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- February 9, 2019 at 00:59 #29030
what gas engine? 2020 F350: 6.2 Gas or 7.3 L Gas?
Any guesses as to the increase in price from the 6.2 L gasser to the 7.3 L gasser?
If it was you (and you didn’t want diesel) what engine would you buy? the 6.2 L gasser or the 7.3 L gasser?
Our plan is to custom order a gasser 2020 F350 with just the options we want, and none that we don’t…. and put a 9.5’ Hallmark pop on it full time. No, we will almost never tow anything. We hate towing.
Diesel doesn’t make sense for us, as it adds a ton to the cost, plus weights a *lot* more than the gas engine, so it effectively reduces our max payload.
We also like to go far, far off the beaten path, and those places often don’t have diesel to sell. We dont want to worry about range ever.
I am told that our Hallmark, “wet” could be about 3,000 lbs, or maybe a little less (approximately) so I’ll have the F350 built with a lot of carrying capacity.
So the question comes down to: do we get the tried and true 6.2-liter gas V8, probably around 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque (current specs)
or do we spend the extra $ to get the new 7.3-liter pushrod V8.
One unknown variable… the new 10 speed transmission sounds nice… that would be nice to have. I wonder if the 6.2L gasser would even be available with the new 10 speed transmission….. Hmmm…
Thanks…. here is a copy paste of some info, from the internet:
and I quote: …”The base (Super Duty) option is a carryover 6.2-liter gasoline V8, which will likely have output ratings similar to the current model’s 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
Next up is an all-new 7.3-liter pushrod V8, claimed to be the most powerful gas engine in Super Duty history.
Finally, there’s a new, third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8. It has a new turbo, new internals and a new 36,000-psi fueling system to deliver power; the outgoing engine was rated for 450 hp and 935 lb-ft.
Those engines now mate to a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which weighs just 3.5 pounds more than and fits into the same physical space as the outgoing six-speed. (The base 6.2-liter engine will still be offered with the six-speed on low-cost trims.)
Ford promises improved efficiency from the new transmission. In addition to the expected Tow/Haul, the 10-speed adds extra driving modes: Slippery, Deep Sand and Snow, and Eco, the last of which feels like a token effort in a heavy-duty pickup truck.”
- February 9, 2019 at 12:40 #29049John PerzParticipant
Here’s my $0.02 on the question.
Ford has had a whole series of engine problems: The spark plug issues on the early 5.4s and the V10. The 6.0 liter and 6.4 liter diesels. It’s enough to make you think that Dilbert’s pointy haired boss is now supervising the Ford engineers.
I would be very leery of buying a brand new design from them. I mean, why pay them for the privilege of being one of their beta-testers?
The 6.2 has been around for years and has no known issues. In point of fact, I bought an F250 with the 6.2 because mechanics I knew assured me they were not seeing any problems with the 6.2. I’ve been completely happy with it.
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- February 9, 2019 at 13:11 #29054Mello MikeKeymaster
My sentiments exactly. John is exactly right. The 6.2L is a proven engine, I had one in my 2011 F-250 and loved it. Stick with the time-tested engine rather than a new one that may have a host of issues the first year or two.
- February 12, 2019 at 10:18 #29121
i just read that the F350 will *all* come with the new 10 speed transmission… i can’t even get the older 6 speed. Oh well… that decision is made for me. 😉
- February 12, 2019 at 15:38 #29137ardvarkParticipant
We carry our Hallmark Utl XL on our SD350 with a 6.2 and it does fine, but if I had it to do over again, I would order it with a 4.30 rear end rather than the standard 3.73, which I have. Just my opinion, but while the 3.73 does fine in the flat land once we hit real mountains the grunt is just not there. 🙂
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- February 12, 2019 at 23:12 #29142
We carry our Hallmark Utl XL on our SD350 with a 6.2 and it does fine, but if I had it to do over again, I would order it with a 4.30 rear end rather than the standard 3.73, which I have. Just my opinion, but while the 3.73 does fine in the flat land once we hit real mountains the grunt is just not there. ?
great info – very helpful
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