Ford F350 with a Powerstroke

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Joined
Sep 5, 2001
Location
san antonio & austin
TDI
formerly: 2001 Golf GL, '97 Passat (RIP) '98 NB, '05 B5 sedan
I helped a friend shop for one of these this past week and gotta say it is an impressive vehicle.
The engine's output is 400 hp and 800 lb-ft. One of the more surprising things was how very quiet the engine was- even when standing next to it with the hood open.
They aren't required to provide EPA estimates for the HD pickups, but we saw 20 mpg on the highway while engaging in "spirited" driving.
It is also capable of burning up to B20. Does anyone understand why they can run a higher biodiesel concentration than most other modern diesels?
 

Honeydew

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Joined
Nov 28, 2006
Location
Florida
TDI
13 Passat DSG
My neighbor has one of those, it is a sweet truck. He had a 7.3 and 6.0 PSD previously and the only thing he misses is the exhaust note. Apparently the PSD 6.7 and the new Duramax share the same Bosch fuel injection system. To run B20 in the new 6.7 Cummins the dealer must activate something in the computer that is supposed to be done in conjunction with the severe duty filter kit install.

Not sure what exactly is different about the trucks to allow higher biodiesel blend limits.
 
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