New Owner! Diesel Newbie

Discussion in 'New SuperDutyDiesel Member Introductions' started by bfisher003, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. bfisher003

    bfisher003 SDD Junior Member

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    Hello. New member here. Three days ago I traded my ‘13 F-150 Platinum 4x4 Ecoboost for a new F-350 Lariat CC SRW SB 4x4 with the 6.7 Powerstroke diesel. Sweet truck. The only diesels I’ve ever driven were John Deere tractors back when I was a kid growing up on the farm. Even our two ton grain trucks were gassers.

    I traded for a couple of reasons. The main one is because we plan to trade our travel trailer for a fifth wheel later this year, so I needed more cargo capacity and power. The second reason is because our F-150 has 84,000 miles on it with about 60,000 of them towing a travel trailer. The boostie did a great job, but after setting up the hitch for the new F-350 and doing a test tow (31’ and 7,000 lbs of trailer) there is a huge difference. This is a much more confident towing experience. I hardly knew the trailer was back there.

    Do I need to drive this diesel any differently than a gas engine? What are things I should or should not do when driving it?

    Thanks for any thoughts and suggestions. I love this truck!


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    DaveBen SDD Senior Member

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    :welcome bfisher003. Drive it like you stole it. You will get better mileage if you keep your foot out of it! :)
     
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