Come on Ford

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Timbo, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Timbo

    Timbo Member

    Location:
    Gods County
    So, F150 with the 3.0 V6 diesel to the UK please Ford. You know you want to!!! Give Nissan and VW something to think about

     
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  2. Lincsman

    Lincsman Member

    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Wont fit in ANY car park space, or down some narrow lanes, they are lorries not pickups!
     
  3. skinnyhoskins

    skinnyhoskins Member

    Location:
    the narth
    will they pass the euro emissions test ?
     
  4. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Won't sell any unless the dealer network sharpens up a bit!
     
  5. ns_sheep

    ns_sheep Member

    F150 is ok, more of a grocery getter here than a work truck. Most farmers here use the F-250-F550. Same size truck but much heavier and built for farm work. I routinely tow 10+ tonne with my F-250, an F550 is rated for 18 tonne gross. I guess you need to take baby steps, an F150 would be a good start!
     
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  6. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Location:
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    I love the reserved design of old version Nissan Titan. The new one looks a bit... dare I say it... colonial.

    The size and the drivetrain of the Ford are very appealing, too.
     
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  7. Which block 7.3 v8 diesel
     
  8. ns_sheep

    ns_sheep Member

    6.4L V8 in mine built by International (2008-2012 I think) 6.7L V8 built by Ford in the new ones. 7.3 was a good engine but was replaced in the early 2000's by a 6L which had issues.
     
  9. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Big lazy motors with more torque than a nuclear submarine Nice(y)
     
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  10. ns_sheep

    ns_sheep Member

    The older engines were pretty lazy, but the new ones are pretty peppy! More so when you take off the DPF and tune them to 500hp :)
     
  11. Drillman

    Drillman Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Does all that go through the back axle? Must be some strain on when towing?

    My 200bhp Ford Ranger will easily spin the rear tyres when towing. Especially on uphill starts. That's why i went for the auto so i could feed the power in better.
     
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  12. ns_sheep

    ns_sheep Member

    Yes, all through the rear axle but they seem to be built to handle it. From new the 6.7L puts out 440bhp and 925ft lbs torque. My 6.4 only had 350 but up to about 430bhp now, that's plenty for me. A few guys tune them to well over 500 and drag race them, need to be in 4x4 to get away.
    They are a fairly heavy truck (8000lb +) empty, so traction is actually pretty good but they tend to sink pretty quick in a muddy field....I know from experience.
     
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  13. skinnyhoskins

    skinnyhoskins Member

    Location:
    the narth
    diesel 124p a litre tonight,what sort of mpg do these fords get?
     
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  14. ns_sheep

    ns_sheep Member

    Empty the F250-F550 get 20-25mpg, can get over 30 out of mine if I try. The F150's should do a fair bit better, probably over 30mpg average with the current eco boost or new diesel I would suspect.
     
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  15. Cowabunga

    Cowabunga Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion,Wales
    They announce stuff ridiculously early over there at Ford US. I mean, the 3.5 'Powerstroke' diesel will not see the light of day until Spring 2018, which is a year and three months hence at the earliest. Great news is that it will be manufactured at Dagenham and will almost certainly be a derivative of that used in the current Range Rovers.

    Also to be seen in the video is the duplex timing chain used in their V6 petrol engines. I only saw a simplex chain in the V8, although only a glimpse is shown of each engine's timing gear.

    Ford sold nearly 900,000 of F150 trucks in 2016, making it the best selling car and truck in the USA for the 36th [I think] year running. Its nearest best seller is the Toyota Camry with about a third of the F150's sales if I remember correctly.
     
  16. marco

    marco Member

    Location:
    tipperary, ireland
    is that american gallons?
     
  17. ns_sheep

    ns_sheep Member

    No, in Canada we use imperial gallons. Or L/100km now.
     
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  18. oil barron

    oil barron Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Yes. More strict in California than Europe
     
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  19. oil barron

    oil barron Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
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    It's one of the great travesties of the UK that you do not have access to a full size pick up. They are seriously awesome. 440hp, 925ft-lbs of torque I was cruzing at 80mph at the weekend up over a mountain pass while towing 5 tonne. You can shove your fendt up your arse.
     
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