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Posted: 04/08/19 08:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe the new Ford 7.3 will solve the need to scream with a gasser. I hope so.

I'd like to have an idiot light/gauge combination. I don't watch my gauges that often and a light would catch my attention quicker.

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Posted: 04/08/19 11:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hide the tachmoeter and mute the engine - many people's perceptions would be better about towing with naturally aspirated engine at 4000-6000rpm.


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rexlion wrote:

An electric vehicle such as Tesla, if towing, has no engine noise and so it would not seem to be straining while towing up a steep grade... but it would be straining the electric motors. So, it seems to me that a lack of gas engine noise/tach feedback would preclude any sensation of strain other than the need to press the pedal down more.


There is no sound difference and no transmission to shift but one can see the additional current being pulled by the motor or motors. Both our EV’s have these displays prominently visible.

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Posted: 04/13/19 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I switched from a Ford 6.0 to a 6.8 v-10, I would constantly check the tach when I came to a stop/light. Couldn’t tell from sound if it was still running.

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My 2015 Impala (new body style) has the 6 speed transmission, 3.6 liter V6, DOHC 4 valves per cylinder and a 7000 rpm redline, which I have rarely ever used and the few times I did, it was in first and second gear only...after that speeding ticket territory.

When it starts to rev above 4000 rpm it has really throaty, racy sound (to me) and it does not seem to be straining...just seems hungry for more revs.

In comparison, my old '67 327 cube Chevy V8, would start to feel like it was straining from around 4200-4500 rpm up. I would just shift up another gear ( 4 speed Muncie) as not only did it sound strained...it was..as the power flattened out after the mid 4000's on the Smiths rev counter, I had.

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I just got back from a trip from Atlanta to Key Largo and back, about 1500 miles towing with my GM 6.0. It won't hold 65-68 in 4th without shifting all the time, so I drop it to 4th, and it is just under 3000 RPMs. At first it seems to be screaming, but you get used to it, and it works well at those RPMs.

The truck has over 228k miles, and still runs great. I try not to let it get above 4000 RPMs, and that has nicer been a problem.


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Posted: 04/13/19 11:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If a 440 hp gasoline powered engine in a Ford f350 wirh a 7.1 rear end made its peak hp at 5600 rpm and made its peak torque of 465 lbft at 3600 rpm it would pull exactly the same as a 6.7 Powerstroke with a 3.55 rear axle ratio.


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Next time you have a choice, join the winning team and just buy an engine with no spark plugs.

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When I buy my trucks the Manufacturer states xxxhp at xxxxrpm. I paid for that hp so I’m gonna use it and always have. Some say I’m hard on engines but by the time 200,000 miles roll around it is the bed and cab that rot away, not the power train.


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4x4ord wrote:

If a 440 hp gasoline powered engine in a Ford f350 wirh a 7.1 rear end made its peak hp at 5600 rpm and made its peak torque of 465 lbft at 3600 rpm it would pull exactly the same as a 6.7 Powerstroke with a 3.55 rear axle ratio.


You are correct but don’t confuse the ‘experts’ with facts. Sarcasm on... it is all with that amazing torque, horsepower means little to nothing...

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