actually looking at an Explurgin'. :-)


Me too. Since shutting down my biz back in October of '03, I've got
almost no use for a truck, but I need towing and family (and assorted
crappola) hauling capability... The 'scursion seems to foot that
bill very nicely...


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Old 01-07-2006, 00:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 6.0 PS real-world fuel economy


I've got a F250 6.L 2003.
I'm getting 14mpg mixed stop and go, some freeway.
I'm getting 20 mpg on just freeway. These are non-tow miles

Shabtai


Matthew Macchiarolo wrote:
> 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.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Matt
>
>

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Old 01-07-2006, 07:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 6.0 PS real-world fuel economy

Matt Macchiarolo wrote:
> Thanks, actually looking at an Explurgin'. :-)


Don't you mean an Excretion?

Dave
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Old 01-07-2006, 08:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 6.0 PS real-world fuel economy

Only when it needs a fluid change. :-)

"David Geesaman" <dgeesamanIHateSpam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Matt Macchiarolo wrote:
>> Thanks, actually looking at an Explurgin'. :-)

>
> Don't you mean an Excretion?
>
> Dave



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Old 01-07-2006, 11:01   #8 (permalink)
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"Matthew Macchiarolo" <matt@nospamplease.com> wrote in message
news:te-dnRCge6V-QCPeRVn-jQ@comcast.com...
> 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.


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Old 01-07-2006, 12:01   #9 (permalink)
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"Advocate" <Advo@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Matthew Macchiarolo" <matt@nospamplease.com> wrote in message
> news:te-dnRCge6V-QCPeRVn-jQ@comcast.com...
>> 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
Daddies diesels.

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:
https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/...m/2006-LCF.asp
http://fordfleetvehicles.com/

Diesel engines are renowned for their durability, lasting hundreds of
thousands of miles twice as long as gasoline engines.


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Old 01-07-2006, 13:01   #10 (permalink)
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On Sat, 07 Jan 2006 18:24:37 GMT, "Advocate" <Advo@hotmail.com> wrote:

>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).


Maybe in a short bed, 2wd truck and a stiff tailwind... I did once
get 12 MPG on a 7 hour trek back from Arizona when I consciously kept
the RPMs at 2k and below for the entire but it typically hovers around
10-11 on the freeway. (Then again mine's a 4wd, long bed, crew cab
4x4. with a 6" lift and 35" tires...heheh)


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