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Ford lovers --- dont jack me around

Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 10:32 AM | Reply #41 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/06/2013
Location: ND
 
MuskyManiac Said:
 TommyBoy Said:
 Alright.  Im calling BS on your guys' mileage numbers.  Is that what the onboard computer is telling you?  You should actually check your mileage the old fashion way.  That means you might have to use a calculator.  Can you guys handle that?  I would bet that it will be much lower...

Oh TommyBoy.  I have the real Ford F150, V8.  11.5 MPG pulling, 13 in town, 19.5 highway.

I've checked it with the computer, GPS, my old Texas Instruments TI-55, as well an abacus. 
19.5 downhill, driving 55 mph, 30 mph wind on your tailgate, one guy, no gear, heat off, mirrors tucked in, clean and polished.  I still call bulls*$# MM!  I can believe the 11.5 pulling and 13 in town.  

Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 10:35 AM | Reply #42 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
I have a 2012 F250 diesel, with 11,500 miles on it now. Tow a wagon train of crap to an from the lake at about 75 feet when all hooked up. Gets great mileage, never been in the shop, and pulls like a locomotive.

I give my last 4 out of 5 Fords a big thumbs up. Had a 6.0 liter that was a giant piece of crap, and cost me as much to repair as it cost me to purchase the damn thing

LINDY FISHING



Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 10:35 AM | Reply #43 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/31/2005
Location: ND
SHORTHAIRSRUS Said:
I could care less about mileage chev charges extra 4 the v8 just like ford chgs 4 the v6 fyi ahab the red chevy gets about 9 pullin the alum trophy up to devils lake in a stiff north window. My winshield sticks above my topper and I am assuming really helpss the truck with a mile less inileage.

My major concern is with reliability. I have read about the same issues. Computer trips. U would think they would take care of that. I read this article and see the charts and when u see ford below dodge it makea one wonder. When taking a trip fishing or hunting and having veh problems is imo the worse based on what we pay 4 these toys

This is what they make extended warranties for…I have had one on my last three 4X4 each one cost $1200 to $1400 and each easily paid for themselves several times over. With all the computer crap in today’s vehicles kinda seems silly to not get one.










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Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 10:39 AM | Reply #44 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/31/2005
Location: ND
Captain Ahab Said:
MissedAgain Said:
MuskyManiac Said:
 TommyBoy Said:
 Alright.  Im calling BS on your guys' mileage numbers.  Is that what the onboard computer is telling you?  You should actually check your mileage the old fashion way.  That means you might have to use a calculator.  Can you guys handle that?  I would bet that it will be much lower...

Oh TommyBoy.  I have the real Ford F150, V8.  11.5 MPG pulling, 13 in town, 19.5 highway.

I've checked it with the computer, GPS, my old Texas Instruments TI-55, as well an abacus. 
Did you count your fingers and toes as well? If not you are full of $h!t.


What abacus do your recommend?

I have been told the horizontal ones are the shizzle ...




but I seem to do my best work on the colored vertical ones









...more people are killed by toasters then sharks. So if you're swimming in the ocean and see a toaster, SWIM FOR YOUR LIFE!

...People who don’t understand sarcasm are awesome !?!

Jig-em-Up Guide Service | Grand Forks, ND | 701-739-9198 jig-em-up-guide-service.com

Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 10:39 AM | Reply #45 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/20/2003
Location: ND
SHORTHAIRSRUS Said:

So give me the down and dirty on how many times you had to take your truck in to have it repaired.   Warranty or no warranty repair.   I would like an honest opinion --- thanks in advance.   short



Two of my friends have eccoboosts.
Both went into stall mode "just died out" while trying to pass other vehicles  while pulling almost ending in disaster.. not good.

Just took one to Canada, awesome truck. The ride was great, pulled the 19 ft glass boat with ease only reving 2200 rpm up steep valleys. But it was only getting 10.5-11 mpg pulling with 91 octane . Did the same trip with the same boat the year before with my V10 and got 9-10 mpg with the cheapest gas at the pump. My buddies 06 cummins got 17 mpg pulling a 20 ft boat that same trip very impressive and bone stock.

If I had the cash Id get a new ford or dodge diesel for pulling myelf, but I don't so I'll keep on driving my old relieble V10. Its paid for, and I don't know a single person thats had any major issues with one even past 200K.

 

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the American Government take care of him;better take a closer look at the American Indian."
Henry Ford



 
Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 10:40 AM | Reply #46 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/13/2011
Location: sd
did you guys watch Top Gear the other night?  They had a competitions with pickups..Ford f150, Dodge ram and Tundra.  No chevy.  They did kind of stupid stuff but were trying to find out which was the toughest yet most driver friendly.  The King ranch came out best with tundra second and dodge being a crapper.  I was impressed when they all pulled a jumbo jet and where timed.  The Ford really ripped..didn't think it would.  Dodge came in second (that is the only event it did well in) and tundra third.  I thought with the 6 banger the ford would show true colors but it really pulled!
Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 10:58 AM | Reply #47 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/07/2004
Location: ND
Nice abacus!!


What the hell were those guys in the Raptor thinking?
Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:00 AM | Reply #48 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/07/2009
Location: ND
i would say if you want a vehicle that gets good mileage don't buy a pickup. i don't pull a boat/camper or really anything else. so for me comfort and reliability is the most important thing. i love my 2011 chevy and have had no problems. my father in law has an ecoboost with no problems to date. he will also tell you the mileage is only good if he is driving 60-65 on the highway. i like his truck, but in my opinion is not as comfortable as my truck. my brother just got a 2014 gmc yesterday and says it rides even better then his 2011 did. good luck short.

Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:00 AM | Reply #49 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/07/2004
Location: ND
 
TommyBoy Said:
 
MuskyManiac Said:
 TommyBoy Said:
 Alright.  Im calling BS on your guys' mileage numbers.  Is that what the onboard computer is telling you?  You should actually check your mileage the old fashion way.  That means you might have to use a calculator.  Can you guys handle that?  I would bet that it will be much lower...

Oh TommyBoy.  I have the real Ford F150, V8.  11.5 MPG pulling, 13 in town, 19.5 highway.

I've checked it with the computer, GPS, my old Texas Instruments TI-55, as well an abacus. 
19.5 downhill, driving 55 mph, 30 mph wind on your tailgate, one guy, no gear, heat off, mirrors tucked in, clean and polished.  I still call bulls*$# MM!  I can believe the 11.5 pulling and 13 in town.  


You are somewhat correct.  I can get to 20 MPG driving the two-lane highways in Minnesota.  
Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:01 AM | Reply #50 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/11/2009
Location: nd
My 56 Ford ran fine for me back in the 50s but it is the only Ford PU I have had. 
292 with a four on the floor 3/4 ton. 
Was somewhat light in the rear and did not go through a lot of snow unless you put weight in the box.
Do not remember the gas mileage but i would guess low but then gas was under 20 cents a gallon.
Hope this helps you Ford guys out in your next purchase.  DB
Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:04 AM | Reply #51 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/24/2004
Location: ND
I only pull a boat and by thw looks of today that season is over. My concern is not towing. Maajority of the miles r commuting and hunting. I have no use for a diesel or a 3/4 ton.
Stay thirsty my friends
Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:12 AM | Reply #52 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/11/2009
Location: nd

I am trying to remember but i do not believe my 56 Ford was ever in the shop in town for repairs.
But back then i do not think anything when to the shop in town for repairs.
At the time had about 25000 miles on it.
And yes i wish i still had it so guess i could live with a Ford. 
But I love my Dodge to much.  1997, 3/4 ton, cummings, 5 on the floor, 4.10 rear with 77000 miles and a ram on the hood.  Maybe 16 miles on a gallon but then fuel is only 4.00 a gallon. 
Normal things like 5th gear going out twice, fuel shut off going out.  DB

Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:14 AM | Reply #53 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
 LOL db!  
In 55 a good friend had a late 40's ford complete with a PTO on the back end.  Flathead V8!  His dad welded up a mechanical winch for it, that we used with telephone and power poles to get us out of middle of the night trouble hunting rabbits and sometimes young ladies, if we were lucky,  used chains a lot-on the pickups, not the young ladies! 
Everything was rear wheel  2WD back then, till the Int Scout, then the Travelall  came out!  In ? 59 - .60? 
Good engines and rough, tough trucks back then even though we kids all beat the crap out of Em!
Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:14 AM | Reply #54 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/05/2009
Location: ND
 I use to sell em. You will be dissapointed if the mileage is what your looking for. They ride nice, are quiet, built very well. But goddam ford loves their shiite. Sticker shock to most people out looking it seems. If you choose to go with an eco, i think they bout have all the bugs worked out. There were some intercooler problems a couple years back, and I think most of the stallouts on the highways are in the older ecos, could be wrong though. All I know is if infact I was going to buy an F-150 it would be the ecoboost 100% over the 5.0. Until you drive both you just won't understand. The eco is fun to drive.



Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:17 AM | Reply #55 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/11/2002
Location: ND
 
TommyBoy Said:
 Alright.  Im calling BS on your guys' mileage numbers.  Is that what the onboard computer is telling you?  You should actually check your mileage the old fashion way.  That means you might have to use a calculator.  Can you guys handle that?  I would bet that it will be much lower...
Wrong

Johnny 7
Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:20 AM | Reply #56 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/12/2006
Location: ND
Basically your getting the same gas mileage with an ecoboost, using the recommended 91 octane, as you would driving an everyday v8 using 87. No thanks, made that mistake years ago when I bought the 'sport' model of a car, never did feel the extra 20 hp using premium, and the gas mileage was less than the standard version of the vehicle.

Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:28 AM | Reply #57 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/11/2009
Location: nd
bokat
it has always been my dream to own a flat head ford.  Now there was a motor for its time until olds came out with the ohv in 49.  You could not hear it run.
And one day i will own one, just a matter of time and what body it will be in.
Back then i do not remember anybody talking about gas mileage.  But we did discuss which vehicle could go through the most snow or mud.
And yes we had chains as sometimes they were needed.
So Ford boys there is a couple of good comments if you want a flat head in your next Ford.
But as you stated, chains not on the fine lady friends back then.
My friend had a model A with nobies (sp) for tires.  There was nothing that could stop that model A or so we thought.  Did walk a few times.
I was scare to mention the way we would hunt rabbits.  db 
Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:31 AM | Reply #58 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/11/2009
Location: nd
I do hope to put 6 one barrels carbs on my flat head so screw the mileage.
You guys that spend 60000 on your new pickup, what the hell difference does it make what it gets for miles.
So forgot the miles. I am willing to bet my 97 Dodge will go through more snow or mud then you care to even consider.  db
Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:39 AM | Reply #59 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/28/2005
Location: ND
We've replaced four long block V10's in our fleet. Short blocks were not available at the time. However, this was in the earlier models. We've replaced three or four 6.0 diesels all under 80k miles and just did a pump and injectors on one with about 60k on it. No problems yet with the few Ecoboosts that we have.
5575 Said:
SHORTHAIRSRUS Said:

So give me the down and dirty on how many times you had to take your truck in to have it repaired.   Warranty or no warranty repair.   I would like an honest opinion --- thanks in advance.   short



Two of my friends have eccoboosts.
Both went into stall mode "just died out" while trying to pass other vehicles  while pulling almost ending in disaster.. not good.

Just took one to Canada, awesome truck. The ride was great, pulled the 19 ft glass boat with ease only reving 2200 rpm up steep valleys. But it was only getting 10.5-11 mpg pulling with 91 octane . Did the same trip with the same boat the year before with my V10 and got 9-10 mpg with the cheapest gas at the pump. My buddies 06 cummins got 17 mpg pulling a 20 ft boat that same trip very impressive and bone stock.

If I had the cash Id get a new ford or dodge diesel for pulling myelf, but I don't so I'll keep on driving my old relieble V10. Its paid for, and I don't know a single person thats had any major issues with one even past 200K.


Education will tell you a tomato is a fruit, while wisdom will tell you not to put it in a fruit salad.
Re: Ford lovers --- dont jack me around
by on 11/22/2013 11:45 AM | Reply #60 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/28/2005
Location: ND
Just did a quick count and we have 72 pickups in our fleet. 5 are GM's. The rest are all Ford. Ranging from 2013's back to 2001. Everyone agrees that the 5.4's are doggy. The 5.0 is a great improvement. Our Ecoboost pickups mainly see highway miles, so the jury is still out on them.
Education will tell you a tomato is a fruit, while wisdom will tell you not to put it in a fruit salad.
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