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New 2011's

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by TPC Services, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Thought I would see how many of you on here have the new 2011 6.7 Ford diesels. What your thoughts are on them? how the milage, power, Maintenance on them are? heard they have the new urea stuff in them. so seeing how hard & expensive it's now to do the Maintenance on them now with that urea system in them ? Looking at getting rid of my ****** dodge 6.7 diesel. crappy pulling power and very poor milage. Cummins didn't do thier home work on this one! an am tierd of replacing the hole front end after each plowing season.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2010
  2. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    purchased one about 3 weeks ago and LOVE it!!! has great power and good fuel economy much better then my 6.4. The urea is around $10 a gallon and the tank holds around 5 gallons. They say the tank should last around 5000 miles but will vary depending on driving habbits and idle time. to some it up you could not force me to give this truck back.
     
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,501

    $10 a gallon, WHAT...i think some misquoted you that price
     
  4. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    . No that’s what I have heard also 1olddogtwo, what I have heard also is the only reason it's that high is Busch has the market on the fluid there’s no other manufactures of the urea is what I been told.
    Friend of mine is a die hard shevy guy and the dealer told him the same it would cost him over $50 for them to add to the urea in the new chevy's diesel. My real question I guess is how hard is it now to do the oil, fuel filterchanges & add this urea yourself on the new 2011's I not going to pay a dealer $200 or more now to change this stuff for me when I have all the tools to do it myself.
     
  5. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    That was the price given to me at the ford dealer.
     
  6. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    it is all very easy oil and fuel filters are just like any other truck on the market. The urea gives you instructions in your owners manual on how to fill. Looks very easy but I have not had to add any yet.
     
  7. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    is that the smart cap fuel cap that is right next to the diesel one, and is suppose to start beeping if you dont add it after 5000 miles

    <img src="http://www.myemoticons.com/images/emotions/disappointed/shoot-me.gif" border="0" alt="Shoot Me" title="Shoot Me" />
     
  8. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    It will give you a message in the cluster in the truck when you have 1000 miles left on the fluid and then you just add in till full. fills next to the fuel fill and use special fill spout that comes with the bottle to insure you don't over fill.
     
  9. honda12967

    honda12967 Member
    Messages: 31

    Hey not to sound stupid but what is urea, what does it do? Im new to diesels
     
  10. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Urea, also called carbamide, is an organic chemical compound which essentially is the waste produced when the body metabolizes protein.


    I'm sure you could pee in the tank and that would do the trick :rolleyes:


    It cleans the fuel though
     
  11. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    The Diesel Exhaust Fluid Emissions system uses a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). This is a technology that uses a urea based Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and a catalytic converter to significantly reduce nitrous oxides (NOx) emissions. The system accomplishes this by injecting small quantities of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) into the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) where its vaporizes and decomposes to form ammonia and carbon dioxide. The Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Dosing Control unit is used to control the operation and monitoring of the DEF system. The ammonia is the desired by-product which in conjunction to the SCR Catalyst, converts the NOx to a harmless nitrogen and water. The SCR system is equipped with two NOx Sensors and modules that are used to monitor the efficiency of the SCR Catalyst and DEF system
     
  12. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,551

    In other words, thanks to the EPA, the air coming out of the tailpipe is cleaner than the air going in the intake... :dizzy:
     
  13. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    that sums it up ussmileyflag
     
  14. honda12967

    honda12967 Member
    Messages: 31

    Wow haha thanks for the info guys, I thought they didn't do to much on emissions on the diesels. Someone said awhile ago that they didn't have to go to emissions, I don't know how true it is or maby that was just Connecticut.
     
  15. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    So could you take a pee pe in it and that would work?
     
  16. honda12967

    honda12967 Member
    Messages: 31

    And i always thought pissing on someone truck was a bad thing, never knew it would save them money. haha
     
  17. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,571

    no quite the same
     
  18. Bigfoot Brent

    Bigfoot Brent Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    I beleive the contents of DEF are 68% water and 32% urea, it should say on the container.
    In my area a gallon of DEF costs approx. $12-$19.
     
  19. 06FX4Blizzard

    06FX4Blizzard Member
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 96

    Just got a 2011. f350 lariat supercab with the 6.7 . 2 weeks ago.. so far this truck is great.. Alot of power and torque. I i had a 6.0 and the 6.0 has nothing on the new motor... Just got the wideout put on to it.. the only thing i dont like about this truck is the tilt on the steering wheel. It dont come down far enough and arm gets sore holding it up there. and the price tag lol... the best mpg i have gotten with it.. is 21.8 mpg..
     
  20. 06FX4Blizzard

    06FX4Blizzard Member
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 96

    told me to add def flued every 7500 miles when i do a oil change.. said after 350 miles of it beeping it will lower all the power in the motor and not allow you to get over 55mph until its refilled and reset