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Topic: 1995 Ford F350 EXT Cab Dually 460 Gas

Posted By: AJAX1 on 01/17/10 04:03pm

Hello could anyone advise on the mileage they have gotwith this combo both empty and hauling the truck camper.Its an auto trans.

All replys appreciated


Posted By: 5Alive on 01/17/10 04:24pm

The guy I bought my camper from was hauling it with a '95 crew cab f350 SRW. I think it had a 460. I joked about his mileage, and he said it was something like 7-8mpg loaded and not much better empty.


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Posted By: kohldad on 01/17/10 04:51pm

I had a 92 Crew Cab 4x4 auto which I used to tow a 30' TT. Usually got 11 mpg unloaded, 8 mpg towing at 60mph.

Though I did get 11 mpg towing for 200 miles once in New Mexico. We traveled at 50mph and the sand on the road was passing us. Talk about a tail wind.


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Posted By: Mfan on 01/17/10 04:39pm

I have a '96 f350 crew cab dually. 460 gas with a 4.10 rear end. bought it new. I have over 50,000 miles and have never checked my mileage. I am afraid i will never drive it if i do.


Posted By: AJAX1 on 01/17/10 04:54pm

Thanks to all. Is this a durable engine/trans. It now has 47000 miles


Posted By: jwolff on 01/17/10 04:37pm

My 95 F350 Crew cab SRW with a 460 got in the 6's with camper and boat. Around 9 empty. That is the main reason I went to my current 01 F350 with a 7.3 psd. Now get 11 loaded and 16.5 empty.

Also, with the 460 I would be floored going over some hills when loaded while the diesel has plenty left in the throttle over same hills.

John


John
2001 Ford F350 dually, crew, 4x4, 7.3
2007 Arctic Fox 990
1995 Champion Bass Boat


Posted By: Camp, Forrest, Camp! on 01/17/10 08:40pm

I had a 1986 F350 CC DRW 2WD with a four speed. It had 186,000 miles when I sold it. It burned oil (did not smoke), but pulled very well. I got 11 empty and 9 loaded with an 11.5' camper and 21' 6,500lb boat.


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Posted By: SoCalDesertRider on 01/18/10 01:50am

The 460 and C6 3spd auto are both great. The E4OD 4spd auto isn't all that great. 8-12 mpg was about average for all my older gas pickups.


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Posted By: JohninSD on 01/18/10 01:59pm

My '97 F-250 4WD Supercab long bed SRW gets 9 mpg with a Lance 1010, 11 or 12 without the camper. It has the 460 engine and the 4R100 4 speed automatic - I think this is the replacement for the E40D. No problems with either the engine or trans after 100k miles other than a minor transmission fluid leak a few years ago - I don't remember the cost of the repair so it couldn't have been much. I sometimes tow a motorcycle trailer with 2 dirt bikes - maybe 900 pounds total - and it has no noticeable effect on the fuel yardage. Two sea kayaks on the camper roof also don't seem to make a difference - I get 15840 yards per gallon (sounds better than 9 mpg)


Posted By: kohldad on 01/17/10 07:13pm

I sold mine with 150K on it. Only problem I ever had was the CAT clogged up. Not long before I sold it, towed the 7,000# trailer to Yellowstone and home via Arches and Carlsbad Caverns. Worst climb I had was going east out of Whitesands where it is 6-8% grade for several miles. Dropped it in 2nd gear and climbed it without a problem. Had synthetic oil in the tranny and the trans temp never went about 220.


Posted By: Darryl&Rita on 01/17/10 05:10pm

460 is bullet proof. Keep oil and water in it, and it will outlast you. Tranny is probably a C6 3 speed, also bullet proof. The 460 does have some issues with exhaust manifolds, passenger side in particular, but headers are a cheap/easy fix


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Posted By: AJAX1 on 01/17/10 07:21pm

Its 47,000 miles not 470,000
Thanks again for the replys I appreciate ALL replys


Posted By: kcabpilot on 01/17/10 06:28pm

470k is a lot of miles for any gas engine. My 460 had about 400k on it when I sold the truck, it was getting a little tired. It still ran okay but tended to overheat when really loaded down. I'll say one thing, it could take the overheating - you could run it right up to the point where the fuel line would vapor lock and she'd quit. Let her cool off for a couple hours and it never seemed any worse for the experience.

It also had a C6 and that transmission, in over 400,000 miles and 30 years had never had anything done to it - ever.

My truck was a '78 F250 but we hauled a Lance 990 with it and towed a boat too. Mileage was around 8 but I remember coming across the Mojave one time against a raging headwind when I saw 4 mpg

I had emptied my wallet and maxed out my credit card by the time we finally made it home.


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Posted By: Tamnative on 01/17/10 07:44pm

Mfan wrote:

I have a '96 f350 crew cab dually. 460 gas with a 4.10 rear end. bought it new. I have over 50,000 miles and have never checked my mileage. I am afraid i will never drive it if i do.


Now that is about as honest an answer as I have ever heard about a trucks MPG. My hat is off to you sir


2005 Ford F-350 ex-cab Lariat 4x4 srw 6.0 Powerstroke
2008 Bigfoot 10.4


Posted By: SoCalDesertRider on 01/18/10 04:19pm

JohninSD wrote:

My '97 F-250 4WD Supercab long bed SRW gets 9 mpg with a Lance 1010, 11 or 12 without the camper. It has the 460 engine and the 4R100 4 speed automatic - I think this is the replacement for the E40D. No problems with either the engine or trans after 100k miles other than a minor transmission fluid leak a few years ago - I don't remember the cost of the repair so it couldn't have been much. I sometimes tow a motorcycle trailer with 2 dirt bikes - maybe 900 pounds total - and it has no noticeable effect on the fuel yardage. Two sea kayaks on the camper roof also don't seem to make a difference - I get 15840 yards per gallon (sounds better than 9 mpg)
Your 97 F250HD with 460 gas engine has the E4OD, not the 4R100. The 4R100 came out new for the 99 model year behind the V10, 5.4 gas and 7.3 diesel. They didn't make a 4R100 version to hook up to a 460 since the last year for both the E4OD and the 460 was '97. The V10, 5.4 and 7.3 compatible transmissions do not interchange with the 460 or 351 engines from the earlier generation trucks.


Posted By: JohninSD on 01/19/10 10:11am

Well I've had 2 professional mechanics tell me it's a 4R100 - I don't really care as long as it keeps working.


Posted By: J&L Rivera on 01/18/10 05:38pm

SoCalDesertRider wrote:

They didn't make a 4R100 version to hook up to a 460 since the last year for both the E4OD and the 460 was '97.


correct a moon dough.

with 208,000 my 97' still gets 8-11 mpg. Just passed smog in Nov. and the only things done was a new trans (under warrenty) @ 34,800 miles and a rt side headgasket @ 187,000. no water pump, no starter, no cat, no misc. items.. oh put a battery in it 7 yrs ago.
It's always been run on premium fuel.

it's been bullet proof.


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Posted By: AJAX1 on 01/18/10 07:46pm

Wow thanks for all the GREAT response!! I love this forum!! You guys are the best!


Posted By: AJAX1 on 01/19/10 09:06pm

Thanks Again Everyone. Sounds like I might get 8 mpg hauling the Lance 1010.
I got 14.5 with the 2001 powerstoke hauling the Lance
Which translates to $341 more on a 2500 mile trip. Not bad

* This post was edited 01/19/10 09:20pm by AJAX1 *


Posted By: Tamnative on 01/18/10 03:49pm

JohninSD wrote:

My '97 F-250 4WD Supercab long bed SRW gets 9 mpg with a Lance 1010, 11 or 12 without the camper. It has the 460 engine and the 4R100 4 speed automatic - I think this is the replacement for the E40D. No problems with either the engine or trans after 100k miles other than a minor transmission fluid leak a few years ago - I don't remember the cost of the repair so it couldn't have been much. I sometimes tow a motorcycle trailer with 2 dirt bikes - maybe 900 pounds total - and it has no noticeable effect on the fuel yardage. Two sea kayaks on the camper roof also don't seem to make a difference - I get 15840 yards per gallon (sounds better than 9 mpg)



How many yards is it to Oregon?


Posted By: rickab on 01/19/10 02:16pm

I've got a 1996 F250XLT SRW, 460CI 3 speed automatic with electronic overdrive (button on the shifter). I haul a 99 Fleetwood Elkhorn 9T and 4 people. I have never had any serious problems with this truck in the 10 years I've owned it. The usual maintenance stuff, replaced the radiator last year, the tanks (sandwiched plastic) started leaking. It gets average of 10 MPG around town with or without the camper. On the road it all depends on what type of terrain you're in. Climbing, it's gonna suck fuel, just remember to keep your foot out of the firewall and it'll get you there. I didn't buy this truck for the gas milage. I still love it... The truck, not the milage.....


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