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Old 05-07-2018, 03:59 PM
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looking for a different rig to use primarily as a DD to work and home (25 mile round trip) and use on the farm as well when need be and possibly move a little snow in winter time.
Have the chance to pick up a 2011 3/4 ton CCLB XLT 6.2L with 210k miles for $9,500 locally. It has a few cosmetic blemishes but no dents nor rust issues.
I don't know anything about the motor nor really its issues (compared to the previous 5.4) didn't know if anyone can shed some light on them and or if its a decent purchase or not?
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Old 05-07-2018, 05:18 PM
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They are horrifically gutless esp towing and they drink fuel like you wouldn't believe.
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:04 PM
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I was told they are lucky to get 12 mpg empty
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As sootie said, gutless as all get out. Seem to not wake up till 4500 rpm or so, and even then it aint impressive. We work on hotshot trucks that are 6.4s and 6.7s, and weigh around 15k. They seem to pull better than their utility trucks that are 6.2s.

Aside from that, they seem to be doing fairly decent reliability wise. Seen a few broken valve springs, and there is a certain build date range that had issues with the rollers on the rockers, but that was more of a noise issue than a running issue. Aside from that, water pumps and degas hoses, the occasional radiator seemto be about it.
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I have a '12 6.2 with 155,xxx on it now. I ordered mine with 4.30 gears. Empty I could get 15.5-16. But loaded to 9,500#, I consistently get 10-11.5. I had to replace both manifolds, as they both cracked. Had issues with death wobble and caster, fixed that. Other than that the trucks been solid. I've towed our John Deere 250 skid loader, and it doesn't pull like my old 7.3 work truck, but it gets the job done. I miss the power and mileage, but when I ordered it the 6.7 was still new. And reliability/longevity was unknown. Definitely a reliable truck in my opinion though.
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We have a 6.2 F250 at work. It currently has over 500k. It has gone through a few transmissions. The motor is untouched except for the occasional water/power steering pump. And of course a 6.2 gasser is going to seem gutless compared to a 6.4 or 6.7 they aren't even comparable.
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I've never ridden in or driven one but they have to have more sack then a 5.4 don't they? The 5.4's in 3/4 ton pickups that I drove were god ****ing awful.
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If their that bad I think I'll be better suited in the 2010 f150 with less miles and similar $
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If their that bad I think I'll be better suited in the 2010 f150 with less miles and similar $
i agree with you 100%. A 5.0 150 feels like it has more power than a 6.2 250
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I've never ridden in or driven one but they have to have more sack then a 5.4 don't they? The 5.4's in 3/4 ton pickups that I drove were god ****ing awful.


Their pretty bad...

Had a fleet of them at a company I was working for that thought they would save money by switching from diesel to gas...bad idea. They were turds. Couldnít get out of its own way if you were pulling anything, and we were pulling light! They make a ton of noise but donít go anywhere.


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