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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-07-2001, 12:27 AM
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Bought a ?new '95 Ford F-250 with a Power Stroke Diesel. All I can say is, "That is one monster of an engine." Reminds me of my old Mack V-8 - more power than a mere mortal needs to be in control of.

1,300 rpms, up hill, head wind, pulling a trailer with over 4,000 lbs of Jeep, and it still accellerated. And this is with about half of the injectors in need of replacement.

Anyway, here is my newly purchased tow veh. The red doesn't really match with the dark green TJ, but SO WHAT!!! It's a tow veh that is only rivaled by a full size road tractor.

Anyone with questions, will be happy to give my opinion - right or wrong.

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Re: New Tow veh - New Trailer Queen

C'mon Doug, opinions?

Ford: Right only by the fact it's a Power Stroke, otherwise it's wrong.

TJ on a trailer: Wrong, just plain wrong.

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Sweet, One of these days I'll get me my F-250 with the PS (when I can afford it), but for now I just have to live vicariously through those of you that have a good tow vehicle and trailer [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Normally would have to agree with both the Ford and the trailer opinion. This is the first Ford I've ever owned, and the TJ has been driven to all events from N.M. to Louisiana and Colorado to Tex, but it's getting to the point that I have been fearful of being able to get home from time to time, so it really is trailer time.

This Ford spent its first 100k miles hauling Porta Potties. Now, is that poetic or not?? from hauling $hit to hauling my TJ. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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That TJ didn'tb test the Powerstroke any more than bringing home some dog food! I used my wifes F250 PSD to haul a 9000 load from Alaska to Virginia. Only on the absolute steepest of hills did I even have to turn off the overdrive! I averaged 75 MPH!

You know you can never go back to gas right????

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When you get ready to put new injectors in, let me know. There is a place in Lousianna that rebuilds injectors for a living, and they have great prices. About half what a rebuilt injecotor will cost. The only down side is you will have to be without the truck for about a week and a half while they rebuild your injectors. They do a great job though. They do work on Cummings, Powerstroke(International), Cat., and Detroit. We used them for the injectors for our Ford 8600 tractor and after 100 operating hours they are still running fine. Another farmer uses them exclusivly, and the guy that owns the lumber yard in town used them to rebuild his '96 Powerstoke injectors.




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Aww, you should have gone my route. Cummins powered M-715, much cooler tow rig. Especially since you operate a 4x4 related business. My wife is starting up a business as soon as the patent stuff is secured and the 715 will be a marketing tool. Serious attention grabber!

I thought about ribbing you on that "used to haul s#it" comment but "still does" was just too easy, and besides I like TJ's.

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What year did Ford come out with the Powerstroke?

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Not sure about the first year,maybe 93? If you are really curious here is the site:

http://www.ford-diesel.com/

Great Forum. Taught me everything I needed to know about my 2000 F350 Crew cab.

It does just okay pulling the jeep. ;-)

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The first year for the 'Stroke was 1994. The only thing to watch out for is that there were non-stroke turbo diesels offered in 1994 also. The main difference is the injection system. The Powerstroke is direct injection and the non-stroke is indirect (just a turbo version of the standard 7.3).

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