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New 08 F350

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by BoulderBronco, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    Just bought an 08 F350 Diesel:D It's a regular cab auto with power everything. Picking it up Thursday. I plan on putting a Fisher Xtreme V 8'6" plow on it. I have a question that I can't seem to find a accurate answer to. What kind of mileage are people getting with these 6.4L diesels?
     
  2. landcare pa

    landcare pa Member
    Messages: 98

    fuel

    mine is a crew cab and gets 12-14 tops
     
  3. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    Are you sure? Everywhere I read says at least 15MPG if not up to 20MPG. I've found many people saying they are getting 17-18 even when towing 10,000lbs. Have you actually run the numbers or are you just guessing? Even the three different dealers I went to said close to 20.
     
  4. landcare pa

    landcare pa Member
    Messages: 98

    fuel millage

    yes im 100% sure ive had this truck for 4 months and have 11,500 mies on it 12-14 is pushing it
     
  5. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    weird. I'll just have to check mine when I pick it up.
     
  6. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    Landcare is dead on with a zero. Mine has 9 or 10,000 miles and gets 13.6 just everyday driving, well actually better than everyday - about 30% of miles are cruising at 60mph.

    The dealer had a guy call me asking about milage, they told him 18-20 is what he could expect - I told him drive downhill and coast and he'd have no problem.

    My 05 got 16-18 no problems. Only difference is 05 was a F350 super cab long bed and 08 is a crew cab.

    Part of it may be the emissions stuff but I think there is some computer bugs - it stumbles every now and then. What do you expect, new motor and all.
     
  7. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    Have you taken it to the dealer to check it out? I got a reg. cab so I think I should expect a bit better than you guys. Either way it's lower than the 18-20 the dealer was raving about.
     
  8. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

  9. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    I haven't taken it in, been way to busy past few months. Hopefully have a small break before it snows though. I'm gonna check my sticker and see what the milage was supposed to be also.
     
  10. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    I've been doing alot of reading on Ford-trucks.com (thanks for the links yamaguy.) Is it re-gen you are experiencing? Check out this link.
     
  11. lieutlamson

    lieutlamson Member
    Messages: 68

    The best site for ford diesel discussion is thedieselstop.com.
     
  12. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    I don't think it's the re gen, although I have noticed the high idle. Mine, when you step on the gas, it stumbles every now and then.
     
  13. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I think those power chokes are weird. I had a 05 F-350 reg. long box and couldnt get better than 10mpg. I had heard a bunch of people saying "it should get 18-19". Thats what I thought too but there was no way the mileage was going to just about double. Had it back to the dealer many times and they said nothing was wrong with it. Sold it for a Cummins and am now getting ~18mpg around town and 23-24 on the highway.

    I have heard that the new 6.4's only will do low teens for mpg no matter what they are doing. Diesel power mag just did a review and thats what they found as well.
     
  14. LAWN & SNOW

    LAWN & SNOW Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    99 f-150

    I have a 99 f-150 I would like to put a plow on this year, but cant seem to find one that would work with my truck. The front end rating is only 3200 pounds.
     
  15. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797


    Might want to start a new thread for that. Either way there are many plows available from anyone of the major plow manufacturers.
     
  16. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    doo you have any pics of your truck???
     
  17. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    Everyone I've spoken to has complained about the fuel mileage. Many folks are only seeing 10-12mpg.
     
  18. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,536

    on my 08 i havent gotten over 10. 8 and i have a 6 spd:help:
     
  19. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    Jeez. Don't hate me, but I'm getting 16 around town and 20+ hwy...
     
  20. Pat M

    Pat M Member
    Messages: 44

    Reasons like this is why I haven't even bothered with trading in my 03 F250 and getting an 08. No matter what they claim that fuel mileage is suppose to be better but for the extra $ why go parallel with my fuel economy rather than getting better. If Ford could only tell me what they did with the manadatory emissions recall they did on my wife's Excursion to go from a constant 19.5-20 mpg to a whopping 14.8 mpg's. Really makes driving the Excursion useless now. Hopefully they will have updated flashes on the truck and it will improve fuel mileage.

    Framer for your problem I thought I read on TDG that there was a reflash that took care of the stumbling at times during idle. There were a few people that complained that at times when you were sitting at a stop light the idle would all of a sudden increase and you couldn't hold the truck back by stepping on the brake. They would need to actually shut the truck off and then when they restarted the trucks it would idle fine. Now Ford tries pointing the finger to the owners and saying that their foot slipped off the brake and was actually hitting the accelerator. That I don't buy and don't know if they actually found the remedy for it. I have to bring my 03 back into Ford to get a couple of things looked at an will talk to the diesel mechanic to see if there have been any issues on the ones that they have sold so far. I guess only time will tell. My 03 F250 was an Oct 02 build so of course you exect issues when it is one of the first ones off the production line where as my wife's 03 Excursion was an April 03 production build both with the 6.0 motor and both with different running states. I love my truck and all but I guess you have those that will love their vehicles whether they have problems or not and those that think they can beat the snot out of them and go back because something broke and blame Ford for the issues.

    Sorry off my rant box I go but I really hope that these trucks will get better than the 14-15mpg's that I continually keep seeing posted.