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    Re: 2011 F Series Truck Recall

    Jim, what kind of gas mileage are you getting with your TV? Its just about the same as the one I just bought. I am getting about 11 MPG driving without out the trailer in the city. Not much more than that on the highway.
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    Re: 2011 F Series Truck Recall

    I am getting 8.5 towing and 14.5 non-towing that is is I drive it right. If I drive normally I will get 7.5 towing and 12 not towing.
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    Re: 2011 F Series Truck Recall

    That's what I was figuring I was going to get. I have to put a hitch in it pretty soon.
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    Re: 2011 F Series Truck Recall

    Quote Originally Posted by dieselengineer View Post
    I believe the Dodge recall was to verify that the original tie rod was not replaced with the incorrect part due to a part ID issues that could have happen if the vehicle was repaired due to collision damage.

    I ask the question, what happens if the electronics fails while your driving and the total 400 HP output of that big diesel is out of control. You try turning the key off, but nothing happens. Don't think the brakes are going the stop it!

    With any luck the programming that sees a climb in engine RPM along with an increase in brake pressure will still be effective enough to shut down the engine.
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    Yes, I hope the programmers of the big three put enough safety code into the programs to shutdown these engines. The fact is, the only way the shutdown a runaway diesel is to remove the fuel and/or air supply to the engine. Remember, the oil in the crankcase is fuel to a diesel. That is why I like to have that third peddle on the floor, I can quickly disengage if need be, but appears that the big three are taking that standard option away also. Well it is a new year, HAPPY NEW YEAR! and keep on trucking
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    Jim - the new Ford has "toyo " programming in it (my term).

    If the engine is accelerating and you are standing on the brakes ala toyota problems, the engine will begin to shutdown.

    BTW, like your brake controller, the new ford uses a pressure transducer in the brake system to activate the trailer brakes. And below about 20 mph it reduces the current to keep the low speed brake surging to a minimum.

    Runaway diesels - ain't that exciting? I saw a 6-71 run away and was amazed watching the instructor run towards an engine that was about to grenade to get it to shut down.

    BTW, hitting the air intake shutdown on the 6-71 at speed would just about pull all the seals out of the blower
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    Runaways are nasty. Ever see one bog down under too much load, stall and kick over running backwards with smoke coming out the intake. It's an Oh ---- moment too.
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    Re: 2011 F Series Truck Recall

    Duane
    You're correct, closing the air intake (emergency shutdown) is a event you will not forget. However throwing a rod is also a wild event.

    As for the "toyo" programming, it is only good if the processor is functioning. Not like the old school with a manual fuel shutoff.

    Yes, seen a diesel fire in reverse, what a sight to see.
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    Re: 2011 F Series Truck Recall

    Quote Originally Posted by pmmjarrett View Post
    Runaways are nasty. Ever see one bog down under too much load, stall and kick over running backwards with smoke coming out the intake. It's an Oh ---- moment too.
    More then once on boats. Use to be not that unusual on the 2 strokers
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    The difference in fuel economy between the 6.4 Navistar engine and the new 6.7 Ford engine or a 5.9 Cummins is roughly $2000 a year for someone that drives 20,000 miles a year....... It's $1000 - $1500 a MONTH for someone like me who drives 10,000 - 15,000 miles a month for a living. That's a truck payment and enough left over to put a little food on the table or enough to justify spending $15k on a Cummins conversion to replace the 6.Oh No or 6.4.

    Yea I just love the Ford salesmen that try to tell me that you don't buy a truck like this for fuel economy when I expect a diesel pickup to get 20+ mpg highway empty and average 10+ mpg towing.

    How did Navistar get this so wrong these last 8 years.




    Quote Originally Posted by porthole View Post
    More then once on boats. Use to be not that unusual on the 2 strokers
    The detroits were famous for that.
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