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RE: F150 Ecoboost vs F250 Diesel mileage

The title of this thread is Ego Boost vs. F250 Diesel. My browser says the title is “F150 Ecoboost vs F250 Diesel mileage”. Maybe it’s time for a visit to the eye doctor.
Sport45 05/18/19 04:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas engines in school buses coming back?

Besides the Ford V10, the other player in the gas bus motors is PSI. They have an 8.8L (540 ci) that can be used with gas, or propane. I am not sure if it can be set up for CNG. This motor is basicly an improved and stroked chey 8.1L and is likely the larger than 8L engine that GM has been teasing. Navistar makes bus chassis's with this motor. Glad you mentioned this, I posted this in another thread, showing just how usable the power curve of the PSI 8.8 is: PSI 8.8L Rated HP: 270HP @ 2600 @1000 RPM: 103HP @2000 RPM: 215HP Rated Torque: 565 ft-lb @ 1500 @1000 RPM: 540 ft-lb @2000 RPM: 564 ft-lb That's very diesel like. And should have decent service life at such low rpm. And decent mileage with such low rpm! There is a catch to large displacement, low RPM motors. Every gas engine that I have personally checked idles around 600RPM and 19 inches of vacuum. This basically means that fuel consumption at idle is proportional to displacement so the big motors are fuel hogs at low speeds. Maybe PSI has found a way around this by lowering the idle speed and shifting the entire power curve down or cylinder de-activation at low speeds. I don't know but it would be interesting to find out. Also, a low speed motor may need more gears in the transmission and gear shifts. 19” of vacuum is about 1/3 of an atmosphere. So a 8.8 liter engine idling is only drawing about 3 liters of air every 2 revolutions. I wouldn’t expect these engines to consume much more fuel at idle than the old carbureted big blocks. They will, of course, take more fuel to idle than a diesel but only because diesels can operate at a much higher air/fuel ratio than gas engines.
Sport45 05/02/19 01:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Moving a Broken Power Seat?

I’d try to attack it from underneath. Maybe center punch and drill the seat bolts out or grind a slot in the end and run them up with a big screwdriver.
Sport45 05/01/19 03:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Duramax owner hitch question

I would only consider the B&W. I’ve used a lot of different hitches over the years. Got a Ford F-350 with pucks. Installed B&W and was shocked at how well it worked. Shocked that it worked well? For the extra money they cost and all the hype around them I think I’d be shocked if it didn’t work well.
Sport45 04/28/19 08:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Needing small engine yard tool experts

I use Stihl synthetic at 50:1 in all my 2-stroke engines. Even the old chainsaws that were spec’d at 16:1. Just had to adjust the mixtures so they would run right. When you replace oil with gas (or vice-versa) by changing the ratio you need to make sure the engine isn’t left running lean which can quickly burn a hole in a piston. Too rich will foul plugs in a hurry.
Sport45 04/27/19 04:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Who can be the last poster?

Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend!
Sport45 04/18/19 09:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: Which diesel engine oil.

Any CJ oil that’s not also CK rated is okay as long as it meets viscosity spec. CK oils need to meet the Ford lubrication spec. You can see Ford’s position statement and a list of approved brands in the link below. I don’t think Delo or Valvoline are listed at this time. Ford Diesel Oil
Sport45 04/17/19 10:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2 1/2 Inch Receiver Questions

So far, I’ve been able to thread the hooks through the holes and hook them back to themselves. But on the Ford forums I follow I see many have installed these hammerlock chain links on their hitch to give themselves something to hook onto. Hammerlock link
Sport45 04/11/19 09:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can’t decide which vehicle would be best for my situation

Most any 1/2 ton pickup would easily tow your 6,500# TT or the “slightly larger” trailer of the future. There are even 1/2 ton diesel options if you want to go that route.
Sport45 03/23/19 11:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pin Box wing set issue...

Northwood them selves have now agreed to fix this at there plant but will not pay me to take the RV there or pay my expenses. instead they will only pay someone else to pick it up and take it there. Maybe you should just let them pay someone to haul it back to their shop.
Sport45 03/12/19 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When is a 3/4 ton needed?

It’s about handling. Sure a one ton diesel has strong components. But with a trailer that weighs as much or more on a bumper hitch several feet behind the rear axle, you should avoid feeling invincible on a wet street in a curve if something unscheduled happens. There’s a reason guys buy 5th wheels and goosenecks. I hope nobody feels invincible on a wet street or curve if something unexpected happens. Whether they’re dragging a trailer or not...
Sport45 02/17/19 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: When is a 3/4 ton needed?

Things get iffy when a trailer is heavier than the tow vehicle when using a bumper-pull hitch. You can do it, but I wouldn’t. One day when you’re coming around a curve on a rainy day and something happens causing you to need to do a brake slam and/or evasive maneuver, you’ll find out why. The ratings don’t tell the whole story. Are you suggesting a 1-ton diesel shouldn’t bumper pull a trailer of more than about 8,000 GVWR? Sounds a little too conservative to me.
Sport45 02/16/19 05:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Payload rating on F-450.

If you look at the F-350 you’ll find they have more payload. Might be enough to make the difference you need. The 450 does give you a tighter turning radius and real truck tires though.
Sport45 02/16/19 05:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Trick knee
Sport45 02/16/19 03:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Tuna sandwich
Sport45 02/12/19 11:23am Around the Campfire
RE: 3 Word Sentence

How’s Larry’s garden? A B C
Sport45 02/11/19 09:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2017 or newer F-350 DRW 4wd, suspension question?

Not overloading the truck is the best way to prevent excessive 'squatting' Or not “leveling” it when it’s empty...
Sport45 02/10/19 02:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 weak heater?

Now that winter's properly arrived I'm noticing that the heat in my 2017 2500 isn't that powerful. It takes a good 20 minutes to heat up the cabin into the 70s. It can't compete with any windows being open even partially. Anyone else noticed the same? I have the super basic work truck heat, single zone with three speed fan. Did it used to keep the cab warm with the windows partially open? Does it work okay with them closed?
Sport45 01/28/19 06:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing

I recently acquired an old Terry 28' fifth wheel camper.. I currently don't own a pick-up but have a heavy duty work van. Is it possible for the hitch on the van to be modified for the van to haul the fifth wheel. It’s possible. But please don’t. :) Pulling 5th Backwards
Sport45 01/28/19 05:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: My truck has a winter beard! For you guys with LED headlights, are the concerns I’ve heard about them not generating enough heat to keep the lights clear of ice and frost true?
Sport45 01/22/19 09:26pm Tow Vehicles
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