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RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

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ib516 02/14/20 05:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

If you like your CTD you can keep your CTD. ;) I don't think anybody is trying to convince others to sell what they have and buy a 7.3. It's just another option and won't be right for everybody but will be right for some. I know I won't be buying one unless it's several years from now. I absolutely intend on keeping my CTD until death do us part. The point I was trying to make is that 5 mpg (or possibly less towing a large fiver) will get old pretty quickly.... I got 7-9 mpg towing a 12,000# 37' triple slide 5er with my 6.4L Hemi. With the same trailer, a 2007 5.9L Cummins got 9-11 mpg. The fuel saved by the better mpg the diesel got was about the same as the increased cost of the diesel fuel, so the overall cost was about the same. The diesel did downshift less though, and it was a better "tow rig" overall. I can imagine with the newest crop of diesels approaching and exceeding 1000 lbs-ft of tq that would only be even better. The only time I got 5 mpg when towing was with my 2001 Dodge 2500 with a 360 cu.in and 4.10s pulling a 33' bumper pull that weighed about 9k. That old Dodge drank unleaded at a rate of between 4 and 7 mpg depending on how hard it was working. To it's credit, it never gave me any trouble even when I worked it very hard pulling in the mountains at about 200# over it's max tow rating and full of payload, likely over my GCWR.
ib516 02/09/20 08:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

My point is the gassers aren't the dogs they used to be. No they are not that's for sure... Have they ran a the RAM with the new 8 speed tranny on the IKE yet? Not yet.
ib516 02/03/20 01:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

My point is the gassers aren't the dogs they used to be.
ib516 02/03/20 07:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

I think the real news is the Ford 7.3 gas performed almost as well in the up hill pull test compared to the Ram 3500 cummins and the Chevy 3500 Duramax pulling the same load. And the during the Ford pull they had to back off the throttle for a little bit so the time could have been less. Here's the pull times in ascending order: Duramax: 8:24 Cummins: 8:25 7.3L Godzilla: 8:42 Link So much for the "you gotta get a diesel!" crowd. Save 10k and get a 7.3L Ford gasser haha. The times would be even closer if it wasn't a test at 11,000 ft of elevation where the non-turbo gasser is losing hp.
ib516 02/02/20 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

Pretty impressive!
ib516 02/01/20 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

I'd like to see a video of the 7.3 pulling that trailer up the Ike. I'd be willing to bet it would out do at least 1 of these diesels. I seriously doubt it will outperform any of the HD diesels at altitude. But if it did the excuses would be endless like we see here. Having experienced towing in the mountains with a gas engine, I seriously doubt the 7.3L would even come close to either of those diesels in performance at altitude. Don't get me wrong, I was happy with how my 6.4L Hemi pulled 12k, but these new diesels are king when it comes to pulling big loads - no question.
ib516 01/29/20 03:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Towing capacity

it is a 2001 5.9 diesel Dually not 4x4 I had the tranny rebuilt with very heavy duty inards. He said better than the original and an extra cooler Also has been chipped, I never have had the the radiator flushed or the fluids changed So I was pulling a 12000+ 5vr and it did find on the level but climbing a steep pass like a 2 lane and it got real hot so I pulled over 3 times to let it cool. If it hadn;t heated up I could have pulled over that pass and others without any trouble. You should pull the radiator out and clean it. The puke bottle covers it in oil mist which the fan distributes onto the rad which collects dust and plugs it up.
ib516 01/28/20 07:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: F350 Super Duty vs 3500 Denali vs The Ike Pulling 30k lbs

They posted a "raw and unedited" of that video which has some more detail. In summary, the Ford's cooling fan is quite noisy, and the GM was outperformed pretty handily. The GM dropped to 38 mph for quite a bit of the video, and the Ford was ~40 to 45 mph most of the time. LINK
ib516 01/27/20 06:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3 vs GM 6.6 fuel economy TFL video

They also mention in the video something about the trailer weight not being the same for each truck's test.
ib516 01/21/20 02:37pm Tow Vehicles
2008 Jayco Seneca HD

As a 2008 with a 330 hp 6.6L Duramax, this will have a DPF, but no DEF right?
ib516 01/20/20 09:59am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2020 Powerstroke stock dyno numbers

Yes, that 2020 6.7L sure performed well on the dyno. I really am excited to see how these trucks do on the Ike test.
ib516 01/04/20 10:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

ib516, the early Hemis were solid and reliable. The issues arose when they went to the variable cam system around 2009 which is the Hemis in question. Good to know, thanks.
ib516 01/04/20 07:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Powerstroke stock dyno numbers

For those who may be curious (like me), in this test, the 6.4L Hemi and the Ford 6.2L gas engine were very close to the same power and tq on the dyno. http://blogs.cars.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e201b8d267eb0c970c-800wi width=500
ib516 01/04/20 05:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Powerstroke stock dyno numbers

I forgot to include the link to the article... CLICKY to text article VIDEO
ib516 01/04/20 05:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Powerstroke stock dyno numbers

The 2020 7.3L gas Superduty made 358 hp / 407 tq. The 2020 6.2L gas Superduty made 335 hp / 369 tq. The 2020 6.7L diesel made 469 hp / 972 tq. The 2019 6.7L diesel made 409 hp / 901 tq.
ib516 01/04/20 04:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

Bottom line... goducks10 got tired of cleaning his EGR on his cummins and he complained about a lack of heat produced in the cab so he sold his low mileage truck for a new truck and paid more for the optional 6.4 gas engine that requires a special oil to prevent the cam from going flat to get as much performance as possible. I truly hope his new truck lasts a lot longer so we don't have to hear about these type of stories! Keep that oil changed on time their buddy! :B 1. It's there, not their. :B 2. I'm 100% seriously wanting to know about these cam issues. I no longer own my 6.4L and haven't been actively "following" the engine on forums etc. but I'm not aware of any issues with the engine. Do you have any links? Are they giving trouble? I only owned mine to about 35,000 miles if memory serves.... My cousin worked in the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram shop for several years and I heard from him there were some 6.4's that where having cam/lifter problems. Not sure it was the cam or the lifters but I believe they would install a short block when the failure happened. It's not a systemic problem. The 5.7 and 6.4 suffer from the Cam/lifter issue. But the failures are few and far between. So much so that it really isn't much of an issue. I think the problem is from the too thin oil they spec'ed them to run. Before I bought my MH and after I sold my X I was looking at 5.7 and 6.4 2500 Ram Trucks. Came across a few but he 6.4 is hard to find in at least the term I was looking for. And yes the 8speed will really wake up the 6.4 in the trucks! My 2007 5.7L Hemi has 255,000 Km on it. That's 160,000ish miles. I don't think it was babied before I got it, but not abused either. The engine has the "hemi tick" but hasn't failed yet. It's 12 years old and has survived Canadian winters where oil is thick at -30 or -40.
ib516 01/04/20 04:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

The 7.3L made 358hp and 407 lb-ft at the rear wheels on the same dyno where the diesel made it's numbers.
ib516 01/04/20 04:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

Bottom line... goducks10 got tired of cleaning his EGR on his cummins and he complained about a lack of heat produced in the cab so he sold his low mileage truck for a new truck and paid more for the optional 6.4 gas engine that requires a special oil to prevent the cam from going flat to get as much performance as possible. I truly hope his new truck lasts a lot longer so we don't have to hear about these type of stories! Keep that oil changed on time their buddy! :B 1. It's there, not their. :B 2. I'm 100% seriously wanting to know about these cam issues. I no longer own my 6.4L and haven't been actively "following" the engine on forums etc. but I'm not aware of any issues with the engine. Do you have any links? Are they giving trouble? I only owned mine to about 35,000 miles if memory serves....
ib516 01/03/20 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Powerstroke stock dyno numbers

Impressive numbers to compare a 19 to a 20, but you gotta remember that dynos read very different, so the only comparison you can make is truck to truck on that same dyno. I'm looking forward to the follow up video where they test the 6.2L gas against the 7.3L gas.
ib516 01/03/20 05:10am Tow Vehicles
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