Are you planning on towing with it? There are thousands of very satisfied 5. I wish I was even getting the mileage others are. The vehicle has some years on it. If you answered yes to any of those questions then again I'll say you better pass on that truck. Are you towing a heavy load on a regular basis? I suggest you refer the link below and follow its troubleshooting details:------ Click the link below:----- Bad miss at idle? Ya thats what i was thinking go V10 Or diesel. I did drive a 02 ex cab 4x4 f-250 with a six speed manual and 4.
Go over the vacuum lines and look for weak collapsed lines, broken, or poorly seated. Are you planning on towing with it? Cleaning is a temporary fix, eventually you'll have to replace. Hiniker 8' pro poly plow 07 Downeaster dump trailer I drive an 01 reg cab 4x4. Good truck, but like others said a little under powered. Why start insulting the truck without even knowing much about it? V10 is better because of the power and a diesel is just a diesel.
As it says, I'm getting around 8-9 mpg around town. Got around 13-14 in town. Dont have it anymore, but had a 2000 f250 5. It is a crewcab long bed. Here's a link to some specs on that model year truck Lousy? There are few help links with solutions to troubleshoot such idle issues. Sounds like you've already made up your mind. Here's a recent thread with my '04 I just bought.
I would look them up for you but that's too much work on my phone. Go V10 or diesel with a truck that big honestly own a 5. I did drive a 02 ex cab 4x4 f-250 with a six speed manual and 4. There are thousands of very satisfied 5. Do you plan to put on a lift with big honkin' tires? Speaking of needs, what are your needs? Found one but with the lousy 5.
Spray some Injector cleaner around all the gaskets to see if the engine idle changes. Had a 8' plow for the last 3 winters I had it. . That engine probably wont have much power with such a large truck will it. Other problems can cause the idle to over speed.
Does fine with an 8' blade in winter though. As others said a little underpowered. There are many other possibilities causing these idle issues. I use this truck to tow a 7700 pound 30' camper with no problems i did add firestone airbags to smooth out the ride with trailer on. There are few help links with solutions to troubleshoot such idle issues. Do you think an engine is weak if it has to downshift when pulling a hill? Has coil springs over a solid Dana 60 axle, no torsion bars here. Also it is the 2001 4x4 offroad package.
Good luck and hope this helps. . A vacuum leak is 1. Are you going to be racing this truck? Didnt burn any oil, and had the original clutch 5spd. I would look them up for you but that's too much work on my phone.
The newer 3 valves are supposedly more powerful and better on fuel. Also it is the 2001 4x4 offroad package. That might help you tell if it has enough power for your needs. Granted its stock motor, exhaust, etc that thing is just plain gutless. And before anyone says anything i know a guy personally who has a 03 F-350 4x4 crew cab long bed with 4. Why start insulting the truck without even knowing much about it? It is a crewcab long bed. This mpg average is 100% towing an 18' trailer with two Gravelys.