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Yea, I know it's a long shot being able to sell a membership that is free to begin with, but I'm trying to raise funds to operate my new 6.7PSD.

I sure thought of you guys today as well as missed my FX4 Eco while I was pumping diesel fuel earlier this afternoon. As the meter ran the dollars higher on the pump I looked up at the fuel price sign and realized that I was paying .49 a gallon more than regular unleaded. But that's OK, because I am getting a few miles less per gallon to help balance things out.

Then to make matter even better I went home and called the dealership to check the price on an extra set of fuel filters (see on a diesel it is highly recommended to keep a spare set with you in the truck due to diesel fuel quality mishaps). A set of fuel filters run $101.80.

Anyway just wanted to remind you all what a great vehicle you guys and gals have to drive everyday. And how reasonable they are to operate!!!
 

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My trip home today consisted of cruise control till I met up with a slow SUV. Stepped on it, the AFE stage 2 made its wonderful hiss & I'm basically tapped out (160km/hr) looked ahead & saw 4 more turtles up head. Then! (Make noise here) my Escort Passport 9500ix chirps & KA band lights up. Ok ok slow the heck down. Got to 95 & hit set. Waiting waiting waiting what seemed hours later. & probably 5 kilometres. The marked cop car crosses paths with me. BOOya! radar detector just paid for itself. Again! Moral of the story. The truck is quick to speed & feels like nothing. Looks like Stage 3 is hooking me up with a exhaust to even out the intake. have a great evening fellow boosters & diesels make black smoke look COOL !
 

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Jon you gotta find yourself a good autoparts store besides the Ford authorized one you been using.
i buy all my filters, brakes, batteries and oils usually at Napa and since i do enough business there i have developed a friendship that gets me a small discount over the every day off the street guy.
 

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Jon you gotta find yourself a good autoparts store besides the Ford authorized one you been using.
i buy all my filters, brakes, batteries and oils usually at Napa and since i do enough business there i have developed a friendship that gets me a small discount over the every day off the street guy.
The local parts stores IE: Auto Zone, NAPA and OR are even higher than the dealer. And there filters are not Motorcraft Parts. I did however start going back to one of the other forums where I used to belly up to the truck owner bar and shoot a little bull from time to time and get a few online leads. Ended up ordering 4 each fuel/water separator filters, air filters and oil filters for just under $267 delivered to the house. These are Ford MotorCraft parts.

The new truck is impressive in a diesel kind of way, but not nearly as impressive as the EcoBoost was every time I turned the key and took off. At some point I could see Ford using this technology on a larger V8 in a Superduty truck and it will be amazing when they do.

In the words of a song "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you got till it's gone" You all take care, be proud and ride high in the saddle.
 

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Enjoy that diesel. Your going to have to keep it a loooooooong time to recoup the difference in sticker price for the diesel and the difference at the pump vs a the eco. However after 300/400k miles youll likely break even.
 

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I feel your pain....



okay no I don't. I drive a v6 with minimal required maintenance. I tried to soothe you but it was a failure...
 

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As Traci said, the lifespan of a diesel is freakin' LOOOOOONG. Hopefully you'll balance out your checkbook by not needing to buy another truck for 500k miles. Just remember when you are buying fuel that 600 lb/ft of torque don't run on water. The Ecoboost can't hold a candle to THAT power.
 

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As Traci said, the lifespan of a diesel is freakin' LOOOOOONG. Hopefully you'll balance out your checkbook by not needing to buy another truck for 500k miles. Just remember when you are buying fuel that 600 lb/ft of torque don't run on water. The Ecoboost can't hold a candle to THAT power.
wendy, your thinking of the little toy 6.2L diesel motor the 6.7L puts out over 800 ftlbs stock and after some tweakin with a tuner WOOHOO lookout.
the 6.7L has 4 valve heads and the 6.2 has 2 valve heads
i drove a 6.7L several times in an F250 and it has power out the wazzooo !
even with it being so under tuned and conservative those horses still want to run
 

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wendy, your thinking of the little toy 6.2L diesel motor the 6.7L puts out over 800 ftlbs stock and after some tweakin with a tuner WOOHOO lookout.
the 6.7L has 4 valve heads and the 6.2 has 2 valve heads
i drove a 6.7L several times in an F250 and it has power out the wazzooo !
even with it being so under tuned and conservative those horses still want to run
8oo tq. Yeah that thing doesn't even want a single ice cube in its whiskey.
 

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8oo tq. Yeah that thing doesn't even want a single ice cube in its whiskey.
Nope just tip the bottle and let it gulp. Something in a nice high proof preferred. Chug-a-lug chug a lug, makes ya wanna holla hidy hoe, burns your tummy don't you know...chug-a-lug chug a lug!!

OOPS, got a little carried away there, please forgive me.
 

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Nope just tip the bottle and let it gulp. Something in a nice high proof preferred. Chug-a-lug chug a lug, makes ya wanna holla hidy hoe, burns your tummy don't you know...chug-a-lug chug a lug!!

OOPS, got a little carried away there, please forgive me.
That's ok, i'm sure Roger Miller would have been proud.
 

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haha, I saw the title of the thread and I was like what the heck!?! Thanks for making us feel better about our trucks :)
 
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I feel for you man, but a bigger rig means bigger bills. As long as you are getting the intended use out of the truck then it is all worth it. Just make sure that you get your moneys worth.
 

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I would love to get a bigger Ecoboost engine. Having more power and efficiency is always better.
 

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