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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2014, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Super Duty 6.2 Reliability

Hi Folks,

Looking for info on Super Duty trucks with the new 6.2 gas engine. Specifically reliability (engine and truck) as well as any positive comments/critiques you have. I am not considering the diesel as the payback would be too long, particularly with maintenance costs and pricier fuel added to the cost of the engine upgrade.

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Welcome to the site Brian. Keep your sense of humor about you and enjoy. Can't go wrong with a Super Duty truck. Solid build and built Ford tough as they say. 6.2 is a good choice for power and torque. Bit hard on fuel but power and torque is there. Just depends what you want the truck to do. I agree about the diesel, unless you are on the road for hours a day the maintenance costs are too high and the pay back is not there. I am sure there will be others to come along with their opinions also.

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Hi Brian, welcome to, can't speak to the Super Duty, but the 6.2 was a great engine, loved it. Might have to get me another.

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Thanks for the welcome guys, currently running an 08 Screw and have had a couple of the common issues that have left me a bit gun shy re long term reliability (fuel pump modulator corrosion, emmissions cannister, tricky plug chg). 6.2 looks solid on paper so looking for real world experiences before deciding to upgrade.
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My company uses a lot of rental trucks for the buisy season and they are all F350' with the 6.2. They run well I put about 30 000kms on one in a1 1/2 months last year travelling all around western Canada doin jobs. If they can survive a rental company then they can survive everyday use by someone who actually cares about it. Lots of power but does suck back the fuel when towing anything, but then again so does my '11 _diesel, huge mileage drop even with just my 26' 5th wheel hooked on. Hope this helps out a bit with the decision.
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Check your local "reputable" tuning shops. They should be able to get you some better fuel consumption.

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I had our F250 factory ordered to pull a 37ft 5thwheel trailer (11,600 lbs dry), Like others I could not justify the cost/benefit of a diesel. Opted for a 6.2 gaser, 6 spd, 4.3 rear end ratio. Our first trip was to Nashville then to North Carolina through the Smokie Mountains and found that we had plenty of torque and great performance.
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OP was two and done, hasn't signed on since April, but to follow up on my earlier comment, I'm very happy to have another 6.2L, it's still great and I still love it. lol

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