Ford 6.7 Diesel

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  1. Langford

    Langford Refuge Member

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    I am thinking about purchasing a Ford 6.7 Powerstroke. I had a 2007 F250 with the 6.0 and it was the biggest piece of junk I have ever seen. They say Ford's Diesel problem is fixed, what can you tell me about them?
     
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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    3 of my friends own diesel shops. 2 of them drive 6.7 Ford’s. The other one is a Cummins fan.
     
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    I considered a 6.7. Any of the new diesels make some crazy power for stock motors. I have a midsize travel trailer that weighs about 8000lb that we tow through some hilly areas like Tennessee and Colorado. I ended up buying a 2011 F250 with a 6.2L gas engine. With 385 horse and 405 ftlbs it has plenty of power. I used to have a 7.3L f250. I dont miss having the diesel. Maintenance is cheaper, no fuel additives, no def fluid, no plugging in, no planning fuel stops because diesel isnt available. I'm happy with the 6.2
     
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    I have a 2011, the first model year of it. Bought it in 2015 with 97k miles. I love the truck and the motor does have plenty of power but it has been an absolute nut kick in repairs. I keep thinking it is good to go and something else goes bad. Nothing consistent, just random things. I know it’s from being the first model year and would have no hesitation in buying one built after 2015 or newer.
     
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    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    2015 or newer come with an exhaust brake. I have one on my RAM and it's a dream. Strongly consider getting a rig with that. so 2015 or newer unless an aftermarket one has been added.
     
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    The 6.7 is supposed to be the best model Ford has produced yet, I considered it when I bought my F 250 but opted out for the 6.2 gas motor which as JohnBZ stated has more then enough power for the average person. If you need the diesel for the extra power it produces then the 6.7 should be fine for you, if you don't want the extra maintenance, have to keep the truck in DEF fluid, etc. etc. then go with the gas model for average towing and running around you won't be disappointed.
     
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    Have three buddies with them. 2013 being the oldest. All like them. No issues with their motors. My 6.0 was garbage. Ford buil the 6.7, not international. They got lots of bad feedback on the 6.0 and 6.4, and designed their own. If going used, stay away from the ones tuned for fellas who like to see black smoke roll out when they give it throttle. And if you don’t like very expensive routine maintenance, go with the gas burner. An oil change with the diesel isn’t cheap. $300-400 every 5-7.5k. That 6.7 has more power than one would ever need with an 8k load.
     
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    $3-400 oil change??? No way. They are closer to $125 or so.
     
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    Most change the fuel filters when they do an oil change also, the filter kit for the 6.7 is anywhere from $60 to $100 depending on where you buy it.
     
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