F250. 7.3 litre fuel economy ?

Submitted: Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 21:56
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Hi everyone. I'm currently looking at an F250 2wd 7.3 litre turbo, auto. with a canopy... What sort of fuel economy do they get around town and on the highway.. With a mild load,not towing... Thankyou..
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Reply By: graham B9 - Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 22:33

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 22:33
I had a 2006 F250 extra cab with canopy and this would get 2080 kilometers out of 297 litres. Not certain of the economy as I never worked it out per kilometer. Just worked it out. 6.1 kilometers per litre. I think this will work out at 16 litres / 100 km. Towing a 3900 kg Kedron caravan this would go to 27 litres / 100 km.

Before I got my F250 I was a bit worried about them but after 2 years of use have no problems getting one again. The steering is a bit "wavey" of floaty but this is the way they are. They are tough as nails and tow anything. Get a chip if it already does not have one. They become a different animal with one.

If you can replace the front springs as they have just 3 leaf springs. ARB have a 5 spring kit. Don't change the exhaust and get a spare camshaft timing sensor. These break with out warning and you cannot start the truck if they go. Do not go to any ford dealer for sparea or service, they know nothing.

I have a 1999 E250 at the moment and love it.

I had a 6 litre statesman and this would give 11.7 litres per 100 kilometers.

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Follow Up By: GET ON ! - Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 22:45

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 22:45
Hi Gaham B9, Thanks for your reply. 16L/ per100ks was what was quoted to me.. Mmmm, I'm intrested to hear more about your chip install.???
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Follow Up By: graham B9 - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 06:47

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 06:47
Talk to superF spares in Cabolture (not certain of the spelling) about a chip. Have your engine VIN number ready as they will match the chip to the engine. They will give you all the details.
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Follow Up By: Member - DickyBeach - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 15:03

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 15:03
Graham,
I don't want to be a pedantic PITA but 2080/297 = 7.0km / litre and 14.3kms per 100 kms.

Hope this is encouraging ............
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Reply By: PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 08:40

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 08:40
Just a point. 2wd?? I gather that you never want to go to places like the Bungle Bungles which were larger 4wd (NOT SUV) cars only.

Just something to consider.
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Reply By: On the Run - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 09:20

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 09:20
Towing over 38,000kms for 18months with our 20ft van and we acheived 16.8 lts per 100kms ........ dont treat it like a race car go easy with the boot and you will be well rewarded
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Reply By: Gadget X10 - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 09:56

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 09:56
Hi
I had my Effie from 2003 to 2011 and did 230k with her, 7.3 lt 4x4 twin cab and canopy towing 4.2 ton of Bushtracker my rolling weight was regularly 8.8 ton.
My best fuel run was Sydney Brisbane wife and I one suit case 13lp 100k's ( Pacific Hwy) the return was down the New England and returned 15 lp 100k's.
Local work was around the 15 to 16 lp 100k's
I would run 22 to 24 lp 100k's towing and doing it easy.
The wife made me sell her, to big to park etc, Damm I miss her, I replaced her with a new 79 cruiser Ute with canopy, I towed the van to SA one way, Damm the Effie was a good truck.
If you get one, keep the oil changes up to her, it's important for the fuel injectors, and replace the fuel and air filters regularly and she will reward you in spades.
Gadget
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Follow Up By: graham B9 - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 12:10

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 12:10
Stop crying Gadget, my wife made me sell mine and then bought a Volvo. We had a black landcrusier 100 and I swore I would never have another black. Do you have to guess what colour the volvo is ????
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Follow Up By: Gadget X10 - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 13:12

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 13:12
LOL
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Reply By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 12:58

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 12:58
Hi Get On,

16l per 100km is about the mark. I have an F250 4wd (are you sure yours is a 2wd?) with the 7.3ltr power stroke/auto/canopy and it does not seem to change very much loaded or empty.

Treat 'em kindly with the right foot is the trick. I have a Banks Big Hoss chip in mine (and a decent exhaust) and it makes the Effie sit up and go, should the occasion demand it;))

Regards
Michael
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Follow Up By: GET ON ! - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 22:05

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 22:05
Hi Michael. I;m looking at an ex ambulance, with low kms,with the idea of making it my longrange tourer/ camper. After doing some research on this early model F250, pre 1994. I've discovered some expensive inherent problems. That are a definate,not a maybe... So I guess that I'll keep topping up the piggy bank until I can afford a later model... Thanks for your reply.
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