Mine weighed in at 5,620 full of gas and me, but yours would be different depending on your cab and bed size. It could not hold a plow and ford could not sell it with one. Autos and bigger engines will give yours a higher rating. This is where it get confusing and even im not really sure how they decided. The heavy duty trucks were exempted from the move to obd 2 for whatever reason, its easy enough to check the codes though, let us know if you need instructions. I have replaced the glow plugs and the relay about 15 times in 2 years. Mobil Delvac elite is synthetic blend.
Yeah I had a 90 F150 that was just recently totaled, plus I spent months searching for trucks over the years so I know where the rust starts on these models - thanks though! No Review Date: 2nd October, 2005. Thanks and sorry for the newbie questionsAll I know is the light duty 250 is a turd. Thats a good thread but they have alot of stuff wrong. From a power perspective I think it did just fine, I can keep up 65mph on a very steep grade with a trailer, but I go easy on it because there is no cause for hurry when you are out for the scenery anyhow. If its rust free and in good shape Ill take it off your hands also! Can someone with knowledge please explain to me a few things about this year model: - Why did they make two different body styles in the same year? Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is how much weight the truck is rated to carry including its own weight on it's own wheels. I rather push a chevy then own 98-2012. Some front end repairs too, but with over 100k on Alaska roads what do you expect!! The larger the F250, the lower the carrying capacity due… But what about Mobil Delvac elite 15w40 for Ford? I get 16 city, 20 Hwy! This truck has a couple of quirky things, like you have to put a special additive to the coolant yearly otherwise the engine, for lack of better terms, will rot from the water jacket out.
You have an excellent full float sterling 10. It should match up with one of the rating above. That's because they are the old F-250s! Thanks and sorry for the newbie questions Can someone with knowledge please explain to me a few things about this year model: - Why did they make two different body styles in the same year? They made both body styles of 250 in 97, the obs and the new style-called it a light duty. Typical things like starter, batteries, brakes. Ok guys, Here's my stupid question for the day.
Yes Review Date: 9th February, 2006 Faults: This truck is not a very reliable vehicle. It's a 97 F250 heavy duty 5. Only 97 f150's were the newer body style. You are going to be replacing…. The f250's and up stayed older body style until 1998.
Thanks guys, I have the diesel engine, and full floater 10. I honestly think diesel will be the fuel of the future with bio-diesel technologies coming on-line, but in the mean time we may have to suffer a few more years at the hands of Arab oil. I also had to buy a new transmission. Using synthetic isn't necessary and using it isn't going to keep it from breaking down. Is it any better than Mobil Delvac super 1300 and etc? Light duty or heavy duty did not depict what rear axle it got.
Light duty or heavy duty did not depict what rear axle it got. Wasn't it mandatory in 96 and up vehicles to be compliant? Replaced small electric heater for warming up the fuel on cold days that had a bad o-ring on it and leaked. But even Ford realized how stupid that was, and in '98 they renamed the F-250 as an F-150. I have a lot of fun working on this truck, and there are a lot of things a cautious back yard mechanic with the aid of a Haynes or Chilton manual can take care of. Year of manufacture 1997 First year of ownership 2004 Most recent year of ownership 2006 Engine and transmission 7.
. Come on you have the Internet it's a 6. What is the blow off vavle type of sound I hear when climbing hills or accelerating quickly? Autos and bigger engines will give yours a higher rating. General Comments: This truck is awesome when it is working right wehich is not to often. I purchased it in Anchorage Alaska, where it has lived most of it's life. In a nutshell, I wouldn't buy a gas powered full size truck again, except diesel fuel prices are becoming so outrageous.
Gross Combined Weight Rating is how much it's rated to move, including itself, any payload and any trailer. You are fine and actually overdoing it with the synthetic in the 6. You can call it a 96 at the parts stores if you wish it will get you all the parts you need. I would reccommend to anyone considering a diesel to go with Dodge less things can go wrong. It's right on top of the engine, very few items had to be moved to get to it.
Faults: Fuel Leak at Fuel Filter, mounted on top of engine. One place to watch for rust is the rear wheel wells, they didnt put factory drain holes in the inner sheet metalvand it traps water. No problem, i just wish someone had told me when i first got mine so i could have fixed it before it ate through. Rest at ease you have a good one. I have pulled a trailers with it, which kills the fuel economy, but I hadn't expected efficiency with 5000 pounds of dead weight being pulled up Alaska Hills. Nope, Ford made it extremly difficult to figure out what trucks came with what axles. Replaced fuel pump; not as hard as you might guess! That means the maximum legal weight sitting on those 4 tires is 8800lbs assuming you have not registered the tags for a lower weight So now you need the weight of the truck as equipped to travel with passengers, full tank of fuel etc.