For no other reason than the option of being able to have a buddy, wife or someone at the ramp help in loading and unloading your boat when needed. Choose your car or truck. First time pulling your 10,000 lb. That's what I got for my 99 and it tells me everything I need to know to Fix it, and were everything is located at. Call or text John for additional info at 720. The 1991 would do an honest 60-65mph on the highway pulling.
Steve ok guys i bought the truck but i'm still having hard to start promblem. I made the diesel without a turbo comment because I believe every diesel needs a turbo. God bless that truck though. The good thing about the natural engines is they will run a long time for many miles. If your not sure, you can do what I did and start with 12 then add till full. I've pulled 300+ mile trips with both trucks.
You can download all of the owners guides at. Basically the turbo truck lets me run 5-10mph faster on the highway and keeps the speed on the hills much better too. A must see and drive vehicle. The needle buries at 85mph and it feels damn fast in that truck with the shakes and rattles. Truck will pull the boat out without touching the fuel pedal, just let the clutch out and you'll idle right up the ramp. Truck has newer topper that can be removed and replaced with top bed diamond plate that I have. If it is to pull your own boat I would suggest going with an automatic.
I would think that anyone used to the newer trucks would be dissatisfied with the lower hp of the older trucks. Your buddies will tell you they can because they had a Honda Civic 5 speed in high school. When refilling, remove dipstick to provide adequate venting and allow oil to flow into crankcase. I've got an 87 6. Just received tune up including new glow plugs, wo new batteries, alve cover gaskets and all new lightingInc new cab roof lights and new electric door openers and new tail lights and a new starter and ignition switch. Now you can see everything including fuse locations … service intervals even the diesel supplements are there.
Will reduce price for what I paid for the topper. Just received new paint, ntire undercarriage sandblasted and painted with Por 15. The controller determines how long these glow plugs heaters are on and if the internal relay inside sticks or for what- ever reason stays on too long it will cause failure. While the glow plugs may be burned out understand that the controller needs to work properly to prevent this from occurring prematurely in the first place. Truck has never been a work truck and has newer interior and 6 newer tires.
At slow speeds and around town, it's fine but it just lacks the horsepower to tow on the freeway. I got 14mpg empty and 8 pulling. I drove it back from Idaho a year ago and got 16 mpg in od. Are you looking to tow your own boat to and from the ramp or use the truck commercially? Everybody can drive an automatic, not so with a stick. My first diesel pickup was a 1985 6. Never had an ounce of rust and now never will.
Best I ever got was 18mpg empty when I had to make a long trip at 55mph. The 2001 will do an honest 65-75mph pulling the same boat on the highway. Empty the tuck would run 75-80mph without hitting the floor. I also agree with the auto tranny, although those trannies were not for being bullet proof. Neither truck is hard to start and neither truck smokes. I get 13-14mpg empty and 8-10mpg pulling.
If housing Lid is needed, use 24232 2. I pulled the same 21 foot cape horn with both trucks. Do a search here, most comments about the 7. I had the same load and 70-75 was no problem with the windows down. With engine at operating temperature, shift through all gears. Its tough to hold 55-60 on a slight hill and a signifcant hill would put me in 2nd gear and dipping into the forties.
Either one is ok driving or pulling around town. I don't think the truck will have issues with the ability to tow the load I would just rather have the automatic. I own a 92 F350 diesel and also do oil changes for a living. This would allow you to determine whether the truck price and repairs is within your budget. If you have the 6 liter engine it takes 4.
It tows at 55 ok on flat ground, but hardly holds 35 mph on any kind of a grade. . The second transmission is relatively new and already going out. My newer trucks with the turbo engines will pull the same load with ease at highway speeds no problem but obviously their more money too. I would recomend Chilton repair manuals. Also get the 12v version of the Autolite glowplugs.