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2008 F250 King Ranch

Discussion in 'All Other Diesels' started by treegump, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. treegump

    treegump Romans 3:22-24

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    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/5109612172.html

    Been driving my friend's father's F250 King Ranch. Really nice truck, 2008 and it rolled over 40k miles while I was driving it. Needs new tires, but did you know this thing only gets 10-13 mpg!?!

    CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!

    Good news is, according to the truck, it averaged 10.3 pulling a 6x10 trailer, with hubs locked in and 4wd engaged doing 75 or so down the interstate and driving on back-country roads. With the hubs unlocked and no trailer, it will get around 13 on the interstate, but still maintains 10-12 in town/city.

    I just couldn't believe the horrible fuel mileage this thing got.

    My friend is considering on purchasing it from his father, but neither of us has done sufficient enough research to figure out if the fuel mileage can improve with newer tires (tires on it now are bald, which is why I had it in 4wd on the interstate during rain storms), and a chip.

    Anyone know?
     
  2. btfarm

    btfarm 300,000 Worth Staff Member Moderator

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    What I DO know is if it's a 6.0 or 6.4 I would step quickly away.
     
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  3. THEFERMANATOR

    THEFERMANATOR FRANKENBURBAN Staff Member Lead Moderator

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    08 is a 6.4L, and yes they get bad milage. Thats a 1st gen engine with DPF, and they had LOTS of issues. Friend of mine got rid of his, and couldn't have been happier. Those engines have earned a reputation of problems with regens, poor milage, and many say they ended up making the 6.0L look like a good engine after they broke 100K miles. I would take a 6.0L before a 6.4L. The milage does get a good bit better deleted, but just to many other problems with them once they get some miles on them.
     
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  4. treegump

    treegump Romans 3:22-24

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    Alright, I'll pass the info along to him. I'm only planning on giving it a good bath since I drove it last, but I don't want to drive it again without new tires... Frightening...

    Thank you.
     
  5. Ed HD

    Ed HD Formerly: Dad's 05 LLY

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