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Offline BOSSwish

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Trying the new PowerStroke
« on: May 12, 2019, 09:55:45 am »
Well, after almost 16 years of using a Duramax, I went over to the new Power Stroke. Our company has always used GMC's and Chevy's and I must say and I always been very happy with my Duramax, but this round I decided to go with a 2019 F350 Super Duty Platinum.

We have heard great things about the new Power Stroke and after driving both my first impressions are the fit and finish of the FORD is better than the Denali and Hi Country I was looking at. The interior is new compared to the older GM interior. The most amazing thing so far (only have 130 km's on the new FORD) is the ride. I have always used 2500 GM models so this is my first one ton and the ride is tremendous. The seats in the Platinum are remarkable. They remove so much of the harsh ride, plus the massaging seats are a welcome bonus for my weary bones. One thing I do miss though, is those bumper cut-out from the GM's. Why did FORD stop doing those, since they pioneered them years before GM.

The motor seems very strong and is it ever quiet!!! I'm looking forward to the next 4 years!

Philip
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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 10:57:43 am »
The reason is obvious, Ford has outsold its competitors for the last 42 years. Ford has always been light years ahead in quality over GM. My last Chevy truck was a '94 K-5 Blazer. Biggest pile of dung heap I ever owned...
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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 03:38:49 pm »
Glad you like it!  I've heard nothing but good about these new Ford designed engines.
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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 06:51:18 pm »
The reason is obvious, Ford has outsold its competitors for the last 42 years. Ford has always been light years ahead in quality over GM. My last Chevy truck was a '94 K-5 Blazer. Biggest pile of dung heap I ever owned...

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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 09:32:04 am »
Congrats!!  You are gonna love it.  Have had my 17 Lariat almost two years and amazed at the power.  Roll into the throttle on an interstate on ramp and you are running 90+ in the blink of an eye.  Just under 12K miles on mine so far but zero problems. I got rid of my 2014 gasser 250 because of the horrible ride. It was a supercab so shorter wheelbase but this crew cab rides like a dream.

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Offline BOSSwish

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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 06:22:54 pm »
What I’m amazed at is the quality. All the gadgets and options work flawlessly. I haven’t read the 600 page owners manual but so far so good. The menu has been self intuitive and easy. The Bluetooth is lightning fast compared to my Chev. I was constantly having connection issues with my Bluetooth and iPhone but it’s perfect with the FORD. Lastly, holy cow does this thing have options! I’m still not too sure I know everything it has yet.

And to add, this thing could pull a locomotive, no make that two locomotives! Hooked up the 24’ enclosed car hauler and I didn’t even feel it. I’m sure I will be able to load the BOSS into the trailer, set the cruise to 70 MPH and fly through the Rogers Pass!

FYI, up here in Canada the F series had been the number one selling brand for over 50 years now!
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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2019, 06:50:33 pm »
BOSSwish,
What bed length did you go with? SRW or DRW?
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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 11:04:22 pm »
I bought the 6’6” box with single rear wheels. Every day I’m more impressed

Chev Duramax: 126 litres tank (33 gallons) and about 600 km (373 miles) range with full tank
FORD power stroke: I think the tank is about 136 litres (35 gallons) and 800 km (497 miles) range with full tank.

Another reason I’m glad I switched

Philip
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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2019, 11:00:30 am »
We bought my wife one of the new F150's with the 3.5 Eco Boost and the larger fuel tank. Her range is 500-600 and I'm still stopping at 425 with my 07 6.0.


That one you specify will probably be next. How hard was it to find the 1 ton (350) in the 6'6 bed and not the 8' bed. I've been looking around and it seems they are the less common version.

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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2019, 05:52:25 pm »
Up here in Canada the shorter bed outsells and thus is stocked better. My best guess would be based on what I see on the road (at least in Platinum) 90% short bed and 10% long bed. We cannot keep these trucks on the lot are what all the dealers were telling me.

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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2019, 05:59:12 pm »
My 07 6.0 is an 8' crew cab SRW F350 and it has worked out great for me.

The 6'6" bed may be a good compromise though... but I want to stick with the 350.

Pretty good dealer stock here... as well as pretty heavey prices.
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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2019, 09:08:20 am »
I bought the 6’6” box with single rear wheels. Every day I’m more impressed

Chev Duramax: 126 litres tank (33 gallons) and about 600 km (373 miles) range with full tank
FORD power stroke: I think the tank is about 136 litres (35 gallons) and 800 km (497 miles) range with full tank.

Another reason I’m glad I switched

Philip


My  "distance to empty" readout usually says 517-519 when full but I squeeze in every drop I can. ;D
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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2019, 10:50:19 am »
I know it’s not a 2019, but my 02’ F-350 SRW crew cab, 8ft Box, 7.3L gets over 1000km on a tank, about 140 L in the summer months. I ordered it new in 01’ not even knowing at the time that a 6.0L was coming out, I got lucky and still got a 7.3. The truck still feels new at just over 200K kilometres.

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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2019, 06:59:26 pm »
Am I right on this?

The 7.3 was (still is) awesome designed by Ford.

Then to improve emissions they went with a International designed 6.0 which was bad due  to too few head bolts, etc.

Then Ford and International made improvements to it with the 6.4 by doubling the head bolts, etc.  Better but still not great.  During the 6.0 and 6.4 days Dodge made massive strides against Ford.

Then Ford went back to the drawing board and designed the new engine!
'64 1/2 Convertible (SOLD)
'64 1/2 hardtop
'66 Bronco, 5.0 fuel injected, restomod
'67 Mustang Junior!
'68 Bronco Half Cab
'69 BOSS 302  9F02G196425 (SOLD)
'74 Bronco 302 auto
'89 Saleen (bought new, never modified!)
'96 Bronco XLT
'08 F350 Lariat Crew Cab dually
'16 T350 Transit Cargo Van dually

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Re: Trying the new PowerStroke
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2019, 08:11:30 pm »
7.3L Turbo Diesel was Navistar design.