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So here it is:

1993 F250, 4.9l I6, five speed, 4.10 gears

Compared to: 1995 F250, 7.5l V8, five speed 4.10 gears (Looks like a nice one, btw.)

Obviously the latter is going to pull a medium-sized backhoe around while the former sometimes struggles with a landscape trailer. So that's good.

On the flip side, what difference should one expect in fuel consumption, both just driving around and pulling a trailer?

TIA

1 posted on 01/06/2013 11:58:22 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner
'90s are nice, but I prefer my 1969.


2 posted on 01/06/2013 12:02:18 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: OKSooner

I loved my ‘77 F-250 / 300 straight six. You could barely control the twin I-beam suspension on a bumpy road, and it didn’t like highway speeds over 50 or so, but put a thousand pounds of horse manure in it, and it drove like a Cadillac.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 12:07:38 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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A 460 will get about 10ish MPG unless you tow a house and haul anything you want anywhere you can find traction.

No comparison to a 4.9. None.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 12:18:05 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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FWIW I had a 85 F-150 with the 4.9L I6 and mileage was terrible. On a trips from Kansas City to St. Louis and back, about 230 miles, I would have to punch a tanker just before St. Louis and again just before KC on the return leg. 15mpg was a good run usually 13.5 to 14mpg was standard.

According to the gents at the garage I have been dealing with almost forever that 4.9L would pull almost anything but the mileage was less than desirable.

My 99 F-150 with a 4.3 V6 would get between 19 to 20 mpg on the same trips. I would not have to tank until about halfway back to KC as a rule.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


6 posted on 01/06/2013 12:21:29 PM PST by alfa6
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You’re going to see around 10-12mpg with the big block and average around 15-18 with the 300 straight six. Towing and high speed highway driving will alter the equation a bit.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 12:24:06 PM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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You’re going to see around 10-12mpg with the big block and average around 15-18 with the 300 straight six. Towing and high speed highway driving will alter the equation a bit.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 12:24:30 PM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: OKSooner
Gotta get a custom bumper sticker:
No, i cant haul it for you! / No, you cant borrow it!~

11 posted on 01/06/2013 12:35:38 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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Just a preference, your decision will have to be yours. I have a 1998 F150 Lariat 4x4. My wife has a 2005 Freestyle. We’ll get rid of the Freestyle before long. I may be buried in the truck. Older, more miles, but better built than the newer vehicle.


12 posted on 01/06/2013 12:50:07 PM PST by RonInNaples
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I replaced my ‘96 F-150 with the six with a ‘97 F-250 with the 4.6L V8. Mileage is better with the eight cylinders and power is noticeably better even with the heavier vehicle. In my opinion, the six is underpowered and has to work too hard.


14 posted on 01/06/2013 2:12:43 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people..)
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To: OKSooner

Find one with a diesel.


15 posted on 01/06/2013 5:37:32 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: OKSooner
The 1995 has a 7.5L V8? That must be a typo - the diesel is 7.3 for that year and I thought the V10 was 6.0L. If you can find a 7.3L diesel from like 1998 thru 2001, that engine is bulletproof.

I have a 2001 F250 SD with the 7.3L diesel. 240k miles and still solid. The only major issue was a short in the engine wiring harness (rubbed against a bracket until it shorted). Other than that, almost nothing other than standard maintenance since I bought it new in July 2001.

I currently pull our 30' RV trailer with it. I plan on keeping it until I can't drive any more.

16 posted on 01/06/2013 6:53:38 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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