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Old 09-21-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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ok, all you diesel guy's help me make up my mind.
i'm looking at an F 550, so what ya say,lol
should i get a turbo or not? how does it do mileage wise ? more power or about the same as the reg. deisel?
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ok, all you diesel guy's help me make up my mind.
i'm looking at an F 550, so what ya say,lol
should i get a turbo or not? how does it do mileage wise ? more power or about the same as the reg. deisel?
thanks
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Old 09-21-2006, 05:03 PM   #3
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I don't know of any truck diesels that are not turbo charged and intercooled. The turbo really adds a lot of power and helps the efficiency of the modern engines.

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Old 09-21-2006, 09:10 PM   #4
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I'ld get the turbo. . . 'cause if you don't you won't be getting a diesel.
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:18 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuneMe:
I'ld get the turbo. . . 'cause if you don't you won't be getting a diesel. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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I once owned a 1987 Ford diesel, they came non-turbo then, a good truck empty but for towing it was a real dog.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:34 AM   #7
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Thanks you guys . ya sure have helped ne alot.
guess it a turbo then.



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Old 09-23-2006, 07:43 AM   #8
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As said earlier, I haven't heard of any diesel without a turbo. Even small cars like a diesel Jetta have turbos. An F550 uses the same 6.0 motor than an F250 from what I understand. The turbo REALY help with all around power. Without it, you wont get the air flow needed until it was at high RPM's. At low RPM they are just slugs.
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The Ford F550 is spec'ed differently than smaller trucks. You can order a Caterpillar or Cummins engine if you wish. I would in a heartbeat!
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I'm pretty sure the F550 is only available with the PS 6.0 diesel engine. I think you have to move up to the F650 to get the other engine options. I'm not a Ford guy, so I could be wrong.
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I believe Ken is right - the F-650 opens up the engine options other than the 6.0L.

Now, if one is willing to wait until after the first of the year:

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You are right, the 6.0L up through the 550. The F650 and up can get real truck engines.

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One major advantage is that a turbo helps keep power up at high altitudes.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by powerboatr:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuneMe:
I'ld get the turbo. . . 'cause if you don't you won't be getting a diesel. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

what he said </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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