When you over extend the time needed for a tune-up the gas mileage goes down hill. Though its torque peak falls short of the 's pushrod 8. It's not a bad idea to keep a spare in your glove box because it can go out all at once leaving you completely stranded -- you just need a 10mm wrench to change it. Front coolant pipe to bottom radiator hose leak at 80,000 miles. After being able to finally get it started, it ran fine, but was missing and was only running on 6 cylinders it's a V8. Manual locking hubs are still available for the 4x4s. To address that, Ford is offering twice as many configurations as before.
I also recommend paying attention to the routine maintenance that needs to be done. I inherited my 99 250 from my dad about 6 years ago, after he purchased a new 350 quad cab dually. Interior is decent we have the Lariat package and it is crew cab we have plenty of room inside even in the back seat, our Chevy is miserable to sit in the back seat for any long trip but it is only extended cab Gas Mileage is decent for a V-10 we average 12 around town and on the highway we can get 1-2 mpg better. I enjoy driving it, but I do not find the driver's seat comfortable for long trips. The 1999 Ford Super Duty F350 was available in light prairie tan, bright amber, basic black, dark hunter green, dark toreador red, oxford white, and woodland green. I've had this truck for over two years and very little in terms of problems. With the ability to tow up to 13,400 pounds, the Super Duty F-250 offers the best towing capacity in its class.
There were two other engine choices for the 1999 Ford Super Duty F350; a 6. Yeah I have a few breakdowns now and then, but it's usually something maintenance related or something we should have already replaced. Driving Impressions We drove our F-250 along the Pacific Coast, down bustling inland freeways and off road in the backcountry. Put a transmission in at 300,000. Passenger-side airbags offer a deactivation switch on regular cab and SuperCab models. Yes Review Date: 28th February, 2005 Faults: Front ball joints replaced at 60,000 miles.
Power stroke is an appropriate name. Body roll was noticeably limited in the corners. Completely redesigned and re-engineered for 1999, the Super Duty F-250—and the rest of the new Super Duty F-Series pickups—now look like real trucks. Other options included a 7. The truck's torquey V-10 has the grunt to yank a 10,600-pound trailerful of horses through Montana, yet it tops out at only 96 mph, where its electronic speed limiter spoils the fun. Many trucks these days are used for work and personal duty.
Its at 189000 miles and the issues I've had have all been easy to fix and understandable for the amount of mileage and age of the vehicle. I did a few modifications and get 25 mpg highway on a 7. Let it sit for a day, jump it and it starts right up, runs awesome, then does the same. The only exception is the instrument panel dimmer, which is a bit hard to reach. Recognizing this, Ford has redesigned its Super Duty trucks with a slew of thoughtful features to make them more enjoyable for ferrying families. They did an okay job of getting the truck into the bay, but the mechanics failed to find what was causing the problem.
Model year 1999 Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 2004 Most recent year of ownership 2005 Engine and transmission 5. Like most trucks, if you take care of them it will run a good long time. At just 1000 rpm, it twists an impressive 350 pound-feet of torque, and by a leisurely 2650 rpm, peaks out at an awesome 410 pound-feet. Best diesel truck Ford ever made. The optional 4-speed automatic transmission has been improved. I took my truck to 3 different diesel places and no one found this problem They all told me my truck was running the way it should.
Auto Hubs were inoperable, replaced excluder seals and 4x4 vacuum valve. If you feel claustrophobic in rush-hour traffic, just wag those gnarly rear fenders around a bit and you're all by yourself. On a long trip, the seats are not real comfy for me. I appreciate the reliability, work output and function of this truck. Model year 1999 Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2005 Engine and transmission 7. . Wheelbase lengths include 137 inches regular cab , 142 inches SuperCab short-bed , 158 inches SuperCab long-bed , 156 inches Crew Cab short-bed and 172 inches Crew Cab long-bed.
The standard cigar lighter is augmented with a second auxiliary power outlet. We like the new styling. I have another engine with 89k miles but don't think I'll need it in my lifetime. They don't make the panel to last, by making holes for water to escape. Negotiating city traffic in a dual-rear-wheel, Crew Cab, long-bed Super Duty is like flying a B-52: It's more than huge, and a bit unwieldy, but it commands respect or, at least, a wide berth, from fellow commuters.
She was a work truck for him, and lives a retired life with me. S, up hill and down. Until recently, heavy-duty trucks—three-quarter- and one-ton models—were work vehicles. Biggest downfall of this truck is that repairs and everyday driving can be rather costly. It tows well, especially with the 6-speed manual; but it's not the best for hauling the really heavy trailers.
Some compare it to the big-rig look of the Dodge Ram. Turbo pipe to inter-cooler replaced at 120,000 miles due to chafing with wires. Used for my work in the Kansas oil fields. Our overwhelming impression was that it drove like a much smaller truck. Cannot ask for anything more. General Comments: This truck does however go through lots of oil.