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Old 12-16-2013, 03:01 PM
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Hi guys,
Looking at forking over some cash on a F250 or F350 Ford, but how much maintenance is required with these new diesels (2011+)? All the tractors on the farm are old enough to not have emissions although I think the new ones do. Is it really worth the $8,000 upgrade for a diesel? Do you have to tow alot (think daily) to make it worth while?
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To answer your question Gas or Diesel? It depends.
How many miles do you put on your trucks in a year?
How often do you tow?
When you tow, how heavy do you tow?

To your other question, How much maintenance is required on a diesel? NOT MUCH MORE THEN A GAS TRUCK but an oil change on a diesel is more expensive and fuel filters are changed more frequently in a diesel then a gasser.
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What about the DPF stuff on the newer diesels? I put about 20-25,000 miles on a year. I don't tow anything right now, but would like to be able to buy a 5th wheel flatbed around 10-12,000 lbs gvw whenever I need to not sure on how often.
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Yes, the dpf requires more attention when needing worked on, And If the warrenty is gone the dpf repairs can be expensive. Also, the egr can be expensive to repair if not working correctly.
The dpf and egr's started being put in the trucks in late 07.
So if you want a diesel and don't have alot of money, I would go for the early 07 and before. They don't have the emmisions crap.
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